Tourists and Residents

This easter we wanted to show the kids our countrys capitol. While both my wife and I have been there many times over the years, I cannot say the same for the children. So we decided to take a mini-break and play national tourists.

Copenhagen is marvellous. A 3 hour drive from Aarhus makes it well within reach of a quick drive. The distances in our small country isn’t really a hindrance for anything.

Planning a trip containing both amusements and cultural highlights isn’t easy when the childrens ages range from 2 over 5 to 7.

We decided not to stress anything, and just plan on showing them “Rundetårn” and the Royal Palace of Amalienborg. A tour of the canals was a must as well. We also had plans for the Zoo, but apparently the kids wanted to visit the streetfood market instead!

On the trip I brought my trusty X70, X-Pro2 with the XF23mm f/1.4 and the XF35mm f/2 as well as my newly acquired Leica M240 with the 35mm Summicron and the 50mm Summilux. A great combination where I could switch between a 50 on one body and a 35 on the other, as well as having a 28 in my pocket.

Copenhagen was, as usual, alive with all sorts of characters. And we really had some great weather as well. Cold, but sunny. I sorted the images in days. Day 4 was in part spent visiting my mother in the small city of Haderslev in the south of Denmark.

So. Here’s my little visual travel itinerary.


Day 1 – Characters and views

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Day 2 – Lights and Boats


Day 3 – Soldiers and quarterly culinary


Day 4 – Outbound and Safety

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14 thoughts on “Tourists and Residents

  1. Those pictures are THE TITS! Awesome!!!!!
    Love the X-pro2 files, in fact I’ve tought some were taken with the M240 instead of the X-pro2.

    Keep up the good work!!!

  2. Dear Jonas, nice photos as usually 🙂 I would like to ask if you are able to compare picture quality – Fuji XPro2 with 35F2 and Leica M240 + 50 MM… do keep a price in mind. I am just looking for pictures evaluation…

  3. Great photos! I am considering the X-Pro2 with some lenses (probably 23mm and 35mm to start) as my first foray into a “pro” setup. I currently have the canon 650d with a couple of basic lenses. What I admire about your work is how you’re able to get some great shots done while the family is with you. I can’t even get 10 pictures taken on a walk in the woods or to the Beach with my two boys (aged 6 and 9)…. Please share if you have any tricks in this regard! Well done og bedste hilsner fra Claus i Dublin.

  4. Beautiful images throughout! I just bought the X70 after reading your review, and am really having a blast with it. Never would have imagined taking so many selfies with my two kiddos, and loving that so much 🙂

  5. Hi Jonas,
    Thank you for your post as always! I really enjoy your posts and images! So magnificent and lovely!
    I have been wondering how you get close to people with your 35mm when you take the photos at the street. Since I also have been taking street photos for a while however I cannot seem to get close enough to take the images like you. Do you simply crop them upon post processing or is there any tips for that? I would appreciate if you could give your advice.
    Thank you so much!
    JOE from Japan

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