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2017-09-20  GRAND HOTEL STOCKHOLM

By |2017-09-06T16:24:27+00:00September 20th, 2017|Stockholm|

Tonight we sleep on silken sheets
We drink fine wine and eat rare meats
On Carousel and gambling stake
Our fortunes speed, and dissipate
It’s candlelight and chandelier
It’s silver plate and crystal clear
The nights we stay at Hotel Grand  ➡ song text “Grand Hotel” by Procol Harum

For me it was only a visit at the bar  :-),  I did the photos a bit undercover, photographing at that location is not welcomed. Grand Hotel Stockholm has it all, butlers and concierges in uniform, waiters and bar tenders with a suit, bow tie, and tidy haircuts.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 27mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-09-11  HIP BAR IN STOCKHOLM

By |2017-09-02T19:28:51+00:00September 11th, 2017|Stockholm|

After a long walk, we entered that hip bar and restaurant in Stockholm. It was downright crowded, and we had no reservation, so we got only a less prominent seat at the window. Due to the large orders, the waiters were under stress, and we had already 2 Aperol Sprizz each until we got our meal, which was a finger food plate. After the food, we ordered Averna on the rocks with lemon slices, which is my favorite aperitif.

Post processed with: Analog Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 31mm
  • ISO: 500

2017-08-31  COOL KIDS IN STOCKHOLM

By |2017-08-30T22:44:10+00:00August 31st, 2017|Stockholm|

You can use the Stockholm Pass also for a boat tour, (one of the many attractions included) so I did. There I saw those cool kids with sunglasses and headphones, listening and shaking to the rhythm of the music.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 200

2017-08-09  ESCALATORS IN STOCKHOLM

By |2017-08-08T17:54:09+00:00August 9th, 2017|Stockholm|

Subway station in Stockholm? Or an abstract view which would also hold its own in a 1st person shooter video game, where you have to explore steel dungeons in dim light and search for an escape of the thrill. 🙂

It’s a hidden secret, that the must do for every photographer in Stockholm should be the visit of the artful subway stations, with the colorful paintings of the ceiling and the pillars, which I have already shown in some older posts about Stockholm. You have to click on the “Stockholm” category link under the picture in the blog got to get all Stockholm-posts.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 38mm
  • ISO: 1250

2017-08-04  ASIAN GIRL IN STOCKHOLM

By |2017-08-03T17:19:18+00:00August 4th, 2017|Stockholm|

I was waiting for my wife, who was on a short shopping spree, sitting on a socket beneath a window, my photo bag resting on my knees. Perfect situation for doing people shots, I had my big and heavy Sony Zeiss 135mm 1.8 A-Mount lens with me and mounted it via the LA-EA3 adapter on my Sony A7R II. I did these shots with manual focusing, with the support of focus peaking at the mirrorless camera. My “boring” waiting time converted immediately into an exciting photo session.  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 160

2017-07-13  SEGWAY BETWEEN THE BIKES

By |2017-07-11T19:56:04+00:00July 13th, 2017|Stockholm|

Stockholm is a great city for bikers; there are some bicycle-lanes where you can see hundreds of bikers driving. And no restrictions for Segways, they cruise around in the whole town. Stockholm has all means of transportation, bikes, Segways, Uber, Taxis, subways, trains, ships, rickshaws and your feet for the last mile. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 56mm
  • ISO: 500

2017-06-29  GIRL MAKING HOT CHOCOLATE WAFFLES

By |2017-06-28T20:36:25+00:00June 29th, 2017|Stockholm|

This photo shows a scenery in the old town of Stockholm, where you can find many little shops and gourmet food stores. This girl was sitting near the street, with an open window and was forming hot chocolate waffles. There was an aromatic smell after sweet chocolate and crispy, warm waffles. The sore temptation to get one was even higher if you saw they were handmade.  🙂

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 63mm
  • ISO: 640

2017-06-26  STOCKHOLM METRO STATION IN RED

By |2017-06-08T21:13:28+00:00June 26th, 2017|Stockholm|

It looks like a volcano is shortly before the eruption, lava permeates through the stone, it gets hotter and hotter. 😐 If I shut down my fantasy, it’s (only) one of the great metro stations of Stockholm. It was on our last day, where I said to my wife “We haven’t seen the subway station art yet, let’s go and have a look.” I googled where the stations are and here are the photos. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-06-23  PALMS IN A LOUNGE

By |2017-06-05T20:39:01+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Stockholm|

A typical scene from the Caribbean? Growing palms in a lounge, with the hot sunny weather? In Stockholm you have lounges, but no real palms. 🙂  I had to go very near to verify if they are real, but then recognized the fakes. This bar was near the Vasa Museum, a place I can recommend if you need rest from some longer walking and sightseeing sessions.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 25mm
  • ISO: 160

2017-06-17  ONCE THE BIGGEST SHIP ON EARTH

By |2017-06-04T11:31:41+00:00June 17th, 2017|Stockholm|

The Vasa had a long building phase of 2 years but a very short life on the sea for about some hours, it foundered after sailing about 1,300 m (1,400 yds). The ship is a giantism, unbelievable massive wooden construction, many artful sculptures. But the superstructure was too big, that led to the inglorious end.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/5s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 500

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