Wednesday, March 24th 2010

The End of Winter?

This winter has been like no other here in Sweden. The first snow fell a few days before Christmas and we haven’t seen the ground since then. The temperature stayed below freezing for two months straight. At most there was just over 50 centimeters of snow in Eskilstuna and Uppsala.

Only now in March has the snow actually started melting. The other week I heard massive rumbles from the roof where the thick snow was sliding off in miniature avalanches. And all of a sudden, there are snow drops appearing along my way to work.

I’ve been low on photographic inspiration lately, but today I felt a slight urge. So I stuck my 50 mm lens on my camera and headed out for a walk through Nyfors. I also ended up using my 17-55 mm.

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3 Responses to this post:

  1. Emma says:

    Åh, vad härligt med lite vår! Om än den är lite blygsam än så länge 🙂

  2. ogirtd says:

    damn, these photos are amazing! I’m so envy at you having this camera…

  3. David Naylor says:

    Emma: Ja, den är allt lite försiktig våren!

    Ogirtd: Thanks! BTW, if you’re on a tight budget, have you looked at second hand cameras? These things are pretty tough and you should be able to get something nice for no more than half the price of a new one. (Perhaps a 40D or 50D?)