Hello Steemit! Meet the Broke Traveller, browse a few pictures, maybe find one you like. Stay tuned for more blog posts on the outdoors, photography and other topics.

in introduceyourself •  7 months ago


Hello fellow Steemians! I am Andrei, a.k.a. the Broke Traveller.

Here goes my first post on this intriguing, new kind of social network. I am a 28 year old living, studying and working in Copenhagen. I came across the Steemit project recently, part of my search into concurrency and it immediately struck me as one of the coolest innovations to the crypto market since Bitcoin, putting social media together with the power of the blockchain is an interesting proposition. Being fed up with the likes of Facebook, G+ and other social media channels, I was glad to see there is a more exciting concept out there. I'm not sure how a world where Steemit would be mainstream would look like, but here I am along for the ride with no real expectations or validation needs, but with a genuine curiosity into how things will turn out for the Steem project.

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Over the years, I lived in:

My native Romania (of which I am very fond of)
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  • Image of Brașov, taken from the top of Tâmpa, a small mountain in the middle of the city.

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-Lake Bucura in the Retezat mountains.

The U.K.
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-View of the river Thames in London at night.

The Maltese Islands (during my Erasmus days :) )
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-Popeye Village in Anchor Bay, Malta.

And now, Denmark.
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  • Christiansborg Slotsplads, Copenhagen.
  • View from next to the Aller Media building.
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Copenhagen is a city which I stumbled upon whilst visiting a friend some years ago and decided to make it my home for a while. I was, as others, immediately charmed by its original atmosphere and distinct flavor. Since I have quite a passion for photography I was thinking of sharing more of this city with the world along with other cities and destinations that I've been fortunate enough to see and experience so far.

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-Kastrup Søbad, Copenhagen (off-shore wooden sea bath)

Not sure what it is that I can offer this community and add value to this platform but I am hoping on having a clearer idea once I discover more of the possibilities that this platform may offer. I am thinking of doing some weekly blog posts structured as journals or guides, focusing on quality rather than frequency. All images are my own unless otherwise stated.
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  • Quirky sign for a phone repairs shop on Frederiksborggade, Copenhagen.

The posts will be about things close to my heart such as: the outdoors, mountaineering & climbing, photography & street art, and potentially some other "gems" and general quirkiness that I might have come across during my travels. I like to keep it local and leave nothing behind except footprints whilst taking but photographs back of the natural world. What I want to do with it is share quality, original material, tips and images for the world to see, and also to interact with like-minded people. I appreciate any suggestions that might help improve my skills and would like to answer as many questions as time allows me.

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  • Admiring some Moroccan contrasts on the way up to Mount Jbel Toubkal.

Can't really say how much time I can commit to this since I also have to deal with my thesis writing that I am doing for my Tourism Masters, work as well as other projects. I do have to admit that seeing if this sparks peoples interest seems appealing to me as a testing ground of sorts for my writing, photography and story-telling skills. I haven't written all that many blog posts apart from my time working as an intern for the Amsterdam based SpottedByLocals network of city blogs a while back.

Many thanks for those of you that read my introduction and sorry for the long post!

Till the next one, I wish you all the best and carry on Steeming!

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Welcome to Steemit!

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Thank you! Nice GIF! :)

Hi mate! Cool photos! Welcome to steemit!

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Thanks! Same can be said about yours...got a new follower. :)

Welcome!! I hope you enjoy getting your steem on!!

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Thanks! Sure am, hope you are too... :)

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Smashing, I am indeed! :0)

Beautiful pictures, Sir.

May I ask what kind of camera you used? Any photoshop (color overlay etc.) that was done here?

