Half the year is now done and I’ve amassed 181 pictures in my project. Just 184 to go and this year will be done. “Just” 184 pictures. That does feel like quite a challenge when you put it like that, but I also thought it’d be tricky to put up the first 181. It’s actually been a pretty relaxed project this year so far, mostly because I’ve allowed myself some slack when it comes to what camera to use. No longer restricting myself to just cell phone shots was a good thing for sure! It’ll (probably) be pretty smooth sailing to the finish line I think.
(Although by writing that I’ve no doubt jinxed myself in some weird way…aw well…we’ll see what happens!).
The cover image for this post is one I took while I went to the Copenhagen Photo Festival. This year they had located the Festival Center to an old shipyard long since abandoned, where there’s also a conglomeration of various food trucks (more like food containers though). Lots of yummy food to be had from all over the world…but also this strange scene where someone made the decision to schlepp an Airstream up on top of all the containers. Why? I have no idea, but it definitely looked odd!
I took this picture at the assembly area for this year’s Nerd Parade in Malmö. It’s held in honor of Douglas Adams on the day of his death (as if there is ever a need for a reason for cosplayers to dress up? I don’t think so!). I took this picture with my big medium format camera and even though it might look a bit intimidating this dad had no problems with me snapping a picture of his little Mario grabbing some lunch (yep, I cleared it with him first. Taking pictures of kids CAN be a tricky situation otherwise.)
Another image from the Nerd Parade done on medium format. This tiny dog was absolutely adorable in his little crocheted armor and helmet. I mean, how can you NOT take a picture of that? Another picture where I cleared it with the main person before. It’d be kind of creepy to get this close to take a picture without having actual permission for it. The 80 mm lens on the Kiev doesn’t really have THAT much reach so yeah, not a good idea!
Sometimes you don’t really have to go far to find interesting things to take pictures of! This was taken about ten minutes’ walk from where I live. A huge field is currently not being farmed, so various meadow flowers have taken over, including a multitude of poppies, staining the field a lovely red color. I crouched down low to get this angle, no doubt amusing drivers passing by just a few feet behind me when they saw my scrawny rear end and the rest of me sticking into the poppy field!
The things you see when family is having fun…this is my brother demonstrating that yes, he can still do cartwheels even though he’s 40+. (he’ll get me for that one I know. :-D). We were celebrating midsummer and after the ample food we had a bit of fun in the garden with various games and since my niece is part of a cheerleading team and demonstrated how to do cartwheels my brother had to do the same. Let me just say that the niece was a lot more graceful in her moves!
For a whole week a lot of different sports have centered around Malmö for their annual championships, and the local people get to see sports they’ve probably not seen a whole lot of before. Case in point, the national tug of war championship that took place right next to the Ribersborg beach that was full of sun worshippers and swimmers on the hottest day of the year so far (close to 30 degrees C in the shade…of which there was very little). These guys definitely pulled that rope to the utmost of their abilities, and what impressed me the most was that they were actually able to get up and do it again and again. I’d be totally dead after just one pull!