HC Andersen Looking At Tivoli

April 20, 2008 Comments (33)
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This is a HDR of the Hans Christian Andersen, better know as HC Andersen. The HC Andersen statue is placed at the Copenhagen town hall square. I see a lot of visitors climbing onto HC Andersen and getting someone to take a picture. This evening HC Andersen was left alone with his beloved Tivoli.

I had to sneak up on HC Andersen and shot a HDR - i don't think HC Andersen noticed me.

Camera: Nikon D200
Focal length: 27mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposures: 5

33 Comments

Jan Erik Moström on April 20, 2008 00:17

This one was very, very good. My favorite.

Radel on April 20, 2008 01:33

Great watermark hehe.. Unobtrusive and cool. Nice night shot :)

Radel on April 20, 2008 01:36

Great tutorial on HDR btw !!!

Sidney on April 20, 2008 03:30

Wow! This is superb! Eerie! How did you do this… looks like magic.

sherri on April 20, 2008 04:17

Cute comments to go with your image. I don’t think you observed you capturing his photo. Great night shot and the structure is beautiful. Exceptional image.

Oswegan on April 20, 2008 04:41

I really like the composition of the image. The HDR is less peceptable at night.

daina on April 20, 2008 06:34

Very lovely light and image of “Andersen” looking at Tivoli. I love his work and am glad you treat him with such respect… :)

Claus on April 20, 2008 08:58

Great composition, good work!

Lunamania on April 20, 2008 09:38

Nice moody shot and thanks for the HDR tutorial.

Valya on April 20, 2008 15:12

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don on April 20, 2008 16:19

A fine composition and resultant exposure with your special treatment. It’s been a long time since I visited Tivoli. I liked Copenhagen very much. Excellent shot.

Wolfgang Burzler on April 20, 2008 17:19

Great photo and postprocessing, I like the lighting and the texture of the statue.

marie on April 20, 2008 19:04

belle image de nuit bien composée.

Jonas on April 20, 2008 19:34

Beautiful! Great composition that enhances the sculpture artists intension of HC Andersen looking towards Tivoli. Somehow you manage to keep that special nighttime light through the whole HDR-process (which is difficult) and that is wonderful because it does alot for the feeling of the picture. Beautiful, Bo! /Jonas

El Jefe on April 20, 2008 20:17

Great picture, like always :P Saludos

David on April 20, 2008 22:43

What a fine night shot - great lighting and a strong composition. Well done.

reallyjapan on April 21, 2008 02:32

Superb composition.. your hdrs are so cool man!

Tom Sheehan on April 21, 2008 02:41

Beautiful… :)

John Maslowski on April 21, 2008 04:11

Excellent night time shot, Bo. Like the foreground statue and I see just 5 exposures here. Great details here too, very nice job.

Sean on April 21, 2008 04:20

He seems to be blissfully unaware of your presence and quite captivated by the Tivoli. This is wonderfully composed. Great shot.

Bo on April 21, 2008 13:25

Thanks all. It was a shot from the evening when Copenhagen turn off all their lights, the “Earth Hour”. This was just after they had turned the light on again, obviously :) Thanks to all who have pointed out the errors with getting comments through, i think i have fixed it now.

crash on April 21, 2008 17:19

nice shot! i like how he’s glancing at the fireworks on top

Bruno on April 21, 2008 19:33

Très belle couleurs!!

standley on April 21, 2008 19:44

Superb composition. I am amazed by the clarity of the image. I like the colour tones.

Miro at LightIsAllAround.com on April 21, 2008 23:08

Nice lighting, it’s pity we cannot see his face…

dillonpic on April 22, 2008 02:50

Very cool. i like the color and composition in this.

Bo on April 22, 2008 08:41

@Miro: He has refused to turn his head for many years now :)

Astrid on April 22, 2008 11:12

I love it, this is one of my favourited, the lights are so great, the composition is superb.

capture it, share it! on April 22, 2008 20:00

Nice HDR as usual :) How many tear he is looking at Tivoli ?

Oeilonirique on April 23, 2008 10:33

He seems to have a moment of reflection: should I stay or should I go.

Bo on April 23, 2008 11:00

@capture it, share it: Think the statue is made by H. Luckow-Nielsen and it has been there since 1965.

Martin on April 23, 2008 19:43

Another very well lit night-time shot. This is excellent work!

Ian on April 24, 2008 15:34

Really nice composition - Think this works really well.

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