Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Droplet

Droplet
It's raining again. So the planned bike ride was canceled. As was the promenade. This is pretty much the only photo I have taken this weekend. A macro photo of water drops on a crocus flower. Using the silent zoom lens and three extension tubes this was as close as I could come.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spot the bird

Spot the bird
When the rain stopped yesterday, the mist rolled in. Which was good news for the photographer. I have shown you this tree a couple of times. It stood next to a two hundred year old barn at the Nödesta farm. The barn collapsed a few winters ago. Now it stands there on it's own but if you look closely you can spot a visiting hawk.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Under The Bridge

Under The Bridge
Art for commuters. If you travel by commuter train to and from Stockholm you can spot this graffiti art near the Jordbro station.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Anemone hepatica

Anemone hepatica Spring is on hold. It is way too cold for my liking. The sun is gone. Cycling past the little horse farm at the Bronze Age burial site I had to be careful as a group of people employed by the municipality were busy clearing the road and path from trees and shrubs. For some reason they decided to cut down all the apple trees that grows next to the horse pasture, I have stopped there several times to feed the horses but that will not happen again. As I continued my ride I decided to stop and see if I could find any more "blåsippor". And they were starting to pop up here and there, despite the cold weather. Not as photogenic as the polka dot version I found a few days ago, but still.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mirrors & Triangles

Triangles Water Tower Old and new design
Back in December I showed you a photo of one of the two old water towers in Handen. That was when the scaffolding was on it's way up. Now it is on it's way down again. And then they will start on the second tower. The new facade is called Mirrors/Triangles. Designed by HMXW architects. You can see a few illustrations at their website. The facade is made from aluminum. The triangles will change color with the daylight. The towers will also be lit up during the night. I took the photos from three different locations. I took the last photo from the top of a hill on the other side of the motorway, and I was quite sure that I was the only person shooting from up there but when I climbed up a few people with tripods were on their way down.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Snowdrops but no snow

Snowdrops
Snowdrops seen in Västerhaninge. The snow we got on Friday evening is now just a memory. Most of it is already gone and it looks like we will have another warm day today.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Winter Morning

A Winter Morning
This was how the old Hammar estate in Tungelsta looked on Saturday morning. A real Winter morning. Cold, snowy, a blue sky and strong sunshine.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ye Old Farm Building

Ye Old Farm Building
Seven months in now in this project. Winter and the cold weather returns. Oh, and there was a horse in the pasture but it refused to pose in front of the old warehouse.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
A sudden change in the weather. Just as we passed spring equinox and had seen at least one month of Spring, Winter returned. This was the scene at the old tree this morning.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring equinox

Blåsippa
Cycling through the Bronze Age burial ground in Jordbro yesterday I parked the steel horse and walked into the forest to see if I could find the first "blåsippa" of the year. And that is what I did. I used one of the extension tubes together with the pancake lens to get a little closer. While shooting I heard someone mentioning my bike so I walked back out to the path and had a little chat with Nils-Martin Nilsson, who was out on a spring promenade together with a female friend. My photo blogging buddy Lasse beat me with a few days with his blåsippor photos, but I can take that!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Military camouflage

Military camouflage
Met up with a long time flickr friend yesterday. We have commented on each others photos for many years now, but never met IRL. The meeting place was of course my favorite cafe, Malmens Konditori in Handen. Bengt (he is in the military), wanted to thank me for some photography advice so he treated me to a tasty meatball sandwich. We then enjoyed our coffee and tea outside. The outdoor veranda is still in the shade so we just took a couple of chairs with us and walked around the corner where the sun was shining from a blue sky. It was nice to take a portrait again, been a while since I last did that.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis
I have to confess to not knowing what I was doing. Closing in on Midnight we could see the Northern Light at home. So I took the wide angle lens with me and tried a few different settings from a few different places at Bergdalen. I wasn't all that happy with the result. But it was an unusual feeling sitting on the top of the hill seeing it for the first time.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Female catkin

Kotte
Swedish word of the day, that you probably can't pronounce correctly. Gråalkotte. Grey alder, female catkin. Around a centimeter long. The tree grows next to the path near the old tree.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Norway Spruce

Spruce
They can grow to be sixty meters high, the spruces. This one is a Norway spruce. It grows next to the stairs at the veranda at home. I guess it is around two meters high now. This was as close as I could come (hand-held that is), when I tried a few macro photos of the leaves.