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Thanks! Well, I used a Nikon D700 for most of them (one is from my old Nikon D40). I mostly use a Nikkor 24-85mm 3.5-4.5 G ED and a Nikkor 50mm 1.8D together with a Manfrotto 290 Light tripod. Best I could afford on a student budget really, but I am quite happy with the gear. I only shoot RAW which I import into Lightroom v5.5 and rarely do much to. Mostly fix the white balance a bit (mostly on indoor stuff or night time pictures), sometimes I use Shadows and Highlights and maybe a graduated filter for the times I didn't have a physical one on the camera... Not a huge fan of going all out on editing, I much rather get it right straight in the camera. I am really lazy when it comes to fiddling with images and it takes too much time. These images I resized, and they lost a lot of quality. I will put up some finer ones in my future posts.

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Thank you for that great explanation!

Hey Andrei, welcome to Steem! :-)

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Cheers! :)

Nice to meet you, Andrei. Popeye Village looks like a place in the past. Looking forward to more posts from you.

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Likewise, Jack! Popeye Village does indeed have the image of a forgotten place in time. More posts are soon to follow... :) All the best!

Hello..i hope you have fun in here as we do. read about @playfulfoodie's post about you so here i am. will follow you and see what you've got, no pressure :)

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Thanks a lot! I'm already having fun here. Seems like a friendly place.

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Friendly and helpful..so ask anytime :)

welcome! very nice photos

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Thanks a lot! I plan on adding more bundled into some posts when time allows...soon, I hope.

Very nice photos, I didn't know POPEYE VILLAGE actually existed!

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Thanks! It does, they made if as a film set to shoot the musical but it is operating as a tourist attraction nowadays.

Welcome to Steemit @creutzy

Nice of you to join us, it is a honour having you on this platform.

You can participate in the 50 Word Story Contest for new steemians for a chance to win Big.

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Thanks! It is nice to be here. Cheers for letting me know about the contest, I'll look into it and maybe give it a go. Think I have a chance?

Welcome to Steemit! Great introduction and I love your pictures! I'm looking forward to seeing more of those!

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Thank you! I am glad you like it!

Very nice pictures! And you've certainly been to a lot of places. Wow!

Welcome to steemit.

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Thanks man! :)

Welcome to steemit!

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Thank you!

Welcome to steemit @creutzy. Travel does very well here, so you will do great!

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Many thanks! I see food also does well, at least for you...keep up the good work!

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Well, food on here is not near as popular as it was when I started, but fortunately, I came in early enough to gain a following. Photography of the food you encounter on your travels will do great, we all love that kind of stuff here

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Thanks for the suggestion! I will include some of that for sure in future posts. btw you have a new follower :) All the best!

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Thank you! :)

Hello Andrei, welcome to Steem! :-)

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Thanks Gandalf ! :)

Welcome to Steem, Andrei!

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Thank you!

Thank you for posting @creutzy.

Lovely...beautiful photographs....superb introduction.

Welcome to Steemit.

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Thanks a lot @bleujay! Been getting lots of support the past 2 days since I decided to not be a ghost on here and joined the party, if late... Feels like a nice little corner of the Internet to be at.

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Thank you for your reply @creutzy.

It is not too late...actually it is just getting started....really.

So glad you have brought your talent here.. Steemit has attracted some of the finest people and just like anywhere it will require use of your discernment to find them.....it is indeed a nice corner of the internet.

Wishing you and yours all the best. Cheers.

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Cheers for the encouragement! It does take a bit of getting used to, that's true. But there are indeed lots of fine people here atm. Never said it be too late, how many users area there on here? However many there are, the number will only grow unless I am utterly rubbish at making predictions. All the best to you too!

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To answer your query.....150,000 plus.

Have a look at @gavvet's work....I think you will find your prediction is not rubbish after all. He is a great one to follow.

Cheers.

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Great suggestion! went ahead and clicked "Follow" there. 150k is a drop in the lake (not quite ocean, I guess), but nonetheless, when it does start getting widely accepted it will grow exponentially like the rest of the media platforms that came with an edge. I just hope this platform can take that pressure and turn it into a success and not buckle under the strain.

Welcome to steemit :) if you have time please check out my introduction post as well, thanks!

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Thanks man! I will. :)

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Thanks a lot! I just did :)

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Thank you so much! Really appreciated. I was already following you...