This weekend I was back in Copenhagen to visit my newly-born nephew (I met him for the first time!). On Saturday morning, the light was just great (if not a bit harsh) and the windows were reflecting the scarce activity of a few humans.
Step outside of the central station in Gothenburg and you will be presented with this cute little view over a canal. Crossing it (the way these girls are doing it) is not allowed... but it's too cool to resist.
I was testing some new gear: an awesome 50mm lens and a 10-stops ND filter (which I got as a present from my wife). This picture is a composite of one long exposure (80 seconds at f/16) to get the water and some shorter exposures (at 1/20 sec) to get the tram and the girls in the right position. I like the painterly feeling of the result.
This weekend, my wife and I went to our favourite cafe in the Northern Archipelago of Gothenburg. After a delicious slice of raspberry pie, we went for a short walk on the rocky coast of Hälsö island. The conditions weren't ideal for a walk (cold and cloudy) but quite interesting for photography. I took my 24mm with me, plus the tripod and my variable 1-to-8 stops ND filter.
I spent a weekend in Copenhagen. It was a lovely family time and a lot of walking through the city streets. I took only one lens with me (a prime, of course) and I focussed more on interacting with the friendly people that were with me, than photographing strangers and other things. But a city often gives you plenty of photo opportunities and it is sometimes hard to resist...