Den Blå Planet


🇸🇪 Den Blå Planet, Danmarks akvarium, är ritat av den danska arkitektbyrån 3XN. Byggnaden är inspirerad av formen hos en vattenvirvel så som den kan se ut i en malström i havet eller i avloppet till badkaret. Det finns många fina bilder på byggnaden där virvelformen framträder tydligt. Jag valde att visa byggnaden så som den ser ut när man närmar sig den till fots.
🇬🇧 The Blue Planet – The National Aquarium Denmark – was created by 3XN Architecs in Copenhagen. The architects were inspired by a whirlpool as created by a maelstrom or in the bath tub. There are a number of excellent pictures of The Blue Planet showing the beautiful design. I intended to show the building as it appears from a not so common angle.
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Grimskär – winter

🇸🇪 I ett tidigare inlägg – Grimskär del 1 – skrev jag om Grimskär och dess betydelse för Sveriges försvar under tiden från 1600-talet och framåt och att jag brukar passera Grimskär under den dagliga hundpromenaden. Igår var snöfallet kraftigt och Grimskär knappt synligt. Objektivet har ingen vignettering vid bländare f/4.5, så jag antar att de mörka hörnen beror på ett optiskt fenomen orsakat av det täta snöfallet. Antagligen ett haloliknande fenomen.
🇬🇧 In a previous post – Grimskär part 1 – I wrote about Grimskär as an important part of the Swedish defense during the 17th Century and that I pass Grimskär on my daily walk together with my dog, Ella. Yesterday we had a heavy snowfall and Grimskär was barely visible. The lens has no vignetting @f/4.5 so I believe that the dark edges probobly depends on an optical phenomenon caused by the heavy snowfall. Probobly a halo phenomenon. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Nikon D810 with AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G VR II @200mm, f/4.5 and ISO 640

Grimskär

Grimskär was an important part of the Swedish defense during the 17th Century and effectivly stopped the Danish fleet operating in the waters near Kalmar castle. During the 19th Century the fort was abandoned by the military but during WW II a top secret mine-station, controlling a line of anti-ship mines in the waters outside the city of Kalmar, was built under the old fort. The ferries between Kalmar and Öland passed over the line daily, the crews unaware of the mines. Not until 1988, when the mine-station was closed, the secret of it’s existence was revealed.
I pass Grimskär daily on my morning walk and usually take a picture or two of the old fort. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5 @f/8. Developed in Capture One

Saga

The old cinema has closed for the Summer – but will be opened again in the Autumn. Saga is the oldest cinema still in use in Sweden and was opened in 1906. It is a small, wooden, building with room for just a small audience. Watching a film at Saga is more like visiting a private home than going to a traditional theater. Dispite it’s age and small size, the equipment is fairly modern with digital projectors and ok sound quality.
Saga is a common name for cinemas in Sweden along with names like Palladium, Röda Kvarn (Red Mill) – a translation of Moulin Rouge – Centrum and Rio. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Shot with Fujifilm X-T1 with Carl Zeiss ZM C Biogon 35mm f/2.8 @2.8 Developed in Capture One

Kalmar Castle

Kalmar Castle. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 24-120 mm VR f/4 G.
There is always a risk for repeating yourself. The Castle has been here for hundreds of years watching over the City. I pass almost dayly. The Castle doesn’t change but the sea and the sky varies and make it look different every time.
The RAW-file was developed in Capture One with some minor adjustments. Mainly the white balance.

Lunch at Kalmar castle

The first reasonably warm Sunday afternoon. A father and his son enjoy their lunch on the ramparts surrounding Kalmar Castle. A seagull watches for some food.
©Tom Gagner Photographer
 

Lunch at Kalmar Castle
Lunch at Kalmar Castle

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Vi var i Köpenhamn i helgen. När jag tänker på Köpenhamn är det många saker som dyker upp i huvudet. Främst tänker jag förstås på de i min familj som bor där. När det kommer till materiella ting är det två saker som för mig står som symboler för den danska huvudstaden; SAS-skrapan, ritad av Arne Jacobsen 1956 och köpenhamnslampan, som hänger över snart sagt varenda större gatukorsning. Ibland går det att få med båda i en bild…
©Tom Gagner Fotograf