After a week full of photo club events and two one-day exhibitions where I had pictures on display, today has been a blissfully laid back Sunday. Even though for a few moments the sun showed up, I didn't feel the urge to go out there, camera in hand. Instead I took some time to go through and edit photos from two weekends ago when I was part of a Facebook photo group photowalk to the gardens around the Alnarp Agricultural University.Read More
It's been awhile since I wrote on this blog, so I figured it's time to write about the walk I did during the 9th Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that occurred on October 1st, 2016. This year I took part in the one that happened in Malmö, Sweden (I've done the walk in Copenhagen a few times before).Read More
Outside my window the snow is falling and the lawns below are slowly getting more and more covered in white, making for a very monotone landscape. The images in today's post (taken at the beginning of the month) are also quite monotone in nature, apart from some very bright color splashes here and there.Read More
There are few weeks when I've not taken a single picture with my trusty Canon DSLR, but this has been one of those. The weather has simply been...well...November is a good way to describe it. And Swedish November at that...which means seriously crappy light for photography! Also, it's NaNoWriMo now, that month of the year when writing takes center stage for me, which means I don't mind leaving the big camera in the backpack for a bit!Read More
Today's post is images from a photowalk I did at the end of October in Malmö, Sweden with a local photography group on Facebook. It was fun to do, and it's always cool to do those with new people, to enjoy the social aspect of photography.Read More
I took a brief walk in Malmö the other day to get my photography back in gear after a bit of a bout with a cold and while I didn't walk for very long I got a few shots that I'm okay with sharing. Fall is definitely upon us, and people have begun to switch out their colorful summer wardrobe for more somber colors. Still a few weeks to go though before we all descend into Ingmar Bergman territory, wardrobe-wise, so best to make the most of it!
It's interesting to see that there are a lot of people out and about walking around with guide books and maps in Malmö, to an extent that I didn't see just a few years ago. Lots of tourists must do wonders for the hotel and restaurant businesses!
Swedes love their phones...some seem unable to leave them be for even the briefest of moments.... (I should know...I'm one of those people, even though I'm working on leaving the thing in my pocket more).
Sometimes though a face to face conversation is just better than using our phones!
It's almost the middle of September and fall is definitely upon us. With cold mornings and that almost crisp air when the skies are clear. I don't mind, although I wish we'd had one of those long-lasting heatwaves that just settles for awhile this summer. But then again, it's Sweden we're talking about, so heatwaves are not too common!
Still...park life happens at all times of the year, fall, winter, spring OR summer, and the images in this blog post are all taken in and around Pildammsparken on a late afternoon in September 2015.Read More
During the month of November it generally is very gray and dark in Sweden, so it's perfectly timed to participate in NaNoWriMo, since it is not exactly photography weather most of the time. However, if you sit in front of your computer day in, day out you're eventually going to go bonkers (at least I think I would), so I've still been outside, if only to get a bit of grayish daylight into my eyes.
Of course I bring my camera too (I wouldn't be me otherwise), but there still hasn't been much photography this month. Here are a few of the fall-related pictures I've taken this month though, just within a mile or so from where I live.
They're all taken with my Canon 600d and a 50 mm 1.8 lens (since my zoom lens has been in the repair shop for a large part of the month), and I find it intriguing to try to take the shots with a fixed focus lens sometimes. It makes you zoom with your feet, so you get a workout on top of getting your images (albeit a very small workout!). They've been processed in Adobe Lightroom 3, where I've increased contrasts and color to make them "pop" better on screen.