• Snowy Hovdala castle and archaeology memories

    During last weekend I went off on a little excursion, to take some winter photos before this cold season ends. And that was apparently a good idea, because currently, its +5 degrees and the snow, which was lying so thick and beautiful, has melted completely! Oh well, I guess now we only have to wait “a few” months till springtime comes around! The Hovdala castle buildings have been placed on the same location for many hundred years, outside of Hässleholm in eastern Skåne. Because of it’s location, it played an important role during the Swedish- Danish wars during the 1600’s. I’ve visited the site on several occasions, and also participated…

  • Is RAW really better than JPG??

    Good question! Now, I am by no means an expert on the technical aspects of photography, but I discovered very quickly the obvious superiority of RAW over JPG (or JPEG, which is the same thing, just more letters 😉 ), when I bought my very first DSLR. It can be a little confusing at first, especially before you become comfortable with using Photoshop or some other editing software. So, what is the actual main difference between the JPG format and the RAW (for Nikon users: “NEF”)? In the camera they might look the same, but RAW files are, compared to JPGs, uncompressed and because of this, contain loads more information…

  • Ramlosa gardens in winter garb [Ramlösa Brunnspark i vinterskrud]

    Happy New Year! Hope your holiday celebrations were satisfactory <3 I had a very quiet & peaceful Christmas, but I did definitely miss the snow, because there was not one flake of the white stuff on the ground! In fact, I think it was about 8+ degrees. And I supposedly live in Sweden…?! Well, in the last few days plenty of snow has fallen, so today me & the hubby took a long walk with the cameras, yay! If you recognize the name “Ramlösa” it’s probably because you have had a bottle of the mineral water with the same name. The water was originally sourced here, from underground wells. People…