This picture was taken earlier today. We have around 4 degrees below zero, and an unpleasant wind. The wind chill factor is considerable.
This picture is taken exactly ten days after my previous upload that I called "The Last Day Of Autumn". Until that day we had had a daily average temperature between zero and ten degrees, i.e. by definition it was autumn.
Then the weather changed and we and we got snow and quite low temperatures and a daily average temperature clearly below freezing point. Now winter has arrived.
Maybe this is not really the "first" winter day here in Gothenburg but this is definitely the first weekend to see anglers on the ice here. The ice was reported to be around 8 cm, a bit too thin for me...
This is, as are many of my pictures, along the abandoned part of the harbour at Lundby.
In fact, I also took this picture at the very same place, around end of February last year.
I have added a complementary picture, from exactly the same place, but another angle so you can see the boat in my previous upload.
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rbassin (14469) 2014-01-25 8:27
que fait-il au milieu de cette eau? une scčne intéressante et intrigante, bonne profondeur, couleurs, reflets et lumičre agréables.
photoray (7952) 2014-01-25 8:31
Intriguing scene with the bright green jacketed man appearing to sit upon the water surface, then the industrial buildings in the background, with a glimpse of a 'square rigger's' masts.
pajaran (44372) 2014-01-25 8:32
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na zaledjeno jezero i ribolovca ...
Dobar snimka i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Nadam se da je ulovio ribu.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view of the frozen lake and fishermen ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
I hope you caught the fish.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
holmertz (33523) 2014-01-25 8:34
Jag blir lite nervös när jag ser den gröne mannen. Är isen verkligen stark nog redan, eller kan detta vara en tragedi i vardande? Hans gröna klädsel passar i alla fall bra till det röda läppstiftet och du har placerat honom längs en fin diagonal.
ktanska (23144) 2014-01-25 9:38
8 cm of ice sounds quite risque to me! But that's less boring for him before he could start fishing! It's a rare opportunity to see strong enough ice clear of snow, shine and showing nice reflections.
A cool shot!
kato (10593) 2014-01-25 10:57
You're capturing well this winter scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the bay covered the freezing ice and buildings in back. The red-white tall building gives an impact in the whole. It looks like the peculiar spectacle for the angler on the ice. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, the reflection projected to the ice draws out an additional good effect.
mesutilgim (75580) 2014-01-25 10:57
Hello dear Gunnar,
Something which I never shall do ! My mother had born me in her eight month so all my life untill now in my passed 72 years is a run against time.
And this methode of fishing needs patience.
Nice capture and interesting notes makes your entry a good TE job again.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jurek1951 (38974) 2014-01-25 11:41
a spectacular photo of this place with attractive composition, the colours and lights are beautiful,
Fis2 (78808) 2014-01-25 12:55
Curious view, interesting building.
I like frame and colors.
Angler add savor of photo.
Good night and nice sunday
mcmtanyel (7335) 2014-01-25 18:25
Is it a river or the ocean that is frozen? I am used to seeing frozen rivers, but the entire ocean frozen is a bit unfathomable for me (all puns intended). The tall building in the distance looks interesting. Would you happen to have a photo of it? If not, it deserves a dedicated photo.
larsy (28) 2014-01-26 0:44
Det var inte dåligt att du fångade den förste pimpelfiskaren utanför TV-huset. De visade honom på Västnytt i förrgår.
Nicou (109742) 2014-01-26 0:48
Géniale compo e tiamge sueprbe vue de cet homme sur sur la glace impressionnant image de démesure de cet édifice en fond quelle compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
macjake (48357) 2014-01-26 1:26
so THIS is what Gert does when he's not taking photos of people! Hahahaha
this is such a funny photo, the man seems so isolated and so alone - but yet he's loving every minute of it.
funny shot, well done.
trevormoffiet (1796) 2014-01-26 2:28
Det är en utmärkt idé att göra en skiva av påverkan av årstid från samma plats varje gång. Jag gillar hållning av fiskaren sitta på hinken med sin isborr fastnat i isen bakom honom. Den gröna jackan är en fin kontrast med den röda på byggnaden. Det är svårt att föreställa sig en sådan extrem skillnad mellan sommar och vinter. (Min fru och jag stannade på 'IBIS' hotellet båt mycket nära det röda tornet när vi var i Göteborg förra sommaren. (Jag hade tänkt att ta kontakt med dig, men jag var lite skygg)
snunney (75104) 2014-01-26 2:39
The intrepid angler is well placed in the frame and adds a good splash of colour to the scene, as well as counterbalancing the rather strange looking building in the background. Rather him than me! Fine technical presentation.
ourania (21482) 2014-01-26 3:19
such an interesting and suggestive view, presented through an excellent composition. The sense of depth and space is superb, the simple foreground and the amazingly detailed background are well bound together and seem equally important and interesting. The passionate, lonely fisherman and his drill are well placed and balanced by the eye-catching building in the distance. I also like the eloquent textures, colours and mood. The workshop picture is great too, such a difference from your previous upload! Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
npecanhuk (58246) 2014-01-26 8:41
Attractive and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (93606) 2014-01-26 11:30
nice winter picture. I like this format, like Carper's.
Amazing fisherman on the ice. Good composition and interesting details in BG also. Well done photos, here and in WS.
Have a nice evening.
papagolf21 (80986) 2014-01-26 11:31
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
Le personnage est excellemment bien placé dans la composition, il attire irrésistiblement le regard. La glace semble solide ā cet endroit. Et puis, il y a l'arričre-plan avec la présence d'un trois mâts dans le port technique (du moins, je le suppose).
Une image bien pensée et fort bien présentée.
RhodieIke (10381) 2014-01-26 11:33
Good evening Gunnar,
What a funny scene we see here then read your super note to find these guys do this to catch fish, still sound crazy to me.
