Claes Martinsson's photo wall
Pictures taken from different places over the last couple of years. Some taken just for fun while others with more deeper thoughts in mind. To me many of them bring memories and a meaning. I hope you will enjoy some of them as well.
Archipelago morning
Archipelago morning
Early morning in the bay of "Vinökalv" located in the Tjust archipelago in Sweden. The sea being completely calm before the morning breeze starts.

Archipelago morning
Wall of promises
Wall of promises
A fence full of hinge locks with writings by couples symbolizing everlasting love. Seoul Tower, Korea.

Wall of promises
Horse Head Nebula
Horse Head Nebula
An outline of a horse head created by star dust obscuring the glowing red light of hydrogen gas ionized by the bight star. At 1500 light years distance you are now looking back in time to when the roman empire fell and Phytagoras was still alive.

Exposue time: ~1.5 hours
Cameras: Canon 300D with IR filter removed, Meade LPI
Telescopes: Borg 77ED (500mm F6.4), Borg 50 (500mm F10)
Tracking Mount: Meade LXD-55
Others: Computer guiding by GuideDog, Focus & Exposure by DSLRFocus, Stacking & post processing by DeepSky Stacker

Horse Head Nebula
Two faces
Two faces
Face profile view of two women practicing a Japanese tea ceremony at Hamarikyu park, Tokyo, Japan.

Two faces
Mt Cook
Mt Cook
Beautilful landscape contrast with Aoraki/Mr Cook rising over 3700m tall in the backgound. And no I didn't see Gollum. South Island, New Zealand.

Mt Cook
Incense pray
Incense pray
A man honoring the memory of his ancestors with burning incense at Chenghuang Miao (City God Temple) in Shanghai, China.

Incense pray
MaunaKea
MaunaKea
The air is thin and the stars are bright at 4200m on top of Mauna Kea. The telescopes here are helping us finding where and when we are in the universe we think we know. Mauna Kea, Big island, Hawaii.

MaunaKea
Barrel flower
Barrel flower
Bougainvillea flowers hiding behind an old barrel at the Rangihoua Estate, Waiheke island, NewZealand.

Barrel flower
Bangkok dusk
Bangkok dusk
The sun it setting behind the Bangkok skyline. Picture taken from the 82nd floor at the Baiyoke Tower II building.

Bangkok dusk
Fuji-san
Fuji-san
Mr Fuji is Japan's highest mountain which is still an active volcano. Fuji-san is 3776m high so there's a reason for the old saying "He who climbs Mount Fuji is a wise man, he who climbs twice is a fool".

Fuji-san
Eagle
Eagle
Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring in the updrafts on the island of Sado, Japan.

Eagle
Harajuku pose
Harajuku pose
This girl have exchanged her company uniform for her own home made costume and unique style on a Sunday afternoon at Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Harajuku pose
Infinity wall
Infinity wall
Tall glass facade at a newly built building showing one of infinity's many expressions. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo.

Infinity wall
Infinate light
Infinate light
The 120m tall Ushiku Amida Buddha, Ibaraki, Japan. The Amitābha Buddha is the buddha of infinate light and is here through his hand gesturs (Mudra) showing that wisdom is available to everyone and that his compassion is directed towards all beings.

Infinate light
Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis
Somewhere on an A340 high over northern Siberia the solar wind full of charged particles are colliding with Earths ionosphere and oxygen atoms at a speed of 1.5 million km/h to create this beautiful curtain of auroral light.

Aurora Borealis
Going in for landing
Going in for landing
Bumble bee approaching some stalk flower at Christchurch botanic park, NewZealand.

Going in for landing
Petronas towers
Petronas towers
A night view of the Petronas Towers and surrounding buildings taken from Menara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Petronas towers
Shanghai man
Shanghai man
Someone once said the eyes are the window to the soul. Wonder what behind these? Man outisde Yu Garden Market, Shanghai, China.

Shanghai man
Caught in a moment
Caught in a moment
Pigeons and Doves frozen in time when taking to flight at the Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii.

Caught in a moment
Wide mountain view
Wide mountain view
Wide view from Mt Cavendish, Christchurch, NewZealand.

Wide mountain view
Travel impressions
Travel impressions
Sometimes the line between Happy and Crazy is thin, but does it really matter as long as you have found yourself. Funny guy showing off in Melbourne, Australia.

Travel impressions
Evening clouds
Evening clouds
"Red sky at night a sailors delight". The sun has just set behind the bay of "gudingen", Tjust in the Sweden archipelago. This according to old weather lore is giving promise of another fair day tomorrow.

Evening clouds
Cone roof
Cone roof
A view of the the Coop's Shot Tower, Melbourne CBD, Australia. The tower was built in 1890, is 50m high and is preserved under a high conical glass roof. Gives a nice perspective to things.

Cone roof
Water horizon
Water horizon
Deep and vide view from a calm Kalmar sund, Sweden. The island "blaajungfrun" is visible to the right and northern öland in the far distance.

Water horizon
Fireflies
Fireflies
Evening firefles (Jap: Hotaru) next to a river in Saga prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.

Fireflies
Lazy flamingo
Lazy flamingo
Flamingo with only one gear down at the Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii.

Lazy flamingo
Lotus flower
Lotus flower
Soft Lotus flower at the Shinjuku Gyoen botanical garden, Tokyo, Japan.

