The first winter day in Skelleftehamn

After a period of weather with mild temperatures and rain it started to get colder yesterday and the last two centimetres of snow in Skelleftehamn didn’t melt away. Temperatures sank below zero yesterday afternoon and this morning the thermometer showed -7 °C. The morning was starry and above the western horizon the sky was already blue, even if sunrise was still two hours away.

A good day to make some winter photos.

The first one is shot at the kanotudden – the canoe bay which is a large bay of the Skellefteå river in Ursviken, 5km away. Parts of the bay are quite shallow and calm and so the whole bay is ice covered:

This photos shows the Skellefteå river near Stackgrönnan, 8km away. Even here the river is completely covered with ice. Sky gets brighter and some feathery clouds changed into light pink:

The next two photos are shot from almost the same place – Bergsbydammen (11 km away) – the only possibility to cross the river between Skelleftehamn and Skellefteå. The current round the dam is stronger and parts of the river are open. The first photo points west or upstream, the second photo points east or downstream.

Some hours later …

The next photo is made before sunset, which is hardly four hours after sunrise at this time of the year. This photo is made from the peninsula Rönnskär in Skelleftehamn. Probably my favourite photo of today.

That was my first winter day in Skelleftehamn. Now I’m longing for a long, cold winter with much snow and time for making more photos.

8 comments to “The first winter day in Skelleftehamn”

  1. Santosh Hejmadi 2015-12-12 17:18

    As always, beautifully captured images!

  2. way-up-north 2015-12-12 17:37

    Thank you, Santosh Hejmadi.

  3. Ma HB 2015-12-12 18:41

    Olaf, Same to me! The colours in the sky are wonderful. A painter of Art should make a big picture of this. Yours

  4. way-up-north 2015-12-13 21:59

    Ma HB: It would be interesting to know, which colours you would use if you’d be inspired by these sunset colours.

  5. Ricarda 2015-12-15 14:36

    Ihr seid zu beneiden…….etwas Schnee würden wir uns auch wünschen.
    Herrliche Aufnahmen !

  6. way-up-north 2015-12-15 18:38

    Sind hier auch nur ein paar Zentimeter, Ricarda und ein bisschen mehr in Richtung Stadt. Wenn wir Pech haben, regnet es am Wochenende.

  7. Ma HB 2015-12-21 17:26

    Olaf, for this beautiful picture I would use the following colours:
    Coelinblue, Violett, Permanentyellow medium and light, Permanentorange, black, white and this would be important :
    : Many of them mixtures! Yours Ma HB

  8. way-up-north 2015-12-21 20:17

    So many colours – I’m a bit jealous that you artists have so many names for all colours and pigments.

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