Photos Stockholm and Seurasaari

I’ve uploaded two batches of photos to my photo site: photos.jillesvangurp.com from a recent trip to Stockholm and some photos I took from Seurasaari just behind my house.

Here’s a few samples:

My neighbourhood seen from Seurasaari.

This beautiful picture was taken in August when me and my friend Mark who was over for a weekend visited the open air museum on Seurasari which is behind my house on a island connected to the mainland by a bridge. To get to where I took this photo is a very nice 5 KM walk along the coast. In the distance you can see Hietaniemie beach and a few rows of buildings. One of the rooftops behind the electricity pole on the right is where I live.

View of stockholm

The panorama photo above was taken from the Katarinahissen on the photo below during a visit to Stockholm where I spent a weekend with my father. The Katarinahissen connects lower Södermalm to the bit of the city situated on top of the 20 meter hill. Sadly the elevator was out of order so we took the stairs. My father and I have been on several trips in the past few years. We went to Berlin and London in 2005.

Gondolen

Photo’s added

I spent some time fixing the output of my aging but trusty Canon Powershot A40. This was an excellent camera when I bought it and it is still capable of producing some nice pictures: with a little help. The photos are crap by default. You need to carefully edit color balance, contrast and use a sharpen filter to compensate for the lens blur and relatively low amount of pixels. If you do that properly, the output approches that of a modern camera.

Anyway, the result of my latest photoshop session can be admired here and here.

The first set of photos is from my summer holiday. This year, I spent my vacation in Andalucia (South Spain) after spending it in the eastern half last year.

Anadalucia is huge. It looks relatively small on the map but I managed to drive 4000 kilometers in it with a small excursion to Murcia (a small province inorth-east of Andalucia) to catch the plane to Helsinki for a job interview (also see previous post).

The second (smaller) set of photos is a series of photos I took last weekend in London. My father and I decided to spend the weekend there and had a few pints, walked all over the center and visited Leeds Castle on our way back to the Chunnel (channel tunnel).