Fishing for success 🎣
The guy had six fishing poles to catch a fish. I do not know if that is too many, but that is pretty much how I feel seeking for opportunities in life, it feels that I have to put many baits and expect to catch something that makes me happy. Recently I have been thinking about the meaning of success and why as humans beings we strive to be successful in life. I am of the opinion that nobody is ensured success because of their hard work, there is a component of luck too. I used to believe that if I wanted something very much, the universe would conspire to give it to me if I also put some work to get it, and I have realised that no matter how much I want something –or how hard I work for it– certain things are just not meant to happen. What if there are not any fish in that lake? The guy can have all the fishing rods he wants and will not catch anything. But he probably knows what he is doing and he probably caught a lot of fish, or maybe he is just trying to enjoy the morning without worrying too much about life.
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One of the giants (3/3) 🖖
"God is in the detail", or so they say. The "#ForgottenGiants" are beautiful sculptures and very well made. I like that different types of wood were chosen for different parts of the sculpture, accentuating details and enhancing the figures.
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One of the giants (2/3) 😬
One thing I like about the "Forgotten Giants" is how expressive they are. I am sure it requires a lot of observation to capture and transmit so much character in a sculpture that big. Good craftsmanship is what in my opinion leads to good artworks, and this project shows a lot of hard work and attention to details that is usually absent in many modern artists.
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One of the giants (1/3) 🌁
"Oscar Under the Bridge" is part of the project "#ForgottenGiants" by @ThomasDambo. The giants are six sculptures made of recycled wood in hidden locations around Copenhagen. I really like this project because it brings artistic creations to nature and people have the chance to find the sculptures and at the same time discover places in the city that they would not visit otherwise.
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Light pollution 💡
I got into photography because I wanted to take landscape photos at night, a style of photography called #Astrophotography. I have not done much of that kind of photography, partly because it is quite difficult to get to places where light pollution is not a problem. The bright region in this picture is not the sun rising, it is the glow effect caused by the street lights of a town at least 15km away from where I was. That morning I was not trying to catch the darkest place in Denmark, but it did surprise me how intense the spill of light was even far away from the city. I wonder how much of that energy can be better used on something else.
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Modern Art 🤔
Some types of modern and contemporary art expressions are a bit difficult for me to understand. Sometimes artworks are very abstract (and in my opinion quite pointless) but I have decided to blame my ignorance for not being able to follow what so many artists have to say about chaos, and juxtapositions, and society, and bla bla bla. I am trying to at least appreciate art for what it is. I have especially tried to understand the artistic side of photography (I do not consider myself an artist) an how technical knowledge of photography sometimes gets in the way of creating good pictures. The subject of today's photo is a very beautiful building called ARKEN Museum of Modern Art and it is located in Ishøj, south of Copenhagen. I went very early to photograph it, the light was not so good so I will probably come back another day and I might even get myself to see some exhibitions.
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Tivoli 🎄
Copenhagen smells like Gløgg and the best place to enjoy one is Tivoli, of course. During the #Christmas season Tivoli becomes one of the most magical places in Copenhagen. Thousands of lights decorate the gardens, and markets open to offer sweets, drinks, and traditional Christmas food. The atmosphere is simply unique here. #NotSponsored.
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Søtorvet 🌃
During the reign of King Christian IV (1588-1648) it was prohibited to build beyond The Lakes, towards Nørrebro. This enabled visibility for the fortifications that surrounded the city and ensured that the enemy could not hide in the open field. When the fortifications were decommissioned and demolished, new developments outside of the city started to emerge. Søtorvet (The Lake's Square) was part of those developments and marked the entrance to the inner city dividing Nørrebro from the city centre.
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Neon signs (2/2) 🦆
I noticed these two little ones eating at the lake when I was out taking pictures of the Irma's neon signs by Sortedams Dossering buildings. I like the waves they create when they flip around to dip their heads into the water. The reflections of the neon lights certainly highlight the fronts of the waves as they propagate away from the ducks.
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Neon signs (1/2) 🌃
I think that after Nyhavn, this is the second most photographed place in Copenhagen. The neon signs on top of the buildings along Sortedam Dossering are a landmark of the city. The Irma Hen (Irmahønen) was the first one to light up in 1936. It is said that Irmahønen is as important for Copenhageners as the Eiffel tower is for Parisians.
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Fæstningsringen (3/3) 🌫
Kastellet (The Citadel) is today a public park, but in the 17th century it was part of the ring of fortifications that surrounded the city of Copenhagen. Kastellet was built in the form of a pentagon with bastions at the corners, and ramparts followed by moats protecting military facilities inside. My favourite part of the park is this rampart, from which I can see Refshaleøen and the Little Mermaid (well... I cannot see it, it is very little, but I can see the crowd of tourists trying to find it).
