Sunday, 31 March 2013

Spinning a Yarn Up the Wall

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for Shadow Shot Sunday

It’s not every day you find a spinning wheel on a barn wall, spinning shadows, high over your head…

Found this one on the gable of a countryside curiosity shop!  

Friday, 29 March 2013

FMTSO: Through Glass

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Two years ago I took these photos of glass objects at an exhibition in Borås Textile Museum. They were displayed in big glass cabinets (with light coming from all sides), so it’s glass seen through glass.

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(If anyone is wondering “why glass at a textile museum”, the exhibit was about Swedish design in the 1960s and 70s, also including furniture and textiles.)

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Last summer I got to see the same exhibition again, but in another museum (also an old textile factory) in a smaller village in the district around here.

There the glass objects were displayed differently:

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Personally I liked the ‘open’ display better. But it’s interesting how you can create different impressions using the same objects in different settings.

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On the same outing last summer, I took these two photos at the café where we had a late lunch.

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Friday My Town Shoot Out: ‘Through Glass’

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Friday My Town: Childhood Pleasures

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Climbing up on things. Just because you can!

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I’m guessing some taller people were required
to get the Easter Bunny up there, though.

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Friday Saturday My Town Shoot Out

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday

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Next week is spring equinox, but winter is still holding us in a firm grip here. March has been extremely cold, and at the beginning of the week, we had more snow falling down on us. The sun is doing its best to clear the walkways again now, but in the shady spots you still have to tread very carefully.

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Shadow Shot Sunday

Straight out of the Camera Sunday

Friday, 15 March 2013

Friday My Town: “I Remember When…”

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I remember when “my town” meant a different town than the one where I live now… During my twenties I lived in Karlstad on the northern shore of Lake Vänern. The willow tree leaning out over the river Klarälven was my landmark for where to turn into my street from the walk along the river. The tree is no longer there, I discovered on a visit years after I’d moved away. In my memory it will always be, though!

 

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Neither are they floating timber down the river any more.
(Didn’t I post this photo just recently?!)

 

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Me (to the left) and a friend back in the mid 1980s, also in the neighbourhood where I lived. Not my house in the background but one very similar.

Photos taken with my old Olympus XA2…

… Oh, now I remember… I did post that middle photo just recently! For the FMTSO theme “me and my cameras”.
(In the early 2000’s, I had a half-random choice of about 250 negatives from between 1984-2000 transferred to a “memory” CD – some kind of special offer, I think. Also copied into an easy-access folder on my computer…)

So what camera am I holding then, in that photo above? Deduction: It must belong to the invisible other friend who was using mine…

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Ruby Tuesday: Emergency Vehicles

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I saw these parked outside the hospital yesterday, and took the photos with my cellphone camera.

For Ruby Tuesday

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mosaic Monday: White Tulips

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“White is the color the human eye sees when it looks at light which contains all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum.” (Wikipedia)

For Mosaic Monday

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Friday My Town: White on White

Okay, I have to confess: Not my favourite theme at the moment. I’ve had enough of white on white for this season…

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Now I want to see some of this soon (white on green):

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Wood Anemones (from last spring)

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For Friday My Town Shoot Out: White on White

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