Klagshamn

December 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

Wooden hutWooden hut Klagshamn is a lovely little harbour in the south of Sweden, not present in any touristic guide. 25 minutes by bus away from Hyllie Station. And one of the targets in our Swedish coastline scouting in a sunny Saturday of late November.The harbour is couple of kilometres away from the bus stop and we walked through the forest on a relaxing hiking path. People running, walking their dogs , all smiling and saying hello; and us willing to get on the coast, to search for some minimalist opportunities, involving or not the Øresund bridge. The bridge is a symbol for the south of Sweden and is visible from almost everywhere across the coastline, and an interesting composition balance element for a seascape. Just out of the harbour there are some industrial facilities, not used for many years. While in harbour, a bunch of colourful houses (or more huts if you want to accurately describe them) are surrounding the main water channel. A few boats anchored, very few people doing some repairing work. The colourful huts are empty but still have some signs of the live during the summer: some colourful blinders and fish models in the windows, some dried flowers, tables and benches a bit dusted. The huts are of different shapes and different colours, just a shelter for the fishermen during the summer.  At the end of a bunch, a bit distant, a small red house with a fish sign on the roof and some tools hanged on the wall. After it, there is just the sea with the bridge as a distant reminder of the civilisation and modernity.

The picturesque hut makes such a great subject for a long exposure image. All the details and textures of the hut itself, of the surrounding plants and stones are so appropriate for B&W photography. You cannot see the colour but you can guess it. You can see instead the character, the mood and get a feeling of this remote place where people smile at you and say hello. I am curious to see this place during the summer, smell the fresh fish and enjoy the frenzy of the boats going in and out of the harbour.


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