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Century Reflections

Century 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: 2005-08-24
Categories: Architecture, Event
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Reflection Photos, City reflections [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-12 9:50
Viewed: 2769
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Century Reflections

I continue with my ...-Reflections-series (see below for the other pictures), today with the reflections of a whole century. I think that needs some explanation. On the picture you can see Københavns Rådhus (City Hall of Copenhagen) reflected in the building of Dansk Industri (Danish Industry). And exactly today the city hall of Copenhagen has its birthday and is now 100 years old. That's why you can see a century reflected in those windows.

Københavns Rådhus is a big building located at Rådhuspladsen in the heart of the city. It was designed by Martin Nyrop and built from 1892 to 1905. On 12 September 1905 the city hall was put into use officially. The tower of the city hall is one of the tallest buildings in Copenhagen: 105m and the architect got inspiration for the tower from the city hall of Siena, Italy.
Last weekend and this week are a lot of festivities because of the city hall's birthday.

I hope you like those reflections and join the celebrations!

Other pictures from the ...-reflections-series:
Port Town Reflections
Shopping Reflections
Gouvernmental Reflections

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Hi Lars,
Good composition. Very interesting reflections. There are two different kinds of glass. Nice colours.

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  • jurgen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 484 W: 0 N: 472] (2074)
  • [2005-09-12 11:33]

105m?! Never realized that it was so tall when I was there. Well, it was dark, so I couldn't see.
A good idea and a good note. We can see clearly the colours of the city hall and the colours of the glass (there are two types, as leonorkunh said).
What is inside the building with glass?

Hi Lars, nice composition and reflections and a nice contrast between modern and old architecture. Originaly and differently perspective highlighting the 100th anniversary of the Rådhuset. Well seen and done!


Bonsoir Lars,
Excellente photographie qui cadre parfaitement avec la note d'accompagnement.
100 siècles contemplent cette nouvelle tour ! 105 mètres en 1905 ! Cela permet de relativiser les progrès d'aujourd'hui.
Cadrage parfait avec un superbe rendu.

Oh, I like it very much, Lars. This is a very imaginative way to show us a building. I like the effect of cubist painting or puzzle due to several angles of reflection. We have to re-build this edifice in our head. The two rows of lights are nice but I like more the tower and the flag. The danish flag is a photogenic one.
I think though that the picture seems underexposed and it could gain with more light. If, with Photoshop, you select Adjust->Levels you will see that the histogram is concentrated on the left side. Just moving the right cursor under the histogram to the end of it, you will see more light. Of course, the WS I made is only an option to consider and only, especially in this case, a matter of taste.

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  • Ged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 81] (391)
  • [2005-09-12 15:11]

Well spotted Lars,
Great composition and a good reflection with some good colours. Nice one!


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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1868 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2005-09-12 16:58]

And the game with reflections going on..
Excellent and very original picture from a nnice point of view. The reflections make this picture very interesting. Very nice work!

Regards John

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2005-09-12 17:23]

Arty, beautiful, well thought, great colors...
A very great shot for me.
Well composed.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2005-09-12 17:56]

Hi Lars - great to see your now working as our local freelance reporter ;-)))

I wasen't aware of this birthday before I saw your fine photo. A very fine and artist photo giving us the tower as mosaic of reflections - thanks Lars for this and the note to give us its history as well.

Hi Lars,
Very nice reflection. Great composition and POV, Good colors, light and sharpness. well done
Regards, António

Dit spel van geometrische lijnen in het raamoppervlak van deze building is goed aan gewent om deze reflectie weer te geven, goed gezien Lars

Very good lines and reflections, and a Danish flag.
Well done
Jean Michel

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2005-09-13 3:56]

wow this is impressive, Lars
very excellent capture of the reflection
the beautiful architecture and the diagonal round lamps are very well placed

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2005-09-13 4:16]

Hi Lars

I like the 2 reflected rows, of what look like yellow flying saucers! Excellent color, sharpness, & pov. Well done!

