Posted on November 14, 2021
Ibland när jag går omkring i centrala Umeå så stöter jag på hus som ser ut på detta sätt.
Det är ju inte direkt någon trevlig syn och jag blir mest bara förbannad och arg. Jag inbillar mig nämligen att husen inte underhålls för att de ska bli så dåligt skick så att ”det måste rivas för det går inte att renovera”, sedan så kan huset rivas och något nytt flashigt hus kan byggas där. Cynisk? Jag? Kanske lite grann.
Posted on December 16, 2020
“Wednesday morning photowalk” or should I write “the time I had to spend in town while waiting for the car to get serviced”. The first one sounds better, so I’m going to use that one. Anyway, as I wrote yesterday, I had to wait in town for two hours and since there are no shops open (which we should avoid anyway) and they have told us to stay away from work there wasn’t much else to do than bring the camera and walk around in town.
So, here are what I say this morning, first two photos of Umeälven (Umu River) taken from about here. The path you can see along the river is a walking/biking path that is used a lot to get from one side of town to the other without needing to cross any roads (well, actually two but it’s usually not a problem).
The next one is taken from approximately the same place but down the river. This is central Umeå with a building they are currently constructing, the second photo is closer view of it.
Then we have one of the “restaurant boats” (taken from here). For some reason it seem to be quite popular to go there, I can understand it in the summer but in the winter …
Next, from the perhaps most central place in Umeå: Rådhustorget (Town Hall Square). You are free to sit down and rest if you want to.
And of course a shop sign
One of the art installations
That ended my morning photo walk, time to drive home … where I spent at least three hours in Zoom-meetings.
Posted on November 23, 2020
Monday again and time to spend an hour or two walking round in Umeå waiting to go home. Once again I decided to walk around among the buildings to see if I could find something interesting. There was just a few people outside at 9 and I couldn’t find much to photograph
I decided to walk down to the river and there the golden morning sun made things a bit better
After that I just walked around trying to find something interesting.
After snapping those photos it was time to head back home and do something “useful”.
Posted on November 16, 2020
Today is another black and white day. For various reasons I had to be in town for a couple of hours. Since I didn’t feel like checking out the shops I just walked around for 1.5 hours.
So once again I took the GM5 and used the B&W scene setting and started to snap photos of various things. Most om them were unsharp and crappy, here are the ones that are a little bit better than total crap.
Since I alway use RAW I get a color version of the photos also. For this photo the B&W version was a complete failure but the color version is better.