Knock on wood. Here's a photo from my own country. And from today!
It's a lovely day in Stockholm, and all over Sweden and the parks and street cafés are filled with people enjoying one of the first really nice and reasonably warm days of the year. We had better enjoy it while it lasts. The weather service has assured us that it will be considerably cooler next week, perhaps with a chance of snow towards May 1.
This photo is from Skinnarviksberget, a hill on the island of Södermalm, where people could enjoy not just the nice weather but also the view across a bay of Lake Mälaren towards the island of Kungsholmen.
I will upload two more pictures from the same hill as workshops. For my next photo here I will most likely return to India long ago. Back to normal.
Here is a larger version.
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npecanhuk (64182) 2014-04-26 6:47
Attractive and pleasant-looking place and details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (138192) 2014-04-26 6:51
Your workshop pictures are a very well addition, gives a nice view about the area.
Very pleasant to look at.
A nice composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Romano46 (17436) 2014-04-26 8:00
sono rimasto sorpreso nel vedere una foto scattata oggi stesso poichè siamo abituati a vedere le tue belle foto senza tempo di ogni parte del globo terrestre.
Una bella e piacevole sorpresa che ci mostra una Stoccolma in versione primaverile con bei colori e, apparentemente, anche una piacevole temperatura.
Colori, nitidezza e composizione impeccabili.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
fanni (14377) 2014-04-26 8:20
I wish I was there today! though in Moscow the weather is very sunny today, too..
Indeed, an unusual photo from you :) But what a nice spring mood! Thanks for the WS photos, too!
If tickets were not so expensive I'd buy one and fly over to Stockholm for the weekend.
PS. strange... sometimes, when I think of Stockholm, it seems to me that for so many years I've got bored with it... but each time I arrive in it and start walking about the city I feel I can't live without it. Perhaps, it's because of such moments which you captured in your photo? :)
marabu61 (8139) 2014-04-26 8:33
Wow, a contemporary photo from your hometown, that is such a rarity indeed.
Superb view over the city from this Södermalm park here. Stockholm is such an attractive city in spring and summer that I sometimes really miss it.
But it needed the two additional WS photos for me to get my bearings again and place this correctly within the city.
Scandinavia has really been blessed with good and warm weather this spring, while we over here in central Europe had to seek our easter eggs in the snow this year.
have a great weekend
Silvio1953 (120522) 2014-04-26 8:53
Ciao Gert, lovely spring composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
rbassin (17535) 2014-04-26 8:55
un beau point de vue sur la ville, les gens profitent bien du soleil et de la vue; c'est bien vu.
Fis2 (84528) 2014-04-26 9:13
Nice scene and wonderful view on Stockholm.
Good POV and composition.
Excellent light and colors.
Photo has spring climate.
pajaran (51214) 2014-04-26 10:07
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled sa brdo na grda ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionci, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and time ...
Nice view from the hill to the city ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good work with the beautiful photographs in's workshop, beautifully captured moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
serp2000 (39526) 2014-04-26 10:44
Welcome home from India of the 1970th ;) Well, I see you are lucky people if you have got so warm days in the late April. Simple but very nice daily life scene.
I don't know this part of Stockholm, I think, this place locates on some distance from the tourist trails.
Have a great Sunday!
Indrasish (2853) 2014-04-26 11:20
Wonderful shot here. I like your point of view.. I also like the composition and the framing sense.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
good night and best wishes from Kolkata..
Corry (4508) 2014-04-26 11:59
Cet endroit est magnifique pour profiter du soleil printanier et de la vue sur la ville. Bien fait.
SnapRJW (30909) 2014-04-26 12:55
Nice to see a shot from your homeland. Th exceptional weather obviously was enough to lure you out with your camera. This reminds me of England... not the scene per se, but the fact that the good weather brings out droves of people who wish to soak up the sun. The end of seasonal affective disorder perhaps.