Hi Lars,
nice and very interesting picture. It's fastinating that I don't know in what dimension are belonging this round lights ;)

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2005-09-13 6:03]

Hi Lars. Very interesting reflections; good graphical effects. I especially like the round lights lining up on the lower part. I'll be back.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2005-09-13 6:09]

Dag Lars,
Ik zou er niet aan denken om op deze manier deze foto te nemen, maar ik durf te zeggen dat het wonderlijk mooi geslaagd is.Ik zou deze bij de kunst werken durven voegen, want de kleuren zijn verbazend mooi, zeer goed werk hier Lars.

Hoi Lars,
A beautiful reflection,very well spotted and captured.I like the colors here a lot,the diagonal row of lamps in the lower part is a great detail.

Hej Lars
Nog syns det vems son du är. Du och far din hittar samma typ av motiv. Rob får nog se upp om han ska vara herre på täppan när det gäller speglande byggnader för den här bilden är helt lysande brilliant.

Well done

Hi Lars, A well seen and a well captured picture. The reflections and the see through in the building are impressive. Good contrast and nice shot.

Hi Lars!
I see that you like photographing such reflections, and you make it great. Very original picture from a interesting City Hall. I like your composition, colors and sharpness. Well done.

Hi Lars,
Great architectural shot, the contrast between the psotodern glass pannels and the old tower reflection are great.

Mooi grafisch beeld Lars en een wardige entry in je reflectie serie. Erg mooi detail is hoe de verlichtingsarmaturen binnen zich mengen met het oude stadhuis en op die manier een soort brug slaan. Fraai werk.
Groeten uit Rotterdam, Bert.

Hallo Lars,
Prachtige reflectie van het raadhuis. Maar het meest interessante van deze foto is de invasie van vliegende schotels op de verjaardag van dit gebouw in Kopenhagen. Jammer dat je daar verder niets over verteld.
groet Rob

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2005-09-15 2:10]

Hi Lars.
Interesting picture, very good reflection. Good colours and composition.
I was in Copenhagen 5 weeks ago and no doubt that this building is impressive. The city is just beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.

I love the way these reflections are distorted. The flag and the lights are a bonus. Well spotted

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-09-26 22:33]

Hi Lars,
A well composed and colourful shot. You have superbly captured this wonderful reflection, which is most entrancing. The flag and also the rows of saucer shaped lights add a surreal dimension to the scene. Well cropped and framed. Great work.

Hi Lars,
Another interesting reflection. I like the way you use the interior lighting to direct our attention to the top and the vertical blinds does give a beautiful effect. Including the flag is also a good idea as it identifies the origin of the building and place. Beautiful composition!!! Regards.

Hej Lars,
Very interesting note about this bulding, beeing inspired by the well known tower in Siena and I love the title.
Continuing the series of your reflections, this is another fine example, with the distortion of the 'century' desfragmented all over the mirror façade. What I like more is the round ceiling lights on the image, as a queue of traffic UFO's. Really nice effect!
Thanks a lot for sharing,

Hello Lars
très impressionnants ces reflets ! j'aime beaucoup l'ensemble qui donne une agréable compo. On ne sait plus ce qui est réflexion de ce qui ne l'est pas. Beau travail

Lars, bonjour !
J'aime ces reflets qui transforment les monuments pour en faire quelque chose d'original et de plaisant à voir. Ici le beffroi est magnifique et a quelque chose d'une peinture du Cubisme.
Bien vu !

Interesting use of the reflexion to mix the old building with the new one. But in terms of reflexion, I also like the two rows of lights (or perhaps it is not a reflexion, but just a view behind the glass...).

All the best,


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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7889 W: 56 N: 3790] (25342)
  • [2008-06-09 3:16]

Another great exposure with a well managed reflections composition. The tower is very beautiful.



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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-07-24 13:27]


I liked how the tower and its shapes were dismantled in these reflections. a nice kind of visual distortion.

take care


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16204 W: 159 N: 28248] (148600)
  • [2018-07-28 9:54]

Hi Lars
Superbe réflexions, effet graphique du miroir, bonne lumière , couleurs, excellente réalisation
Bonne soirée

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