Torso

After spending a long Saturday in Copenhagen I decided grab a coffee at Central station and revive myself. I had been up since 5am, and I had just shot over the blue hour so it was now around 9pm. What better time, I thought, to head on over to nearby Malmö. Though the sensible thing for me to do would have been to grab dinner, go back to the hotel and then straight to bed, I opted to head on over to Malmö for 3 reasons.

First, I thought it would be pretty cool to go over the Øresund bridge. Yes, daytime where I can actually see things would have been cooler.
Second, I wanted to ‘tick’ another country off the list. Though I have set myself a goal of visiting a different foreign country during each month of this year, the chance to add a few more to the tally somehow became a ‘thing’ along the way. This was an easy one to add to the list.
Lastly, I really wanted to see this building. It’s called Turning Torso and it’s the tallest building in Scandinavia.

Luckily my desire to see it was greater than my desire to photograph it, because by the time I had jumped on a train, arrived in Malmö and walked to this location I was really tired and not very much in the mood for shooting. I had done no preparation in scouting locations, so simply figured out where the building was on the map and headed towards it, eventually arrived at the base, admired it, shot it from a few different angles, and then headed back to central Malmö to walk around a little more before going back to Copenhagen.

I know there are better angles to be had than this, which is a little skewed as it’s so tall and I didn’t leave enough room in my image to straighten it up in post.

However, I’m still really pleased to have been there and seen this place.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: “Canon EOS 5D Mark II”
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 10s