Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Commuter Photography; Making the Most of Short Nordic Winter Days...

I am fortunate to work in the beautiful Swedish city of Malmö, Sweden and to avoid the morning rush hour I generally try to get to the office by 7:15. During the fall and winter this means it's still dark, but this has the advantage of letting me do night time, blue hour and sunrise photography. And afternoons are quite similar, just 400 meters from the office we have the boardwalk and a fabulous view of the Öresund Bridge which makes a great subject in the setting sun.
I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of the cold and dark winters in Sweden, but this year they became a lot more enjoyable by taking advantage of the many photo-opps.

 The morning commute, the Malmö Harbor Lighthouse at sunrise

 A 400 meter dash from the office to the boardwalk to catch the setting sun on a windy winter's day...

 An unusually calm morning made for a nice blue hour shot of the old ship-building harbor.

 A small detour on another calm morning to catch the reflection of Malmöhus castle in its moat.

 The evening commute, the full moon rising behind Turning Torso, a stone's throw from where I work.
 Early morning blue hour photography of one of Malmö's most visited buildings "Turning Torso"

Morning commute street art, for much of December a miniature restaurant and accessories brought smiles to children and parents alike on their way to daycare, school or work.

Sunset on the boardwalk in Malmö's Västra Hamnen.

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