Copenhagen was the first stop on my recent trip to Scandinavia. I’d lugged my DSLR in my small backpack to take some photographs of this beautiful medieval city. Unfortunately, the weather was a little questionable, which is common for Copenhagen in late April. It even snowed two of the four days I was there (kind of a shock coming from San Diego). The sun still did come out intermittently and allowed me to snap some good photographs.

I’ve been experimenting with HDR photography (high dynamic range). I do this by taking 3 – 5 pictures at different levels of exposure (or stops) and then combine the images together in editing software such as Adobe Lightroom. I’ve include a few HDR images below. I’ll be writing a few posts in the future on how you can do this too (its actually quite easy). Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Note – The featured HDR image above was taken looking down Sølvgade Street from Rosenborg Castle Gardens.

Nyhavn

Nyhavn Copenhagen
HDR Image – Hanging out in Nyhavn, which is undoubtedly the most photographed area of Copenhagen. It’s a little pricey and crowded here, but is still a great spot to grab a beer at one of the outdoor cafes to watch the people and boats stroll by.

Nørre Voldgade

Nørre Voldgade, Copenhagen
Looking down Nørre Voldgade near Ørstedsparken. Copenhagen is an endless maze of gorgeous streets just like this one.

Amagertorv Square

Amagertorv Square, Copenhagen
Amagertorv Square in the Strøget pedestrian zone. A beautiful part of Copenhagen with shopping and cafes, but a little overrun with tourists.

Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Palace, Copenhagen
HDR Image – View of Rosenborg Castle from the Rose Garden.

Rosenborg Castle

Throne Room in Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen
The best seat in the house. The Throne Room of Rosenborg Castle.

Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Palace, Copenhagen Denmark
The crown of King Christian IV, which is found in the Armory of Rosenborg Castle.

Royal Library Garden

Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen
Royal Library Garden next to Christiansborg Palace.

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

Thorvaldsen Museum

Thorvaldsen Museum, Copenhagen
Thorvaldsen Museum, which exclusively features the sculptures of Bertel Thorvaldsen.

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Tivoli Gardens, the inspiration for Disney Land.

The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet, Copenhagen
The Blue Planet, Copenhagen’s new aquarium. I bet few travelers make the trip out to see this attraction, but I love aquariums and it was on the Copenhagen Card I bought. I loved it, but its pretty small and would be kind of expensive without that card.   

Round Tower

Round Tower, Copenhagen
The spiral ramp up to the top of Round Tower. This was one of my favorite sites in Copenhagen. Instead of climbing stairs, you walked up a spiral ramp. This design was chosen to allow a horse and carriage to carry heavy and sensitive instruments to the observatory and library.

Round Tower

View from Round Tower in Copenhagen
View from the top of Round Tower.

Torvehallerne Market

Torvehallerne Market Copenhagen
Inside the Torvehallerne Market. I came here every day I was in Copenhagen where I tried many of the local specialties for a fraction of the price.

Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød Sandwich, Copenhagen
Smørrebrød, the famous Danish open-faced sandwich. Sorry Denmark, this wasn’t my thing, but I did give it a try.

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