A Bit of B&W: Leif Shetlands Larsen

Leif Shetlands Larsen

In the center of Bergen, Norway, this statue stands imposingly on a harbor pier. It really stood out. People took to sitting around the statue and birds found the top of the statue to be a nice perch. I didn’t have time to read about who this statue is of, but thanks to the internet I figured out it is of Leif Larsen. He was a naval officer and the most highly decorated Norwegian in WWII. History has so many details, it is amazing how it seems you can never learn it all.

I liked this angle because it looks like he is looking at something out in the distance at sea… in reality the statue faces only the pier and market. The bird pitched on his head gave it a special touch. I increased the clarity, contrast and emphasized the lens vignette to give it a more dramatic look. I hope Leif Larsen would have liked this picture!

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF 15-85mm at 85mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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