Unexpectedly for myself....!
I don't know if I will get another chance of using a computer to come to TE during my stay in Stockholm, so I'm using this opportunity to wish my TE friends and everybody here a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 !!
"May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend.."! ©
Greetings from semi-drizzling, semi-snowing city where late dawn turns into a grey morning which quickly and imperceptibly turns into a semi-grey afternoon which ends up with total darkness by 3 something PM... LOL
...and we are lucky if it doesn't start drizzling... and if the raindrops don't wash away the snow which we still have here now :)
So far no sunshine!
oh no, I'm wrong! LOL
I caught a slight glimpse of the sun for about 2-3 minutes today while wandering about the pre-drizzly city in the afternoon :-))
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saxo042 (31802) 2009-12-28 11:54
A very fine picture with the typical feeling of early afternoon in the middle of winter. It really looks cold and snowy here. I hope you will have a nice stay in Sweden and a very Happy New Year to you too!
serp2000 (29242) 2009-12-28 11:57
Ñ íàñòóïàþùèì ïðàçäåíñòâîì,Ëåíà,
ß âïåðâûå áóäó áåç ñíåãà âñòðå÷àòü ýòîò ïðàçäíèê,÷åìó ÿ î÷åíü ðàä.Çàâòðà óëåòàþ â Õóðãàäó.
Îòëè÷íàÿ ïðåçåíòàöèÿ íîâîãîäíåãî Ñòîêãîëüìà.
Âûêëàäûâàéòå ñâîè îòëè÷íûå ðàáîòû.Ïî ïåðâîé æå âîçìîæíîñòè áóäó âûõîäèòü íà ñâÿçü!
gentedilivello (3095) 2009-12-28 13:30
great winter shot! Very appropriate for the Christmas period. You managed perfectly the light and composed the image in a brilliant way.
siamesa (27449) 2009-12-28 13:58
Boa noite Elena
I really like to read your notes. I loved your words here and your picture too.
Happy New Year
Feliz Ano Novo
AKITA (15125) 2009-12-28 14:01
beautiful warm lights in cold city,
illuminated Christmas tree is very well designed, it looks making nice contrast with back towers, lined lights and other square objects in this scene,
walking people seem enjoying this special season in spite of its coldness,
in wonderful Stockholm, you will have happy ending of 2009 and starting of 2010,
thank you for your splendid seasonal card,
a Happy New Year 2010 to you!
Akihisa, from Japan
daddo (18517) 2009-12-28 14:09
Zdravo Elena. I can see the poet in you in this lovely scene.The gloom is conquered by the lovely, cheerful lights and even the bus is transformed into a thing of beauty. The couple add a comforting human element. Nicely composed with multilayered elements. Sretna Nova Godina. Klaudio.
isabela_sor (47265) 2009-12-28 14:10
Huge and nicely decorated Christmas tree :)
Must be very cold observing the people :)
A nice urban view and i really envy u for snow :)
Here raining a lot :(((
All the best
mortijo (12828) 2009-12-28 15:18
This is a beautiful postcard from Stockholm in winter dress. The christmas tree is huge. We have the drizzle and the grey skies, but the snow is gone.
My best wishes for the New Year.
bukitgolfb301 (30111) 2009-12-28 18:38
Hello my Elena
This is an another great winter shot!
Marvelous atmosphere first of all, nice framework/composition and twilight light control are so admirable as usual. Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good day!
wolf38 (28226) 2009-12-28 22:50
Hi Elena. Christmas is over. Some people are on the road. It is almost dark. This photo made its effect mainly by the light. I like the text very well. Overall, well worth seeing. Regards, Wolfgang.
Urs (11872) 2009-12-28 23:46
That is a real New Year photograph as we European are used to. I will post one from Bangkok as well although without the snow. However there is a commercial where they show Bangkok in the snow. I like your shot, let's hope that we all will have a happy 2010
jlbrthnn (79773) 2009-12-29 2:43
I find that you have much chance to be in Sweden at that time. You describe a very strong atmosphere of Christmas and change of time. This quasi unreal image is carried out with brilliance. I appreciate the clearness of the details and the control of the exposure. congratulations!
Bonne année 2010!
mafegan (8618) 2009-12-29 2:53
Such a recent photo and such a different scene from where I live. I feel you have captured the atmosphere of this cold destination very well. You have managed the lighting well as everything is clearly visible and yet the scene is fully lit with Christmas lights and street lighting. I hope you have a relaxing time and a nice New Year in your favourite city. Tfs, Marlene
PS It is almost 9pm and +27C.
holmertz (26982) 2009-12-29 3:08
I didn't expect this picture, so it's a nice surprise. It's a photo with a lot of winter atmosphere, so dark, a lot of snow and a huge Christmas tree.The lamps draw my eyes towards Södermalm, where some of the houses - including my office - are nicely illuminated.
And it seems you won't have to worry about the snow disappearing, since the next week is said to be bitterly cold.
Gott nytt år,
burraburra (1197) 2009-12-29 4:11
Happy NY and a fine TwentyTen to you.
