The Swedish Royal crown on Skeppsholmsbron (Skeppsholm Bridge) in central Stockholm. The present king, Carl XVI Gustaf, has ruled since 1973 and is the 74th King of Sweden, with his daughter Crown Princess Victoria being the next in line.
Stockholm – Photo Tip

How a year's work can make you a better photographer

Photo by Peter Adams

Stockholm – Photo Tip How a year's work can make you a better photographer

Given the opportunity, I love to go back to locations to re-shoot them in a new way, in other seasons or at different times of the day.

Peter Adams
Peter Adams Travel Photographer

If the scene is strong enough, with the light coming from a different direction or shot in another season, then this can provide a completely fresh look. This is also a way of building up an interesting set of pictures, for example shooting the same tree over four different seasons.

Returning to Stockholm in summer recently I suddenly decided to go back to this wintery scene (above) in search of a warmer version of the shot I had taken previously. With the longer days, I knew that the position of the sun towards the end of the day should provide some pleasing side lighting. If I'd had a series of pictures in mind I would have brought a print of the previous shot with me and lined the picture up to be a mirror image of the previous one. Nevertheless I feel the two photographs make for a pleasing contrast and if I find myself in this great city again, I may even return a third time and try a night version.

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The Swedish Royal crown on Skeppsholmsbron (Skeppsholm Bridge) in central Stockholm. The iron girder road bridge dates to 1861 and connects the islands of Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen. Photo by Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Aperture
ƒ/13/1
Exposure
1/10
ISO
50
Focal
45/1 mm

The Swedish Royal crown on Skeppsholmsbron (Skeppsholm Bridge) in central Stockholm. The iron girder road bridge dates to 1861 and connects the islands of Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen.

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