Sunday, June 28, 2009

The warmest day of the year

At the beach


Saturday was warm all around the country. We had around 26 C when I got on the bike, and by the time I reached the beach half an hour later it was probably even warmer. My favorite beach is Årsta Havsbad. It's a bay called Hårsfjärden, made famous all over the world in the 1980ths when the Swedish marine was hunting submarines that was said to be from the soviet union. As back then there was no sign of any under water activity on Saturday. The water was still not that warm, I'm guessing around 16C but it was warm enough for the kids that were diving from the tower, as you can see from the splash in the panorama. These photos were shot from an area above the beach, where there are a few benches, andalso an open air dance floor. I didn't shoot any portraits at the beach on this visit, but here's one from the archive.


Beachside

12 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Nice. I don't blame you for going there on a day like this.

Hilda said...

Don't you find it funny that when it's really hot, people go out to sunbathe? ;D

brattcat said...

I love both of these shots. I can smell the sun-tan lotion, feel the intensity of the sun, the refreshing chill of the water, and the collective summer energy of the people on the beach. Beautiful work.

Steffe said...

I know what you mean Hilda, especially if they don't go for a swim. I expect the place to even more crowded today.

cieldequimper said...

I would probably only go for a LONG swim, too crowded for me! Enjoy your Sunday!

B SQUARED said...

This must be like heaven for you.

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like a great place to spend a warm, sunny day!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice pano of the beach. I wish we had some of that nice weather here so we could go to the beach.

Lois said...

What a glorious shade of blue that water is!

Jacob said...

Looks like a fun spot. And I was thinking the water was still cold as there were many more sun bathers and water bathers.

But, as a kid, I would have jumped right in that clear cool water!

Joan said...

Our beaches are already like warm bathtubs. It's been so hot already.

Steffe said...

I know what you mean B Squared, but I never shoot portraits down at the beach. Feels like an intrusion. But maybe I will get over that feeling! Wanna see something different? Follow this link. Shot on a winters day from the same spot as the summer photos.