Denmark is 27th country of the world where I had been.
This is view of the night Danish capital from the 25th floor of Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel.
The Kingdom of Denmark is a sovereign state in Northern Europe, with two additional overseas constituent countries also forming integral parts of the kingdom; the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic and Greenland in North America. Denmark proper is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, located southwest of Sweden, with which it is connected by the Øresund Bridge, and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland, and many islands, most notably Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago.
The Kingdom of Denmark is a constitutional monarchy organised in the form of a parliamentary democracy, with its seat of government in the capital city of Copenhagen. The kingdom is unitary, with powers to manage internal affairs being devolved from the central government to Greenland and the Faroe Islands; this polity is referred to as the rigsfællesskab (the Danish Realm).
Denmark proper is the hegemonial area, where judicial, executive, and legislative power reside. The Faroe Islands are defined to be a community of people within the kingdom, and the Greenlandic people are defined as a separate people with the right to self-determination. One of the results of this arrangement is that Denmark became a member of the European Union in 1973, but both Greenland and the Faroe Islands have opted to remain outside of the EU.
Originally the home of the Vikings, Norse seafaring explorers who invaded and settled in many parts of Europe and Russia, Denmark emerged as a unified kingdom in the Middle Ages. Denmark's later history has particularly been influenced by its geographical location between the North and Baltic seas. This meant that it was between Sweden and Germany and thus at the center of the mutual struggle for control of the Baltic Sea; before the digging of the Kiel Canal, water passage to the Baltic Sea was possible only through the three channels known as the Danish straits. Denmark was long in disputes with Sweden over control of Skånelandene (Scanian War) and Norway, and in disputes with the Hanseatic League over the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein (a German fief). Eventually Denmark lost the conflicts and ended up ceding first Skånelandene to Sweden and later Schleswig-Holstein to the German Empire. Denmark obtained Greenland and the Faroe Islands in 1814 after the dissolution of a personal union with Norway, although the Danish monarchy, which had ruled over both Norway and Denmark, had been in possession of the colonies since the fourteenth century.
A founding member of the United Nations, NATO and the OECD, Denmark is also a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
With a highly developed mixed market economy and a large welfare state, Denmark ranks as having the world's highest level of income equality, and has one of the world's highest per capita income. It has frequently ranked as the happiest and least corrupt country in the world. In 2011, Denmark was listed 16th on the Human The national language, Danish, is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian, with which it shares strong cultural and historical ties. Denmark, along with Sweden and Norway, is part of the cultural region known as Scandinavia and is also a member of the Nordic Council.
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dkmurphys (36831) 2013-01-16 5:21
Spectacular panorama! The black and white works here perfectly. Well done!
Sergiom (39298) 2013-01-16 5:25
J'aime beaucoup ce plan large en noir et blanc de cette ville nordique . La luminosité est excellente et le ciel brumeux apporte une touche spectaculaire à l'ensemble.
erhan1958 (13073) 2013-01-16 5:44
black and white good choice
like a diamond city
GREGG (8243) 2013-01-16 6:32
pretty black and white composition
Night view of Copenhagen,
Good POV, sharpness
you hold warm
wolf38 (28208) 2013-01-16 6:41
Hello Serghei. My compliments for this successful black and white work. Good representation of the subtle nuances between black and white. Best use of light. The view from the top of the city at night is very beautiful. Additional very instructive text.
baclama (15579) 2013-01-16 7:11
an original shot of Kobenhanv...
a great B&W
yaya13baut (3344) 2013-01-16 10:57
a nice night sityscape shot into a fine B&W.
good light and exposure management.
holmertz (26980) 2013-01-16 10:59
Did you actually stay at the Radisson or just use the 25th floor for the great view? I am usually satisfied with cheaper hotels :-).
Anyway the view is great and worth the elevator ride. There are lots of fine buildings seen here and the lights make the city look truly fascinating. The b&w treatment makes the night atmoshpere very exciting and you have done very well with the exposure.
dip (21921) 2013-01-16 11:03
a wonderful nocturnal shot in B&W, the view of the illuminated city seems really amazing!
thanks for sharing,
emka (58194) 2013-01-16 15:51
Hi Serghei, I was in 60 countries. I am sure that when you will be my age you will have better result :) Splendid night panorama, the sharpness is stunning. Where was such a high building in Copenhagen? Amazing view, I recognize this unusual spiral tower.
macjake (39235) 2013-01-17 4:05
haha....see that tall spiral tower on the far right hand of the frame? I remember walking UP that! did you walk up it to get a view of the city? It was super windy and scary :)
even your choice of framing makes this look like a postcard.
BennyV (12787) 2013-01-17 7:32
A great duo of shots, but I prefer the bl/w version. It is sharper, less distorted by the electric light haze. Thumbs up from me.
jcpix (3325) 2013-01-18 19:14
What a magnificent view indeed Serghei! The details in the cityscape appear nice and sharp, and I really like the choice of black & white, making for some strong contrast. It's always difficult to get the proper exposure for a night shot, compliments on a job well done! Glad you shared this one with us.
Have a great weekend,
gus72 (2508) 2013-01-19 15:33
Hi Serghei !!
perfect exposure, details in the foreground are as good as the ones on the background.
Good idea to present the photo in B & W...... it lloks really nice.
jemaflor (69011) 2013-01-21 4:53
Great view on the town, perfect pov and well managed sharpness and light capture, good idea for a b&w presention to give more contrast at your photo.
claudeD (24173) 2013-01-22 4:19
wonderful panoramic view over Kobenhavn. I like the b+w shot very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg