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2014 – A Year of Travel In 65 Black and White Photographs

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Posted on / by Alex Berger
Sand Swallowed Lighthouse Jutland

As 2014 comes to a close it is time to look back over the year and to highlight some of my favorite photography. In 2014 I traveled less far-afield than during previous years but simultaneously spent more time familiarizing myself with the intimacies and breadth of texture present within Denmark. The image above is of the abandoned lighthouse at Rubjerg Knude in North Western Jutland. Upon the sand berm the individual posing is my younger brother. One of my goals this year was to work on my portrait photography and to add people into some of my shots. Hopefully you enjoy the result!

Each photo is linked to the related album on flickr and uploaded in full-resolution. If you’d like to license one of these photos please reach out to me directly. Want to use one for your computer desktop or background? Be my guest as all photos are uploaded under a CC non-commercial license.  Want to help support me or send a thank you? Shop camera gear (and everything else) over on Amazon through my affiliate link or contribute to my new camera fund via PayPal.

Your support and feedback is inspiring!  Thank you for allowing me to share a taste of how I see the world with you! Don’t forget to check out the 65 color photos from 2014 I’ve selected and posted here.

Foggy Roads in Autumn

Near Silkeborg, Jutland, Denmark

Through A Pelican's Eyes

The Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Explorer

Rubjerg Kude Lighthouse, North Jutland, Denarmk

Florence from Above

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Spring Flowers

Kastellet, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Lakes in Spring

Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bridge

The Arno, Florence, Italy

Sailing Aboard The Skibladner II

Off Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark

An Abandoned Path

North Western Jutland, Denmark

Fall in Black and White

Osterild Klitplantage, Thisted, Denmark

Jutland in Autumn

Near Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

Watery Textures - Christianshavn

Christianshavn Canal, Christianshavn, Denmark

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuscany

Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Amalienborg Palace

Amelienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Sand Buried Church

The Sand Buried Church, Skagen, Denmark

Rolling Chianti Vineyards

Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy

A Foggy Field - Jutland

Near Aalborg, Jutland, Denmark

Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi

The Uffizi, Florence, Italy

The Lone Bench

Dragor, Amager, Denmark

Boats on Thorupstrand

Thorupstrand, Jutland, Denmark

The Copenhagen Instaride

Copenhagen, Denmark

Frederiksborg Palace - Hillerød

Frederiksborg Palace, Hillerod, Denmark

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Jutland, Denmark

A Danish Biker

Radhusplasn, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Tiger's Pose

The Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Into the Light - Aarhus

Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

Tuscany

The Duomo, Florence, Italy

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Amager Beach Park

Amager Beach Park, Amager, Denmark

Boats on Thorupstrand

Thorupstrand, Jutland, Denmark

Changing of the Guards - Copenhagen

Amelienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Cows Lost in the Fog

Near Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

Spring in Copenhagen

Kastellet, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Open Air Museum

The Danish Open Air Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Frozen Moment - Florence, Italy

The Arno, Florence, Italy

Sailing Aboard The Skibladner II

Off Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Craftsman's Hands

Argento Firenze, Tuscany, Italy

Birds and Flooded Fields

Migrating Birds, Near Aarhus, Denmark

The Danish Open Air Museum

Near The Danish Open Air Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish Gentleman

City Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ice Cream Portrait

Dragor, Amager, Denmark

Ponte Vecchio From Above

Ponte Vecchio From Above, Florence, Italy

Spiderwebs Outside Silkeborg

Near Silkeborg, Jutland, Denmark

Royal Guards Marching - Copenhagen

Royal Guards, City Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Through A Pelican's Eyes

The Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Relaxing Policeman

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The Carlsberg Elephants

Carlsberg Gate, Copenhagen, Denmark

Forgotten Books

Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark

Antinori Vineyard

Antinori Vineyard, Tuscany, Italy

Trees in the Fog - Jutland, Denmark

Near Silkeborg, Jutland, Denmark

An Old Danish Train

The Deer Park, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Beaches in Black and White

Thy, North Western Jutland, Denmark

Ponte Vecchio From Above

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

The Lakes at Night

Norrebro Lakes, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Alpha Male

The Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Grundtvig's Church

Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen, Denmark

Relaxing - Florence, Italy

The Arno, Florence, Italy

Ruined Swimming Docks

Dragor, Amager, Denmark

Copenhagen Swoop Skydiving Event

Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Sailor At Home

Roskilde Fjord, Sjaelland, Denmark

Ice Gem - Copenhagen

Norrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Stormy Coast - Jutland

The Danish Coast, Jutland, Denmark

Danish National Museum in Copenhagen

Danish National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

All photos were taken on a Canon 600D (T3i) using either a Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 18-135mm, or Canon 55-250mm lens. I do light editing in Adobe Lightroom. You can see the specific settings each image was taken at via the EXIF data on flickr. I’m also always happy to answer questions.

Don’t forget to check out the 65 color photos from 2014 I’ve selected and posted here. Thanks for a wonderful year!  I cannot wait to see what adventures and explorations 2015 brings!

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.

6 Comments

    2014 – A Year of Travel In 65 Color Photographs | VirtualWayfarer
  • Gabriel
    January 3, 2015

    BEAUTIFUL shots! I love how you decided to do them in black and white. Not many posts like this out there! =D

    Reply
  • kara
    January 15, 2015

    Lovely article – it was nice to read a positive entry on the lack of light and winters in Denmark. Your photos really capture the essence of the purity of that country. Looks like it was a beautiful trip.

    Reply
    • Alex Berger
      January 15, 2015

      Thanks! The Darkness definitely has its downsides, but it does also shape the essence of who and what Denmark is. Have to embrace it all!

      Reply

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