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Nyhavn Reflections

Nyhavn Reflections
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-12
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reflections on the car, Une question de reflets..., My Reflection Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-12 11:29
Viewed: 3220
Points: 89
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Nyhavn Reflections

Today a new capture of reflections in Copenhagen. This one is taken in June last year on one of the first real summer days.
It shows the famous Nyhavn (New Harbour) in Copenhagen, but maybe a part of it that is less well-known (between Holbergsgade and the water).
When walking at Nyhavn I found this reflection in the rear window of a little van.

Nyhavn is very popular among tourists as well as the locals because of the many bars and restaurants. It is located in the heart of Copenhagen near the square Kongens Nytorv.
Nyhavn is one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, it was built by King Christian V in the second half of the 17th century and was in that time called Nyhavnskanalen (New Harbour's Canal). The houses at Nyhavn are more than 300 years old and the oldest one is Nyhavn no.9, that dates back to 1681.
Fairytale-writer H.C. Andersen (1805-1875) is a famous resident of Nyhavn.

Other pictures that I’ve uploaded of Nyhavn:
Nyhavn II
Nyhavn by Night

Hope you like this picture!

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Fantastic use of reflective surface. Gives the vivid colours a nice blue framing... A great shot!

Shame about the rubbish bins in the lower right corner, though.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 77 N: 406] (6289)
  • [2007-03-12 11:53]

Belle réalisation très spectaculaire.
Bonne journée.

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  • vedra Gold Star Critiquer [C: 567 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-12 11:53]

Hi Lars,
Interesting and well-framed view to the houses of Kopenhagen.
The fact that the reflected image is a bit distorted provides a quite new and different point of view.

Great reflection very well framed and exposed , compliments colours are fine and sharpness too , I 've also posted similar shot in the same Theme , well done.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-12 13:11]

Hi Lars!
You have seen this very well and manages a great shot.I like the distorsion of the reflected facades and the bright colors and contrast.The blue frame of the cars body works well.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2007-03-12 13:20]

Beste Lars,

Ee oud spreekwoord dat zegt, 'de appel valt nooit ver van de boom' heeft hier zijn weerklank gevonden, z'n vader z'n zoon, met een experimentele foto maar deze is wel bijzonder goed geslaagd Lars. Mooie realisatie, alleen het idee is al voldoende, goed gedaan! Bedankt voor uw bezoek.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

Hej Lars, spectacular composition of this reflection, taking good advantage of the car/van to make a fantastic frame. Love the doble square window in the frame and the distortion of the image in the center. A very well succeeded creative shot!

Bonsoir Lars
le genre de photo que j'aime beaucoup... la qualité des reflets est impressionnante et leur cadrage par les deux vitres donne un bel effet. Bien vu

Bonsoir, mon ami Lars,
Savoir utiliser ce qui nous entoure pour réaliser une photo originale, c'est une marque d'observation réussie.
Cadrage excellent pour une composition pleine d'originalité et de qualité.

Very nice opical effect using the rear windshield of this car. The result gives surprisingly good colors.

All the best,


Hi Lars. This is another well seen composition from you. The bending of the architecture is actually pretty cool to look at. Also the clarity and contrast can't get much better than that. Nice one Lars.

Cette photo de reflets est originale parce qu'elle est le fruit de deux reflets complémentaires. Ce cliché est agréable à voir.

Great refelction shot. I like the way you left just the right amount of van for the border. I can just imagine the puzzlement of the van driver if he saw you taking this. :)

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2007-03-13 13:20]

Hi Lars,
Your careful cropping and framing here makes for a tight well defined image. The rich hues and tones are remarkably caught with good contrast. This looks like a most picturesque part of the city. Well captured.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • [2007-03-13 15:33]

Hi Lars,

Excellent reflections and beutiful colours and also very well seen and creative. Also amazing sharpness taking into account that it is reflections in car windows.



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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2007-03-13 15:53]

Hi Lars,
wonderful shot and wonderful idea. I like the colours that appears in the reflection... just thinking where do you hide yourself... I can't find you. Were you in the nearest car? Well, anyway I like the photo and the place is really wonderful.
Have a nice day,

Hi Lars!
Great idea for a photo, I like such reflection, especially not in water. Good use of a car. Well done!

Hi Lars - creative version of a touristy but pretty part of the city. These reflected surfaces are becoming a Zwemmer family trademark.

Hello Lars
Very nice composition
I like the way you have framed this reflection with the mirrorcae
very well done

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2007-03-14 5:13]

Hello Lars,
You had a great idea and very good eye to see and capture this. Greatly framed with very good lighting, perfect sharpness and great colours. A really different way to admire this nice and well known place. Well done!
Tfs and best wishes.

