February...the shortest month of the year and I managed to almost derail the yearlong project during the second half of the month. I completely lost the urge to upload pictures for far, far too many days. I've caught up with February's pictures now, but for a while there it was touch and go whether I'd keep it going or not. I knew from two previous attempts at doing a 365 project that there would come days when it'd be no fun to do the project; I just didn't think that would happen so soon this year! February is done now though, so here is my wrap-up post of the month's images.
The "cover image" is from Trollskogen ("The Troll Forest") outside Lund, Sweden on the last day of the month when there wasn't any snow. It's cool how some of the beech trees writhe and twist as if they're alive and serpentine. I can definitely see why the place got its name!
It's a good idea to change your perspectives sometimes, looking up, looking down etc in order to find that new perspective on an old location, and this is one of those moments. I was walking through the Lejonpassagen walkway in Malmö and glanced up when I passed this inner courtyard. I liked how the arches of all those windows and the straight lines pointing up into the sky work together.
I've always been a sucker for twisty roads like this...they make for an interesting image...you want to find out what's beyond that bend in the road. This was taken at Billebjer, near an old rock quarry that's now a swimming hole in the summer. There was practically no color to speak of that day, so the black and white treatment of the image was an easy choice.
This was taken during a photowalk in Helsingborg and their Light Festival. I don't know if this flower arrangement was made specifically for this event, but I thought it looked beautiful with the blue-ish light in the background. It was also an experiment in finding out what the new Galaxy S8+ could do with night photography and the selective focus function which blurs the background via software (to make it look more like photos taken on "real" cameras). All in all it turned out pretty nice I think.
This long pergola is at the Alnarp Agricultural University outside Lund. During the green season this is an area where it is very dark from all the vines and plants climbing up and over the walkway, but now during wintertime there's quite a bit of light, even on a cloudy February day.
Sunset and a perhaps exaggerated amount of post-processing...I don't know if this image works or not, but there is something about it that tickles my visual senses. I think it's the way I was able to shrink the bright parts of the image down to the center and still have it show something. This was taken in Staffanstorp, my hometown on a walk to and from the post office.
If the previous picture was full of post-processing...this one is even "worse". I was out at the new Western Harbor area of Malmö, Sweden to shoot some analog shots, but as always I had my phone with me in case there were other things to shoot. This is of course the lower part of Turning Torso, the tallest building in Sweden and other buildings near it. I had to massage it quite a bit in Snapseed to get some details in the sky back to where they look just a little bit like they did to my naked eye, but I think it works pretty well after that.