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January 17 2012.

Smokehouse at Bornholm 1960

Smokehouse

Smokehouse at Bornholm 1960.

At the end of the 1970s, the fishing association had to throw in the towel. Running a herring smokehouse at Bormholm was no longer profitable. A long tradition of preserving herring by smoking was left to the tourist industry. In 1960 I was visiting Bornholm with my friend Rodney Weidland. Many smokehouses were running good business along the cost taking care of large herrings from the fishermans at the island. We made a photo reportage using a Hasselbland 1000F. The family running the smokehouse were very friendly and we could stay inside the smokehouse during the very smoky process.

Please take a look at more pictures here.





September 18 2011.

The popular entertainer Måns Zelmerlöw gave a concert in his home town Lund for the fist time

MZ-Lund

Måns Zelmerlöw in concert at Lund town hall

In the evening of culture in Lund, gave M åns Zelmerlöw a very popular concert on the 17th of September 2011. He is born in Lund and the concert was his first in the home town. Young and old came to see the young entertainer, and he sang for an hour from the roof of the entrance to the town hall.

Please take a look at more pictures here.





September 16 2011.

Back from the hungry polar bears at Svalbard

psyko

Tour leader Haikko is trying to scare off a hungry polar bear at 82nd degrees North

The trip to the polar bears at Svalbard was very much affected by the weather. The ice had drifted up north to the 82nd north latitude. The polar bear we met up there were very aggressive and hungry. They tried to grab our legs when we walked the boat deck.
We turned south back to Svalbard mainland because of expected hard wind and we were lucky to find mother with two cubs. We will come back with more pictures from that meeting







August 9 2011.

We have tested a great number of standard objective lenses

Best in test

We have done a test of normal camera lenses(50 mm) using the Paterson Optical Test Target. The most expensive lenses are not the best ones. Instead the Zuiko 50/1,4 lens turned out best i test!

Please take a look at the list of lenses test and the reults at the pdf here.







August 9 2011.

Polar photo exhibition at Scandinavian Photo Gallery in Malmö

Photo Exhibition in Malmö

There is a photo exhibition at Scandinavian Photo Gallery in Malmö, Sweden. The photographs show the life of polar bears and emperor penguins at the polar ice edge.

Please make a visit to the exhibition when you make a stop in Malmö. It is situated at Östra Förstadsgatan 44. It will go on until the 26th of August.







April 12 2011.

Humor photo exhibition at Scandinavian Photo Gallery in Malmö

Photo Exhibition in Malmö

There is a photo exhibition at Scandinavian Photo Gallery in Malmö, Sweden. The photographs cover fifty years of documentary humor photographs including signs and fun situations.
Please make a visit to the exhibition when you make a stop in Malmö. It is situated at Östra Förstadsgatan 44. It will go on until the 20th of April.
You can take a look at photos from the vernissage of the exhibition here.






March 20 2011.

Nature photo exhibition in Hässleholm

Exhibition in Hessleholm

There is a photo exhibition in the House of Culture in Hässleholm, Sweden. It is a collective exhibition of the members in the club of photographers called PhotoNatura. The photographs cover both documentary and decorative subjects. It is a very sober exhibition with high standard of technique.
Please make a visit to the exhibition when you make a stop at Hässleholm in the middle of Scania, Sweden. In will go on until the 15th of April.




January 26 2011.

Art in Chemistry an exhibition opened at the Departemnt of Chemistry, Lund University

Kemikonst_2011

The exhibition consist of scientific photos and illustrations selected by Max Liljefors (associate professor in Art History and Visual Studies at Lund University) for their esthetic values. The exhibition was organized by Communications Officer Cecilia von Anhold and Professor Emeritus Jan-Olov Bob Bovin.
The exhibition is a part of the European Chemistry Year 2011 at the Department of Chemistry. Please have a look at the photos from the vernissage here.


January 14 2011.

The e-book about the Berlin wall falls in Swedish - Berlinmurens fall- is now for sale



The e-book about the Berlin Wall falls, in Swedish of Jan and Bob Bovin can now be found in your net-book store.
Have a look here.


January 6 2011.

The book about the Berlin wall falls is for sale



The book about the Berlin Wall falls of Jan and Bob Bovin can now be found in the Amazon.com net-book store.
Have a look here.




December 11 2010.

