August 2011 wallpaper

August 2011 wallpaper

Getting back to work today after having had a wonderful holiday with some beach time?

Well, here is an opportunity to extend that beach time while being back at work, the August 2011 wallpaper!

Four months ago I let you choose the April 2011 wallpaper among various alternatives. The above photo came up as #2 in that list and so I decided to make it the August 2011 wallpaper. The photo was taken on the Dutch west coast near Schoorl. Hope you enjoy it!

Click on the image above to get the small version (1280x853px).

Click here if you want to get the large version (1920x1200px).

If you would like the wallpaper in another size just drop me a note.

Sunrise in Stockholm

Today was a beautiful day in Stockholm. Although the temperatures have dropped to around 20 degrees (Celcius), the sky was clear blue and the sun was visible during the whole day.

Because of the great weather forecast I had decided to get up early and take some photos in the city centre. At 4:30 the alarm clock rang and at 5:04 I sat in the first metro traveling to Gamla Stan (the Old City). From there I walked to Skeppsholmen, a small islet in the Stockholm archipelago from where you have an amazing view of the old city.

On the west shore of Skeppsholmen lies the af Chapman, a three mast sailing ship, that is now in use as a youth hostel. The ship was built in the UK in 1888 and originally known as Dunboyne, after a town in County Meath, Ireland. On its arrival to Sweden in 1915 it was renamed G D Kennedy and when the Navy bought it in 1923 it was given its present name after the shipbuilder and Vice Admiral Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1721–1808). The Navy used it as a training ship and as such it made several trips around the world before serving as a barracks during WW2.

On the photos below you see the af Chapman and the view on Gamla Stan.

These images were taken with a Nikon D2X and a Nikon AF-S DX 17-55mm lens.