It's interesting, you saying about your autumnal temperatures as we have had the same in Suffolk, but alas as yet we have not had snow.
Well documented of this scene and the informative note.
williewhistler (10899) 2014-01-26 12:29
the well wrapped angler certainly adds a lot of interest to the winter scene, with his drill close at hand it`s an unusual and well seen shot.
The clarity is first class.
Romano46 (14520) 2014-01-27 1:50
la composizione di questa fotografia č un po' particolare perchč nei canonici 2/3 agli angoli opposti ci sono due soggetti che si contrappongono e anche molto differenti nelle loro colorazioni: in alto l'edificio dipinto di rosso e in basso l'uomo vestito di verde.
Un'idea originale che non disturba la composizione ed anzi la ravviva con i colori vivaci di questi soggetti.
Molto buona la nitidezza ed interessante la particolaritā dell'acqua ghiacciata.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
Royaldevon (23412) 2014-01-27 2:53
Your photograph certainly carries mood!
This guy looks completely isolated in the icy water. Your notes explain he is fishing, otherwise, it appears that he is slowly sinking into the glutinous bed!
I love the reflections of the building, they reveal the texture of the surface particularly well.
A fine composition with a strong diagonal line, from r/l across the frame.
My warm regards,
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-27 6:10
Beautiful photo ... just exudes an eerie chill.
A beautiful and interesting scenery.
Greetings and all the best
ikeharel (47000) 2014-01-27 8:30
Good evening Gunnar,
besides looking at an exquisite sharp photo, and after reading your note - it is still a puzzle for me to understand what the man in the green warm-suit was doing on mid-water if the ice still thin, how can he move around with sub-zero water temp.'s?
I fine the contrast and depth superbly managed.
Fine shot, cheers,
danos (80288) 2014-01-27 8:35
a very nice and beautiful Wintry scene from the harbour at Lundby with the lonely man in green to contrast perfect with the red/white construction on the backdrop.
I like their placement in the frame as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
tatadalou (4571) 2014-01-27 11:56
Seeing so much ice on the sea is really "exotic" to me. I don't know what this man is doing but his position in your framing is well balanced with the red and white tower.
rychem (15472) 2014-01-27 16:31
Very nice scene and elegant photo on this fronty day, excellent light and details, very well composed and prezenter
subhendu_bagchi (23657) 2014-01-28 1:23
a stunning post in such chilled weather. Nice colours and very good light management. A nicely composed shot with the man with clothes with vibrant colour. Tfs.
Waylim (24346) 2014-01-28 9:09
Good daily life shot that show the activity and the condition of the winter. Ice fishing, but I always imagine it to be in middle of now where but not so near the city, so to see the city background was very unique for me. The neon green of this jacket really draw us in and a great point of interest.
Excellent quality as always and a very good composition.
eldancer1 (22445) 2014-01-28 19:25
I saw a news report yesterday of an ice fishing contest in Minnesota and it attracted over 10,000 fishermen and women! This poor guy is so alone I hope he caught some fish, nicely captured with good details even the ice. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (109341) 2014-01-29 6:10
Ciao Gunnar, lovely winter view, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (32897) 2014-01-29 8:02
Magnificent composition in which the elements of the port project and especially the modern building in red, the quiet sea water creates some nice reflections, this person with his green suit in the foreground, is a good vital touch.
A lovely colorful in very natural shades.
The lighting is very well managed and good sharpness brings out the details and textures.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
P D. Very grateful for your kind congratulations.
Oceania (3836) 2014-01-30 11:24
You are showing us an ordinarily day in Sweden. It's sure a cold place. A person in green is a highlight of the picture. It's a nice catch!
jhm (130662) 2014-02-01 1:53
Maybe takes I your second picture the most beautiful, this is my choice.
Wonderful panorama view, in high quality.
Your picture is very pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, with pleasant colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Buin (42224) 2014-02-01 9:06
That's a really eye-catching situation and I like especially how you placed this angler in the photo. The Archimedean drill is a beautiful - and somehow astonishing - but necessary detail here. One can feel cold when looking at this picture ...
Hopefully he will have had a good catch!
Here winter already has given up again - after some snowy days in the mountains.
Herzliche Grüße an euch beide aus dem nasskalten Siegen! Brrr!
COSTANTINO (46512) 2014-02-02 6:53
Hello my friend
the weather changed in Greece too
and we also have around 3 degrees
below zero but we are in the
heart of the winter
your photo is very impressivewith those
industrial buildings in the background
have a nice new week
abmdsudi (35366) 2014-02-03 22:38
A good river scene obviously the view point works in the way that the pointer is on the popped up green person in the environment with the bg puts this into perspective. Great light, contrast and compo. Nice shot, Congrats
jemaflor (76624) 2014-02-04 10:49
interesting vomposition well balanced with these two focal points, well the man and the ice, original the building in the BG.
Cricri (95421) 2014-02-05 10:50
Intéressante note, il fait super froid chez vous!
Deux choses qui attire de suite le regard la personne en vert fluo et le bâtiment avec du rouge, bonne profondeur, douceur des couleurs du ciel et de la lumičre
emka (67325) 2014-02-11 23:11
I am obviously lazy and how I missed some your photos? The industrial landscape is not specially fascinating but the view of the man on ice is eyecatching. I observed the scenes like this in Latv ia lately - the fishermen had such big screwdrivers.
Warm regrads back in Warsaw
elenimavrandoni (11105) 2014-02-18 15:19
Gunnar, your note says it all to me about winter there...and after all the floods in the UK where I live is a paradise..every day sunshine and warm weather exactly the way I like it...but the climate changes on our globe so maybe one day we'll see snow in San Diego too...
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (35202)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 8:22