My entry in White

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color White

This is my first entry, ever in this challenge. Challenges makes me more creative and in my photograph and in my searching for “Old” photos. My entry comes here:

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Stairway in a London hotell.

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A bit trickier; this is two aspirin melting in a glass of water.

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Old church in Mariefred, Sweden.

February nature pictures

February usually are a month filled with snow. Not this time though… Here are some nature pictures that I took last weekend, and as you can see the snow is gone. The weather was really nice, about +7 °C, my children run around like happy calves. Feels like spring is here! But somehow I have learned that spring in February comes without any guaranties, there can and probably will be more snow. But for now; we had a great time outside!DSC_0877

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

I am not sure if I will get this right… but I try my best. These three photos are taken on the same street in Old Town, Stockholm. The second photo is taken a bit closer to the object in the third one, I hope this will work as an entry to the challenge:)

Read more about this challenge here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/

My photos:

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Morning light at the harbor

Mornings are so beautiful, all fresh and pure. The new day begins and gives us new opportunities. One day is like the life from birth do death, the morning sun is waking us up to the new life:) Last sunday I woke up and found that the sun was shining:DSC_0745

I decided to go to see the morning light at the harbor. I rushed away with my camera and got there when the sun was almost covered by clouds… But not the whole sun:DSC_0750 DSC_0756

This is a sauna, floating in the water, very nice in the summertime:DSC_0768

I also found some interesting materials with different structure, they make a great contrast and even a nice picture, I think.DSC_0781

 

Travel theme: Romance

I can hardly imagine anything more romantic than Italy. I been there 5 times now and just love it. Last summer we went to Lido, an Island just outside Venice. These photos I took from a Vaporetto boat on our way on the Grand Canal. A fantastic way to see the most of Venice! To read more about the Travel Theme, got to http://wheresmybackpack.com!travel romance 2 travel romance

February rain

I have not been taken any photos for several weeks now. Today my plan was to get a lot of photos from a wonderful place by the creek. I got about ten photos, then the rain was start to fall. A lot of rain… February is supposed to be a month with lots of snow, but not this year. Well here are my best shots of today.    Minstad

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Here the “fun” ends and I return home:Grådask

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

“I usually don’t do selfies, I never get satisfied with the result, my demands are to high;)” http://kerlundphoto.se –Tweet this

This post is my interpretation of: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/weekly-photo-challenge-selfie/

But I have made some experiments with pictures of my shadow. I believe that we today see so many faces everywhere so I thought a year ago that I should do my own kind of selfies, just for fun. Here you can see some of them, I edited them to B&Ws, I do think it works, what do you think?

The first two photos I took in September 2012:

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The last one is taken on a bridge by the sea in June 2013:

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Travel theme: Yellow, on a trip to France

In summer of 2010 I went on a trip to Provence in France. We finished our trip in Cassis down by the Mediterranean Sea. A picturesque small town with lot of great alleys to walk in. We stayed at a Camping outside the town and there was no problem getting down to the beach and old town. But getting back… We where biking on this trip, but the gradient of the streets back was about 20 % so it took 40 minutes to walk back. Not a problem when I am on vacation and it was a really beautiful town. These photos are taken in Cassis. First the beautiful sun of Provence, I just love this little detail! And the second one with a very yellow boat;)

For more info about this theme, look at: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/02/07/travel-theme-yellow/

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Black and white -or not?

I now have started to get tired of my lack of inspiration. The weather outside is +2 °C and grey, grey, grey. This has been the story for the last week now. My inspiration to go out to take photos is zero… This is not really fun, so I started to dig in my “pile” of photos that are stored in my computer. I found these photos taken during summer of 2012. The weather was not so good that summer, a lot of rain, but still so much more pleasant to look at than the current weather situation;-)

I also made b&w versions of my photos, some is better, I think, than the colored ones. But some looks better in color. What do you think about it? I believe b&w can really be striking in some photos. I did not expect that to happen with a photo of flowers, but look at the last photos in this post!

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Nomination to “liebster award”.

I wish to thank Eva for nominating my blog for this award:

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I am really happy for the nomination:)

Here are the rules:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are Eva’s 10 questions and my answers:

What inspired you to blog?

I love photos and I felt this is a great way to share mine as well as getting inspired by others. I hope for some input and feedback on my photos and blogging even makes me take more photos and challenge my self to get better all the time.

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Besides blogging, what is your favorite thing to do?

Taking photos:-) And hiking in the nature, I love the archipelago nearby and I love to travel. I spend a lot of time with my children of course:)

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What is your most prized possession?

My camera:-)

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What was a significant milestone for you in 2013?

I have chosen to leave my work and go back to school after summer 2014. Big decision for me…

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If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be?

I should have bought a couple of greenhouses where there also was a garden shop about 15 years ago. It was an established business and “just to take over”. My greatest passion is gardening:)

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What are the top five on your bucket list?

  1. Above all is to get more love and understanding on this planet.
  2. That my children grow up and become happy people with good lives.
  3. For me in my life; get more time with my children.
  4. Finding out what to be when I “grow up”;)
  5. Develop my skills in photography.

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What are your favorite ways to unwind?

Walking in the nature, watching the sea, playing with my children, baking:)

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What was the last book you read?

“Project management”…

What is your favorite quote and by whom?

“If you are really mighty, you also have to be really kind-hearted”. Written by Astrid Lindgren in one of the Pippi long stocking books.

What social media platforms are you currently on?

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram.

I wish to nominate these blogs:

  1. Annies blog
  2. Pragmatic soul
  3. Myrhammar
  4. Tassavtryck
  5. Is it just me?
  6. Little pix of hope
  7. My lens and Universe
  8. Mycameraspeaks
  9. L’instant indécis
  10. Our weekly photos

My 10 questions to you are:

  1. What do you think is the best about blogging?
  2. What is your favorite thing to do when you got some time off?
  3. Who is your greatest role model?
  4. Why is he or she your greatest role model?
  5. What is your favorite motive when you take photos?
  6. What place do you really dream about visiting?
  7. What do you think is interesting to read about in a blog?
  8. Which is your best photo?
  9. What is your personal goal in blogging 2014?
  10. Which is your favorite animal?