Layali Dance Academy Student Show, Autumn 2022[a]
Ending the year with a bang!
A line of lights.
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX on FX[c]
"Man tager vad man haver" as Kajsa Warg said.
When It Rains It Pours[d]
...and when it snows it pours, too.
This is not a photoshop and not a trick shot. Can you see what's weird with this photo? A clue: the sun is in the upper left corner.
Layali Dance Academy 15 Years Gala Show[f]
Five years since last jubilee, and everything if five years better!
Three Days on Orphanage Bridge[g]
A couple of autumn days walking around the area around Barnhusbron.
Also known as St. Mary's basilica, and is right in the center of Old-Town Krakow.
The town church.
The Sokolski Monastery sits on the mountain slopes above Gabrovo. Originally a small church when it was founded in 1833, it was expanded into a monastery by 1834.
The Door to Autumn[k]
A walk from Husby Gård to Akalla.
The Transformers of Gabrovo[l]
The distribution transformers have been used as a canvas for artists.
Layali Dance Academy Student Show, Spring 2022[m]
Back from COVID, bigger and better!
Burgas at Dusk[n]
A view of the city from its south-east corner.
Looks like a 3D-wireframe.
The vines turn red.
The Bottle Cap Monster[q]
The school may be closed, but the monster lives on.
Bacho Kiro Cave[r]
A cave right next to the Dryanovo Monastery.
A monastery about twenty minutes north-east of Gabrovo.
Wet Autumn Leaves[t]
Back from Bulgaria and right into the wet, cold, but very colorful and cozy autumn.
The Cats of Gabrovo[u]
For a city known for docking the tail of their cats, there are a lot of full-tailed cats on the streets.
Flowers floating in the fountain.
The one country that, by its courage, probably saved us all.
Signs of Autumn[x]
The first autumn colors have come with brown leaves and red berries.
Karlbergssjön From the North[y]
A view south toward the city center a little past sunset.
Viktory Custom Keyboard Cover[z]
Nice price, quality work, and well thought-out design.
Nuts and Bolts[aa]
A pile of stuff (magnet) fished out of the water.
An experiment with harp.
A dead bug in an equally dead tree.
The Small Birds of Preem[ad]
They're small, but radiate attitude.
A privately-owned house of culture on Södermalm, Stockholm.
A mother duck cozying up with her ducklings.
Abstract Skate Park[ag]
A concrete bowl.
Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Phooey[ah]
Night Cycle Ride Around Södermalm[ai]
I host a Meetup group for people who like to take bike rides at night in Stockholm. Last Friday we went for the first ride this year, first around Kvarnholmen, and then around Södermalm. There was a short but intense rainshower as we reached Södermalm, and it left a very special atmosphere.
An easy recipe for waffles.
USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)[ak]
An amphibious assault ship visiting Stockholm as part of BaltOps22.
EMoR: Explained for MoRons[al]
A simple explainer of the EMoR model and its use in image processing.
The PHP Fractal[am]
I don't think PHP is bad. But PHP needs to evolve.
Birds and Blossoms[an]
Playing around with the Bigma.
Place of Free Ukraine[ao]
Right next to the Russian embassy is "Fria Ukrainas Plats", or "Place of Free Ukraine". A part of the Marieberg Park was renamed in solidarity with Ukraine, and to show our disgust with the Russian regime.
Detail from the skywalk between Kulturhuset and Stockholms Stadsteater.
A residential building on the site of the old "Qvarnen Tre Kronor" mill and silo.
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary[as]
A superb lens that punches way above its price point when played to its strengths. If you can get it to where you want to use it, and if that place has enough light, you're all set. If not, keep looking for a lens with a different set of trade-offs.
The Birds of Råstasjön[at]
Hafla Layali, March 2022[au]
After two years of pandemic, it's back!
Flowers and Martenitsa[av]
Spring was early this year.
USS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98)[aw]
The USS Forrest Sherman, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer is on a visit to Stockholm.
The ice is melting.
I went to Husby Gård to see if I could photograph some birds or other animals with my Sigma 150-600.
I don't know if it's the dry dust that gets kicked up in the air, but early spring brings really nice sunsets.
It finally became obvious to just about everyone that Vladimir Putin has turned Russia into Nazi Germany 2, a low budget sequel complete with a ranting führer.
A sundial that, unfortunately, stand in the shade.
A little piece of Wonderland.
The Angel in the Window[bd]
Having just finished binge-watching all six seasons of Lucifer, this was an appropriate sight.
Iglesia de Santo Domingo[be]
Jesuit church in Murcia.
Catedral de Murcia[bf]
Cathedral with Gothic-style interior.
Ermita de los Pasos de Santiago[bg]
An abandoned shrine near the Church of Santiago where the via crucis procession would pass.
Los Tres Reyes[bh]
The Three Kings - also known as Epiphany - is a tradition where a parade with Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar goes through Alicante from the harbor (where they are said to have arrived).
The Geometry of Alicante[bi]
Birding with the Bigma[bj]
I got myself a Sigma 150-600 for early Christmas, and decided to take it on a test photo session.
The Cats of Student Park[bk]
There is a dog park nearby, but this is where all the cool cats hang out.
Alicante from Above[bl]
View of the sunset over Alicante from Santa Barbara Castle.