Swedish midsummer celebration

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by swede, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. swede

    swede Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 25, 2014
    I live in a part of sweden were midsummer celebration is a strong tradition. Many come to this part to visit their families during this time and many tourist come to see it also. Every year me and my family go to see the celebration with is held at a memorial place. These celebrations are held in almost every village/small town. Some are small and some draw thousands of visitors with different kinds of processions and folk music.
    I take pictures of this every year, sometimes just a few snaps and sometimes when conditions are good i get into it more. This year it was dull weather and mostly raining so i didn't take so many pictures.

    Anyway... here are a few snaps taken with Oly 40-150R and O25 from a dry chair under an umbrella. I was really happy with the 40-150 lens, the reach and weight, as to previous years having full format which was heavy even without a tele lens.

    Placing the flower arrangements on the midsummer pole.
    150 mm-1-320 sec at f - 5,6-ISO 500-150619.

    25 mm-1-200 sec at f - 5,6-ISO 200-150619.

    96 mm-1-250 sec at f - 5,6-ISO 500-150619.

    40 mm-1-160 sec at f - 5,6-ISO 200-150619.

    girls in traditional folk costumes dancing
    140 mm-1-320 sec at f - 5,6-ISO 400-150619.

    40 mm-1-10 sec at f - 18-ISO 200-150619.

    150 mm-1-10 sec at f - 16-ISO 200-150619.

    heres a few pictures of my wife in her inherited costume, taken with Oly45.
    This is the basic dress in the pictures, but there are several different hats and jackets wich are used in different ocasions for example weddings, funerals, church visits, unmarried status and married status and so on.
    45 mm-1-3200 sec at f - 1,8-ISO 200-150620.

    45 mm-1-4000 sec at f - 1,8-ISO 200-150620.

    45 mm-1-4000 sec at f - 1,8-ISO 200-150620-2.
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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I appreciate the stages of lifting up the pole, good to see.
  3. swede

    swede Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 25, 2014
    Yes, its a slow but entertaining process :) i love when the crowd shouts with every lift.
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very interesting to see, and well photographed! I love the shots with the dancing motion blur.
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