Woman walking in snow

© Pedro Hansson - Snowfall in Stockholm - Nikon D7000
© Pedro Hansson – Woman walking in snow – Nikon D7000 – http://www.facebook.com/saarimner

Currently we’re receiving a lot of snow here in Stockholm. The airport is closed, the public transportation system is out, but the roads are still pretty ok.

It may sound strange but I kind of like these situations (as long as nobody gets hurt), because it brings people together. Everybody is friendly, and starts to talk to each other without anything more to talk about than the current weather. Maybe that explains why Londonders and Dubliners are among the most friendly people in the world (due to all rain)?! 🙂

This is a pic from the early stages of the snowfall, and it actually snows even more right now. But as long it’s possible to stay inside there is no reason for complaining.

Best of wishes for the evening

Morning walk


Winter morning Norra Mälarstrand, Stockholm
@Pedro Hansson – Winter morning Norra Mälarstrand, Stockholm – Nikon D7000

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
― Steve Martin

The first snow has arrived in Stockholm just in time for Advent.

Cold days like this are super for a morning stroll, and when it comes to many photographers best time of the day, “The Golden Hour”, it’s great for us Swedes that we easily can combine a good long sleep and still enjoy those early moments. At least in Winter….

Entered Rodposse. Photo Challenge

Earlier today I entered Rodposse. photo contest. I’m not sure whether I’ll fit or not, but I thought that I might do something more with my photos.

Link to the contest: http://rodposse.com/2012/11/19/15th-challenger-the-dogs/

My contribution was a photo from a while back, that I thought turned out well, especially when it comes to lighting.

Best wishes for the evening

This is my photo, and you’ll find the story about it here -> https://saarimner.com/2011/11/19/a-man-with-two-dogs/

20111118 A man with two dogs
(c) Pedro Hansson – Nikon D7000 – A man with two dogs

Busy woodcutter

© Pedro Hansson – Photo of Swedish autumn, and time to reflect – Nikon D7000

This little story was sent to me by a friend of mine. I think it’s a really telling story of how things can turn out when you just go ahead with something, and never stops for a minute to reflect, train or think.

The photo is taken in a national park just outside Stockholm. This photo suffers a bit from Chromatic Aberration (look at the purple around the edges) which I will soon make a new blog post about, and how you can clean it up. Other than that I think the framing and composition in the photo went pretty well.

I hope you will have a good day


Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees

“Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!”

Very motivated for the boss’ words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

“I must be losing my strength”, the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the boss asked.

“Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees…”
– Stephen Covey

Autumn, late autumn in Sweden

Yesterday I made a short trip to Ekerö, a small island west of Stockholm City. On my way back I made a stop at the royal castle Drottningholm, which is typically amazing this time of the year.

As the readers of this blog might know from last year, I truly enjoy this season of the year; the Autumn.

© Pedro Hansson – http://saarimner.com – All seasons in one picture – iPhone HDR
© Pedro Hansson – http://saarimner.com – Drottningholm, autumn – Nikon D7000
© Pedro Hansson - http://saarimner.com - Drottningholm, autumn
© Pedro Hansson – http://saarimner.com – Drottningholm, autumn – Nikon D7000
© Pedro Hansson - http://saarimner.com - Drottningholm, autumn
© Pedro Hansson – http://saarimner.com – Drottningholm, autumn – Nikon D7000