Photo Meetup with Photo Karlshamn at Kofsa Nabbe

Kofsa Nabbe med Foto Karlshamn - Ludwig Sörmlind

Uppdaterad 29 April, 2017

Spring is upon us and a sure sign of that is when the many local photo clubs start to arrange meetups again after a long and cold winter. Photo Karlshamn is no exception and the first organized meetup for the year took place in Kofsa Nabbe right outside Mörrum.

For international readers; these places are all located in the southern regions of Sweden.

The weather forecast for the day wasn’t too good looking. Rain and cold temperatures were not exactly what I was looking for even though conditions like that often results in interesting landscape photos.

However, later that day the forecast changed and I decided to go. Continue reading “Photo Meetup with Photo Karlshamn at Kofsa Nabbe”

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 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”

Matvik in the mist

Uppdaterad 17 April, 2017

The sunrise on this particular Saturday was essentially a no-show due to thick clouds and a lot of fog. Instead of driving off in the dark, cold morning I waited a couple of hours and set my aim om the sunset instead.

When we got closer to the sunset the fog had gotten even denser but I couldn’t wait any longer. The urge to take photos had grown to strong and off into the cold January afternoon I went.

My first stop was central Karlshamn too see if the fog was as dense here as it was at home but when I got closer to city center all of a sudden the sun started to break through the clouds and I had to make a quick decision.

I abandoned the city for now and drove off to Matvik. I don’t know why – I just followed a hunch.

This seemed to be a great decision and it didn’t take too long before I had a photo I was feeling happy with safely tucked away on the memory card. Continue reading “Matvik in the mist”