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Break

This blog have a rest for the remainder of this week. I need a break to get my inspiration back. So this will be the only HDR this week. It’s from my archives, a picture I took in Söderköping last spring. Söderköping is a very picturesque small town in Östergötland, Sweden, just south of Norrköping. The capture is made a couple of hours before sunset, IMO the perfect time to capture beautiful pictures. See you next week!

A view from Söderköping, Sweden. The building in the middle is the old town hall.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2011 in Photo, Söderköping

 

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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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Guds hand

Carl Milles sculpture Guds hand, God’s hand in English, can be seen on many places in the world. Tokyo, Melbourne, Beijing and Millesgården at Lidingö is a few example of cities where you can see God’s hand. But the original sculpture stands in the city park of Eskilstuna. Carl Milles, a Swedish sculptor best known for his fountains, had his own left hand as role model for this sculpture. He said that the hand, more than any other body part, spoke about the character of a man.

Carl Milles sculpture Guds hand, God's hand, at the city park in Eskilstuna. You can fid out more about Carl Milles and God's hand at my blog.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Eskilstuna, Photo

 

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Profilen

My favorite time for shooting pictures is the hours before sunset, the Golden Hour. The low light beautifully iluminate and colors everything in its way in golden golors and tones. The sky has a very nice light blue color at this time and if there’s any clouds in the skay they are very beautiful too.

A view from Eskilstuna some hours before sunset. The obelisk standing in the fountain is called Profilen and the church in the background is Kloster kyrka.

This HDR-picture is captured at Nybroplan in Eskilstuna, the town where I was born and lived for 30 years. The obelisk in the fountain is called Profilen, the Profile, because every section of it is a relief of a human face in profile. The fountain also contains 6 bronze urns and several figures that symbolise the history of Eskilstuna. In the background you can see Kloster kyrka. Kloster kyrka is somtimes is nicknamed “Sweden’s last cathedral” since it’s the largest church built, in Nordic contries, in modern time. Despite its size and the two towers it’s not a cathedral. The cathedral of the diocese is located in Strängnäs.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Eskilstuna, Photo

 

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The Winter Palace

I haven’t abandoned this blog but I need to post more frequently!

Talking about Saint Petersburg, the most well known building in Piter is without doubt the Winter Palace. This was the official residence of Russian Tsars from 1732 until the last of them, Nicholas II, abdicated in 1917. The majestic palace we today view from the Palace square is the fourth Winter Palace built. The first Winter Palace was, unlike the present version, a modest building of two main floors under a slate roof. As Piter grew the Winter Palace was replaced by bigger and more splendid versions. The present version, built in Elizabethan Baroque style, is designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli and was originally commissioned by Tsaritsa Anna. But during the reign of Tsaritsa Elizabeth the original plan was changed and a new scheme to build a colossal Winter Palace was adopted. However, Rastrelli did not complete the Place before Elizabeth’s death. So it was only Tsaritsa Catherine the Great and her successors who could enjoy the magnificent Palace as their residence. Today the Winter Palace houses the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and most respected art museums in the world.

This HDR-picture of the Winter Palace towards Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya is captured just before sunset. Beautiful colours aren’t they?

A capture of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at sunset. The Winter Palace (Зимний дворец) was the official residence of the Russian Tsars from 1732 to 1917. The palace was constructed on a monumental scale that was intended to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia. It was designed by many architects, most notably Bartolomeo Rastrelli, in what came to be known as the Elizabethan Baroque style.The Winter Palace was built between 1754 and 1762 for Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great. Unfortunately, Elizabeth died before the palace’s completion and only Catherine the Great and her successors were able to enjoy the sumptuous interiors of Elizabeth’s home. Many of the palace’s impressive interiors have been remodelled since then, particularly after 1837, when a huge fire destroyed most of the building. Today the Winter Palace, together with four more buildings arranged side by side along the river embankment, houses the extensive collections of the Hermitage. The Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most respected art museums in the world.

And a view from the Palace square.

A capture of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at sunset. The Winter Palace (Зимний дворец) was the official residence of the Russian Tsars from 1732 to 1917. The palace was constructed on a monumental scale that was intended to reflect the might and power of Imperial Russia. It was designed by many architects, most notably Bartolomeo Rastrelli, in what came to be known as the Elizabethan Baroque style.The Winter Palace was built between 1754 and 1762 for Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great. Unfortunately, Elizabeth died before the palace’s completion and only Catherine the Great and her successors were able to enjoy the sumptuous interiors of Elizabeth’s home. Many of the palace’s impressive interiors have been remodelled since then, particularly after 1837, when a huge fire destroyed most of the building. Today the Winter Palace, together with four more buildings arranged side by side along the river embankment, houses the extensive collections of the Hermitage. The Hermitage Museum is the largest art gallery in Russia and is among the largest and most respected art museums in the world.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in History, Photo, Saint Petersburg

 

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Roofscape

At the terrace behind Saint Mary’s Cathedral you can see a beautiful view over Visby roofscape and the Baltic Sea. This is a perfect view enjoy a wonderful sunset and the mighty silhouette of the Cathedral.

This is in my opinion the most beautiful of our 13 cathedrals (domkyrkor) in Sweden, the Cathedral of Saint Mary (Sankta Maria Domkyrka in Swedish) in Visby, Gotland.Out of the many churches that existed in medieval Visby only one remains in service, Saint Mary's Cathedral (13 other remains as church ruins).  Construction of the church, dedicated to Virgin Mary, begun in the late 1100’s on funds donated by German merchants. The church also known as “Our dear wife´s church” during medieval times was originally built as a guest church for German merchants but after a fire destroyed the German parish church of Saint Nicolai the church was inaugurated as a parish church for both the German and Gutnish parishes. After the church of Saint Hans was abandoned in 1533 the church of Saint Mary remained the only parish church of Visby. Many of the other churches were burnt down when Lübeck invaded Visby in 1525, but Saint Mary's was spared. When the Diocese of Visby was founded in 1572, Saint Mary becomes a cathedral.

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2011 in Photo, Visby

 

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