The Stars, the Moon and the Sun They provide the light I capture
A dead tree stands under the night sky. Old and gnarly its branches still reach for something much more ancient above.
Going for a drive
Enjoying the view with the top down... This was the first time ever I'd have to wipe frost off the seats and interior of my car :-) Was a very cold night.
The Old Superstitions
The ruins of the Rya old church in northern Scania, Sweden was built in the late 11th century or the early 12th century. It was in use until the the 19th century when a new church replaced it. It started to fall apart until eventually the Rya parrish decided to go to great length to preserve what was left of the church. It is still in use during the summer months for weddings and baptisms.
The Seafarers Guide
Lighthouse and the starry sky, they have both guided seafarers since humanity set off onto the opean seas. The old lighthouse at Stenshuvud National Park, Skåne - Sweden, was built in 1916 to aid the coastal shipping. It is now not in regular use anymore due to modern navigational aids but it is still a beautiful structure, especially under the arch of the Milky Way.
The Ending of the Circle of Life
A Dooryard Dock(Rumex longifolius) stands ready to drop its seeds under the night sky along the coastline in south of Sweden.
Mars rises over the Baltic Sea just over the light pollution from the danish island of Bornholm. Mars is the bright “star” that casts a reflection in the ocean.
Pleiades, Seven Sisters or Messier 45 for the scientifically minded viewer are an open star cluster that is very easy to spot in the night sky with the naked eye. This shot is taken in less than ideal conditions but… it had been so long since I was out underneath the starry skies that i had to take some shots and… well… this is the result.
Rocking the Stars
Digging through the Lightroom archives I found this shot that I took back in the spring of 2016. Was a very cool night with very cool airtemps after a long period of relatively warm weather and lots and lots of Sea smoke or steam fog as it is also known. Sea smoke is formed when very cold air mixes with warm moist air that is just above the waters surface. And this night it looked like the ocean was boiling there was so much of it as can be seen in the image.
As I was scouting the location while waiting for the Milky Way to rise up out of the ocean I came upon this Hawthorn bush and thought that would be good in the foreground… And I totally forgot about the fact that I’d have to mask out all of those branches as I took the shots for the sky using a tracker…
But I quite like the end result…
The Slow Flow
A small brook slowly flows towards the Baltic Sea cutting through the beach on it’s meandering path to reach the ocean.