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Merry Christmas

It’s easy to forget the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Therefore I want to share a picture I captured in the beautiful Cathedral of my home town. It’s from the baptismal chapel inside the Cathedral. The polyptych behind the baptismal font is dedicated to Maria Magdalena.

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!

A capture from the baptismal chapel in the Strängnäs Cathedral. In the background you can see a polyptych dedicated to Maria Magdalena.

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Church, Photo, Strängnäs

 

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The Gripsholm Castle at Midnight

I’m overwhelmed by the response on my last upload, picturing The Stockholm Town hall. It’s a picture that’s been on my list of captures I wanted to make for a long time. Last summer the conditions where perfect so I was lucky to pull it off. I’m very proud of that HDR and consider it to be one of my best. Here is another one that I had on my list for a long time, The Gripsholm Castle at night. This reflection requires perfect wind still and one night in July last year it happened and I jumped into my car and drove to Mariefred and found this magnificent view. The 5 exposures are captured around midnight. The longest exposure (+4) is 16 minutes so the mosquitoes where quite happy to feast on me while I was waiting. But the ducks where quite unhappy with me because I occupied the pier there they had their night rest. They where angrily swimming around in the foreground but because of the longtime exposures they did not spoil my HDR.

The Gripsholm Castle captured around midnight on perfect wind still night in July 2011. This HDR has been on my list of pictures I wanted to capture for a long time. Last summer I eventually found the right conditions to make it happen.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo

 

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The most popular veteran car

The poll is closed and you have selected the most popular veteran car. It was close race between two cars, the 1947 MG TC Midget and the 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster. But in the end the MG proved to be to the most popular with 29 % of the votes. A very good choise I would say! Congratulations to the Red British Beauty and thanks for everybody who participated in the voting!

A look behind the steering wheel of a1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.If you like this car vote for it at my blog![Vote for your favorite car]

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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Västerviken Panorama

Some places are just made for capturing as panoramic images. Places worth seeing in 180 degrees or more. I have two absolute favorite places that fall in to this category. I’ve made these panoramic images before, several times. But this one of Västerviken in Strängnäs, my hometown, I never made in HDR before. The panorama consists of four HDR-photos, captured on free hand, which I’ve stitched together. The captures is made just an hour before sunset when this view, IMO, is as most beautiful.

This Panorama HDR is captured at Västerviken in Strängnäs, Sweden, just before sunset!

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in Panorama, Photo, Strängnäs

 

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1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster

Last out in my veteran car week is a black beauty from Great Britain, a Triumph 1800 Roadster from 1948. Triumph Roadster was the first post war car from Britain’s Triumph Motor Company. A total of 4501 cars of this model was produced between 1946 and 1949. It came with two types of engines, a 1800 cc and a 2000 cc. This black beauty, with the smaller engine type, made a visit to Mariefred on the day of steam 2011. The last car with the Triumph brand was produced in 1984 but BMW currently own the trademark.

I hope you enjoyed these old beauties I presented under the theme “Veteran Car Week”. For sure I will continue take photos of cars but for now there will be HDR-photo with different motives on my blog.

A 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.

A look inside the coupe of a 1948 Triumph 1800 Roadster parked outside Mariefreds Värdshus on the Day of Steam 2011.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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1947 MG TC

The MG Car Company is a former British sports car manufacturer that was founded in the 1920s by the British engineer Cecil Kimber. Since 2007 MG is own by the Chinese automobile manufacturer Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. Best known for its two-seat open sports cars. The TC model was the first postwar MG, launched in 1945, and exactly 10,000 were produced between 1945 to 1950. This red beauty was spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam, 2011.

A look behind the steering wheel of a1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

A 1947 MG TC spotted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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1958 Pontiac Bonneville

Now we are on the last day of the veteran car week at my blog. But I still have some more old beauties I want to show you, so I decided to continue with cars a couple of days. Today’s upload is another Pontiac, we opened the week with a Star Chief from 1957 and we close it with a Bonneville from 1958. Pontiac is a automobile brand started by General Motors in 1926 and was terminated, due to the effects of the company’s financial problems, in 2009. The name Pontiac comes from the Indian chief of the Ottawa tribe who is famous for his role in Pontiac’s Rebellion against the British Army in 1763 to 1766. The Bonneville model was produced from 1957 to 2005 and got its name from the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, a site auto racing and most of the world’s land speed record runs. The Bonneville was introduced to the market in 1957 with a cabriolet. In 1958 they added a coupe, and it paced the Indianapolis 500 that year. This turquoise beauty from 1958 made a trip to Mariefred, on the Day of Steam 2011, where I spotted it and captured on picture.

Below you can see three HDR-pictures of the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, one of the exterior and two from the interior. There is a fourth HDR-picture of the exterior viewed from behind, you can see this picture in my collection at smugmug or flickr!

A 1958 Pontic Bonneville spoted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

A very nice decoration in a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, spoted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam 2011.

A look inside the coupe of a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, spoted in Mariefred on the Day of Steam.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2011 in Mariefred, Photo, Veteran Cars

 

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