Nicely composed, the man in the FG is an excellent detail and anchor to the wider view.
ourania (30097) 2014-04-26 13:36
this photo is very lovely and I consider it a special treat for several reasons. It's astonishingly fresh, just a few hours old, it offers a rewarding view of springtime Stockholm and it's so delightfully sunny. After the warm colours of your recent uploads (which I love) the bright blue tones of this picture seem surprising and refreshing. I like very much this deep and clear view and the juxtaposition of the relaxed people on the rocks with the city. A beautiful place, a very agreeable atmosphere. The workshop pictures are interesting and pleasant as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
emka (77306) 2014-04-26 14:24
Hello Gert, It is a real surprise. Fresh photo from your city. What happened? And it is stunning shot. Just the right format that it is possible to see the whole composition with many details, wonderful colours and well shown relaxing mood. And fantastic sharpness.
We had nice weather yesterday but today it was raining all the day. I like your oldies very much but it is so nice to see something new from you.
WArm regrads MAlgo
mesutilgim (82990) 2014-04-26 14:53
Hello dear Gert,
A great surprise for me !
Something quite different in your Gallery, with perfect pov and inviting.
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (31324) 2014-04-26 15:09
una foto molto....recente.
E' bello vedere tutte queste persone che si godono la bella giornata di sole.
Molto belle anche le foto del ws, soprattutto l'ultima.
imageme (1625) 2014-04-26 15:44
Hi Gert, There has a lot to see in this post. I see the city with a harbour in the BG. I see people relaxing on the rocks and enjoying the breeze in the FG. I see the boats are setting for their journeys. I see the birds flying over the water and I also see the trees start to bloom......all these tell us spring has arrived and it is time to come out to enjoy the fresh air. Beautifully composed with splendid light. Thank for sharing
Nicou (120328) 2014-04-26 19:49
Avec ces beaux rochers tout gris quelle vue de cette ville sueprbe les personnages t tout ce panorama mangiqrique quelle découverte et vue.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (22157) 2014-04-26 20:26
New image, another place, another time, another colors, not desert surroundings, but spring Stockholm, great view of the city, beautiful scene
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-04-26 22:45
I love the way people are enjoying their day our.Lovely color of the lake and buildings beyond.The details are sharp and the colours add to the overall enjoyment.Have a great day.TFS.
abmdsudi (42540) 2014-04-26 22:47
Roll on springtime!
A lively shot watching people going about their business from the elevated pov. A nice exploitation with some bright vivid colors rendering lots of strength to this shot with excellent contrast and a good reminder too that, the best is yet to come. Smashing and a good fun shot! Congrats
saxo042 (37268) 2014-04-26 23:10
Extremt ovanligt att se nytagna bilder, dessutom från Stockholm. Men det vackra vädret inspirerar ju till promenader utomhus. En verkligt tilltalande bild.
macjake (55504) 2014-04-26 23:17
yes, I was actually thinking about your Sweden Posts a few days ago - in that you don't often post from your own country.
and now we have one, a recent photo too.
looks like the same place we see from Gunnar...no?
I like that we have the single guy, the couple, and then the large group in the bg...a bit of everything.
very attractive light and color here, easy to see why you'd capture it. did you take a rest here too? to enjoy the moment?
back to India we go :)
kato (11630) 2014-04-27 2:32
You're capturing well this cityscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful bay and the the buildings which stand in a row on the other side of a lake. Residents seem to enjoy this warm spring day on the rock by group, couple and alone. And, some boats and flying seagull draw out an additional good effect.
williewhistler (13729) 2014-04-27 3:44
from these photos it is easy to see why so many people visit the area,the views are spectacular even if the seating arrangements are not of the softest.
How different things become with just a little sunshine.
