Nyhavn, the most visited street in Copenhagen and probably in whole Denmark. Starting from an old anchor at Kongens Nytorv, the street is lined with many small bars and restaurants facing out to a picturesque harbour. Nyhavn was built by King Christian V in the 1670s, and it once had a bad reputation on account of the concentration of sailors living in the neighborhood. The oldest building still standing is from 1681, at number 9. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived in Nyhavn for some years.
In warmer weather people fill every available table in the outdoors seating area in front of every restaurant. And even in cooler weather the heartier types sit outdoors with a beer and a blanket, provided by the restaurant on each seat, over their legs. While not extremely expensive, the restaurants are not cheap. Less formal seating is on the edge of the harbour with bring-your-own beer. It is not uncommon to see groups of young people sitting along the waterfront with beer, enjoying the sunshine, the crowds and the street entertainment.
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edytungkal (4551) 2007-10-08 1:36
Really colourful and beautiful indeed...
I love the town houses colours so contrast against the very beautiful sky. Excellent quality picture, tfs
Buin (42122) 2007-10-08 1:38
What a gorgeous view! What a depth! I like very much the diagonal created by the roofs and this truly great sky - and I like the many details one can see here. A beautiful photo!
Greetings from sunny Germany!
maria (3276) 2007-10-08 1:39
Superb quality. Love your chosen POV: so many colours, so many objects but the image doesn't feel cluttered at all.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-10-08 1:39
An appealing shot Alexander, bright with punchy colours.
It's well composed too, although I'd have preferred it without the distortion of the waterfront buildings. Doesn't matter too much though, and I can't see how you could have avoided it anyway.
I like it - especially the sky, which is quite spectacular.
ninaL (21348) 2007-10-08 1:39
Beautiful composition thanks to formes of these clouds !!!
Good POV and colors.
Nice presentation of this place.
Best regards. Grazyna.
AgaA (2636) 2007-10-08 1:40
So nice view, colors and sky with clouds are marvelous. Good details. Well done :)
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2007-10-08 1:45
Excellent picture. The colours are impressive.
gildasjan (39558) 2007-10-08 1:52
It is very beautiful this image, it there with the prospect, the movement of the clouds and superb colors. An image of very good quality.
Cheer and good day.
In a friendly way
dip (22130) 2007-10-08 2:22
wonderful image,good POV amazing sky and nice colors,
very well composed,
servane (629) 2007-10-08 2:40
It's my favourite pic today!
The colors are well satured, the composition very nice with a good use of the perspective and the sharpness perfect!
Thak you for sharing
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-10-08 2:42
Nice cloudy sky on this colorfull harbour. Sharpness and light are great. The picture is well composed.
I like very much
jhm (128107) 2007-10-08 2:49
Nice perspective through the long row houses, also the different colours care for a excellent image.
The boats and the clouds to the sky care for a attractive photograph. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice week,
asajernigan (19669) 2007-10-08 3:23
This is a great shot of the waterfront in Copenhagen. Your composition is great creating diagonals with the wharf and the roof lines giving the photo nice direction. Many fine points of interest in this shot with the boats and brightly colored buildings. The lighting and colors are great as is the sharpness.
sedaeristurk (457) 2007-10-08 3:42
Excellent composition, beautiful colors and fascinating sky...Congratulations!Seda
jurek1951 (37040) 2007-10-08 3:50
Excellente photo with great colors and light. Good POV and presentation.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-10-08 4:05
i can belive what i see ...perfect quality .how you make it ?
a postcard ,but the best one
toto (0) 2007-10-08 4:07
Belle photo de cette rue bordée par ces jolies maisons d' un coté et par ces bateaux de l' autre, bel allignement dans les deux cas. Jolies couleurs et grande netteté qui nos laisse voire de magnifiques détails comme les mats, les filins,les fenètres etc...
partha (14020) 2007-10-08 4:24
Hi Alexander ,
Superb shot. Wonderful colour contrast and excellent clarity. The composition is also so great.
drago (4826) 2007-10-08 5:05
Great composition Alexander,your POV is perfect giving us a superb view to this colourfull town plus the amazing sky above!
jasmis (57616) 2007-10-08 6:28
Superb perspective. Amazing part of the town in strong deep colours. Impressive photo, no doubt.
