Sep 25 2008

Kayaking in Stockholm’s Ström

Stockholm’s Ström is a really nice place for white water kayaking. The piece of water connects Lake Mälaren with the Baltic. The water flow is regulated, and the conditions is regulated by how much water is let through.  In the pictures the gate is set at about 1m below the Lake Mälaren water level, giving a flow of 100 m3ps, and forming a wave train that is surfable.

I experimented with slow shutter times to get a feeling of a flowing mass of water. Works OK here since the kayaks are semi-stationary surfing the wave. The image stabilization on the lens helped a lot to get the non-moving parts (relatively) sharp.


More photos here.