Monday, September 30, 2019

Misty Morning

Misty Morning High Voltage
I took an early morning bike ride on Sunday. Around 12C. No wind, but it was quite misty. The first photo shows the commuter station in Tungelsta, the second power lines near Blåkulla in Västerhanine.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Kapp-Ekeby Byväg

Höstbjörk Höstprakt Rönn/Rowan Kapp-Ekeby Rowan/Rönn
Back in the day, there were two farms here at Kapp-Ekeby, near Fors in Västerhaninge. Both farms are long gone. The land is today owned by the Berga Agricultural College and during the Summer the cattle from Berga roam free here. At any other time of the year, this is a very fine place for a walk.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Cederhusen

Cederhusen
The wooden houses, (Cedar), at Vegastaden in Handen. The first occupants moved in back in June. All apartments have a balcony or a terrace. There's also a bigger roof terrace open for everyone. The architect was BAU – Byrån för Arkitektur & Urbanism. The commuter station is a just short walk from the apartment building. All sold out, but expect to pay around 50 000SEK per square meter if you want to get your hands on an apartment here.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf
This was the photo I was busy shooting when I met Peter in the forest earlier in the week. We talked a bit about photography and Peter said something about how the Autumns back in the 1970s were more colorful and that got me thinking because I was probably too young to remember if that was the case!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

September vs. May

Walking The Dog Cherry Blossom
A favorite spot along Nederstaleden in Västerhaninge. The colors are a bit different today compared with how it looks in the Spring.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Peter

Peter
There I was on all fours in a forest in Österhaninge trying to get a macro photo of an Autumn leaf when Peter walked by with his dog. He is an avid photographer, shooting mostly landscapes and portraits with his analog Medium format camera. Peter worked in IT for 35 years. Employed by Siemens. He spent quite a few years in the US working with the early Internet together with people like Steve Jobs. He was heavily involved with the first Telecommuting in Sweden. One of his clients was the Swedish camera maker Hasselblad. Then all of a sudden he collapsed. He couldn't think. Couldn't eat. His brain completely shut down, and with it his whole body. He lost something like 50 kg in weight. Today everyone knows about burnout and work-related stress, but when it happened to Peter no one knew what it was. It took him a decade to get back to some sort of normality but he hasn't worked a day since the burnout. To keep busy he took up gun shooting and was president in the local club for a long time. But these days he only shoots with his camera, just as he did in his youth. Because of all the stress, Peter took the decision to stay away from the online world completely, so he will never read this text, but I did show him the portrait.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Xtreme Crosscart

John Player Special Charlie and Simon Jimmy Kujanpää Engine Trouble Niclas Buhre
A final few photos from the Crosscart National Championships at Högstabanan in Haninge. This is a fun sport. You can start racing at the age of six. When you are a little older than that, (16), you can try the Xtreme category. With a 750cc engine, 150 horsepowers in a cart that can weigh up to 450 kilos. And here are a few of those rivers in action. To see all my photos from this event follow this link.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Crosscart at Högstabanan

Linda Johansson Matilda Adolfsson Alexandra Lejtorp Felicia Walfridson
Some action photos of four female drivers from the Crosscart event at Högstabanan. The first photo shows Linda Johansson. Then comes Matilda Adolfsson. The third photo shows Alexandra Lejtorp in a steep curve. Last but not least we see Felicia Walfridson. I should point out that men and women compete against each other in this sport. It was fun to watch all the action. More to come.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Onlookers

Åskådare Wooden booth Högstabanan A sport for everyone People Medics
A few photos of the people that just like me decided to check out the 2019 Crosscart National championships at the Högstabanan racecourse over the weekend. Great fun to watch. The youngest competitor was six years old, The oldest quite a few decades older. We were lucky with the weather as this might have been the last Summer day of the year. A few more action photos from this event tomorrow.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Two Local Girls

Emma  Tietjens Melanie Lunde
Local girl Emma Tietjens from C-Pro Racing in her Mini at the Crosscart event at Högstabanan earlier today. I got a free ticket to the National Championships at the Högstabanan race track so I decided to check out the sport. The second photo shows another local girl in action, namely Melanie Lunde from Haninge MK. I came home with around 300 photos and I will probably show you a few more in the coming days. Crosscart is a fairly new sport, it is also sometimes called off-road kart. During the qualifying rounds, every racer gets to compete in three heats before the best go through to the finals that will be held tomorrow.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Feeding the ducks

Mellanberg
A new urban runoff is under construction here near the old farm Mellanberg. The rainwater will run through Mellanberg and down to this dam at Dammträsk. There will also be a bike path and a promenade here that will connect Vega, Kvarntorp, and Kolartorp. The woman feeding the ducks from the new pier comes here every now and with her dog.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

That Old Tree

That Old Tree
My 572th photo of the old tree at Välsta. This really felt like an Autumn day. Windy and around 10C. Also taken for the For the 700th Thursday Walk at Utata.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Rockabilly Fabulous

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Rockabilly Fabulous performing during the 2019 Haninge Day celebrations on Saturday. FAB is Frida, Ann, and Beatrice. Female Power at it's best. More fabulous photos of the Rockabilly girls in my flickr set.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Haninge Sinfonietta

Haninge Sinfonietta The Violin Player Violin Players
Haninge Sinfonietta opened the Haninge Day celebrations at Poseidon's square in Handen today. Conducted by Sabine Beyer. Nice start of the day with some classical music.