Saturday, November 18, 2017

High-rise

Highrise Highrise
Two abstract photos. Taken ten days apart at the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve. The reflection is a new one, it's the 18-storey high-rise Brf Blicken, still under construction so I will aim my camera at it from all sorts of different angles.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Laxknut

Laxknut
Very old Swedish word of the day. Laxknut. Dovetail joint. As seen on an abandoned building during a very muddy walk yesterday in a forest behind the Hesslingby estate in rural Österhaninge.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mikael

Mikael
This is Mikael. My barber going back a few decades now. When he first cut my hair I was your typical Swedish kid with blonde hair and he was the opposite with very black hair. Neither of us had a beard. Today we both have gray hair and a little beard. Weird that! Photo taken at his hair saloon earlier today. Shot with my new zoom lens at f/2.8, at 200mm.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's getting colder again

It's getting colder again
From a visit to the nature park Slätmossen. I often photograph the greenery from the little bridge but on this day I focused on the leaf on the railing.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November Sun

November Sun Gorgeous and she knows it
Arriving to the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve yesterday I noticed a familiar couple out on one of the piers. We met briefly in December of last year at the other end of the lake. The little dog knows that it is very photogenic so it struck a pose as I walked out onto the pier.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Empty Seats

Empty Seats
Times change. These stadium seats were used by the football club Tyresö FF at Tyrestavallen just a few years ago. That was back when Marta and a few other world class players played for the very successful team. Then the club went bankrupt and Marta lost a million SEK. All the players left, and that was the end of that. Earlier this year the Haninge municipality got a phone call from the neighbouring municipality. They wanted to know if IFK Haninge wanted the seats for free. If so, just come and get them. And now they sit at the football pitch at Torvalla since about a week or two. Go IFK!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
I hadn't planned to visit the old tree this week, but yesterday I got a request from a flickr user in Hyderabad, India. Abir Khalil, artist and animator, and she wanted to use an old monochrome photo of the tree for a painting, so I sent her the original file before heading over to the tree for an updated view. Photo taken with my Chinese 35mm lens.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scaffolding

Scaffolding
Haven't been out much with the camera this last week, but here is a photo of Brf Blicken, the new high-rise building currently under construction at the huge Haningeterrassen project in central Handen. Shot with the new Canon zoom lens using one of my Viltrox teleconverter extenders.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Migratory Bird Stopover

Canada Geese
There was a man sitting on a bench down by the water at the Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve. He was on the phone with someone while casually throwing bread to the birds so I walked over for a few snaps of the geese.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Kontorsfönster

Kontorsfönster
I have a photo album at flickr called Swedish word of the day. Kontorsfönster means office window. This window can be seen at Rudsjöterrassen in Handen. The building is undergoing a lengthy restoration at the moment and the area itself will be a busy building site for the next decade, so I can often be seen here with my camera.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Late Autumn

Late Autumn
I got bored with just shooting evening photos for a month so here is a photo from a short visit to the tiny beach at the Upper lake at Rudan in Handen. It was a fine Autumn day, no wind at all so I figured that any photo would give a good reflection in the water. Had a chat with an elderly couple who had lived in the area for more than sixty years. They told me a little about how Handen had changed over that time period, and that really is a lot of change.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Sphere reflection

Sphere Reflection
Afternoon snap of a sphere reflection as the sun sets over Handen. Taken with the zoom lens and one of the Viltrox extenders. Cropped a bit. You might be able to see a building or two in the reflection here, but I think I will have to go back and try zooming in with both the Viltrox magnification teleconverters mounted.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Sunset Reflections

Sunset
Another November sunset. The Water Towers in Handen changes color all the time because of the new design made by the HMXW-architects. I took this photo with the help of one of my two new Viltrox extenders on the new zoom lens. To see how different the towers can look check out the rest of my photos in my flickr set.