STOCK EXCHANGE, COPENHAGEN



The Stock Exchange Building in Copenhagen, stands tall through rough times and not so rough times, it's a Landmark and it's Spire, is made up of three...
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The Stock Exchange Building in Copenhagen, stands tall through rough times and not so rough times, it's a Landmark and it's Spire, is made up of three entwined Dragons that represent three Nordic Countries, Denmark, Sweden and Norway,
a spectacular sight which will take your breath away and in it's time also your money
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Got2CaptureTheMoment
 
Got2CaptureTheMoment September 29, 2015
What a fantastic photo. Great composition.
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Burjor October 18, 2015
Many Thanks
rhondaflynn
 
rhondaflynn October 21, 2015
Stunning! Voted!
Martien_Bakens
 
Martien_Bakens November 04, 2015
Love the dragon imagery here, ant the green roofs, good clouds too. Other imagery I see on your page is from Greece was wondering where your roots were. Great shot all around
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eileenmc December 11, 2015
such a beautiful image i really love the notes on it nice to know some background of the image thank you for looking at my work sir
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eileenmc December 11, 2015
such a beautiful image i really love the notes on it nice to know some background of the image thank you for looking at my work sir
Purplesage57
 
Purplesage57 March 13, 2016
Great detail. Love the Patina.
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Burjor March 14, 2016
Superb, the sky in the background , makes the spire snd the roofs stand out in a stunning way!
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Superb, the sky in the background , makes the spire snd the roofs stand out in a stunning way!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken by me one beautiful autumn morning in Copenhagen.
Time
I took this Photograph a little before midday.
Lighting
It was a beautiful day in Copenhagen, we started out soon after breakfast and walked around the city. The light was magical , there was a superb interplay of sunlight and soft muted light as the clouds moved in and out.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D 800 body, with a Nikkor 24-120 mm f 4 lens. I generally shoot with Aperture Priority and it must have been around f 8 @ 1/200sec or so. I also set the frame rate to multiple frames mode, low,this way you get a number of frames as someone is bound to walk into a frame as you are shooting from the street.
Inspiration
I always always explore a city on foot, I like it when the rubber meets the road, literally , each turn of the road, every street corner, uncovers a whole new opportunity. We were walking down this street which met at a main junction, I am one who loves old Buildings, as I grew up in one, and right in front of us stood this fantastic Architectural masterpiece, it stunned me and I just kept looking at it.The first thing that strikes you is the greenish tinge on the spire. It's one of the oldest , if not the oldest Stock exchanges in the world. The building is stunning and the entwined spire is the icing on the cake. The three entwined dragons represent three Nordic states who's business was dwelt on this stock exchange, there are three dragon heads at the base and what you see ending on the spire tip is their three tails entwined. Perhaps the greatest inspiration comes when you imagine it functioning at the time, the people, their dressing, their emotions, the shouting, the anguished faces, the exuberant ones who made a killing and the gong sounding when the trading for the day has ended.
Editing
I do very little post processing, a little cropping, as required, a little texture enhancement to accentuate the entwined tails, in this photograph, and some contrast correction. I still follow the old school of thought that a photograph should stand the test of exposure, colour, contrast, sharpness, the moment you press the shutter , don't rely on the post processing fad, what did one do when we were using transparency film?
In my camera bag
I carry a Nikon DSLR body with a battery pack attached, a Nikkor 24-120mm f 4 lens, a Micro Nikkor 105mm f 2.8 Micro Lens, and my trusted Nikkor 70-200mm f 2.8 lens. A flash gun, a mono pod/ tripod as the situation warrants, but not always. If it is just street photography, then I do not carry the battle tank around .
Feedback
All I can say as a photographer who has been fortunate to travel the world, I say with experience shoot, shoot and shoot more, be your own critic and DONT ever get disheartened. Go on foot wherever possible and try to live the moment as you see it, walk around a bit and photograph the subject from other angles, you will be amazed with what you see. Be a little hard on yourself, in that ,read and practice with your camera , understand the controls and feel free to experiment , don't ever kid yourself the because he has a professional camera his photograph are better, WRONG WRONG, If you travel to a foreign land read, understand and respect their culture, remember you are their guests and not the other way around, if you wish to photograph people, ask for their consent with a smile, I have never ever been refused, I will share one experience with you, I was in Moscow and there was this beautiful woman sitting on a bench, I went up to her and asked her with a smile if I could photograph her, she said no, so I nodded and walked away, I was walking around the park when she saw me again and came to me and said that I could take her photograph, I asked her why the change of heart she replied in perfect english I wanted to see if you did take my picture even when I said no, she had , had that experienced such a moment in the past and had hated it.

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