May 15th, the sun was shining on a bank holiday in Copenhagen. Sometimes it so easy to stay home on a day off especially when you've been busy all week, using the pretext of relaxing and chilling out. But when the sun is out in Scandinavia you must make the most of it! We have this list that we update regularly of places to visit, discover and re-visit. It contains restaurants, areas of Copenhagen, parks, museums and events. So when we feel lazy and don't want to do anything - and quite honestly can't come up with any idea - all we have to do is look at the weather and check our list. It's a lot quicker than searching online and spending hours browsing the many websites.
The open-air museum was actually an idea from one of the blog's readers, Thiago, who contacted me and said I would love it and would have the opportunity to take great photos. And yes, I loved it! The fact that it's free is a bonus, of course.
Photographically speaking it is a difficult place to photograph actually because there is so much to take in. It's overwhelming. I wanted to capture everything because it all looked interesting - but that's when you end up taking photos that everybody else takes. The secret to great photography is to always try to be different. Be different with a new angle, an original perspective, and focusing on details too.
Entering the open-air museum is like entering another world, stepping back in time centuries ago in a rural Denmark visiting 'fully furnished homes of the people of the past'.
When visiting a place like the 'Frilandsmuseet' always remember to tell a story including variety in your shots, showing the big picture and the details.
Colours are an important part of photography. Here we have contrast between cool and warm colours reflected in both the building and the teenager. You have to take these opportunities when you see them; in this case I saw him walk into the house so I waited a few minutes until he came out.