While I was walking down the canal in Gothenburg, I found a group of abandoned containers with colorful graffiti painted on the sides: two urban dragons ready to raid the city, or maybe protect her. In any event, they were so cool. This is the first first one. The other will follow tomorrow, so come back ;)
Shooting a landmark is always difficult, because it has been photographed to death already. Finding a new perspective is always a frustrating challenge. Of course we could just enjoy the sight of the landmark. But notoriously, photographers are masochist people who try to push themselves and annoy everybody else in the process (like travel mates, or wives).
This time in Berlin I got lucky and while walking around at night I found a souvenir shop selling replicas of the Fernsehturm. The lights in the shop window were projecting these interesting shadows. So the take home message is that, sometimes, the best way to photograph a landmark is to not photograph the landmark :)
A common stereotype about Swedes is that they keep their distance, both in a figurative and literal sense. For instance, it is said that, when waiting for a bus, they try to keep apart from each other as much as possible. Like ions with the same charge. I think this stereotype is largely exaggerated. Although it is true that it's easier to get more personal space here than elsewhere. This is a healthy "space cushion", which often you don't get in Southern countries. Anyway, I shot this picture at a bus stop with two benches and two girls waiting for the next bus. I believe the picture is a good, ironic representation of the stereotype nonetheless.
As these days I've been working hard and I've been a bit ill, I feel like I could use some sort of motivational support... I found this colourful van next to Järntorget in Gothenburg and it screamed "take a picture" :) The sunburst is obtained by stopping down to f/16 and by covering the sun a bit with the edge of the van.