Photographer's Note

When approaching Malmö from south on motorway E6/E22 from Trelleborg – the port for ferries from Sassnitz, Rostock and Travemünde in Germany – you merge with the motorway E20 from Copenhagen and the Øresund Link at the interchange Petersborg.

This is the first larger interchange along the Outer Turnpike, which opened in 2000 together with the Øresund bridge, in order to keep the increasing traffic away from the city. Especially the number of heavy trucks - which are fed into Sweden via these two motorways - have been raising ever since we joined the European Community.

The shot was taken at 9:15 p.m. on a lovely Summer evening in July, meaning traffic is relatively low. July is the major Swedish vacation month; the evening ferries are just about to arrive in Trelleborg and traffic from the beaches near Falsterbo – which also travel this motorway - have ceased.

A thorough look at the signs informing about the upcoming interchange show that - if you hopefully don't need to proceed straight ahead to the hospital – you're able to make the right turn and continue with almost any means of transportation. Take your pick among boat, aircraft or train – if you find traffic too heavy...

Just the other night I counted some 200 trucks within 30 minutes!

Shot with full (10x) zoom.
Image rotated 1,97°CCW, cropped, adjusted levels, adjusted hue –15 and saturation +15, decreased in red –40 and increased in cyan +15, desaturated magenta, ran NeatImage at 60%, resized for TE, sharpened and faded to 20%, framed and saved for Web.

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