Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Malin

Malin Bruce

This was a chance encounter. Just ten minutes after I shot the photos in yesterdays post I was on the bike and decided to take a shortcut on a gravel road at Ekeby in Tungelsta, where there's normally no traffic. But on this occasion the roads in the forest were filled with Jeeps and Land Rovers. It was the Swedish Offroad Tour that had a stopover at Ekeby. The event which is in it's fourteenth year started on July 4th in Kristianstad, and will end in the land of the Midnight Sun, in Kiruna on the 19th of July. Around 400 cars and ATV takes part this year, and I sat down and talked to a few people from O.A.S which stands for Off-road & Adventure Society. This is the club's founder and chairperson Malin Bruce. She drives a Land Rover Discovery and had her 12 year old Labrador Harry ( got the dogs name wrong but that has been corrected now) with her. The club is brand new and has 127 members around Stockholm. The members are adventure seekers that enjoy everything from diving and climbing to mountain biking and horse marathon! At the moment Malin is trying to set up a new blog for the club, and we talked a bit about the advantages of blogger, flickr and Picasa. I didn't have the Canon with me, and as I explained that to Malin she told me that I could use her Nikon and that's what I did. So thanks for the chat and the photos that just landed in my gmail box.

15 comments:

Lois said...

She looks like the adventurous type. Did you get any pictures of Wilma?

brattcat said...

Sounds like your kind of group. Did you sign on?

Abe Lincoln said...

Well, that chance encounter has a very nice ending and you got to use a Nikon. I hope you got a shot of Wilma?

Jacob said...

Let me get this straight...you got this fine-looking woman to sit down and have a friendly chat with you while you explained the intricacies of blogging to her and then she let you use her Nikon camera to take her picture which she then mailed to you via gmail?

Holy crap! You are an operator, my friend! Congratulations!

Don and Krise said...

Another interesting meeting. Glad you took the time to stop and talk with her. Oh, and it looks like it's unanimous. Let's see the photos of Wilma.

Olivier said...

une petite femme pour deux impressionnants véhicule tout-terrain ;o)
a small woman for impressive two cross-country vehicle ;o)

Steffe said...

Seems to be a number of dog lovers out there. So I'm sorry to say that I didn't get any photos of her dog, and I did get the name wrong. The dogs name is Harry which Malin now has informed me about via another email. Perhaps you can see a photo of Harry when her new blog is up and running. That's the way it happened Jacob. Although I did talk to a few other members first and they poitned me in the way of Malin.

Eamon said...

Ah, so you are a Canon man? I've been looking at the Nikon D90 now that my interest in photography has been reignited. Tell me why I should get a Canon, apart from the fact that your photos are usually clearer than this one taken by her Nikon? :)

Steffe said...

Oh, I just noticed that Malin has her new blog up and running. Here it is. Perhaps Harry will make an appearance there if you ask Malin. The blog is in Swedish but I'm sure Malin can answer you in English.

Steffe said...

I think you should go with he Nikon Eamon. Canon is more expensive. Not sure why my photo of Malin looks like this. Maybe she did a save for web in PS in a lower quality. Or perhaps I screwed something up as I'm not used to that camera brand!

Steve Ballmer said...

Nice blog you got cha'

MrsLittleJeans said...

Looks like heaps of fun...

Vogon Poet said...

The first thing that come to my mind is that these people use these cars where they belong and not to go downtown parking on the curb.
Second, now you don't need a camera anymore: just give them your email!
By the way nice photo and very good story.

Clueless in Boston said...

Malin looks like the outdoor adventure type of gal. It was really wonderful of her to let you use her camera, and then to remember to send you the photos.

Skogstrollet said...

Hello!

Thanks for all the kind words. More photos of Harry can be found here: http://www.resdagboken.se/Default.aspx?documentId=3&section=journey&journeyId=292541&userID=174926
Regarding the pictures from my camera; I have no idea why they turned out to be so bad this time! Most of the pictures came out all blurry.
The pic I mailed to Steffe was in a reduced size in order to be able to send via my e-mail.
Thanks for a lovely chat, Stefan!
/Malin