Excursions

Finally some nice weather with sun, blue skies and warmth, at last I can get going with the Alphas generating loads of nice imagery to share with the world now that my joints will begin to cooperate a little. The last two days have been filled with excursions together with a friend into some nooks and crannies of the county where I live.

One of the nice places visited today was a small lake called Ljusgrytan where a lot of people ventured out to enjoy the weather and fish for trouts. I got some really good shots while walking all the way around the lake, for instance this strapping young lad trying to hook a nice fish or two.

Yellow

Two weeks ago we finally got some warmth and blue skies, that lasted for a weekend and then it went back to being cold and mostly cloudy. There has even been snowfall a couple of times since then. I do believe the weather Gods are amusing themselves on our behalf.

Hopefully it’ll soon turn around and the warmth will come. Then I can at last get a little better in my joints and get going with showering you with great pictures. At least I got a shot of a colts foot with a flower fly on top of it that weekend a fortnight ago.

Color of the year 2021

Every year Pantone selects which color that is the color of the year which influences purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and graphic design. As a photographer I have to in some extent follow this when adding images to stock image exchanges to increase sales. Last year the chosen color was Classic Blue.

However not all home design companies are aware of these trending colors which I realized when I needed cushions for my kitchen chairs and went to the local store of the Rusta chain. There was absolutely nothing what so ever in the color blue among their home furnishing/design items. So much for me trying to be trendy

The color of the year 2021 is actually two colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Guess it’ll be a lot of sunflowers and dandelions shot this year.

Yellowhammer

It’s been rather quiet at my end for a while. The cold weather’s been wreaking havoc on my back and joints so not a lot of shooting. I defied the cold today though and found a spot with loads of yellowhammers, I’ll be going back with a lens better suited for the purpose and the tripod when I get a chance.

Top image December 2020

Not many images were shot and posted during December 2020 due to the lousy weather (it was grey, grey, grey and grey with a couple of shades of grey thrown in the mix as well) and also due to the constant pain in my back and joints which gets worse with cold and damp weather. To finish my little tour of the images of the year I instead give you my personal favorite image of the year 2020.