Previously Unpublished – Stockholm at Dusk – 2000

Stockholm Sweden at dusk winter 2000

Image © copyright Eric Bucholtz 2000, all rights
reserved.

I shot this on an exceptionally photogenic day in Sweden, a day that started out with everything outside covered with frozen fog frost. While visiting the capitol city with my flatmate and Finn friends the sky that was perfectly clear blue in the morning had incredible clouds at dusk.

I didn’t have very fast film, a fast lens, or a lot of light for sharp hand-held photos and didn’t take a tripod with me. I did what my years of shooting cheap and watching MacGuyver taught me: improvise. I had in my backpack a hacky sack beanbag for the occasional time wasting fun and makeshift camera stabilizer. (Dual purpose travel accessories are great space savers!) With the camera strap over my neck I balanced the camera on top of the beanbag on a bridge railing and composed this shot.

Minolta Maxxum 7000i, 35-105mm lens, Fuji
cheap stuff ISO400.

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