Tort (2266) 2007-10-08 6:55
Nicely photo. I like the composition and lighting. The houses have good colors and sharpness. Expetacular clouds!
vero07 (1781) 2007-10-08 7:42
I like the wonderful view of this shot. Amazing sky with lovely clouds and great combination of these houses of different colours.
Well done again.
jemaflor (74166) 2007-10-08 10:03
Nice shot about this place, well framed and perfect light to give lovely colours, good contrast between colourful houses and this blue sky.
Aliine (2663) 2007-10-08 10:12
Great view of this beautiful street.
I really like this place, with these nice colours, boats and this beautiful sky.
carper (96) 2007-10-08 10:39
hele fraaie foto Alexander,
mooi perspectief, goede compositie, prachtige kleuren en goede details, heel goed fotowerk hier, proficiat.
gramma (3519) 2007-10-08 11:31
Nice view from Nyhavn ! I saw this street in winter...
Thanks for sharing. Cordially,
bertolucci (13351) 2007-10-08 11:46
Hi Alexander, an explosion of colours and graphic enticement here. The architecture in unisone with the dynamic sky. Very good and pleasing work!
(Ps: the 18-200 looks good here, is it also reliable and fast in focussing ?- I thinking 'bout to add it to my gear as xtended range walkaround lens)
bibiweb (8) 2007-10-08 11:47
I remember having visited this street about 20 years ago. But at that time I didn't carry a camera with me all the time (I was on a business trip). You had a wonderful light and used it perfectly to bring out the colours of the old buildings. Your POV is also well chosen to show both the houses and the boats along the river. I really must go back there one day!
Yffic (6106) 2007-10-08 12:44
A great shot, very colorful, absolutly sharp.
Composition is very good with the boats aligned.
I particurly like your clouds.
Fis2 (77084) 2007-10-08 13:37
Very curious place. I like the frame and perspective. Good colors and interesting light. Well done.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-10-08 17:20
Very very beautiful colours and goood light in your composition!
Lovely point of view!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-10-09 1:26
Nyhavn is a photographer's favorite for the rich variations of colors these houses have and the maritime dimension added by the boat, plus it's a lively area, you got great light to shoot this perspective and used it well, plus I like the wide angle effect felt from the clouds.
Have a nice day,
Paolo (41218) 2007-10-09 1:28
Hi Alexander, excelelnt one, fantastic colours, high quality a wonderful sky and that colorfull waterfront that is really amazing. and what a fantastic light!
Budapestman (82620) 2007-10-09 1:35
Beautiful shot, sky is amazing. Composition is spectacular and attractive, POV is very impressive. Clarity is perfect, Great!
Have a nice day
yanseiler (20) 2007-10-09 2:14
Hi Alexander, a nice postcard with beautiful saturated colors and an impressive DOF, beautiful clouds...
ktanska (22712) 2007-10-09 3:32
I don't know Copenhagen well, but Nyhavn is the most photogenic place I've seen there. Good perspective shot. Strong colours on those houses are attractive and alwys like to see some ships too.
feather (51128) 2007-10-09 4:26
You couldn't have chosen a better title as they are the two aspects of the image that hit you between the eyes, along with the beautiful polarised sky. The high clouds are creating their own diagonals in opposition to the perspective of the street. Good work
marknunnerley (2780) 2007-10-09 5:19
Very good perspective here Alexander, like the colours of the houses on the front, not too much water, and of course, the lovely ships in the harbour.
xavshot (69835) 2007-10-09 9:36
très belle perspective de ces façades colorées. j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et la richesse du ciel. Belle photo.
