Copenhagen Central Station

I like photographing at stations. They are so full og geometric shapes. I like the shining rails curving away from the platform, knowing that they stretch continuously to so many cities and towns. I enjoy seeing the arriving and departing passengers and their different personalities.
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The sanctity of the church

Yesterday we went to Copenhagen to photograph in one of the better known churches. It is domed like St Pauls in London, but much smaller. I like to play with shallow depth of field and bokeh. Here is the result. I find the pews very photogenic.
Camera Nikon D750
Lens 50mm 1.4

In passing

While the hairdresser beautified my wife, I walked around in our little town playing with my Nikon D750. I have had it for about a year, but I have still got a lot to learn about it. Among the things I tried was the manual setting. The last time I tried that was, with my Nikon D700, several years ago in London. It may well have been my imagination, but I could swear that I got better results that way. I set the camera back to aperture priority (my normal setting) and wandered about photographing streets, buildings and people. Close to the station I came across this scene. Back home I converted it to black and white and quite liked the result. At one stage I was very keen on street photography with people in the picture. NO MORE. I believe, that the photographer can tell strong and compelling stories about people by showing where they live or lived and the artefacts they have left behind. Still I liked this on, so I am sharing it here

A cold day in Copenhagen

It was cold in Copenhagen the other day. The benches on the City Square were deserted, but the pigeons made good use of warm air from a ventilation shaft
Camera Nikon D750
Lens 50mm f 1.4

Been shopping

She walked out of the shop. She was old and bent and struggling along pulling her trolley. As I often do when I see people like that, I wondered about her background. What was she going back to? A lonely flat, a frail husband? Did she have adult children to support her?
or grandchildren to bring light into her life. We are daily surrounded by so many fates, some sad some happy. Behind me a homeless was lying on the wet pavement in an alcoholic sleep a couple of empty bottles next to him. Life moved on

People live here

I have gone through differen phases of photography. Recently I concentrated on “Street photography” and got some pictures that I liked. (I dont photograph good pictures, only pictures that I like) I looked at other photographers Street Pictures and saw endless numbers of meaningless pictures of one or two ladies walking in the street. Technically good, but devoid of any story or meaning. I now try tell stories of people without necessarily showing people. I want to show the environment and make it possible to visualise the people living in it.
Eugene Aget was classed as a street photographer but very few of his wonderful Paris images showed people.
Camera Nikon D750