Lotus flower
Hangul
Hangul
A colorful calligraphy style Hangul character from the National Folk Museum, Seoul, Korea.

Hangul
Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy
Our closest neigbour galaxy. One trillion stars whos light have travelled for 2.5 million years until finally ending up in this picture. Approching us with 500.000 km/h it will collide with our own Milky Way in about 4.5 billion years. Wonder where we will be then?

Exposue time: ~15 minutes
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8 L
Mount: Synta EQ-6
Others: Focus & Exposure by DSLRFocus, Stacking & post processing by DeepSky Stacker

Andromeda Galaxy
Inawashiro lake
Inawashiro lake
Early morning fog under an overcast sky at Inawashiro lake, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.

Inawashiro lake
Pink sunset
Pink sunset
A sunset causing the high clouds to shine pink/orange with and an empty road in the foreground. Timmernabben, Sweden.

Pink sunset
Indian homeless
Indian homeless
So much history and culture. So much poverty and challenges. So many warm hearts and genuine happiness. You will feel more humble after a visit. Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Indian homeless
Jin Mao
Jin Mao
The 421m tall Jin Mao tower is impressive as it dissapears in the sky. The skybar on 87th floor have a great view. Shanghai, China.

Jin Mao
Roppongi Hills
Roppongi Hills
Japanese architecture at it's best. They built a city within the city and it took only 3 years. It's with the same determination Japan will be rebuilt. 日本 頑張って. Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.

Roppongi Hills
Temple guard
Temple guard
Behind the traditional front and dedication to the work there's something mischievous behind those eyes. Royal guard at the City Palace, Jaipur, India.

Temple guard
Tunnel of light
Tunnel of light
Long exposure capturing various light effects going through the Bund sightseeing tunnel, Shanghai, China.

Tunnel of light
Morning Clouds
Morning Clouds
Another picture from "Vinökalv" in the Tjust archipelago. This one capturing some high cirrus clouds making the start of another beautiful day.

Morning Clouds
Kalmar castle
Kalmar castle
Kalmar casle reflecting over the castle bay. over 900 years of history and it is still standing and was never taken by force. Kalmar, Sweden.

Kalmar castle
Fun Coincidence
Fun Coincidence
Sometimes a series of conincidents makes an interesting picture. I can't even begin to explain this one.

Fun Coincidence
Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
A man looking out over a calm mineral filled Lake Tekapo on a rainy morning. Canterbury, South island, NewZealand.

Lake Tekapo
Polarized leaves
Polarized leaves
Beautiful color contrasts of color through the use of a circular polarization filter in this picture from Sado island, Japan.

Polarized leaves
Wall
Wall
Simple symmetrical beauty of a brick wall with inlays, Seoul, Korea.

Wall
Ice mountains
Ice mountains
Mountains grinded for tens of thousands of years throughout the last iceage. Picture taken south of Stavanger, Norway.

Ice mountains
Dawn with the wing
Dawn with the wing
Somehere over Siberia and 12,000m up in the air the sun is about to rise.

Dawn with the wing
Weather-beaten
Weather-beaten
A weather-beaten face of an unknown man. Yokohama, Japan.

Weather-beaten
Slow Stream
Slow Stream
A small forrest stream through a long shutter. Nishizawa, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan.

Slow Stream
Okinawan cave
Okinawan cave
Illuminated ponds and stalactites in the Gyokusendo limestone cave on Okinawa Island, Japan.

Okinawan cave
Tunnel of light 2
Tunnel of light 2
Another long exposure capturing various light effects going through the Bund sightseeing tunnel, Shanghai, China

Tunnel of light 2
Light leaves
Light leaves
By the sun illuminated autumn leaves with spider web. Seoul, Korea

Light leaves
Rocker
Rocker
Rocker keeping up the tradition of gathering for some Rock'n Roll dancing every Sunday at the entrance to Yoyogi park, Tokyo, Japan.

Rocker
Wide island
Wide island
A wide angle view of an island outside of Älö in the Misterhult archipelago, Sweden.

Wide island
Swan
Swan
A sharp picture of a Mute Swan just raising it's head after eating from the bottom of the sea. Kråkelunds archeipelago, Sweden.

Swan
Siberia
Siberia
Frozen landscape and rivers from an Airbus 340 high over Siberia, Russia.

Siberia
Indian Statue
Indian Statue
Statue in a cave with a small light at the Chokhi Dhani Resort, Jaiput, India.

Indian Statue
Thai clouds
Thai clouds
Photo painting with colorful sunset lit clouds at Cha-am beach, Phetchaburi, Thailand.

Thai clouds
Home...
Home...
Moored at a nature harbour on Hushomen, Misterhults skärgård, Sweden.

Home...
Torii
Torii
A Torii (Gate) withstanding the waves and trials to time. Katsuura bay, Chiba, Japan.

Torii
Sado sunset
Sado sunset
The sun is setting in the sea of Japan as seen from the Sado island coast.

Sado sunset
Memories...
Memories...
The sun shining through the trees at slotts kyrkogården, Kalmar, Sweden.

Memories...
Symmetry flower
Symmetry flower
Dahlia flower showing the amazing symmetry that exists in nature. Is it a coincidence or F(z) = z^2 + c ??

Symmetry flower