Kindest regards Les.
cornejo (30592) 2014-04-27 4:34
Hello Gert, great view of this beautiful city with blue sky in spring, very well composed and captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
eldancer1 (27141) 2014-04-27 7:27
Nothing like clear sky and sunny to bring out the people. It's clear and sunny in Las Vegas today in contrast with the cloudy and rainy (with snow in the mountains) day yesterday, Saturday). Beautiful view of the city and the water. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (54383) 2014-04-27 7:43
Hello my dear friend
here we are with a shot from Stockholm Sweden
after too many photos from India
I wish I was there with other people
everybody interested in something else
lovely spring composition during
a lovely day in Stockholm filled
with people enjoying one of the first really
very pleasant to look at
thanks for sharing it
photographer_sg (3767) 2014-04-27 10:16
you decided to return to Sweden after all albeit for a short stay (as your note suggests)! A simple but really attractive composition with excellence in all departments. I loved the vivid blue of the water framed by the colourful buildings and vegetation in the bg and the rocky fg made lively by the people relaxing and enjoying the view.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
RhodieIke (11740) 2014-04-27 12:00
Super Pov, of this spring scene in Stockholm.
The guy in the Fg, looks so relaxed and chilled, lapping up all the sunshine.
worldcitizen (6801) 2014-04-27 12:34
It's nice to see you come back from the past, :-) This looks like a great spot to relax and take photos. The different people on the rocks are colorful and interesting, but the man leaning on the red pillow in the foreground really anchors the scene. I like the view of buildings across the water, too.
claudeD (32045) 2014-04-28 2:20
yes, you are showing here really that people are taken profit of the fiesrt warm spring days in Stockholm. Very good composition and fine colors.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (105215) 2014-04-28 4:38
Belle vue sur la ville depuis les rochers que beaucoup de monde semble apprécier, un lieu reposant, de détente, très joliment bien présenter
kasianowak (5928) 2014-04-28 11:57
Can't believe it - a photo from Sweden! ;)
It looks like a lovely day indeed and it seems warm enough for people to wear T-shirts. I know this place - I have been to Stockholm twice, each time hoping for images of snow, but got rain instead.
nikkitta (14582) 2014-04-28 14:59
Nice scene (not common at all) from Stockholm in a good mix of people and buildings at the back enjoying a sunny day
Like the small white ships on the blue waters adding sense of mouvement
Well seen from a good POV
notrap (5853) 2014-05-01 11:22
no yellow field, no red houses, no flag, no rökstenen : but looks as scandinavian as my todays upload, at least in my eyes. When I first came to Sweden (in 2004), people sitting in the park even if the temperatures were quite arctic was a strange sight for me. In Stockholm I saw for the first time restaurants with cosy blankets for their guests on the terrace, meanwhile it is a good custom even here in our town.
Thanks for writing a critique for my photo, even though I´m not the one to answer often!
Kielia (23351) 2014-05-05 6:15
the wonderful weather and people enjoying the first warm day combined with the attractive location convey a feeling of positivity and a carefree mood. A lovely shot reminding us of the best days of summer still to come.
My compliments also for the WS!
UlfE (14641) 2014-05-08 11:04
Väldigt trevlig vårbild från Söders höjder. Killen i förgrunden är kanon. Det gör bilden bra mycket bättre. Framför allt tycker jag att den förhöjer känslan för betraktaren att själv vara den som står där. Ha en bra kväll!
jacquest (18559) 2014-05-14 12:31
This is a good presentation of man's and nature's revival in a first day of spring. The mood is relaxing and the view over the river creates deepnes and the light gives natural colors.
batalay (35365) 2014-05-26 6:17
I am glad to see you sprinkle some contemporary photos among those gems from your archives. This one is an infant... one month old today. I've looked at these hills from the the opposite shore, but had no idea that they were comprised of shear granite. It is no surprise, however that the bright sunlight of early spring has brought out the Vikings to enjoy the sun.
PaulVDV (21955) 2014-05-29 12:51
One of those fantastic panoramas we can have in Stockholm.
A wonderful city with water about everywhere.
The many visitors on Skinnarviksberget add much life and a pleasant atmosphere.
Excellent composition and very colourful.
Best regards, Paul