Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Picture of the Day #24

  Observatory Park. The new student housing in the center and Ekonomikum to the right.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Picture of the Day #20

  A result of the rainy days we've had in August. But puddles offer light a new path, turning the ground into a mirror, a portal to the sky. Not all bad, is what I mean!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Picture of the Day #19

The annual dramatization of the history of Uppsala, on the steps of the cathedral, involves many actors, both human and animal.
Update: I straightened the photo and removed the hand rails, by popular demand.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Picture of the Day #18

Election Day is approaching rapidly (25 days left) and the candidates are making appearances everywhere. Here, the Red-Green opposition parties warm the crowd on a square in central Uppsala. The left-party leader and arguably the best speaker of the bunch, Lars Ohly, tells what prevents him from staying in bed on lazy mornings - the thought of another four years with sitting PM Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Simon turns 1

  Yesterday, a sunny and quite warm August day, we celebrated the first birthday of Simon. He began his party by taking a nap. Later, he enjoyed cake and presents (?) and smiled when we sang for him. Later, everyone gathered by the playground and Simon and Valentina worked in the sand. Valentina also took the chance to place kisses on Simon's head. Simon is quite a little character!

If you're having trouble seeing the gallery, go to the Picasa Album.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Picture of the Day #17

  Isabel and Roberto flanking our distant relative Borja Gumuzio and his friend Iñaki on their visit. They live in Getxo, near Bilbao, where Isa & Rob resided this spring. The boys were in Sweden for the concert with Roxette in Halmstad. I feel sorry for those who stood behind them!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Picture of the Day #15

This agile dog is passing by at an incredible speed but still has time to look at me. Taken at 1/1250 sec.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Picture of the Day #13

A scene from the outdoor play titled "Fruarna Först!" ("Wives First!"), that was performed the past week. The drama evolves around the lives of famous women who have shaped the city. Yes, the man you see is also playing one of these women. I was passing by and managed to snap this moment in the show.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Picture of the Day #12

Valentina gets a kiss from an italian boy. Funny things can happen around small children and one should never let one's camera down. A chance meeting in the park turned into a brief romance.
I completely over-exposed this picture, but thought you'd still like to see it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Picture of the Day #11

Uppsalas newest and most colourful bridge, between Fyrisvallen and Svartbäcken.
Är man intresserad av Uppsalas broar och annat så kan jag tipsa om denna högintressanta blogg: Scribo.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Picture of the Day #9

  The heavy rainfall of Monday, 9th of August. Focusing really near and using the on-camera flash, set to rear curtain, gave this capture. If you wanted to, you could probably calculate the speed of the raindrops, knowing the shutter speed was 1/80 sec and the aperture was 3,5. But there are so many other things in life to do.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Picture of the Day #8

Please vote in the poll to the right!

Same concept as #4, but with a more generous depth of field. The last days' weather has been very mundane and not photo-friendly, I hope tomorrow will be better so I can keep this stream of fresh pictures coming!
If you are viewing these pictures from Buzz, I recommend going to my blog instead, linked in the header, because the pictures look much better with the black background.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Picture of the Day #7

The camping area of the Uppsala Reggae Festival. The music was pretty loud at my location (the bridge) and I made a mental note not to forget ear protectors if I decide to enter someday. It's fun to think that our little city can host such a big music event. Have fun kids! (Insert moral advice here)

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Picture of the Day #6

Remembering the moment in time when so many innocent souls were ripped from this world. A hideous moment, and a wound in all humanity. We must not let this moment pass, but keep it present. It is the least we can do.

Like previous years, there was a solemn ceremony to commemorate the victims of the first nuclear bomb, by the river in central Uppsala. Small lanterns were set into the stream and glided slowly away. And birds passed overhead in parallell.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Picture of the Day #5

Now, in early August, the Sun starts to go down earlier, striking a grassy field from the side. Nature's great blushing is in the making.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Picture of the Day #3

In lack of other models, one must use what is at hand, namely myself. Equipped with a tripod and a remote trigger, the self portrait is a breeze. Once you've found the right spot to stand on, that is. I mounted the flash above me, looking down, just to try it. It's good to try things in the uncommon fashion.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Picture of the Day #2

My mother at her previous workplace. Congratulations to the new job, mamma!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Photography Site Launched!

Tired of taking pictures of yourself from an arm's length away? Or having family pictures where there's always one member missing? Do you live in Sweden, pretty close to Uppsala?

Look no further.

I've just launched a new photography site, where I offer my services as a photographer.
Also, on the site are a number of photos. Some have been posted on this blog, others not.
It was about time that I collected and structured my best photos, and made something out of it.

Please, feel free to check it out! (it's in Swedish)

Picture of the Day #1

August is here and so is a new feature on this blog: Picture of the day! Expect a new image every day (or almost every day, can't promise..) and as always, you are more than welcome to comment.
Today's shows a dangerous place to park your bicycle, right next to the river. Every year, divers pull out dozens of two-wheelers from the shallow waters. I do see a practical reason for the colours, though, since your vehicle becomes instantly recognizable in the midst of thousands. And it looks really neat, too.