This shot was taken near the City Hall today while I was trying to find some more or less interesting (let alone eyecatching) subjects in town on such a rather dark foggy day...
Absence of sunshine makes search quite difficult, but at least, the fog unexpectedly saved the situation a bit :)
Oh yes, we did have some sunshine yesterday!
and I did shoot some photos.. but I'm not satisfied with any of them (subject-wise, of course) - most all of them are only classical views of the city. I'll post some of them later, though.
Also, it's a bit too specific to choose subjects for photos when you shoot with a telephoto lens in town. But it can be funny!:)
In this photo, in the background:
the island of Riddarholmen and the Riddarholmen church (the burial church of the Swedish monarchs) disappearing in the thickening fog little by little.
Those who are curious to see a sunny shot of yesterday can take a look at the Workshop :)
PS. I had to use Adobe DNG converter to edit this photo on my little laptop.
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boa (6021) 2013-01-05 13:20
it is nice to see you are back to Stockholm again, it is also nice to see your beautiful work. Not much to do about the weather but i can see that you solved this problem in an excellent way. Pleasant balance in this composition and a foggy Riddarholmen can never be wrong:) Congrats with your new lens!
Ps.How long are you staying in Stockholm?
holmertz (41083) 2013-01-05 13:24
Was it foggy today? I didn't notice, haven't been out all day like most days before Christmas :-)
This is a superb photo and I am convinced it is much better than it would have been on a sunny day. The fog creates a great atmosphere and enhances the colours. The boy (are you sure? In those colours?) and the statue give the composition perfect balance, and the church tower is equally perfectly placed a third from the left. The little sign warming swimmers is a nice little detail.
mesutilgim (84442) 2013-01-05 13:56
Nice compo with perfect pov and great symbolism !
I wonder what she's thinking while admiring this bronze statue.
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (36002) 2013-01-05 13:56
Hi dear Elena in Stockholm
Hi, how are you? A HAPPY NEWYEAR 2013!
Starting your posting from your secnd country in 2013.
Ya unfortunate weather but foggy makes so fantastic too. The comparison of the statue and her pose is very interesting too. Her vivid clothes are very goog accent in blurred image.
Thanks a lot and have a beautiful Sunday!
Also please enjoy your nice trip in your second mother country!
Takero from Tokyo
carlo62 (32911) 2013-01-05 13:56
simpatico quadro, due figure immobili, una molto colorata e l'altro monocromatica, con lo sfondo nebbioso di Stoccolma.
Piacevole la vista.
danos (86805) 2013-01-05 14:36
nice the balance of the shot with the statue and the woman in a perfect coexist in spite of the moody sky. The colours of the jacket are the eye catching of the image.
giorgimer (34846) 2013-01-05 15:10
Fog creates an attractive atmosphere
batalay (35611) 2013-01-05 15:11
I like the juxtaposition of the pedestrian, bundled up in a Swedish winter, with the casual stance of the larger than life statue. The spire of the City Hall looms powerfully in the distance, albeit through the fog soup.
Warm regards (pun intended),
npecanhuk (65594) 2013-01-05 15:30
Very interesting and attractive urban & winter picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-01-05 19:41
you captured them wonderfully even is the foggy day. Each day bring us special mood which we can enjoying. I like the the way you peresnted us these scene. Perfectly well done and congratulation your new telephoto lens. I like this pic. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a Happy, Healthy New Year 2013,
saxo042 (37568) 2013-01-05 23:51
Very beautiful architecture, good colours and a nicely balanced picture. In other words, an excellent picture!
Silvio1953 (122353) 2013-01-06 0:32
Ciao Elena, lovely misty composition with original couple well disposed, fascinating atmposphere, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
CLODO (30256) 2013-01-06 0:53
I like the strong contrast of the 2 characters well framed, and the fog reinforces the idea of cold.
dkmurphys (49372) 2013-01-06 8:04
Very fine scene from Stockholm. This city is great in winter rime. Well seen, have a good week.
siudzi (33627) 2013-01-06 12:47
What a great composition! The mist created such a special mood of this scene. Perfectly executed as always. Thanks for sharing.
rbassin (18183) 2013-01-07 12:48
La brume enveloppant Stockholm crée une ambiance particulière, et bon choix du premier plan avec la sculpture et le visiteur.
Didi (56915) 2013-01-07 16:13
Une grande différence avec la vue au soleil, mais la brume donne ici un effet intéressant mais le ciel à tendance à assombrir l'image, c'est normal.
J'ai donc éclairci un peu en WS.
Es tu en vacances en Suède ?
Bonne année 2013
zanzi (13642) 2013-01-13 0:02
I like the sign "no swimming", just in case some adventurous person had a crazy idea.
I also like the contrast between the naked statute and the warm clothes of the person looking at it.
maloutim (9637) 2013-05-19 20:34
Eh bien, moi aussi je suis à la recherche des statues de Stockholm sur ta galerie. Cela compensera mes lacunes sur cette ville que j'aurais dû visiter plus en profondeur quand j'en avais l'occasion :-(
Qu'il est courageux l' homme nu dans ce froid polaire :-) L'observateur emmitouflé n'en revient pas !
Trêve de plaisanterie, les deux "personnages" donnent un bel effet sur le fond de brouillard dans lequel se perd le clocher de Riddarholmen.
A propos, je ne savais pas qu'on y enterrait les monarques suédois.
Merci du partage, et à bientôt peut-être ?
J'aime aussi la photo complémentaire en WS. C'est ensoleillé et le contraste entre le sapin de noël longiligne à côté du bateau blanc massif est du plus bel effet.
Cricri (106371) 2013-07-14 10:31
Hi Dear Elena
Un coté intéressant et amusant de la scène de la personne bien emmitouflé regardant la statue, un fond brumeux qui laisse doucement ressortir l'architecture et ces couleurs
nikkitta (14852) 2013-07-16 12:55
Fist, a great Thank for adding me at your list
Second the photo, not sure if it would have been better with sun , I prefer the fog that gives the capture a mysterious air
leaving statue and photographer as the protagonist
With time , tell me please what means the red signal, I collect this photos, never see one like this
Greetings from Argentina
mcmtanyel (13539) 2013-12-24 18:22
The fog adds a lovely sense of mystique to the scene. The two boys are quite different from each other. One is flesh and blood, the other is bronze. One is wearing a red coat, the other is green. One is wearing warm clothes, the other is stark naked. Nice sense of balance with the placement of the two subjects with distinct contrasts between them.
jmdias (55497) 2013-12-25 13:54
amazing image with the personage, sculpture and tower well framed. I liked the use of the fog here too. marvelous compo with a special artistic mood. TFS.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14379)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-05
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Cannon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Rodenstock HR UV/1x MC 77mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 13:02
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