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Magic ice skating

Nordic skating is fantastic under the right conditions. Fresh ice, flat and shiny as a mirror, a low winter sun and little or no wind. Temperatures have not been low enough, this winter, for the sea in the Stockholm area to freeze, but the lakes typically have 5-15 cms of ice and last weekend the thin cover of snow had just melted and frozen again. We had some magic moments at Vallentunasjön and Garnsviken:


Photographing could be a challenge, in good conditions the light is harsh, exposure in backlighting needs to be estimated and if you want to catch your fellow skaters from the front you need to skate ahead quite a bit, prefocus and plan the composition. Many shots are taken on the go with poles in one hand and the camera in the other.

Magic Vallentunasjön, Jan 2015
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