Love this shot - the ealry evening with the bright lights of the buildings, street lamps & xmas tree work lovely here. It presents the feel of Chritsmas so well. POV Perfect.
jplebrun (21208) 2009-12-29 4:36
très belle photo de cette ville dans la grisaille et pleine de lumières et de ce superbe arbre de Noël, tant qu'aux rayons de soleil si tu n'en trouves pas dans le ciel, alors regarde le coeur des gens alors tu trouveras.....
ellelloo (6570) 2009-12-29 5:01
A lovely post card from Stockholm! A very good composition and an excellent exposure. The photo transmits so well the wintry afternoon mood in a city in such a mostly overcast day. (We had sun for 15 minutes yesterday, not today, it is snowing again.)
A Happy New Year to you too!
Uhu (8347) 2009-12-29 11:47
Знакомые все мместа такие. Был там как-то 2 января - так холодно мне нигде никогда не было, влажность высоченная.
А снега-то сколько!
С новым 2010-м - чтобы лучше был, чем 2009-й, и даже намного лучше!!!
Vitaly (894) 2009-12-29 11:48
Ñ Íîâûì ãîäîì!
Î÷åíü ðàä Âàøåìó âîçâðàùåíèþ íà TE. Ïðèÿòíî óâèäåòü ñâåæåíüêîå ôîòî èç, ïóñêàé äàæå ñåðîãî è äîæäëèâîãî, Ñòîêãîëüìà. À ýòè ñóìåðêè î÷åíü ïðèâëåêàòåëüíû.
Ïåòåðáóðã óòîíóë â ñíåãàõ. È ïîõîæå óáèðàòü èõ íèêòî íå ñîáèðàåòñÿ. Ïîêà íå ðàñòàèò ê âåñíå.
Óäà÷è è óñïåõîâ.
Longroute (19390) 2009-12-31 2:15
Ah, so you are in your beloved Stockholm again!
I like this night photo full of snow and... atmosphere!
It's a sight I couldn't see and for us southern people has a real charm, especially at this dark hours with the artificial lights to warm it a bit. Three things strike my eye and fantasy: the fine christmas tree, the street lamp and the lovely Katarina church. A good photo to conclude the year.
Happy New Year to you too,
ikeharel (37424) 2009-12-31 9:53
A very well composed pic., with lights and dusk fall over the city.
Looks cold too...
xuaxo (6830) 2009-12-31 10:34
Nice picture for the season.
emjleclercq (15778) 2009-12-31 13:22
Nice lights, espcially for this richly decorated Christmas tree.
Une trés Bonne Année 2010, Elena
JanD (0) 2010-01-01 9:05
Amazing Christmas Tree. Wonderful cityscape. Nice colors.
boa (4313) 2010-01-01 14:24
I wish you a very nice stay in Stockholm. (I hope we can shake hands next time, if you want?)
I like your Happy New Year photo very much. You have chosen a very good Pov,the x-mas tree on Skeppsbron and many of the landmarks of Södermalm are visible here. The warmly dressed people give us an idea of how cold it is. I don`t like the bus, which obscures the tree, but it was probably parked here ?
An excellent winter postcard from Stockholm,Tfs!
Bästa Januari hälsningar
Vasa (15990) 2010-01-03 0:08
Draga tovariš Elena,
najlepše želje za kreativnu inspiraciju u 2010 žele ti Srbija i Branko!
Kielia (20477) 2010-01-04 7:17
your POV on this scene works excellently. A very pleasant impression, very good management of the light and a wonderful atmosphere of Stockholm where the bus is also playing an interesting role. My compliments!
I wish you a happy New Year too!
KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-01-05 9:46
You capture my feeling towards our weather of late, perfectly. I grew up in a place that I used to say had worse weather than Denmark, but I may have to take that statement back if the gray persists. I'm impressed that you created a nice picture despite the lack of sun. Good use of artificial light to make a picture come to life.
UlfE (13732) 2010-01-08 6:56
I guess that you have plenty of winter pictures from Stockholm and really look forward to see it. The photo taken in Skeppsbron when it getting dark is very nice. Your positioning of the lamp-post and Christmas tree (donated by the Kinnevik Group to the City of Stockholm every year since 13 years back. The company,s headquarters is in Skeppsbron) is absolutely perfect and love the inclusion of people that makes the scene vivid. TFS and have nice weekend!
P.S. I hope you had a pleasant trip back to Moscow
sacavem (18578) 2010-01-26 12:11
Please accept my belated Happy New Year! :))
Beautiful place, season's greetings.TFS
Have a great Happy New Year!
Tenha um Feliz Ano Novo!(PT)
tomi1 (1928) 2010-01-27 15:38
I reckon the city mostly the background so enlightened. Anyway you ever are posting this city. This one has the christmas tree and the bus behind the snow heap reflects the evening lights. All the lights are switched on and the evening seems to be calm.( Opportunately I want to write but so far my mind`s state is recovering from what affects me ). Do not worry anyway!...Your friend. Tomi
Kenns (0) 2010-01-31 13:03
Hi Elena,My name is Ken, i am from ireland (North)and love taking photos as a hobby. Well i have only just signed up with TREKEARTH, I came across it by accident, i was looking for a few photographs of lovely Stockholm. I have two brothers working and living there, I vist them occasionaly and never tyre of beautiful Stockholm, It really is a wonderful place. Your "Happy new year" photo is fabulous, it's really atmosperic, well done.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (13868)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Kenko L41 UV Super Pro Wide
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-28 11:42