SUNRISE OVER COPENHAGEN
Early one morning in summer of 2004 the Crystal Symphony sailed into the Copenhagen harbor. I had been giving lectures on a twelve-day cruise of the Symphony, as the ship had plied the waters of the Baltic Sea, visiting Kiel, Stockholm, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. Ive been to Copenhagen, several times, including the first time when I was thirteen, and another time to give a physics seminar at the Niels Bohr Institute.
Each time Ive visited Denmark, I have been keenly aware of the rich legacy of Danish scientists. Four hundred years ago, there had been the astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) who spent several decades compiling data on the motion of the planets. Upon Tychos unexpected death, his assistant, the German mathematician/astronomer Johannes Kepler, used the data to formulate the laws of the planets. In the late 17th century Danish astronomer Olas Romer (16441710), determined the speed of light in an ingenious experiment, timing eclipses of Jupiters moon, Io. In the 20th century, Denmark produced its greatest physicist, Niels Bohr (1885 1962), who formulated the theory of the hydrogen-atom, and became the father confessor of the pioneers of quantum mechanics. For his work, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics. Fifty-four years later, his son, Aage Bohr, would also be awarded a Nobel Prize in physics.
In 2001 I had just begun to experiment with digital photography cautiously at first having used film cameras for many years. I transformed the digital image in Photoshop CSII, 1800 pixels/inch (1inch= 2.54 cm), resized the image to 800 pixels on the long (horizontal) sided. Finally I saved it at a quality of 8/12. This recipe has frequently given me the maximum size allowed by TE.
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missninja (497) 2007-01-07 12:28
A nice picture, especially the clouds are fascinating me. I could take a houndred of photos of sky and clouds.
Warm regards, Nina
SAGAPO (1737) 2007-01-07 15:40
Bulent bey merhaba,yaşamın her anını bir ressamın edasıyla fotoğraf karelerine sabitlemek sanırım bizler için vazgeçilmez bir tutku olsa gerek paylaşım için teşekkürler.
İzninizle alternatif bir WS paylaşmak istedim umarım hoşlanırsınız.
Sevgi ve saygılarımla.
alvaraalto (16148) 2007-01-08 6:02
I'm sure that this isn't Copenhagen. There are no such hills in the neighbourhood of this beautiful town that I know quit well. I should vote for Oslo here, but this place isnt on your list. Nevertheless, this is a nice moody picture.
dragonslayero (3116) 2007-01-08 7:34
It seems I have an attraction towards the industrial rather than the natural.
I feel this photo is very appealing and shows the more daily side of life in a city.
Although the overcomposition is good and the same about the view, I feel the photo is too dark to get the true impression.
But it can easily be fixed with photoshop.
Copenhagen? I'm not really sure, denmark isn't exactly known to have the highest mountains. The guess on Oslo is proparble but I can't remember if there are cranes like this in Oslo.
Judging from the time it was taken I'm guessing it was about 7AM, I'm not sure but I guess your camera was set to Washinton DC time and that should correspond with 6 hours difference.
To tell the truth I'm guessing this is Gothenburg. Though I'm not sure.
I will attempt a workshop when I get back from work tonight.
salvator (19110) 2007-02-08 3:34
Hello Bulent Bey,
I like the soft colors of sunrise, and the semi darkness reflected in the foreground. The clouds are themselves so beautifull that they could have constituted a photo by themselves. The graphics in the shot are very nice as well. best regards. Salvator.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-02-17 13:03
Nice mood, dark harbour with the heavy clouds over the city. And the brightness from the rising sun as a hope for a good day ;).
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (39265)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: fujifilm fine pix 4700 zoom
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/416 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-07 11:33