Cricri (92323) 2007-10-09 10:16
Bon POV et perspective de ses maisons aux façades colorées et de ciel qui donne une scéne magnifique a la composition, trés belle image, compliment
Have a nice evening
markstaples (15670) 2007-10-09 10:47
This is a real stunner with great perspective - but it's more the quality, the colours and the framing which make this a winner. Very nice work indeed Alexander.
atus (15822) 2007-10-09 11:20
I never stop to be amazed by this well-known, very nice scenery, especially when captured so well, like this is. The pov is excellent and the cpl filter is perfectly used, in order to obtain this gorgeous sky and the very nice colours of the buildings. Great one and I like it a lot!
Thanks to looking for pictures of Nyhavn, that I discovered TE a couple of years ago...
Tfs and best regards.
jinju (14265) 2007-10-09 21:49
glad to be back to see such wonderful work. A very beautiful photo, from the buildings to the magnificent sky. Great details, rich colors. Great work!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2007-10-10 5:01
fantastic colourful shot of this place, you´ve been lucky to capture such a great light, well done!
Take care, Ivana
macondo (18461) 2007-10-10 6:09
Well, everything you could want here. Line of boats, row of very colourful houses, and great cloud formation. Very good perspective achieved from your viewpoint. You can't go wrong with the sun shining so fully on such marvellously coloured buildings. This makes Copenhagen seem so appealing, much more than it seemed to me on the dull days I was there rather fleetingly on two occasions years apart.
john_c (24662) 2007-10-10 7:39
A spectacular view of this prosaic waterfront area, with all of the hues and tones blending nicely and the sky and water enhancing further. Your exposure level is perfect. Well captured, Alexander. This is a classic.
salvator (19102) 2007-10-10 8:16
Wow, superb composition and pov and perspective. Wonderful use of the light, superb clarity and superb colors and sky.
Best regards. Salvator.
danyy (0) 2007-10-10 8:57
j'admire ce festival de couleurs, elles sont vives, bien placées les unes par rapport aux autres, elles attirent l'oeil.
Une photo très bien cadrée et qui montre un ciel si séduisant, bien dessiné, bien rendu au niveau du bleu.
Photo festive aussi avec toutes ces terrasses.
balatrek (7447) 2007-10-10 12:02
This photography is impressive, intense illumination and beautiful colours, the sky is fantastic and the clouds create interesting forms, I like the perspective, the houses form a diagonal with good depth and correct focus.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-10-10 14:46
Hi Alex, we were discussing about reaching three digits last time we exchanged words, happy to bring back the subject for this one and be the one who send this one in the 3 digits family.
It really worth it, it's really a great one and i had a look at it this afternoon, my preferred part on this picture are houses and sky
bostankorkulugu (41358) 2007-10-10 16:50
hi alex... i ve seen many shots of nyhavn but this is definitely the best... not only for the colours and perfect light but also for the perspective and esp for that stunning sky...
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-10-11 1:59
Wonderful view of Copenhagen, great colours and POV.
Very well framed and done
TFS and greetings
cbrman (21637) 2007-10-11 2:30
Wahouu ! Superbe image ! La perspective est vraiment très belle et nous plonge dans l'ambiance de ce port de pêche et la succession des navires qui y sont amarrés. Les façades donnent une couleur vraiment excellente à cette image et le ciel termine l'image en apothéose !
jlynx (12643) 2007-10-11 3:27
Completely in Your style are such personnels. Very readable, splendidly coloured and superbly performed. There absorbs attention looking care for least details. Often you try to create these compositions when sky over You is fantastic. Here we have such just an example. Excellent sky, fundamental colours and fine quality.
kebek (5438) 2007-10-11 4:44
Serwus Alexander !
Wonderful image from this famous location. Much better than the tones of postcards i've seen there. You achieved most amazing quality, colour reproduction and overall clarity, congrats. This is naturally also the mix of clouds filling the sky and, this way - no waste of space at all in the frame - what makes this picture so outstanding.
My best wishes,
faubry (35373) 2007-10-11 4:54
bonjour Aleksander, very nice vew from this port, i know it.. superb composition with colorful houses, well done
jonathan_hart (21270) 2007-10-11 8:47
very attractive place indeed, great light and sky, excellent POV and framing, well composed
Jeppe (18654) 2007-10-11 8:51
Wow what a shot - sorry I missed this for so long.
