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2014: My favourite images – October

October saw me visit Copenhagen for the first time and how I loved the visit. It is one the coolest cities I have ever been to. The people are calm, friendly and also very cool. In the week I was there I managed to get in as much shooting as possible and had some good fortune while doing so. Having cycled all my life, Copenhagen was a delight for me. The guy who I was renting an apartment from left me use of his bike for the week. This allowed me to get around the city with ease and to see as much as possible in a short time.

I really do not think I have ever visited anywhere and come back with so many images that I liked. With the DSLR, I loved these images taken on a sunny evening on the main shopping street in Copenhagen. You can click through to see the large images.

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But the image which I like more than any that I got in Copenhagen has no recognisable features that can link it to the city of Copenhagen. It is a classic bokeads image. I have been doing fewer and fewer of those in recent times, and I do think it is something I need to get back to. I gave this one the title of “The weight of other people”. There is a theme of loneliness in these images, a yearning to be able to hide; hide from others and hide mainly from ourselves.  Other people should keep us buoyant. If they don’t, cut them loose.

October

As I was saying, I was so pleased with the images I got in Copenhagen and those shot with the iPhone were also great. Here are some of my favourites – you can click through to see the large images.

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But the one I like most (even more than this one) again has no recognisable features of Copenhagen, but it is my favourite.

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October

Only two months to go! What will be my overall favourite from 2014?

 

 

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October 27 2014

It is funny how after a few days of posting photographs that are fully in focus to Flickr, that I get restless and need to blur things up. It’s a bit like playing Abba songs and singing along to them and realising it is a little embarrassing and then trying to be cool all over again by putting on some punk rock. So here comes The Dead Kennedys!

The funny things is that I was not able to find a wall in Copenhagen; a wall with a single colour to provide a backdrop for pedestrians passing. The image today is greatly processed from the original to arrive at the bare remains. Working on it last night, I gave it the title “The Weight of Other People”. And from that title came a poem, which is not fully finished yet. The guy below is solitary, isolated from others in the scene, but he carries their weight. In life, surround yourself with positive people. Cut ties with those who drag you down. Not the easiest thing to achieve.

The Weight of Other People

 

I took a number of photographs like this iPhone image with the DSLR while in Copenhagen. They are just so much fun to do. Head west, head late in the evening on a sunny day. Find a zebra crossing and wait until the pedestrians come. The rest takes care of itself.

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The swell and rest of heaving hope

 

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