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Featured Stockholm Archipelago 2018

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PeHa, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    462
    Nov 12, 2013
    Sweden
    Made a thread with images from a two week boating vacation in the Archipelago north of Stockholm (the 15th consecutive summer for me...) Of course, the m43 equipment was brought along meaning the E-M1II, 300mm PRO, 12-100, 7-14, 75 and 17mm f1.8.

    Started in the old viking settlement, Birka. Published views from here before but I just love the place, here's the little guest harbour (panorama of four images)
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    12mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 80


    The fields where the viking town once was placed (now occupied by sheep :)  )
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.7-14mm F2.8    9mm    f/5.6    1/80s    ISO 500


    The harbour closer
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    12mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200


    Boating life in the harbour
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    100mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 200


    Next night settlement in a natural harbour, wifey enjoys the sunset
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.7-14mm F2.8    7mm    f/8.0    1/80s    ISO 250


    Butterflies posing, tortoise-shells
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    100mm    f/4.0    1/500s    ISO 200


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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    100mm    f/4.5    1/500s    ISO 200


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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    100mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 200


    Next natural harbour further north, just beside the main fairway to Finland
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.7-14mm F2.8    7mm    f/8.0    1/6s    ISO 200


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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.7-14mm F2.8    7mm    f/8.0    1/10s    ISO 200


    A real, but small, harbour with a guest house and service :) 
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    31mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 200


    This island (Lidö) is an habitat for many bird species, here's some (all juveniles),
    Goldfinch
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    E-M1MarkII    M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14    420mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 200


    Rosefinch
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    E-M1MarkII    M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14    420mm    f/5.6    1/800s    ISO 200


    Wren
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    E-M1MarkII    M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14    420mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 640
     
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  2. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    462
    Nov 12, 2013
    Sweden
    ... continued...

    Next (somewhat odd in this thread), I heard that an old rock idol would perform nearby the coast. Met an old friend by the concert that used another kind of vehicle.
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.75mm F1.8    75mm    f/1.8    1/20000s    ISO 1600


    Billy Idol, now in his sixties but still going strong ;)  A very nice performance actually...
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.75mm F1.8    75mm    f/1.8    1/500s    ISO 200


    His long time scene colleague, Steve Stevens
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.75mm F1.8    75mm    f/1.8    1/200s    ISO 200


    Billy again...
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.75mm F1.8    75mm    f/1.8    1/640s    ISO 800


    Ok, back to nature, now further north
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    12mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 200


    A Camberwell Beauty
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    100mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200


    ...and a dragonfly
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    100mm    f/8.0    1/250s    ISO 200


    Was here during the moon eclipse, it was unfortunately mainly cloudy but here's at least one image where the eclipse still is effective on the right side
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.300mm F4.0    300mm    f/4.0    1/40s    ISO 1600


    Visiting the little coast town Öregrund
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.17mm F1.8    17mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 200


    Then heading back south
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    41mm    f/8.0    1/800s    ISO 200


    Last image for now... from the island of Nesslingen
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    E-M1MarkII    OLYMPUS M.12-100mm F4.0    35mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 200
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
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  3. tonyturley

    tonyturley Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2014
    Great set of images. Looks like it was a nice journey.
     
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  4. Very nice set, I was glad to see that Billy Idol is still out performing and also that his age has kept pace with mine.
     
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  5. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    I've seen him three times; his Devil's Playground tour was amazing.

    Edited to correct my poor memory count from 2 to 3 times. Sigh.
     
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  6. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Nov 12, 2013
    Sweden
    Nice! I've also seen him before, at least three times, and this was quite a small gig but the band still managed to make the audience feel special (played tracks for the first time since long, sang "a capella" when the equipment failed etc) true pro entertainment ;) 
     
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  7. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle haunted scrap heap Subscribing Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    Like, The Valley
    Crap... it's late on a saturday night, I'm slightly drunk, and I unexpectedly stumbled upon a Billy Idol thread... I apologize for all the rambling that follows, in advance... :rolleyes: 

    So, a friend was down from Oakland for an opening night thing for some of her paintings at some aspiring LA gallery that I don't remember the name of... a few of us scurvy types tagged along for the ride, it was all a little cheesy, with Shepard Fairey as DJ and whatever Mexican beer was hipster-approved at the time, and who should show up but Mr. Idol himself! As a child of the 80s, I found this hilariously rad, but wasn't about to join the omg selfie-with-billy contingent... at some point, though, another drunken friend demanded my camera and dragged me over to the scene. He walked up to Billy, said "hey, can we get a picture?" and received a stoic nod, then proceded to hand the camera to Idol with the classic line: "Ok, you just push this little button here..."

    He took it in stride, with a Whiplash Smile, and the resulting shot is, I believe, said friends facebook "cover image" to this day. It makes me laugh every time I see it. True story. Thanks Mr. Idol, you're a real human being. :thumbup:
     
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  8. Bristolero

    Bristolero Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 15, 2017
    Alaska/New Zealand
    Peha,
    As always, great images and a beautiful place. Thanks!
     
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  9. Dinobe

    Dinobe Mu-43 Regular

    40
    Nov 23, 2017
    Lochristi, Belgium
    Hej, fina bilder fran Stockholm Archipelago!
    Jag har inte varit där borta, men har gjort en tur i Jämtland och i Lappland (Kungsleden) :) 
    Krammar!
    ;) 

    Nice photo's from the Archipelago!
    I haven't been there, but made a nice tour in Jamtland and Lapland (The king's trail)
    Greets!
     
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  10. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    462
    Nov 12, 2013
    Sweden
    Thanks :)  Yes, trekking in the northern wilderness is great as well with a nature very much different to the archipelago of course ;) 
     
  11. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I love your pictures! We are leaving for Sweden next week, it will be my first time there and I am excited.
     
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  12. PeHa

    PeHa Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    462
    Nov 12, 2013
    Sweden
    Thank you David, hope you'll have a great visit here. By Swedish measures, the summer has been extremely warm, hope there's some good weather spared for you :) 
     
  13. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks. My wife was just in London and it was warm there as well.
     
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