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Gripsholm Castle / Gripsholms slott

Last week I wrote that we were celebrating midsummer in Mariefred and did a shooting at the Gripsholm Castle.

I tried to shoot with HDR technique thanks to the weather, the colors of the pictures were amazing. The reason I used the HDR technique is because it was quite harsh shadows and I didn’t want to lose details of the subject in the shadow.

To merge the photos I used photoshop cs5 to process them, it’s not only give me more details that in the shadow but also more saturated colors to the picture.

Additionally, the landscape where I shot are already stunning by it own and I tried my best to save them in my photos.

It’s a mind blowing day of the midsummer in Mariefred, at Gripsholmsviken hotel. The weather, celebration and our trip were amazing then the summer weather was gone next day. It was showering and cloudy.

The castle

The hotel

The city

Next day


A Garden

Well, I have my own comment about the picture but let’s skip it because I know it can depress many people who read it.

“… a good part is I think it’s beautiful and peaceful in the picture …”

En cykelutflykt till Fiskartorpet

Det är en av de huvudanledningar varför jag föredrar sommar i Europa mer än den i mitt hemland.


Dining table for summer

Today I have transformed my dining table with seasonal colors and patterns. It is simple and easy to make which gives a positive effect to the atmosphere when walking into the kitchen.

The colors I have chosen to use here are green and white. Green is a dominant color in summer when grass and trees get so green while white add vibrance and dynamic feeling to green. Strawberries and wild flowers also come with the summer weather. They give a touch of the summer inside the kitchen.

Orchid week 1-2

A new batch of the orchid flowers is coming. I can count 29 buds on one of them and 21 buds on another one which will make 50 flowers in total. I can’t wait to see all of them bloom at the same time. 50 orchid flowers. OMG! This is a new and huge success in my planting experience.

Usually it has only two spikes per plant. Now there are three on each of them. One of them seems to give a cluster of nine flowers on each spike and another gives a cluster of seven flowers. I’m still amazed how it can be three spikes on each plant and it happens on both of the plants. Both of them also have new leaves but not as many new stems as previous year.

AMJ says it is because now they have perfect light and temperature. She also gave me a tip how to cut spikes after flowers have left. I’ve followed it and it works. Maybe this is a reason why I get three this year. Basically, I only need to cut spikes when they become brown or yellow and if they’re green there can be more flowers.

Two days ago the first flower arrived :).