Rough winter for the blackbird

Blackbird
Hard winter already in November made the life though for the blackbirds in the south of Sweden. The apples still in some trees made up a good meal for many of the birds.
Please take a look at pictures here !




December 5 2010.

Green House Gas info in video

Polar bear
We have prepared an information video about the serious situation for polar bears in summer time because of less winter ice left for seal hunting.
Please take a look at the video here !




November 13 2010.

Color full Fall in Scania

Sidensvans

Fall can be very color full in this time of the year. We all need that when the sun stays low in Scania. During a visit to a National Park called Nackarpsdalen, with its deep canyon, the mist came in between the cliffs. When the sun came out the beech wood the water drops light up and a little wood mouse tried to hide in a tree.
In the this time of the year the Bohemian Waxwing gather in big nomadic groups looking for berries and fruits. Such a color full bird.
Please take a look at the pictures here !


September 16 2010.

Back from the ice of Svalbard

Polar bear at sunset

We have visited the wilderness of Svalbard with the motor ship Stockholm again. The trip included the sight of 11 polar bears and most the other mammals typical of this arctic region. It is always interesting to visit this part of the world and it is never the same sights. I had never before seen a polar bear playing with objects. After two years of eating on a whale carcass the polar bears have to dive down to find food. A young polar bear did not had the skill to do that and played instead with the baleen of the whale.
Please take a look at our photographs from the arctics here !
Take a look at our 4 minutes video on Youtube




August 1 2010.

Wild life at Upper Ugglefors 2010

Notvacka

We spend our summers at my grand fathers house built 1917. I am now the old man of the house and is only doing service as playing with the grand children of my daughter. We play at 2000 square meters of garden and forest. In a photographers point of view it happens always a lot. This summer, with plenty of sun shine, was no exception.

The picture above is my favorite. Really a David and Goliath situation. Get a larger photo, please click the image.
If you would like to take a look at my photographs from the summmer, please move to here.


June 26 2010.

PhotoNatura presented in Camera Natura

The photo club PhotoNatura, where I am member, is presented in the outstanding journal of natura photography Camera Natura. This journal is devoted to pure photography, without any technical presentations, and with a very good print. In the last number many of the members are showing photos selected by the journal. I have a polar bear from Svalbard on display.

Polar bear



June 17 2010.

Too big mum!!!

Blue_tit

The Blue tit works hard in our garden to feed the chicks. Even the big flies goes down, if one really try.
Get a larger picture, please klick the image.


June 16 2010.

One more e-book published



The third e-book, in Swedish, about funny pictures is published and can now be found in the net-book stores.
Have a look here


June 5 2010.

Summer day in easter Scania

Beaver

We made a day trip to the east side of Scania. The beautiful hill country in this part of Sweden is very pleasant before the big crowed of tourists turn up. The Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) already have chicks in the sand tunnel and the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) can be seen on the fields after many years of absence.
If you would take a look at my photographs, please move to here.


May 31 2010.

In our garden is the Magnolia magnificent

    Magnolia



May 30 2010.

Review in FOTO of our book -Humor i bilder-

In the latest number of the Swedish photo journal, FOTO 6/2010 page 21, is our book - Humor i bilder- given a short positive review.

FOTO

You could buy the book at your internet book shop like here
here,  or if you like to buy the book in English go here.


May 19 2010.

Rainy visit to Riddarhyttan in spring

Beaver

Our family had a short visit to our house at Riddarhyttan in the middle of Sweden. It was raining almost all the time, but it is a lot to observe in the spring time. The birds are nesting and busy to feed, even if the rain falls. Close to the camping ground, down at the lake Lien, a beaver was working hard to take down a big tree.
If you would take a look at my photographs, please move to here.


May 7 2010.

The Photo exhibition at Östgötland County Museum is now closed

The photo exhibition, the Vasa school 1959 (Vasaskolan 1959), by Bob Bovin was extended to the 6th of May. The Curator Marietta Douglas told that the exhibition has been well received. The museum shop sold 30 copies of my bok En skola 1959. You can also buy the book here.
If you did not had a chance to see the exhibition at the museum you could take a look here.


May 6 2010.

Springtime: A treecreeper pair is building a nest

Crane in the sun

In the spring time it is a hard days of work for the trecreeper pair that is building a nest in the botanical graden of the Lund university in Sweden. I was observing the pair for half an hour and they where not taking any notice of me at 2 meters distance.
Please take a look at some of the photographs here.


May 5 2010.