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Fæstningsringen (2/3) 🍂
Østre Anlæg is a public park in Copenhagen that used to be part of a ring of fortifications of the old city. The park is very interesting for me because despite of the beauty that can be found in its landscape, it is quite difficult for me to photograph there. It is problably the kind of trees, or maybe the season, but I seem to struggle with compositions.
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Fæstningsringen (1/3) 🌉
Up until the 17th century the city of Copenhagen was surrounded by a fortification that protected what todat is the city centre. Some of these fortifications now work as public parks and green spaces, and in most of them we can still see the structure of the fort in the topology. Ørstedsparken is one of the parks that were in that fortification ring.
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Nørreskov 🍂
Taking a photograph, that is releasing the shutter, is only one (very small) step of making a photograph. Consumer cameras make it look like it is the only step, and even in the past, with analog cameras and photographic labs, it looked like that as well. But no photograph comes "#StraightOutOfCamera", not a digital one, and not an analog one. Every photo goes through some sort of process whether is intentional or not, or whether is you or someone else who does it. I personally try to decide as much as possible how I want my pictures to look. That is why I have never felt comfortable taking pictures with smartphones. That is why I like to develop and scan my own film. That is why I started to use physical filters to control dynamic range or to extend my exposure time.  I know that I lose control in many steps of the photographic process, I know that shooting film is not the most purist type of photography, and I know that some of my photos are not as good as I would like to or as I think they are. But I think that knowledge of how photographs are made is one of the most valuable tools that a photographer can have to improve.  For this photograph I did not have my graduated neutral density filters at hand, so I decided to use a very old hack called the #BlackCardTechnique. With this technique you basically block the light reaching part of the sensor for some portion of the total exposure. The result is a more balanced photo with higher dynamic range. The same result can be achieved taking multiple exposures and letting the computer blend bracketed images, but I prefer to do things right from the beginning and not just "fix it in post".
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Ambrosius-Egen 🌳
Very close to Valdemar's castle on the island of Tåsinge there is a very big and very old oak tree. The tree is named after the danish poet Ambrosius Stud, who lived in the castle around the year 1750 and apparently liked to sit by the tree to write poems. The tree itself was planted around 1600 and according to the sign next to it is protected... by the elves of Nørreskov... maybe.
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Tea Pavilion 🏠
Valdemar's castle on the island of Tåsinge was commissioned by King Christian IV and built between 1639 and 1644 for his son Valdemar Christian, not a bad present ha! When I visited, I was more attracted to the little house at the opposite side, the Tea Pavilion. The castle I am sure is nice, but the Tea Pavilion has a view of the sea perfect for a cup of coffee, or tea. The castle is actually open to the public from May to October, so I will try to go back next year and get a bit closer.
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Slotshagen Strand (2/2) 🏖️
The Blue Flag certification is given to beaches that comply with a set of regulations to ensure safety and quality. A Blue Flag is awarded for one season at the time (from May to September). Slotshagen Strand v/ Valdemars Slot has had it many times, but it has also been closed before. One of the most common reasons for closing beaches for bathing is pollution in the water which can make people ill. Pollution can come from untreated sewage released into the water, or from farms with animals that contaminate the local waterways. Sometimes dogs are banned from Blue Flag beaches because they can also contaminate the water. This ban does not go very well with danish traditions, so local authorities may decide not to worry about the flag at all and allow dogs in the water along with people anyway.
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Slotshagen Strand (1/2) 🏖️
A few meters south of Valdemar's castle in Tåsinge there is this lovely Blue Flag beach. The Blue Flag designation, comes from an international environmental campaign to work for a cleaner marine and coastal environment, and to ensure overall safety and quality for visitors of beaches. Denmark has more than 250 Blue Flag beaches and it is among the countries with the highest number of Blue beaches per capita.
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Lunkebugten 🏞
On the eastern part of Tåsinge, an island south of Fyn, there is a bay called Lunkebugten. The bay is surrounded by Nørreskoven in the west and Vemmenæs in the south and southeast. During the winter a bunch of birds like gulls, ducks, swans, and many others can be seen resting in the low water. The bay is quite popular in the summer, when yachts gather around the area for great weather.
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La Banchina 🚣🏽
Long exposure photography is a style that I have been practicing a lot during the last couple of months, I like the extra dimension that photographs gain by letting time blur out objects in motion, like clouds. In this case the light was incredible but was changing fast, so I was worried I would not have time to setup a tripod and throw a couple of filters in front of the lens. Besides, the shape of the clouds this morning was quite nice so I decide to grab a normal exposure hand held. This is a small bathing area in Refshaleøen next to a nice cafe/restaurant called La Banchina (#NotSponsored).
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