What’s in my camera bag when I shoot landscapes

What's in my camera bag - This is the gear I always carry around - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

What kind of equipment do I carry around while shooting landscape photography? This is something almost every photographer I know gets asked sooner or later. I don’t get that question too often but I am a Swede – and us Swedes do not usually interact with other swedes unless we are held at gunpoint.

Sometimes when I am out and about taking photos I stumble upon other photographers. Some of them strike up a conversation but most of them just look at me kind of strange, then tries to take a quick peek in my camera bag before the scurry away to wherever Swedish landscape photographers dwell when they don’t take photos.

Keep reading for a chance to glance into my camera bag without me ever knowing about it. Continue reading “What’s in my camera bag when I shoot landscapes”

The Sölvesborg Bridge – Europes longest pedestrian bridge

Pedestrian bridge in Sölvesborg - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

In a city close to where I live there is a bridge located. There are many bridges in Sweden but this bridge is a little special. You can not drive your car, bus or motorcycle on the bridge but you are very welcome to walk or use your bicycle. The bridge I am talking about the Sölvesborg Bridge. The longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Europe.

The people of Sölvesborg seem to really like their bridge, and photographers such as myself take pictures of the bride all the time. Almost every week I see new photos of the bridge on Instagram and Facebook.

A couple of years ago when I first heard of this long, majestic bridge I drove down to Sölvesborg to take a look and I was rather impressed. When we got there I didn’t know that there is a nice light show on the bridge after sunset so I missed it that time. Continue reading “The Sölvesborg Bridge – Europes longest pedestrian bridge”

Vägga harbor – more than just a toliet

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

I have always enjoyed the Vägga harbor area. From the very first time I went here by car with my the soon-to-be wife. I still remembered how we slowly drove past the fish restaurant, up towards Ortholmen and onwards to Villa Utsikten (a coffee shop combined with an art exhibition featuring local artists).

I work in the central parts of Karlshamn, Sweden, and time and time again I find myself driving down to Vägga on my way to or from work.

Back in the days, I would often treat myself and the wife to a takeaway meal at some restaurant in town and then drive out to Vägga to enjoy it while listening to the smooth waves of the Baltic Sea. Continue reading “Vägga harbor – more than just a toliet”

The Pumphouse near Mörrumsån

The pumphouse near the famous river Mörrumsån - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

I have had the blessing to live in beautiful Mörrum, in Blekinge – Sweden for about 10 years by now. But I still feel sometimes that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of my surroundings. I have a good grip of the central parts and the cities but I am fairly clueless when I reach the outskirts of the cities and villages.

This will have to change, I am far too curious to just let this pass me by so whenever possible I try to explore nature and find new lovely little spots to show you.

Magnus, a photographer on MNBild.se as talked about a pumphouse near the famous river Mörrumsån for several years and today it was time to check it out. Continue reading “The Pumphouse near Mörrumsån”

Light trails and long exposures

Ljusspår och långa slutartider i Forsbacka - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

I get an itch almost every Sunday. I just have a constant need of doing something creative. Often that creative urge leads me outside with my camera. This Sunday was no exception and all of a sudden I found myself not too far from home, standing on a bridge on top of the most trafficked road in the region.

Life in general didn’t allow me to go on any longer trips this evening but one’s immediate surroundings are very often overlooked when it comes to landscape photography. This was the case today.

When I dream about landscape photography my mind wanders to distant places like the steep mountains of New Zeeland or maybe the vast deserts of the Sahara. Continue reading “Light trails and long exposures”

The Norwegian retreat

En norsk idyll - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

The small cabin is located somewhere between the deep forests and high mountains in beautiful Norway. I should really spend more time in this exceptional country. The house represents a living dream for a lot of people but in reality is not as picture perfect.

Right next to the small cabin a major road runs by and power lines cut through the forest just next to the building.

In the summer of 2015, me and my wife took our Kia and drove from southern Sweden into Norway all the way up to the famous Trollstigen (The Trolls Road). After about an hour on the top mingling with the tourists, we drove back down again, crossed the Swedish border in Värmland before returning to Blekinge where the trip began. Continue reading “The Norwegian retreat”

An afternoon at Gunnön in Blekinge

Gunnön in Blekinge during a cold winter afternoon - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

Spring is finally upon us up here in the cold north. My fellow Swedes are starting to leave their thick winter coats at home and in just a couple of weeks, I can almost promise that I will see the first sun-hungry swede in a pair of shorts and t-shirt even if the temperature is hovering just a few centigrades above zero.

This also means that the short winter days is starting to become a little longer. During the winter I am greeted by darkness while driving to work and even more darkness when I am driving home again 9 hours later. For every passing day, the amount of sunlight increases ever so slightly and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Last Friday I clocked out at work right before 4 PM and headed to the grocery store. After restocking the supplies needed for the weekend I grabbed my camera and headed towards Gunnön, Blekinge, Sweden where I happen to live. Continue reading “An afternoon at Gunnön in Blekinge”

Bread on a rainy sunday afternoon

Bread on a sunday afternoon - Yeast Free - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

The weekend came and went away again and this was a typical Sunday if you know what I mean? Saturday had only cloudy weather and cold winds on its menu wich mean that I almost didn’t leave the house at all except for when our little dog demanded a walk. The following Sunday had even worse weather in store for me.

All available weather forecast services warned me about the oncoming huge snowfall and right when the afternoon transformed into evening the first snowflake appeared and with it came the hail, the storm, and even more snow.

A couple of years ago, back when I didn’t understand that I have Celiac disease, I was an avid baker. Poems were written about the many loaves of bread that I baked during the holidays and fathers passed stories about my accomplishments in the kitchen to their sons.

Well not, really. But almost. Continue reading “Bread on a rainy sunday afternoon”