And once again it’s time for a monthly wrap-up post on my 365 project (after a one-week hiatus in my posting). The months just seem to fly by…it almost feels like it was yesterday I was out there in February freezing various body parts off shooting images for this project. Nah, not really…it actually has been quite awhile since then and I’ve amassed quite a lot of pictures in my project since, passing the 200 mark during the month of July!
The cover image for this post is from Petrikyrkan (St:Peter’s Church) in Malmö, the biggest church in the city. I was in there on a blisteringly hot day when my dad and I had gone into the city for some street photography and it was blissfully cool and calm inside the church, compared to the heat and bustle outside. I saw the light streaming down from the windows onto these three chairs and given christianity’s emphasis on the trinity of the father,son and holy ghost this picture was pretty much a given. Good thing my Kiev 60 medium format camera was able to catch it as well as it did!
I shot this at the Battle for Trelleborgen, one of several reenactments of the Viking era that take place during the summer months, where there are markets and staged battles that show what they think life was like back in those days, more than a thousand years ago. It’s fun to visit and you get ample opportunities to shoot interesting images. What was especially fun for me this year was that I got to bring my nephew along for his first visit. It was a pity that the weather had been atrocious the day before, so the attendance wasn’t very high. Still he enjoyed it so much that he insisted his family (a.k.a. my brother et al.) should go to a medieval festival a few weeks later (where the crowds were a lot bigger…according to the nephew).
Sometimes you just have to go for the super cute, don’t you? I’ve got a few pictures of the family’s favorite four-legged member in my 365 feed already, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this scene! Molly doing a very comfortable lounge in my brother’s arms…she’s definitely a lap dog, that’s for sure!
This image is one of the pictures I took at the “Söderto Fortress” that I wrote about in my last blogpost. In short, a slightly nutty farmer thought he’d build his farm into a bomb shelter for when the Soviets would invade Sweden (which obviously never happened), and the place has been left abandoned since he passed away in 1975. All the pictures I took of the place can be seen in the last post on this blog.
I had the pleasure of attending the Landskrona Carnival for the first time this year and it was a lot more cosmopolitan and international than I thought it would be (although given the percentage of first and second generation immigrants and refugees living in Landskrona it shouldn’t have been a surprise) and that was a pleasant experience. Lots of samba dancers, drum bands (man they were loud as they passed within a foot or so of my position!) and a very good time that was had by all, audience as well as the very sweaty dancers. I’ve culled my photos from that day down from the original 532 to under 120 so I think my next blog post will be highlights of those pictures. I am definitely NOT going to fill a blogpost with all 120!
I snapped this picture as I was making my way underneath the railroad tracks in Landskrona after the carnival. I call it snapped, because it was just that…a quick turnaround, click and I had this image on the phone. I’ve of course tweaked it in Snapseed to get the look you see here, but I had the idea to try and catch some silhouettes against the bright light at the stairs in the background before I turned around. Sometimes it works to be quick and sometimes it doesn’t. Good that this was a case of the former!