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We spent the weekend in Stockholm, doing some touristing. Once every now and again we just hop on the ferrie and take a 2-day cruise.
Last time we did it is already a couple of years ago and we were in Stockholm on a Monday. That day all the museums and cultural things are closed. This time we planned better 😀

This time we visited the Royal Armory, part of the Swedish royal castle.
Very nice, indeed. And very much worth the visit.

We strolled in, I with my camera bag and tripod and down in the basement where the whole history of carriages is set out, I set up the tripod to take some nice pictures.

D200, ISO100, 30 sec @ f/9.5, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 30 sec @ f/9.5, Sigma 10-20mm

So after the first few pictures we moved on to the next part. We noticed another guy coming in just after we continued to the next part and it was only a short while later when the alarm went off. The guy who had just come in strolled on and told us he’d “probably stepped too close to the fence”.

Half a minute or so later the guard came rushing in. He came straight at me.
He was very polite, yet very strict and told me I was not allowed to use a tripod. Professionals paid extra for the privilege of using a tripod, so he said.
We checked and double-checked at the entrance, but we found no note or sign which stated that the use of tripods is prohibited.
Owwell… He didn’t confiscate my memory card, so I have at least two images with tripod. Wooohooo! *LOL*
The rest I was forced to shoot with flash (ugh!).
Did give some nice effects here and there, though (with some rear-synch flash, or a spooky white balance setting…)

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/4.5, on-camera flash

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/4.5, Sigma 10-20mm, camera's own flash

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera SB-800

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera SB-800

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera SB-800

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm, on-camera SB-800