Glad you got this one from the sea-side and with a very special sky as well.
Seems I must check Te more often.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-10-12 2:41
Hi Alexander, beautiful architecture and beautiful image!
the particular coloured house reminds me to some Venice islands..
the composition is very good, good saturated colours well balanced!
luisafonso (862) 2007-10-12 2:53
118 points? :) One cannot stay away more than a couple of days from TE... Well, I guess I am late, but it's better to be late than to not showing at all. I know this place very well - I have a similar shot from the same place - and I have to say that your sky really is a vibrant bonus to the striking colors of Nyhavn. Light is perfect too. Congratulations on this one Alexander.
fayeulle (27823) 2007-10-22 0:16
Perfect shot ! Direct to my favorites
testmaniac (13508) 2007-10-22 4:27
Hello Aleksander, great photo with excellent composition and POV.
The colors and the sky is just fantastic! Perfect shot!
meltemi (9782) 2007-10-23 2:09
you are right these houses are very colourful, really bright and eye-catching and the image is lovely and sharp. The sky looks great with beautiful clouds. I also like the slight diagonal lines you've used for the ships here. Informative note too. Thank you.
pascal-harbi (1005) 2007-10-23 8:46
Great ambiance in this picture, makes me remember lands like Sweden... The sky and colors along with the framing are great!
I would have maybe framed a little more towards left... avoiding the white wall on the first house!
claudeD (27014) 2007-10-23 11:31
really an amazing picture with fantastic fresh colors and an excellent sharpness.I like this sky on the image and I have added your picture to my theme "Big sky's".
With regards from Luxembourg
zmey (7335) 2007-10-24 7:05
fantastic scene here, alexander. great sharpness, DOF, colors and contrast. nicely captured sky too. well done introduction to nyhavn, both in terms of the foto and the note. TFS.
cherryripe (21015) 2007-10-24 9:48
The 2 or 3 times I've been to Copenhagen I've absolutely loved Nyhavn. It's normal, me being a fan of colourful things. This shot is of excellent quality with the colours standing out brilliantly as well as the superb sharpness and depth thanks to your pov. The sky really adds dynamics.
designsoul (21492) 2007-10-26 5:42
Privet, Alexander, my goodness, I almost missed this beauty. Your perspective, colours, subject, and of course the lovely cirrus and cumulus clouds make this into a stunner. Gorgeous cityscape! Bravo!
aralda (1240) 2007-10-28 9:33
Superb view of the houses lining this street and the waterfront. Nice POV and what a great sky!
Informative note, too. Tfs!
oochappan (22043) 2007-10-29 8:20
Een heel heldere foto Alaxander, prachtig hoe je met die wide zulke diepte creëert in dit perspectief, de convergerende slierten wolken helpen hierbij,
mooi, mooi mooi van licht en kleuren. Die Sigma heeft een verbazende scherpte in details.
barni (15747) 2007-11-01 11:48
Superbe vue avec une perspective énorme.
Have a nice day
vapours (8264) 2007-11-02 5:22
Impressive image Alexander. The clouds are quite spectacular, especially against the polarised sky. Great colour and sharpness as well.
krysia (4216) 2007-11-04 7:06
When I think about Copenhagen I can see beautiful houses, channels, and boats.
You show it in a excellently on the photo.
Beautiful colours, unbelievable sky - probably the best - and gastronomic promises in the note.
It would be great to sit there on the edge of the harbour with a glass of Calsberg.
I like also the perspective of the photo.
pastadog (13068) 2007-12-14 5:23
Hi Alexander - you were skillfully took advantage of this fantastic sky to obtain a remarkable shot of Nyhavn; very pretty and original, congratulations, Daniel
cielo (61) 2009-07-29 23:45
I was stunned from your photo at the moment which I saw it. It is amazing beauty-colors, sky, perspective. Congratulations!
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15165)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3, Hama HTMC PL circular M62
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2007-10-08 1:28
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