Friday, February 28, 2014

A safe workplace

Welcome to a safe workplace
A new school will be built behind this fence. Part of the Fredrika-Bremer secondary school in Handen. The contractor is PEAB. The price, around 200 Million SEK. The new school will be ready in March of 2016. The old school across the road will be demolished, and if I give you the weekend to guess what will be built on that property in the future, chances are you will guess wrong. As for the title of the post that is just a few rules about this workplace listed on the sign. Oh, and I took the photo a few days ago, hence the snow on the ground.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Partik Afrika

Partik Afrika 2014
Found another Partik Africa street art today. Near the Port 73 mall in Handen where I stopped to buy a kickstand for the steel horse.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
We were promised warm and sunny weather by the meteorologists but boy were they wrong. 2C and grey skies is what they came up with. I want my money back! This was the old tree earlier in the week, Very muddy path and no one else around.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Rippled Reflection

Rippled Reflection Ducks
Walking past the giant snowball in yesterdays post I continued down to the water where a bunch of ducks were busy doing whatever it is that ducks does. I wanted a photo of the reflection from the old building, and the ducks figured they better get out of my way.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A pile of snow

A pile of snow
This was all the snow left on the grassy beach at the Upper Lake at the Rudan nature reserve yesterday. As I'm typing this it is probably gone as it is a bit warmer today. To complicate things I shot this with the 85mm lens so it is nine photos stitched together.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A sign of Spring

A sign of Spring
That was quick, just a day or two since the snow melted. Yellow crocus at Bergdalen this afternoon. Spotted them when I came home after a first ride with the new bike.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Last Winter Morning

A Winter Morning Taken two days ago. This might have been the last winter morning this season. Apartment building at Lillgården in Tungelsta surrounded by snow cowered trees. As I'm typing this the sun is shining and the sky is filled with fluffy clouds, most of the snow is gone and I'm busy piecing my new bike together.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter Bridge

Winter Bridge We got some more snow this morning but a few hours later it was already thawing. This is a bridge in the park in Tungelsta.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

And then Winter returned

Winter Returns Winter Panorama So there I was. Posting a Spring-like photo on the blog and happily explaining that Spring had made an appearance. I was so exited that I ordered a new bike. I will get it tomorrow. The question is what I will do with it now as it started to snow last night. And the snowing continued this morning. Took a short winter promenade to get a few snow scenes. Bike parked at the commuter station. Panorama showing the old station house and a few open fields at Lillgården. For a bigger look at the panorama try this link.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hay, look at this

Last year's hay?
After taking a photo of the old tree yesterday I tried shooting the red stable at the Nödesta farm from a new angle. This time from behind a hay bale. Twenty-one photos of this little stable now and here they all are in a slideshow.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
The sun was back yesterday. Can't remember when we last had a blue sky. The temperature got up a few degrees to around 7C. I walked over to the old tree and got a few Spring vibes as it was very muddy and when I sat down sheltered by a hill side I could almost feel the warmth of the sun.

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Changing Perspective

A Changing Perspective
These barrels at the Greif factory at Håga in Västerhaninge are fun to shoot as they almost every time give you an optical illusion to look at. To me it looks like the perspective changes every few seconds.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Narrowing Road

Avsmalnande väg
Avsmalnande väg.Narrowing Road. Warning sign at the newish bridge at Krigslida. The orange sign stood out a bit so I stopped for a misty photo.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Creepy Tree

The Creepy Tree
I usually call this tree The Magnificent Tree. But on this day it looked more creepy. It used to have a lot going for it. For most of it's life it stood next to the 200-year old barn at the Nödesta farm. It was often visited by a group of sheep, but these days it is all alone, the sheep are long gone, as are the barn that collapsed a few Winters ago.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ghostly Mist

Ghostly Mist
I didn't see any, but I'm sure the medieval cemetery in Västerhaninge was filled with ghosts on this misty visit.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I haven't the foggiest

Riding in Fog
That would be a good response to the question: what's up-ahead here do you think? The answer is the Krigslida bridge, although it is totally submerged in fog here. This was the misty scene at the newish walkway/bike path between Krigslida and Västerhaninge earlier in the week.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Into The Mist

Into The Mist
It was very misty yesterday. At one time, cycling down the walkway along the rail-road line I could see the fog move in closer towards me. This is the tree lined avenue at the Nödesta farm.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
Flickr turned ten years old yesterday. I joined in May of 2004 and it has been a fun decade. I have learned a lot about photography because of flickr, and I have done a lot of projects thanks to that site. I have shot around 700 street portraits, documented a lot of changes in my area, and of course taken nearly 365 photos of the old tree. This is the latest one taken yesterday.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Melting Snowman

Melting Snowman
It was a short snow season this time around. Most of the snow is gone now. Found this melting snowman on a lawn at Krigslida a couple of days ago. We have had "töväder" (Thaw-weather), for nearly two weeks now.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Two Silver Medalists

Charlotte Kalla Silver Medalist
It is a patriotic post today. Charlotte Kalla and Marcus Hellner both won silver in the skiathlon event at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Congrats! I made the mosaic with a software called Foto-Mosaik-Edda, using photos from my 2013 Canon archives. All photos taken in Haninge.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Very 2013

How Very 2013
A February Christmas Tree Found a Christmas tree (very 2013), at a playground in Västerhaninge yesterday. Had to shoot a selfie (very 2013). I wonder if it will still be there come Midsummer? This was a field with trees a couple of years ago. Now it is a residential area called Nedersta Trädgårdsstad next to the Nödesta farm.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Horse Profile

Horse Profile
I met a fellow photographer on a winter walk a while back. We discussed photography and what have you while I tried to get a few good shots of this horse at the Mulsta horse farm. The photographer Ulf Andersson, whom you have met here on the blog, a couple of Winters ago, told me that he had done the window renovation on the building in the background. Sounds like an interesting hobby.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Malicious Johansson

Mean Johansson
I don't know Mean Johansson, but apparently this Dodge Ram is his ride. Elak means cruel, or malicious. Rugguglehöjda is tricky to translate. Rugguggla is a slang word for a somewhat unattractive female. Höjda means Hill. The Van is parked on a man-made hill at a property in Tungelsta.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Ramshackle

The Ramshackle
Still standing. A soon to collapse building at a horse farm in Tungelsta. Or at least that was what I thought when I first photographed it two years ago but it was still there yesterday as you can see. To find the best angle I ended up shooting this from a snow filled ditch.

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Old Milk Can

The Old Milk Can
Old Falu-Red painted building at Kvarnvägen (Mill Road), in Tungelsta. There was a mill here for many years.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Toys 4 Big Boys

Can-Am Outlander
There are many 4-wheelers on the roads these days. And also off-road of course, although that is illegal in most places in Sweden. But you can drive off-road if there's a layer of snow protecting the land. I spotted these guys at the Tungelsta school a while back.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Border Between The Living And The Dead

The Tower
The Tower. Tornet. By Jan Håfström. At the park in Tungelsta. "It marks the border and the connection between the dead and the living. Between times gone by, and the present. Between history and the current day" Theme Day. Entry.