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Images from the Vasa Museum in Stockholm

I took these photos when I was on business in Stockholm, february 2006. The ship is a vast black thing sitting inside its museum - a great contrast to the brightly coloured and cheerful sight she must have made almost four hundred years ago! Handheld photography is difficult here, as the museum is very dimly lit and actually a bit cramped inside. Bring a tripod if ever you venture into this place, camera in hand. And try to keep from laughing at the tourists holding their point-and-shoot cameras out at arm's length, happily snapping away with their flashes going off at every shot. I wonder i any one of them actually got a photo of anything at all?

As a technical note, some of these photos were taken with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 objective, wide open, mounted on my Canon 1D with an adapter. It really is very dark in this place. I have noise-reduced the hell out of the pictures with NeatImage, the results are acceptable rather than great.