Thursday, January 31, 2019

Frosty Morning Walk in Toft

There was still a bit of residual snow on the ground but the fields and trees were white from the frost with lovely soft early morning light. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

CCC Flash Workshop

 Yesterday, we ran a workshop at Sylvie's house for 12 people to practise their skills with flash photography, including balancing ambient and studio flash in portraits with model Bernadette, using off-camera flash guns for dramatic lighting and lighting table-top set up with their own flashes and triggers. The last image sums up the day as we all trouped in and out for warming cups of tea etc.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey (National Trust)

The snowdrops are well out at Anglesey Abbey, which opens at 9.30am at the moment to encourage people to come early. We took advantage of this and had a peaceful walk around the grounds admiring the snowdrops and other spring flowers. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Stockholm - Buildings in Djurgårdsstaden

I spent my second day in Stockholm on Djurgården, an island that is home to  museums, galleries, the amusement park Gröna Lund, the open-air museum Skansen, the small residential area Djurgårdsstaden, yacht harbours, and extensive stretches of forest and meadows. Here a few buildings from the original fishing town  - these are still lived in (unlike the next post, which will show images from the Open Air Museum).

Friday, January 25, 2019

Stockholm - Sodermalm, Fotografiska and Slussen

On my first day in Stockholm, I walked across to Sodermalm, which has the highest point in the city giving great views of Norrmalm where I was staying. I walked along the waterfront to Fotografiska where they are showing an Exhibition called Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell - very striking portraits. 
 I then walked back via the regeneration area around Slussen, the lock that separates the sea from the fresh water of Lake Mälaren.
  The construction of the New Slussen is one of the largest urban transformation projects in Sweden. Working in collaboration with the City of Stockholm, the SEK 12 Billion project seeks to create a dynamic urban quarter, transforming the city centre. The Foster + Partners' design creates pedestrian connections between the two districts that have long been separated by the maze of roads and concrete passages. It will also transform the existing infrastructure to minimise the threat of flooding by expanding the lock capacity five-fold and providing a 21st century transport interchange. Once complete, the new public terraces will give visitors spectacular views over Stockholm - see the designs below.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so