Worldwide Photo Walk 2012

Worldwide Photo Walk 2012

Last weekend it was time again for Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk. On Saturday, October 13th 2012, it was the fifth time the walk was organized and the second time I participated. This time we had a fully booked group with 50 photographers joining our Stockholm walk. On the image above you see our walk-leader, Max Gennel, giving final instructions to the group before we kick-off our walk.

The route of the Stockholm walk.

Our walk led us through Vasastan towards and over Barnhus-bridge. We continued alongside the water, parallel Kungholmsstrand, on the north side of Kungsholmen all the way towards Ekelunds-bridge. From that point we walked over Karlbergsstrand into Vasastan again.

It was a rich walk with wonderful views over the city, beautiful sights over the water and plenty of autumn colored nature to photograph. After the walk we met up in a cozy restaurant, Oljebaren, and enjoyed a well deserved lunch.

Also this year it was great to meet and catch up with so many fellow photographers. A big thank you to our walkleader for a very well organized photo walk!

A few of my photos.

Below is a selection of the photos I shot during the walk:

Above: A panorama photo from Karlberg Palace. I stitched six photos together in Adobe Photoshop to create this panorama. The photo can also be viewed on the Panorama portfolio page. (click the image to enlarge)


Above: This is an HDR photo generated from three different exposures. (click the image to enlarge)


Above: Under Barnhus-bridge. (click the image to enlarge)


Above: One of the buildings of Karlberg Palace in autumn colors. (click the image to enlarge)


Above: Autumn is in full swing. (click the image to enlarge)


Above: Contrasting colors in this close-up photo of a flower. I just had a bit of fun with this one trying to create a strong graphical image with bright colors. (click the image to enlarge)

Best Photo Worldwide Photo Walk Stockholm

Best Photo Worldwide Photo Walk Stockholm

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In a previous blog post I wrote about my participation in the 4th annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk.

A few days ago all local winners were announced and it was with great pleasure that I learned that my photo “Sunset at Långholmen” was chosen as best photo from the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk in Stockholm (evening walk) at Hornstull.

I would like to express my thanks to the local photo walk leader Tommy Lund for organizing a great photo walk at a wonderful location.

Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Last weekend, on October 1st and 2nd, the 4th annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk took place around the world. The Worldwide Photo Walk is a social photography event where photographers come together on a set time and place to shoot photos during a two hour walk. A maximum of 50 photographers can participate in each walk.

This year more than 1100 photo walks were organized in cities around the world with almost 30,000 photographers attending. In my city, Stockholm, two photo walks were organized and I attended both of them. There was a morning walk at Skeppsholmen from 10 – 12 am and an evening walk at Reimersholme / Långholmen from 5 – 7 pm. We were lucky with the weather conditions and experienced blue skies in the morning and a beautiful sunset in the evening.

Here are a few of the photos I took during the walk. The first two from the morning walk and the second two from the evening walk. I have framed the photos in the Scott Kelby style.

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After the walk all photographers are able to upload their best photo and enter the competition part of the walk to become the best local- or worldwide photo walk photographer. The announcement of the best photo will be done on October 24th, 2011. There is a Flickr group where you can view the photos uploaded by photographers around the world.

Here are two extra photos of sailing boats I came across during the day, one from each walk.

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It has been great fun attending the photo walks, meeting with fellow photographers and talking all-things-photography. It is also interesting to see what all of us under the exact same conditions are able to accomplish during the two hours of the walk. This year was my first time attending and I am already looking forward to next year’s walk.