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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Giant low-poly bear

Some weeks ago the industrial port in our distant part of the country was visited by a gigantic cruise-liner. The appearance of the ship attracted quite a few interested people.

I saw it both by day, and by night. It was awe inspiring to see this contraption that could easily swallow a few medium sized apartment buildings. People were walking around, and through the zoom I discovered that technicians were working hard to put the final dots on the i’s.

On the upper deck an enormous bear put his paw on the roof of the pavilion. A very contemporary bear, because it is designed according to the ‘parlance of our times’, which is low-poly. The effect is quite interesting though.

Cruise ship with low-poly bear
Cruise ship with low-poly bear
technicians working to finish the details
technicians working to finish the details
The bear seen from another point of view
The bear seen from another point of view