Ted Gärdestad – A Swedish Legend

Tonight the show “Så Mycket Bättre” (So Much Better) aired the last episode for the season. The artist in focus was Ted Gärdestad, tonight represented by his brother and the man who wrote all his lyrics, Kenneth Gärdestad.

If there was a hall of fame for Swedish musicians, Ted would surely be there.

This is a english version of “Fånga Min Ängel”.

 

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning

Stockholm In October

When it comes to photography I’ve always been a “all or nothing-guy”. At times I spend hours after hours just to get better, but at other times there can be 2 months without using my “normal” camera, and at that time just settling with my iPhone or other smaller devices.

In autumn though, the feeling always gets me. The colors, the air and so in. Magic!

Yesterday I got up early to take some photos of Stockholm. The weather channel had promised a great morning, and it was right! Amazing.

Half of these images (the sunny ones) are without any post-processing (except lens correction), while the others are using a specifik preset that I’ve developed over the last months. The preset is based on a preset I downloaded from Trey Ratcliff. I like the atmosphere it brings to the photo.

Best wishes for a great autumn!

© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - Stockholm - October Morning
© Pedro Hansson – Stockholm – October Morning
© Pedro Hansson - October - Sunny morning
© Pedro Hansson – October – Sunny morning

Words For The Weekend – Paulo Coelho

Some great words from one of my favorite writers, Paulo Coelho.

Avoid those who believe they are stronger than you, because they are actually concealing their own fragility.

Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness, but of humanity.

Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.

Stay close to those who are interested in opening only one important door: the door to your heart. They will never invade your soul without your consent or shoot a deadly arrow through that open door.

Friendship is like a river; it flows around rocks, adapts itself to valleys and mountains, occasionally turns into a pool until the hollow in the ground is full and it can continue on its way.

Just as the river never forgets that it’s goal is the sea, so friendship never forgets that its only reason for existing is to love other people

From: Manuscript found in Accra