Monday, February 19, 2018

Svin-Kalles Affär

Svin-Kalles Affär
The pub, (and pizza place), in Tungelsta. Today called Vaskos. The first owner of the house was Svante Vitus Carlsson, locally known as Svin-Kalle. It is said that the big building that was a convenient store for many years was moved to it's current location near the commuter station from the village of Fors, a few kilometres away, a little over a century ago. Local historians have tried unsuccessfully so far to find any real evidence of the move. The reason for the possible move was the new railway line Nynäsbanan that opened for traffic here back in 1901.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Winter Diptych

Winter Diptych
Haven't done one of these for a while. Left side of the diptych, without the snow is from the third of January of this year. Right side from seventeenth of January. This is still a busy construction site so no one has moved in here yet. Both photos shot with the same lens and camera.

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Dancing Building

The Dancing Building
The reflection in the dancing building at Rudsjöterrassen in Handen has changed quite a bit since I last was here with a camera. The big office building near the commuter station has undergone a big renovation, and has a new color.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Anläggningsbil

Anläggningsbil
Swedish word of the day. Anläggningsbil. Dump truck. From Lillgården in Tungelsta. A second roundabout is under construction here along Stavsvägen next to the new row houses and apartment complexes. I took the photo from the new walkway that crosses the big field at Lillhammar.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Not going out

Not going out
This is Tindra. She got tired of living with the neighbours sixteen years ago so she moved in at my place. The neighbours had another cat,(her sister actually), and a very bad dog, Benny, a big old boxer. They are all gone today but Tindra is still with us. The neighbour, (who has a new dog these days), comes over with cat food every now and then, something Tindra seems to like. She comes and goes as she pleases. She is getting old now so she prefers sleeping indoors before patrolling the neighbourhood, especially during the long cold Winters. This Winter a big, and kind of dangerous looking cat have been seen at the veranda where Tindra hangs out with the local birds so she has stayed indoors a bit more over the last few months.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Through the Trees

Through the Trees
Abandoned house at Lillhammar in Tungelsta. The last owner was an eccentric Norwegian. A few more photos and facts about the property and it's history in my Bremberg, Lillhammar set.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Up a tree

Up a tree
The birds are back. I'm starting to hear them sing here and there, which is a good sign. And the sun is shining again. You can actually feel the sun-rays on your face if you sit outside in the 3C temperature which I did today while rereading a Haruki Murakami novel.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

1998 Camaro

Camaro
I bought a new lens today. Nothing special, a very cheap zoom lens, the Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro, got it for 950SEK. This was the first photo I took with it. A 1998 Camaro. I chatted with the owner for a while, he asked me a few technical questions about photography. Then when I showed him a few flickr snaps from a car meet last year, he spotted a photo of his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. After that I took out the nifty fifty and shot a bokeh-panorama of his red Camaro. Tried my best to explain that technique while firing away at f/1.8.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Crepuscular ray

Crepuscular ray
A recent sunset photographed from home. I noticed the ray, ran for the camera, snapped a few photos and then it was gone, obviously someone must have been beamed up.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Fact of the day

Fact of the day
Sweden is currently, (national average), under 46 centimetre of snow. And today might be a national ice day, which means that it will be freezing in the whole country for 24 hours. Stay warm. Facts borrowed from SMHI.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Minimalism

Minimalism
Tiny window at one of the new row houses at Lillgården. If I had to guess I would say that this is a bathroom window. I noticed it the day they set up the building and have wanted to shoot a photo of it ever since. I like this sort of minimalism. The wall is green but I figured it would look better in black and white. If you are curious you can see the the building if you click here.