The 8 House 11, Copenhagen 2014

Karin Ott

This path didn’t have a piece of fence thrown up last time I photographed here… All the little patios are supposed to have open access but the facts of life are different. There may be children or pets to keep in – or tourists to keep out. People eager to see the awarded architecture arrive by the bus loads every weekend and many do not feel shy about stepping onto people’s private patios to peak through the windows or shoots pictures. Because of this lack of privacy the pathway appears to have become a nuisance rather than a part of the community.

Copenhagen 1, 2013

Karin Ott

This is a fun little experiment. One day early in the fall I took a friend and two cameras to Søerne in Copenhagen. This is the result of a portrait taken with a Leica D-Lux4. It’s a compact camera without interchangeable lenses but it shoots RAW format and lets you adjust aperture, shutter speed or shoot manual if you feel the need. And it looks cool. So I bought it used without being completely sure what my plans were for it. I thought it would liv win my car so I would never be without a camera but that didn’t quite work for me.

As you will see when I post another portrait in the same surroundings tomorrow, there is a big difference between the images the Leica and the Nikon will produce. I’m sure preference will be personal. I really love my Nikon so I don’t use the Leica much (as in ‘hardly at all’) but I think it might well be a better choice for street photography – if I was to get into that at some point 🙂