This year of the crane visit to Hornborga, Sweden.

Crane in the sun

The first landing of cranes at Hornborga lake in Sweden was more than one week late this year because of a hard winter in Scandinavia. The number of cranes picked up very quickly and at easter it was more than 12 000 eating at the fields. We made a visit on the 3-4 of April and had two wonderful mornings with sunrise over the forest tree tops. I was trying to get a crane standing in the sun, but failed. It was parity cold in the morning at six and one could see the breath of the cranes.
Please take a look at some of the photographs here.


April 15 2010.

The Photo exhibition at Östgötland County Museum has been extended until the end of this month

The photo exhibition, the Vasa school 1959 (Vasaskolan 1959), by Bob Bovin will be extended to the end of April. The Curator Marietta Douglas told that the exhibition has been well received and will run until the end of this month.


March 8 2010.

Light up your day - see the book "Humor i bilder"

I have just published my new photo book "Humor i bilder" in Swedish. It is also out in English, Signs in situations, but because it a photo book with almost no text at all you can buy either of them.

Boken Humor i bilder The book Signs in Situations





February 28 2010.

Vernissage for "Vasaskolan 1959" Photo exhibition at Östgötland County Museum

The museum had sent out an invitation

Affisch

for the vernissage, and Bob had sent out letters to most of his class mates. The response was overwhelming, more than 50 visitors attended the inauguration held by the Curator Marietta Douglas.

Affisch Affisch

Many of Bob's dear school friends turned up, even all the way from Australia. Some of the names come to my mind;
Rodney Weidland, Kennneth Åberg, Bengt Lennhammar, Runo Axelsson, Per Henell, Leif Söderberg, Roland Johansson, Christer Johansson, Håkan Thorell, Börje Larsson, Ulf Johnsson, Göran Karlsson and may be I missed some. Some teachers from Vasaskolan turned up too. The chemistry teacher K-G Ahlström and the art teacher Zachrisson and some more came along. It was great fun to meet all and have a chat after 50 years. Here is a photo play of more pictures from the vernissage.


February 27 2010.

Big article in Corren

The article was introduced already at the second page of Corren as the top news of the Culture edition, following the news paper on Saturdays.

Ledarsidan

On the top of the cover in the Culture edition was a picture of Bob leading to the article.

Kultursidans top

The article was written very well by Gustav Svärd. The clever idea was to let some students from senior highschool comment on some of the pictures in the exhibition and the comments were used as text under the pictures.

Helt uppslag
You can read the text (in Swedish) here.


February 25 2010.

Press conference for the Photo exhibition at Östgötland County Museum

Press confernce
First curator Marietta Douglas leading the press meeting

The curator of Östgötland County Museum in Linköping called the local press to a meeting to inform about the new photo exhibition, Vasaskolan 1959, opening on Sunday. The local news paper Corren sent a reporter and a photographer.

Press photographer Peter Jigerström
Corren photographer Peter Jigerström arranges a picture of Bob Bovin

The news paper Corren is one of the dominating papers in Östgötland and is printed in 60 000 copies. Here is a photo play of more pictures from the meeting with the press.


February 8 2010.

The strong winter of 2010

Red apple
Red apple in winter cover

The winter of 2010 has been unusually hard. Not since 1943 the average temperature of January has been so low, according to the SMHI. The global warming is not showing up this year one may notice, but on the other hand the temperature of one winter is not telling anything about the trend for temperature change since the industrial revolution started around 1880. The small birds are no doubt having a hard time to find food when the snow is deep and the temperature is below -20 C. It is a good idea to leave some of the apples on the tree in a year like this, to give the birds something to eat. In our garden in Riddarhyttan we always keep some. This year the red apples were popular, and also giving the photographer a nice color in the photos. Here is a photo play of some of his images.


Januari 27 2010.

Photo exhibition at Östgötland County Museum

Kemilektion
Our teacher in chemistry K-G Ahlström

The photo exhibition, the Vasa school 1959 (Vasaskolan 1959), by Bob Bovin will be opened at the 28th of February at Östgötland County Museum (Östgötlands länsmuseum) in Linköping. Östgötland County Museum is one of the oldest and most comprehensive county museums in Sweden. It is located in a functionalistic style building from 1939 in the 'cultural center' of Linköping, near the cathedral and the castle.
The opening the exhibition will be at 2 pm and Bob will be there. You are all welcome.

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