Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/26

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Continued catch-up: Nathan's PAW 1 and 2 now up also
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 06:30:46 +0100

In week 1 I have some scenes from downtown Copenhagen. One of the city's 
grand squares, Kongens Nytorv, is transformed into a skating rink each 
winter. I visited there at different times of day, but my favourite 
image is this nighttime shot:
(Bessa R2, 35mm Summilux ASPH, Fuji Neopan 1600)

The first alternate is a shot where I make deliberate use of the 21mm 
lens distortion. I noticed this decorative manhole cover on Strøget, 
Copenhagen's main pedestrian street, and the pattern of tiles jutting 
out from it. Thinking it would look good in a wide angle view, I 
positioned myself and fired off a few shots. The one I liked best is:
(M6HM, 21mm Voigtlander, Delta 100)

It was cold, really cold, and I noticed the pigeons huddling on manhole 
covers to get some warmth:
(same tech data as alt 1)

Copenhagen has canals, not quite like Amsterdam, but they are nice too. 
In one of them there is this underwater sculpture:
(same tech data as alt 1)

The last alternate is from Brøndby Strand, the suburb to the south of 
Copenhagen where my father lives. Looking down from his balcony there is 
a long, wide promenade. I have often photographed it but never 
successfully. This winter image, with the naked trees and a man walking 
his dog, comes closest:
(M6HM, 90mm Apo Summicron, Delta 100)

Week 2 is also from Denmark, and the common theme for the 3 images is 
the sky. The main picture is the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, 
connecting the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö. It is actually a combined 
bridge and tunnel, total length about 18 km. Here is how it looks from 
the Swedish side:
(M6HM, 21mm Voigtlander, Delta 100, red filter)--I realise that there is 
a bit of flare in the image but it is against my Photoshop Code of 
Conduct to remove it, and besides I had a lot of Photoshopping to do 
yesterday ;-)

The two alternates are both sunrises, taken at opposite sides of the 
country. I know that sunrises and sunsets are a bit of a cliché, but 
then again, when nature puts on a great show, who am I to ignore it?
First in Copenhagen, again from my father's balcony, looking towards 
Avedøre and the garbage incinerator there. I have previously posted this 
view in B&W, this time I think it works better in colour:
(M7, 90mm Apo Summicron, Provia 400F)

And a cold winter sunrise in eastern Jutland, just south of my home town 
of Århus:
(M7, 50mm Summilux, Kodachrome 64)

The complete 2003 index is at:
and comments and critique are always welcome and appreciated.


- -- 
Nathan Wajsman
Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland

mobile: +41 78 732 1430

General photo site:

- --
To unsubscribe, see