The 365 project is back! Actually it never left after I took the 365th picture of 2018, I just kept going into the new year. I didn’t feel done with my one picture per day thing, partly because I didn’t upload the pictures daily during the year - I just stored them on my computer and inserted them into my book file, yet to be printed.
This year though, the still somewhat new and shiny 2019, I am going back to uploading the daily image to my Instagram account. I am widening my sources of images too, no longer restricting myself to cell phone shots only. As good as the Samsung S8+ is, I have snapped quite a few good ones with my (to me) new Kiev 60 medium format camera too, so I will include a few of them here and there as the year progresses, and possibly other analog photos as well.
The cover image is one of these negative scans that I’ll be including more of throughout the year. It was taken at the Dalby rock quarry which is now a swimming lake during the summer months. When I was there though on New Year’s Eve morning it was a foggy, very calm day with only the smallest of ripples in the water. I like this image for the tranquility of the picture, so it made for a good cover image of this first month’s wrap-up post.
Well…you gotta include the first image of the year, don’t you? This one was taken on New Year’s Day when a storm rolled in over the Skåne province and of course I headed to the ocean to see if I could capture any good pictures. Unfortunately I managed to scratch the SLR shots I took that day so I don’t have any images that REALLY portray how incredibly windy it was. At times it was hard to stand up straight even! The man in the picture had taken his bike to the coast, and I hope he’d done his driving mostly in head wind to get there, because if not, he’d have a rough ride home!
There’s something about railroad stations that appeal to me…perhaps it’s that sensation that you can just step onto a train and head out into the world for countless adventures…or the vibe of anticipation you can feel among people there on the platforms, either about to go somewhere or waiting to meet someone, a parent, a brother, a sister, a lover…or just a friend. I definitely like it! And when the lighting conditions are like they were that afternoon in Lund…that’s just a bonus!
I wrote under the first image that I didn’t really have any pictures that showed how intensely stormy it was on January 1, but that’s not quite true I guess. This picture, while uploaded to Instagram on January 18th, was also taken that day and it gives a small glimpse of the winds and crashing waves. With my film photography sometimes there’s a bit of a delay between taking the pictures, developing the film, scanning the film and processing the images, so this one is of that variety. I’m okay with that fact, images don’t have to be published or processed immediately, waiting a bit doesn’t hurt if it is a good image.
The Sunday morning had great sunshine and I figured, let’s go to the ocean! So I drove the 40 minutes or so south to get to Skanör, just about the most south-western part of Sweden you can reach, to shoot some cool beach scenes. However, as I drove along the peninsula leading to the beach the clouds started to assemble in front of me and I thought, oh shoot there goes the light (but not exactly in those words…). I did get a few moments of tolerable light though so it wasn’t a total waste of time going there.
This image was taken in central Malmö on a photowalk for the street photography group in my photo club. It’s of course not a street photography shot, more an architectural photo, but I still like it. The renaissance building (called Kompanihuset) really is this red, I’ve not done any oversaturating of the picture. There are a few buildings still left of the old, old, old Malmö and it’s cool to see them when you walk along the streets in photography mode.