Charlie and the Photography Factory

May 4, 2009

Bench Relaxing

Filed under: Malmö, Sweden — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — charlieprator @ 1:31 AM


Have you ever been walking along, talking to your friends, only to catch a glimpse of something extraordinary? Something photographic? Something you can put a frame around? Only to have it  escape your eye when you venture to look back at it.  Minutes later, you regret not enjoying it? 

Well, this picture was one of those occasions where that didn’t happen.

It was Easter weekend, and I was bike riding with the Wendts (see the blurb about them from my last post).  We had been through Malmö’s beach, enjoying the perfect weather.  Then, on our bike ride back home, in a somewhat bland neighborhood (void of any photo opportunities), in the corner of my eye I saw this shot flash by.

Now, in my more amateur days of photography, I would have started a mental-battle questioning whether I should stop the caravan to take the picture. Probably, second guess the quality of the photo.  Then, decide to just move on, and lose a potential opportunity.   But, I said, “No! Not this time.”  I stopped our moving caravan, and set up shop taking many many pictures of this single scene.  All the while, pleading in my mind that this old lady stay put in her spot.  Fortunately, she never did as I moved all around the trees, walkway, and grass behind her.  Like a sneaky paparazzi I snapped photos unbeknownst to her. 

This picture was among the best.  And, a reaffirming lesson in photography. Never ever second guess yourself on a shot.  It may be spectacular, and it may never happen again.

Just as a teaser for future stories,  I got a hold of a camera in Valborg, and took pictures of the many vackra flickorna (beautiful girls) around.  Why, you ask?  To prove to you that, Sweden, has by far the most gorgeous women in the world. Stay tuned if you don’t believe me.



  1. Nice lense flare.

    Comment by iheartfilm — May 4, 2009 @ 3:42 AM

  2. It reminds me of that picture that I took years ago in New Orleans. Again good work brother.

    Comment by ketfu06 — May 6, 2009 @ 3:40 AM

  3. I love that you stopped to take this in. It is rare to have such a aaaaa moment caught on film. Great work Charlie!

    Comment by Sara Elin — May 9, 2009 @ 1:24 AM

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