Amager Square and the Stork Fountain

Amager TorvBuy Print

Made late one night on My way home from work. I love how Copenhagen can be totally empty some nights, it happens most often on Monday and Sunday nights.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 8 March, 2011
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 3s

Eye of the Emirates

I was returning from the northern parts of the United Arab Emirates, when I saw this interesting looking ferris wheel between some of the buildings, I made a right turn at the next road and after a bit of driving and looking for at place to park, I made a stop in front of this rather strange place, it wasn’t a shopping mall – or at least I didn’t see any shops – there was a hotel named Aryana, and around it was all these small restaurants like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and such. Anyway It was a beautiful looking place, so I was eager to get out and explorer.

I made My way down to the ferris wheel, in front of it was this fountain area – as you can see – here a couple of kids was running around playing with the water, but all of a sudden a guard came out and told them to stop. First I wasn’t sure why, but after a few minutes I found out that it was time for the fountain show, cause soft classic music started playing and the water jets began to move in sync with the music.

Gefion Fountain

Gefion FountainBuy Print

I had just bought a brand new Sigma 20mm lens for my Nikon D3s, and I couldn’t wait to take it out for a test run. I drove around Copenhagen on my bike shooting all kinds of stuff. I didn’t bring my tripod – I hate to drive around with it on My bike – so in order to get this shot I put my camera on the fountain’s edge to get My 5 exposures.

And this is what I finally ended up with, after a bit of Photomatrix and Photoshop magic.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 3 November, 2010
  • Focal length: 20mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 30s