Piteå Through My Lens – Part 2

As I previously blogged about, I really like dark photos. They are hard to accomplish, and they need a lot of thinking to come out good. Even so, I’m trying to explore this type of photos, and during my photo capturing hours in Piteå this was one experiment where I tried to keep the darkness in the photo.

Best wishes for Saturday.

Link to other posts about dark, infrared and B/W-photography
– Autumn in B/W
– Infrared Autumn Photo

© Pedro Hansson - Christinaskolan
© Pedro Hansson – Christinaskolan

Looks Like a Crazy Guy In the Snow, But ZOOM out!

Earlier today I learned about this great performer, Simon Beck, and his snow art. I can’t imagine how many hours he is spending on these beautiful patterns, but they are all awesome! Don’t miss

I share four of the photos, but please visit his Facebook page for more information and easy access to his art.

What’s the most amazing is that the images is changing during the day, so they all need a multitude of planning for the reflections, shadows and structure.



One of the things I enjoy most with Photo is that an area might look awful if we just look at it as a whole, but when we start to look more closely we’ll find those small details that can be absolutely amazing. With cropping, it’s exactly the same.

This is the same photography as I posted a few days back “Flowers against wall”, but this is the cropped version of the flowers at the bottom. I actually think that this image works better because I had the focus on that specific area at the time and I think the image in itself works better with those flowers trying to hang on with the snows heavier weight on them.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein

I hope you have a great day!

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

Sunday walk – 2

©Pedro Hansson - Snow in early December - Nikon D7000
©Pedro Hansson – Snow in early December – Nikon D7000 – http://www.facebook.com/saarimner

“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, whenever and however it happened”

― Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

Last days of snow in Stockholm

This winter went by so fast. There wasn’t much snow to talk about and on the news they are talking about 10 degrees celsius today, Saturday and Sunday, so I guess we will not see so much snow in Stockholm anymore.

During a day when I took a really long walk (the same day that I shot the pic of the seaweed posted recently) I also passed by this snowy roof against the sun. I really liked the lines of the roof and the crispy cristals of snow.

Life doesn’t have to expensive to be absolutely beautiful.

Hope you’ll have a nice weekend

Snowy roof
@ Pedro Hansson - Snowy Roof - Olympus XZ-1