Hi Lars, wonderful reflections, lovely and original composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 66 N: 795] (3027)
  • [2007-03-15 17:26]

This unusual PoV works very well, Lars! Great colours and nice framing thanks to your PoV

Hej Lars! Je voegt een zeer hedendaags stedelijk accent toe door gebruik te maken van dit auto-frame. Het effect is bijzonder sterk, ook door de vertekening van de ruiten. Heerlijk grafisch werk, gefeliciteerd!
Fijn weekend,

Hallo Lars,
De autodeuren zorgen hier voor een heerlijk symmetrisch beeld. Hierdoor wordt de eenheid van de prachtige Nyhavn gevel uitstekend versterkt.
Spiegelingen kunnen vaak de werkelijkheid versterken en deze foto bewijst dat.
Groet Rob

Hi Lars
This is really great! i love the way that it is a complete reflection divided in two by the door frame, very clear and colorful
Nice job

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-03-18 0:59]

Hola Lars.
Amazing reflection of one of the most beautiful places in Copenhagen, I was there during the summer of 2005 and is one of my favorite. This time you aren't in the reflection (?), very good frame and POV, well captured with good colors and sharpness.
Well done. TFS.

Ola Lars,
Nice reflections, great colours and sharpness. I like your POV and you framed the picture. Well seen and done
TFS and greetings

Hi , Lars .
Very interesting to see Nyhavn in a different and experimenting perspective !
Great colours and reflections . A lot of people must have been passing by without seeing Nyhavn this way , but you captured in a very fine way !
Mange hilsener

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2007-03-18 7:30]

Hallo Lars
very nice reflection of those colorful buildings
clear, and sharp and wonderful framing
have a nice sunday

Excellent use of a reflective surface! Beautiful vibrant colors. Congratulations.

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2007-03-20 5:33]

Hi Lars!

What a great idea you have got by taking the image like this! I´ve got a very similar one from my trip to Belgium, but it´s far from yours!


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2007-03-27 13:48]

Bonsor Lars
Tel père tel fils :)
Le style de vos compositions se complète.
Je note ici un sujet très original.
L'idée d'en faire autant n'a pas effleuré mon esprit car je n'y pense pas lorsque je me promène dans la rue.
Couleurs et cadrage sont très intéressants.

Hi Lars,
I really enjoyed this. Superb POV, love the reflections. Very innovative framing indeed.
With Greetings from India

Hi Lars
Great capture ofthis reflection. Nice buildings and very interesting distorsions.

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  • iGirl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 294 W: 49 N: 253] (1223)
  • [2007-04-01 8:25]

I love it! Nice symmetry, great colors. You had to be paying attention to notice this.

Hi Lars,
Gorgeous reflection captured and nicely framed by the car window with beautiful light and vibrant colors. Thanks for the other views.

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  • irimi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 32 N: 176] (890)
  • [2007-04-02 6:20]

Hello Lars,
Excellent composition and clever idea. Well done


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  • kLe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 113 N: 540] (2196)
  • [2007-05-01 14:22]

Hi, Lars. Good eye for reflections you have. Here is interesting not only the reflection was also how you used the rear window to frame the picture. Great idea!

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2007-05-03 15:38]

Hej lars
En fin og ny måde at vise dette fotogene kvarter på - Helt sikkert et sted man bør lægge vejen forbi - specielt om sommeren.

Hello Lars,

Very imaginative shot, and evocative of your father's shot of the large mirror, "Where?." In his case, he was accentuating the reversal of signs in the reflections. I thought of this yesterday in viewing a series of self-portraits of van Gogh. We will always see him as he saw himself in a mirror, his left and right cheeks interchanged. So too with Rembrandt. There are no portraits of these genius painted by others — always produced by themselves, observing themselves in mirrors. Very good note,


Det er fint!!! Tak skal du have fordi du laver det!

Kærlige hilsener til dig fra Rusland,

Hello Lars,
This is a creative reflection shot, that thanks to the clear car windows render the best of colours and details!
Charming distortion!
Pablo -

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-04 13:59]

Bonjour Lars,
l'originalité est au rendez-vous avec cette photo par réflexions des splendeurs de Copenhague.
Lumière polarisée par réflection, on y voit des couleurs vives et de caractère.
Un cadrage tout-à-fait sensationnel.
Best regards.

Hello Lars,
Very nice reflection of this harbor and the colorful buildings on the waterfront.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-11-02 6:05]


the distorted buildings looks like creatures tilting their bodies to peek the camera. nice colors and result.

take care


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