07 June 2013

nuuksio national park II.

a week has almost passed from our first visit to Nuuksio National Park - yet I still have a few prints from my latest darkroom session that I think are worth to share here. the last two photographs were taken by Jacopo: I especially like the portrait he took of me standing on the wooden bridge - I am wearing my dear old straw hat which has become a symbol of summer for me.
Hasselblad 500 C/M - Ilford HP5+
5 prints from my darkroom.
it took us about two hours to go around Lake Haukkalampi: the path wasn't as easy as we were expecting it to be and the intense heat made us slower. I am not the ultimate hiker but those beautiful surroundings really kept me going and once we got back to the start I thought it had been totally worth it. I am looking forward to visiting Nuuksio a second time - hopefully before the end of the summer: it would be nice to go there by bike with a few friends too!

18 comments:

  1. Hey, funny - I just thought like an hour ago about visiting Nuuksio! I'm glad you had a good first experience there.

    PS. I'm really liking the new look of your blog!

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    1. Hi Anna, did you go to Nuuksio eventually? I hope you've enjoyed it!
      I'm really glad you like the new layout!

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  2. Beautiful place ! The contrasts are great :)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Birdie! Yes, I was very happy with the contrasts myself: the day was bright and the film was a really good one, plus I used freshly made chemicals for the prints, which helped a lot!

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  3. Another beautiful set!
    No more white spots on apartment walls for ssuuurrre! ;D ahahaaaa

    xoxo

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    1. No, I'm afraid not! Thank you so much, Charlyn!

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  4. You are SO beautiful in the bridge picture!

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    1. Sirpa, thank you so much! It was a lucky shot - I don't usually end up looking so serene in photographs!

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    1. Thank you very much, Inês! I'm glad you think so!

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  6. beautiful photos and nice hat, polly!

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    1. Thank you, dear Silvia! I do love that hat to bits- I wish summer was longer to wear it more!

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  7. oh polly, you always go to the most beautiful places... i wish there were more surroundings like that one near me.
    i can't wait to leave the city and go live to the mountains (very soon, i hope!).
    the straw hat looks wonderful on you! :-) i have an overall that looks a lot like yours. it used to belong to my mother, and she used it while pregnant of me - that's why i love wearing it so so much.
    the light is perfect in those. also, could you tell me which photo paper you're using for your prints?
    hugs, my dear!

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    1. Catarina, thank you so much! I am happy you appreciate the places I go to and the photographs I choose to share here! I consider myself lucky to be living in Helsinki, as Finland has plenty of fascinating places to visit!
      As for paper, I normally use the Ilford MULTIGRADE IV RC DELUXE - this time it was glossy, but I do like the satin version as well. I very seldom use the Ilford MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber, instead, as it is more expensive.

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    2. Thank you!!
      I believe I've used the same paper some time ago, the fiber one. Last time I used paper in the darkroom (last semester already!) I ordered it from Spain, a brand I can't remember the name but that's very good. It's terribly expensive, but worth it for the quantity (and quality)of the sheets.
      <33

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    3. I have always printed with Ilford paper and never tried anything else: I probably should, some day, but I am so familiar with Ilford and it is so convenient because I can find it in the local photography shop.

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  8. Ciao Polly, seguo da tempo le tue foto, questo bellissimo blog e devo dire che mi perdo sempre molto piacevolmente fra queste immagini.
    Tutto qui sembra non avere un tempo ma dei luoghi stupendi.
    Ho letto del viaggio in Islanda (che anch'io amo) e sono davvero felice per te.
    Ho sempre amato la fotografia ma ultimamente sto provando a cimentarmi "praticamente" nell'esplorazione tecnica (partendo da zero!)...quindi grazie per l'ispirazione.
    Sei fra i miei fotografi preferiti.

    Paola

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    1. Ciao! Grazie mille per il tuo bellissimo commento e sopratutto grazie per essere passata da questo blog! In bocca al lupo per la tua esplorazione!

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