Copenhagen in many shades of grey

In the process of a long, cumbersome and boring process of arranging, rearranging, organising and safely storing all photographs a few black and whites caught my eyes. All greying has been done in Adobe Lightroom CC 2014, which has some useful black & white presets.

Copenhagen, entry to the tropical conservatory. Botanical garden. © Eelco Bruinsma 2015
Copenhagen, entry to the tropical conservatory. Botanical garden. © Eelco Bruinsma 2015

The entry to the tropical conservatory (serre chaude) is a real beauty, as is the building itself. Wonderful cast iron spiral staircases lead up to a circular iron walkway. Climbing also means a significant rise in temperature and humidity, so glasses and lenses will steam up as one rises.

Copenhagen. Aloe Vera (?). Botanical garden. © Eelco Bruinsma 2015
Copenhagen. Aloe Vera (?). Botanical garden. © Eelco Bruinsma 2015

I imagine that this is an Aloe Vera, but I’m no botanist, so it could be anything. Fact is that the combination with classically shaped vase is wonderful.

Copenhagen, close harmony. Photo © Eelco Bruinsma 2015. Cruis ships in Copenhagen harbor.
Copenhagen, close harmony. Photo © Eelco Bruinsma 2015

Seeing these cruise ships in the distance gives a strange sense of symmetry, although there is none. And also a sense of rythm and tension.

Copenhagen, Holmen. Old buildings.
Copenhagen, Strandgade. Photo © Eelco Bruinsma 2013-2015

Well … this is a great area. Hopefully the new bridge won’t spoil it by allowing the area to be flooded with loutish tourists coming from Nyhavn.

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