Scandinavian Summer - Kattrumpans beach, Kalmar
View to the Kattrumpans beach. Located in the city centre it is a superb place to the relaxation.
The Öland Bridge – in the background (Swedish: Ölandsbron) is a road bridge connecting Kalmar on mainland Sweden to Färjestaden on the island of Öland to its east. At 6,072 meters (19,921 ft) long, it is one of the longest in all of Europe. It is supported by 156 pillars, and has a characteristic hump at its western end which was created to provide a vertical clearance of 36 m for shipping.
A little to the south of the western end of the bridge a small wooden pedestrian and bicycle bridge, around 150 m in length and connecting the island of Svinö to the mainland, echoes the form of the Öland bridge. This "replica" is clearly visible to anyone crossing to Öland via the main bridge. While the Oresund Bridge linking Sweden with Denmark is longer overall, the Öland Bridge is the longest entirely in Swedish territory.
Kalmar is a city in Småland in the south-east of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. It had 36,392 inhabitants in 2010 and is the seat of Kalmar Municipality. It is also the capital of Kalmar County, which comprises 12 municipalities with a total of 233,090 inhabitants (2011).
From the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, Kalmar was one of Sweden's most important cities. Between 1602 and 1913 it was the episcopal see of Kalmar Diocese, with a bishop, and the Kalmar Cathedral from 1702 is still a fine example of classicistic architecture. It became a fortified city, with the still mighty Kalmar Castle as the center. After the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658, Kalmar's importance diminished, until the industry sector was initiated in the 19th century. The city is home to parts of Linnaeus University.
Geographically Kalmar is the main route to the island of Öland thanks to the Öland Bridge. (Source: Kalmar & wikipedia)
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bukitgolfb301 (36228) 2012-05-01 1:17
Hello my dear George
A great shot! I am waiting for Summer anxiously.
So wonderful and typical summer/beach image.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Kielia (23711) 2012-05-01 1:54
you have caught the essence of the season, the beautiful light and the colors of the Scandinavian summer – this is the time of the year we are all eagerly waiting for. And what I like most is the excellent perspective. My compliments also for the note!
lousat (77848) 2012-05-01 2:16
Hi George,a very different and rare moment from these could countries,beautiful and colorfull composition,no people in the water as i can see,the water is very cold in July too..ehehe.great colors,details and point of view.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-01 2:35
A very colorful summer shot on the beach.I see the people enjoying the warm weather laying on the beach.The colors are very pleasant and natural and the beach is very inviting. The red ship is an eye catcher. Very nice composition with sharpness and depth.
holmertz (41797) 2012-05-01 2:42
This is an ideal picture of Swedish summer. A quiet, not too crowded beach with lots of trees in the surroundings. Very far from the endless lines of tightly packed sunchairs of the Mediterranean area. The light is perfect and you found a superb view towards the sea and the bridge with an attractively red and white boat in the background. Kattrumpan is a funny name, meaning Cat's behind.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-05-01 2:47
One of the most noticeable features of Sweden in summer is how passionately the Swedes enjoy their summer. You have captured the essence of their summer perfectly. Nice colour and composition. I see that the busyness of this scene is an important part of the story.
ChrisJ (99338) 2012-05-01 2:50
Like Melbourne in southern Australia, many of the beach crowd are lily white here after a long cold winter rugged up. I sometimes got asked in Melbourne if I were Greek, as I was suntanned as a kid, living in sub tropical Brisbane, where 'winters' are 7c to 20c. Good daily life scene here with excellent sharpness. Tfs!
npecanhuk (66362) 2012-05-01 3:54
No sand... but sunny and crowded!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (49286) 2012-05-01 4:11
change of style here for you. Amazing to think this is in a city centre, I suppose the tanker is a bit of a give away. Fascinating and intriguing image!
Regards - Brian.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-05-01 4:36
I'm ready for vacation! Great shot!!!!! Stuningly beautiful daily life scene with planty of people. Great composition of fabulous nature. Wonderful and amazingly executed image. Fantastic shot. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done. Like it a lot. They must have a wonderful time.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-01 4:52
It seems that these people has gone for Pic nic.Very nice shoot with great "summer" atmosphere.Very nice sharpness and clarity.Perfect framing too.Well done.TFS
Have a superb month
Sergiom (61210) 2012-05-01 5:12
L'été ne dure pas très longtemps dans cette belle contrée nordique donc il faut en profiter pleinement pour prendre le plus de soleil possible.
Cricri (107330) 2012-05-01 7:35
Belle image estivale que beaucoup de monde attend avec impatience, cool, relax, de jolies couleurs et lumière, une image agréable a regarder
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-01 7:42
una spiaggia particolare con tanta gente al sole e con il rosso della nave a creare un punto di attrazione visiva.
Ben composto il tutto,
dkmurphys (50032) 2012-05-01 7:57
Very beautiful colors in this composition. I like the relaxation mood and the landscape. Well taken!
cornejo (32224) 2012-05-01 11:06
György Hi, interesting view with beautiful colors of this lovely place, very good pov, sharpness, depth and color, very good and charming work well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Gigidusud (16299) 2012-05-01 12:03
Wow!Wonderful scene on the beach with nice colors and light.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
emka (79992) 2012-05-01 23:37
Hi Georgy, Good relax in the city centre. Water probably is cold as only one person is interested in bathing. Very pleasant summer atmosphere.
Silvio1953 (123643) 2012-05-02 0:37
Ciao George, great POV on lovelybeach with a lot of people at sun, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37578) 2012-05-02 11:51
A very pleasant and relaxed summer scene! The red boat against the blue water provide an eye-catching part of the picture.
COSTANTINO (56271) 2012-05-06 7:07
nice summer shot that brings summer signs
after the spring,wonderful view to
Kattrumpans beach located in the city
centre superb place for relaxation
I would like to be there now
really beautiful colours from
have a nice new week