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Copenhagen B&W

I’ve been living in this city for over 2 years now and I haven’t really taken a lot of pictures of it yet. That’s a shame and today I decided to change that. Unfortunately my battery surprisingly died after only a couple shots and the extra battery I had with me lasted only for a couple more. I didn’t use my camera much during the last couple weeks and after the last assignment I must have forgotten to charge all batteries up again. Well, lesson learned!

Luckily I still got a couple shots out of the trip. The area I went to is called ‘Fisketorvet’, close to the water that devides Copenhagen and is the reason for the beautiful bridges. The city built a relatively new bike bridge which I find really fascinating. I will try and get a lot of different shots of it soon!

On my way there, I crossed the railway tracks (this area is pretty close the to central station) and the sun was just getting nice and low. I quickly stopped and took 2 pictures handheld. If you know the Copenhagen bikers, you know it’s not a good idea to start putting up a tripod on the bike lane…

For all the camera nerds out there: I used my Canon 5D II and a 17-40 lens on my GT2541. I think except for the shot with the train in the foreground, it was always set to 17mm. The aperture was f11 and ISO 100 or 200. For all the water shots I wanted to increase the exposure time (mostly 8 seconds) in order to smooth out the movement on the water, so I used a 0.9 ND filter. In order to bring down the sky I used a graduated ND filter (soft, 0.9) with my Lee filter holder.

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