The ideas of living…

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Miriam Beard


This image was taken a few years ago on a trip to Copenhagen. On the right is Nyhavn 17, a bar/cafe/restaurant in a 17th century waterfront building that just oozes history.

I recently processed the image with some Radlab filters to try to capture the feeling I had when I was there.

I get a kick of looking at other photos of iconic places I go to see the way other photographers perceived the same scene, how they shot it and how they processed and presented it.

What about you? Do you ever google the places you shoot either before or after you make your images?

6 thoughts on “The ideas of living…

  1. I don’t usually go back and edit my own photos – but I love what you’ve done here and love that you have re-captured the feeling you had when you were there. I’m definitely going to go into my archive and try this! I don’t usually look at other people’s images of a place until after I’ve been there and captured my own memories – I don’t like to be influenced by someone else’s interpretation/style – though I love seeing other people’s experiences after I’ve captured my own. Love your image here, so beautiful. Beautiful scene and your processing is gorgeous.

  2. Copenhagen’s high on my wishlist of places to visit, and you just gave me an extra little push towards making it happen. I read up on a place before I go, and will shortlist places I know I’ll want to photograph, but other than that I just photograph whatever suggests itself. It’s fun later to see what others chose to capture, once I’m home again.

  3. I love visiting new places for the first time, getting the feel of another culture and way of life. Before I go, I like to learn about the place I am to visit, see what it looks like and learn some basic historical facts.
    The image you show above of houses in Copenhagen looks a little mysterious and faded, like a photo taken in days gone by, as if we were looking back into quite another era.
    Wishing you a lovely end to you week!

  4. That’s a pretty photo…from what I’m seeing, I would go there…sometimes before I go I might have a look but when I come home…I just do my own thing…LOL
    Have a nice weekend Sherry.

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