Outside the colors have just started to turn towards yellow, red and brown rather than various shades of green, which means that the summer months are now just about over. It's also time for my eighth wrap-up post for this year's "one picture per day project".
As before I have one "cover image" and five other images that I write a little bit more about. If you're interested in seeing more of my Instagram 365 project all the images can be found under each month if you click the Instagram 365 menu on the left.
My August cover image is from a Sunday morning when a rather spectacular cloud formation passed overhead. I only had enough time to step outside, snap a few pictures and scurry back inside before a ridiculous amount of rain and thunder descended upon the neighborhood. But this sky was definitely worth getting at least a little bit wet for!
It's always a treat to shoot at Pride Parades (I did one in Helsingborg the day before I did the one in the picture above). This year's edition in Malmö was great fun with all the colorful people, clothes and banners, and everyone's happy faces. However, a few moments after I snapped this picture with the Malmö Live complex in the background a tropical downpour began (it had been lurking in the background for a little while so it wasn't exactly a surprise). Not that it bothered the participants much, they were still happy and dancing, but us photographers on the sideline tried to find some sort of cover. Fortunately I found a doorway that was deep enough that I could still shoot while being out of the most of the rain.
It's been said again and again that photography is all about the light, and while it is a bit of a cliche it also happens to be true. No light means no pictures. So when I came across light like this in central Malmö one day I simply had to take a photo of it! The light reflecting in the glass facade and onto the cobblestones looks almost surreal, and I like it very much.
This image is taken just a few yards away from the one above, but in this image the light isn't really as important. I found the scene with this older man sitting in his lawn chair doing book keeping in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Malmö Festival interesting and an enjoyable display of contrasts. The Festival is a week of streets full of pedestrians and vendors of all kinds and to find a quiet moment like this isn't easy.
I would call this a snapshot of daily life. Two dogs barking it out...makes me wonder what they were saying to each other. Somehow I think it was nowhere near as threatening as dogs' barks sometimes sound to our ears. Perhaps they were just very keen on saying hello?
The final picture in this wrap-up is taken, as the name implies, under a full moon not too far away from my home, where during the summer months there are always horses grazing in this field. This was a trial exposure to see if the light was enough and with a bit of post-processing done to it I think it turned out good. I'm repeatedly surprised by the capabilities of the LG G4 to take good pictures in less than ideal lighting conditions!