Another month has gone by and we're now into June of my 365 year. Soon I'll even be halfway to the finish line, and it still feels like fun, although it's a bit of a challenge to come up with something new every day, something you've not shot before. But hey, that's part of the fun, to challenge oneself a bit.
As with my previous wrap-ups I've picked 5 images (plus a "cover image") from the previous month to write a little bit about, something that goes a little bit beyond the hash tags I put on them as I put them up on Instagram.
The cover image is from the Hyllie train station, the last station before the bridge to Denmark and quite a busy transport hub. I spotted these three overlooking the tracks and to me it looked like they were waiting for someone (the mother perhaps?). This image was quite bland straight out of the phone's camera, but with some tweaking in Snapseed I managed to make it look at least somewhat interesting. I think it is partly due to the backlighting from the large windows behind them, something that did not come through enough in the unprocessed image.
An image from the cup final between Malmö FF (my team) and BK Häcken from Gothenburg. Malmö had just scored a goal and things were definitely looking up. When they scored another one things looked even better...sadly though the game didn't turn out a success. The other team won after overtime and penalties. Aw well...there's always a new game soon enough!
This was an experiment to see if the phone's camera could capture the large dynamic range of the street at the bottom of the frame and the colorful sky above. I'd say it was a successful experiment...especially after a bit of a spruce up in Snapseed and "tickling" the contrast values.
This was taken during a photowalk with the group Instagramers Malmoe which I've joined a few times. The image is from the shooting gallery (where archers and musketeers would stand to shoot at attackers) at Malmöhus Castle in Malmö. We were taken on a guided tour through a few areas that the general public don't have access to, and that was very interesting...although quite claustrophobic in some places...especially the old dungeons with its damp and spiderweb infested cells!
One of the most fun aspects of photography for me is to show my photos to the general public and this photo is from an event where that happens. Planket is a one day event in Folkets Park, Malmö where you put up your images on a fence (or in my case a white board that I put on the fence and then the pictures on that) and then you hope that the turnout is as great as possible. This year it definitely was, and unlike previous years the time felt like it flew by with all the old friends, new friends and curious onlookers came by to see what we put up on the fence.
At the end of May the Sci-Fi bookstore in Malmö re-opened in a new and larger location and to celebrate this there was a parade where people were encouraged to show their inner geek to the world. I can't say I could identify all the costumes (my knowledge of manga and anime is pretty much non-existant) but I could of course pick out an elf and a hobbit from Tolkien's world!