Tag Archive | landscape

Logbook from Åre: ski day 4

(WARNING! It was for me to remember about what had happened and not much about giving travel information)

Today I learned a new weather condition named, perfect ski weather. It got clear visibility, sunny and wind breeze.

Daily weather report from the balcony

Daily weather report from the balcony

Mount Åre

Mount Åre

From here you can choose to ski on Vargbacken, Björnbacken or Hermelinbacken

From here you can choose to ski on Vargbacken, Björnbacken or Hermelinbacken

My lessons continued on Vargbacken (the wolf slope), tried to change from snow plough turns to parallel turns. We did a whole day skiing with a short pause for sweets and beers at Carins.

Carins korg late lunch

Carins korg late lunch

Carrot cake

Carrot cake, looked good but too sweet for me

Warm chocolate

Warm chocolate, tasted similarly to instant chocolate (2 stars out of 5)

Continued skiing!

Another view

Another view

It’d been a long day but was worth every second. It’s such a free mind activity esp. when I could ski. However, a less fun part was when carrying ski equipment back to the cabin.

Our cabin

Our cabin on Åre Björnen

JJ's walkway

JJ’s walkway

So far, our main activity was skiing, we were on skis most of the time since we’d left the cabin if we didn’t rest at Carins. I’d like to go sightseeing but it’s almost not possible. Once we backed, I didn’t wanna leave, my feet and legs were perhaps crying.


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

En cykelutflykt till Fiskartorpet

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