Den sorte diamant
The Black Diamond
Here's another picture of a modern building in the harbour of Copenhagen: Den sorte diamant (The black Diamond), the new extension of det Kongelige Bibliotek (Royal Library).
Den sorte diamant is located at the island Slotsholmen, not far from Christiansborg Slot (building of the Danish parliament) and opposite Christianshavn. This new extension was built in addition to the library builing built in 1906, the building was completed in 1999. It took four years to build the Diamond, that was designed by architect office Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. The facade is made of black marble and glass.
The yellow boat is Havnebussen (Harbour Bus), a part of the public transport service in Copenhagen.
I took this picture in September. I cropped the photo a lot and also had to rotate a bit.
Hope you like it!
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Emile (20352) 2005-11-15 10:35
When i visited Copenhagen last August we spent only 7 hours visiting the city, now i realized we missed so many intersting places.
This is another interesting one. Very good picture with great composition.
Thank you for sharing your pictures.
feather (51130) 2005-11-15 12:10
Very unusual buildings Lars. The boat provides a splash of colour and the bright reflections
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-11-15 13:20
There is a very good and creative idea to catch this V shape right in the middle.
An interesting picture that shows how Copenhague is tight to the sea with the boat and Harbour.
A diamond photo
I like it
Stepan (27210) 2005-11-15 15:25
You pov makes your compo very mysterious and futuristic (cool you captured the boat too).
Mkes me fell like goind to Kobenvhan !
Lithium (596) 2005-11-15 16:23
I just loooooove the architecture. Nice skyless waterfront pic, too.
alvaraalto (19436) 2005-11-15 17:38
Goede keuze om deze uitsnede te maken. De weerspiegeling van de boor krijgt voldoende ruimte om zich tegenover de hoogte van de gevelte handhaven.
singuanti (15250) 2005-11-15 22:22
Hi Lars. Wow I really like this modern architecture offset by the bright yellow boat. It's too bad the reflections weren't more cooperative here because that would have been awesome if that had worked out for you. Nevertheless a great shot Lars.
papagolf21 (106875) 2005-11-16 4:07
Le diamant noir, quel joli nom, nom évocateur qui prend toute sa place ici. Construction moderne qui trouve toute sa place. J'aime ce patio de verre dont la forme rappelle une pyramide renversée tronquée.
Le bateau jaune placé devant donne un coup de flash à l'ensemble.
jrj (34843) 2005-11-16 4:35
Interesting shot and information of this place, new for me. Tight compo and cut well suited for the presentation.
The tilt in the waterline should have been adjusted before posting.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-11-16 5:49
very nice daily life shot, the yellow is a stunner here, very nice building at the back too, well done
weswang (18223) 2005-11-16 9:20
Hi Lars, A nice contrast of the different color in the urban environment. Interesting color contrast and reflections. Good capture of the moving boat to show the dynamics of the place. A well taken picture with nice contrast and sharpness.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-11-16 9:48
Hi Lars - interesting architecture, it has a "Darth Vader" atmosphere, not very welcoming, but it gives fine graphics to the photo. The Darth Vader mood is nicely broken by the cheerful colours on the "Yellow Submarine"
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-11-16 13:43
Nice how the black diamond is contrasting with the yellow boat.Good capture of the modern architecture,The tight framing works very well but I think that there is a slight tilt of the horizon.
jjbach (9324) 2005-11-16 15:24
Interesting architecture, very "heavy". The yellow boat creates wonderful colour contrast.
Very well done!
oochappan (16173) 2005-11-16 22:01
Mooi gezien Lars, deze gele boot tegen de achtergrond van dit donker gebouw met een sterke grafische structuur.
cessy (13647) 2005-11-17 3:40
very nice capture of this interesting architecture
the yellow boat give nice accent to this dark building :)
jhm (157948) 2005-11-17 8:03
Moi gewacht tot de boot passeerde en dan nog met zijn gele kleur tenopzichte van de zwarte diamant, het bijna een sprookjes verhaal. Deze moderne architectuur laat zich wel opvallen maar hier denken aan de onderhoud hebben ze blijkbaar niet veel gedaan. Ik vind uw foto zeer passend en mooi genomen, mijn complimenten.
alexlie (5359) 2005-11-17 10:34
It's an interesting building, very modern. I like your composition, good that you choice such frame, without sky. Colors and sharpness are nice. I don't like only your yellow sign ;)
aloyho (6798) 2005-11-18 6:31
An interesting architecture indeed. The box like projection on the windows looking like air-conditioning units break the monotony and provided good rhythm. Including the harbour bus does liven the atmosphere. Well done!! Regards.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-11-19 9:55
Very interesting composition. Good capture of the boat crossing the harbour. Good contrast of colors and textures of the water.
I like it.
Didi (60590) 2005-11-19 12:10
Look's like as a piece of the Star War dark Star.
I note a little tilt but it's not disturbing me.
john_c (24666) 2005-11-21 10:40
A well composed and interesting shot of this modern building. Great symmetry here and an intriguing design of what appears to be wood and glass. The vessel is perhaps a hovercraft, which balances and enhances the scene. I also like the glow and refelctions in the water. Well captured.
bertolucci (13362) 2005-11-21 14:59
Hej Lars, mooi werk en wat een interessant gebouw, ik was 'm nog niet eerder tegengekomen. De framing is wel doordacht en de waterbus doorbreekt de symmetrie op een spannende manier. Mooi en door de vlakverdeling oook grafisch zeer plezierig.
Een goede week toegwenst,
sarju (5324) 2005-11-28 1:46
very interesting architecture to which you have introduced us and I love your such a tight crop on the top ..I think i can see this tiny line of sky over the building
very effective composition
regards ... sarju
PS: thanks for such an informative note
jafadabret (56501) 2006-04-15 12:20
Une photo très structurée par l'architecture et l'eau. Les tons de bleus sont réveillés par le jaune du bateau. Excellente composition !
riclopes (35577) 2006-05-04 4:34
This exterior façade, doesn't please me as much as the interior one of that spider glass façade. I think that in the paper (or nowadays, in the computor) it has a nice drawing, but in here I think, I find it heavy and a bit agressive - may be it's the brownish colour (I can't see, what material it is...). Anyway, your composition is very well suceeded with a perfect framing and well balanced with the water surface. It's interesting that you got that yellow jet passing by. It adds dynamism and contrast with the scenery. The water surface has marvellous light reflections.
abulafia (4900) 2006-07-02 1:34
this shot of the black diamond is a freat composition, the closeup where you only partially catch the architecture works wonders.
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (42154)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot A75
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/800 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Modern Architecture in Copenhagen [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-15 10:09