This blog post will introduce you to the south western region of Skåne where over the years I've managed to find some great photography locations. They are all in a radius of maximum 60 kilometers from Malmö, meaning you could reach them within 1 hour of driving. For content about best paces in eastern Skåne klick here
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Glumslöv backar and Hilleshögs dalar
People who think that entire Skåne is flat have certainly not been here. Small hills with dotted trees and a beautiful view towards Denmark and the island of Ven. Plenty of lonely trees to photograph (yes I am big fan of those ), seascapes and during the summer plenty of cows adding that extra element to your landscape photography.
You should try visiting in May when the canola fields bloom. Of course it's beautiful all year round as well. The boat trip itself from Landskrona is worth the visit in itself. It's easy to walk around the island or you could rent a bike at Ven harbor. A great way to explore. A given place for photography is a kyrkbacken located at western part of Ven. The church here is located on top of a hill overlooking Öresund towards Denmark. A very suitable location for panoramas.
Lomma / Bjärred
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These two small towns are so closely interlinked that it could be hard for an outsider to tell them apart. Both have a harbor and well visited beaches during the summer. There are also numerous smaller and larger piers for us photographers to take advantage off.
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A nice mix of beach huts, sandy beaches and piers makes this place a given option for seascape photography. I especially enjoy coming here during the winter as the southern location makes it possible for both sunrise and sunset photography during the same day. Ljunghusen also has a nice stretch of pine forest, which you can incorporate in your photography.
While visiting make sure you stop by the Höllviken small boat harbor where you can create nice photos by including their boat colony. Both Höllviken and Ljunghusen are connected with each other, but just follow the GPS coordinates if you're having problems finding the places.
Falsterbo / Skanör / Måkläppen
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These places are similar to Ljunghusen described above. It's another place for great beach photography with a couple of piers to add to your composition.
However from 1st of November until the 28th of February you have the chance of experiencing great wildlife. Måkläppen nature reserve, part of Skanör, hosts a large seal colony. Off limit and protected for most of the year it allows visitors for 3 months a year. From the parking lot at Skanor golf club you have to walk for 1 - 1/ 1/2 hours one way until you reach the end of the peninsula. There's no guarantee that the seals will be there each time. In my experience you get lucky about every third time. In my opinion it's still worth it as you will have an unforgettable experience once they are there. Just make sure not to go to close to the seals as especially the younger ones as easily scared.
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One of the larger lakes in Skåne. It surrounded by forests for most of the part with the occasional beach. Finding a photography place could be challenging, but that makes it even more fun. The waste open water combined with clouds or a glowing sunset makes it a special place for me to visit.
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A smaller lake than Vombsjön, but easier to photograph. You're able to walk around it, finding great vantage points in numerous places. I always visit in the autumn when the colors reflect against the water. Adding the small castle to your image gives it that little extra.
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This quarry is extremely popular during the summer, but for the rest of the year you'll have to place to yourself. The place is very small with a limited number of places to photograph. I would recommend the small beach with rocks at the western part (close to the parking lot) as you can photograph the eastern side with its rocks and trees.
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The lord of the rings in Skåne. Well not quite, but the old trees here definitely would be a good fit in a fantasy movie. Try using finding different compositions to exaggerate the perspective. Maybe even with a wide angle lens ?
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Southern Sweden's most popular autumn photography destination. Make sure you get there early as the parking lot gets crowded very fast. There are a couple of view points located at higher terrain giving you a beautiful perspective of the forest with its small lake. Another great photography location is at the actual lake itself. The lake is located at the main park lot and visitor center. Make sure to explore the entire area, the river flooring through the valley offers so many possibilities. I often use a big stopper filter for those long exposure blurry milky photos. Even though most popular during autumn for photography it offers great photography all year around.
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You really have to love the pier at this place. It's like they build it for us photographers ! By using a wide angle lens you get that feeling being drawn into the frame. Combining with an long exposure filters makes it a great place for simple abstract compositions. There are also other wooden leftovers from other piers in the area worth exploring.
For more information about this region I recommend the Visit Skåne homepage. Here you'll find tons of tips of hotels, where to eat and other tourist attractions.
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