Christiansborg – house of the goverment

Christiansborg - house of the goverment

The previous photo ‘The Royal Stables’ I posted, I shot over at the right hand side of this image. The photos are shot within a few minutes, but as you can see, they are very different in nature.

About the processing
This photo is a single exposure, processed in Lightroom 4. What I have basically done, is to raise the Shadows to 100 and then lower the Highlights to -100. This move made the ‘mood’ of the photo. The next steps I did was fine tuning (using curves), raised clarity a little.

The last steps I did was cleaning up in the photo, like removing the shadow from the tripod, removing a nasty green color cast from a lamp.

As you can see, the mood is very different from ‘The Royal Stables’ and I like both, they are just different.

About the composition
My idea with composition was both to have a lead in line, using the edge of the bassing, and the second was using the lamp as a kind lamp like the tower on the the building. The lamp seems very large and has much the same shape as the tower.

The kings library

Library in an old Kings CastleIn Kolding in Denmark lies an old ruin of a royal castle. The oldest parts dates back to the 12th century. One of the most famous kings of Denmark Christian IV spent most of his childhood in this castle, and many kings liked the castle a lot. In 1808 a wild fire burned large parts of castle more or less to the ground and left it as a ruin. In 1830 H.C. Andersen (the guy with the Ugly Duckling) advocated for keeping the ruin. Many years later the castle was delicately restored, in a very unusual way. This picture I took in the library, in one of the parts of castle that pretty much survived the fire. If I had dared I had moved the table just a tiny bit, but there were alarms everywhere like in any museum, at it said ‘do not touch’ everywhere too, so I didn’t move it.
The photo is a single RAW shot with an X100, and then I tonemapped it and did a few other things to it.