30 August 2013

one day in the archipelago II.

I would like to share a few more of the photographs I took last saturday during our trip to the archipelago of Parainen. one might think that taking two cameras along for a one day trip only sounds like an exaggeration - but I am always happy to be able to switch from the square format of my Hasselblad to the rectangular one of my Nikon whenever I please.
my photographs from the archipelago:
Hasselblad 500 C/M - Fuji Pro 400H
Nikon FM - Fuji Pro 400H
what I loved the most of the archipelago were the numerous old barns and farm houses we encountered along the road: they added a splash of colours to the landscape and some of them had horses and even llamas. I also enjoyed the various rides on the ferries in-between the islets: the calmness of the sea was really soothing. when we saw some ferries leaving for the Åland Islands I felt like I wanted to go there even more - hopefully next time!
I wish you all a lovely weekend and a wonderful start of September! ♥

24 comments:

  1. A lovely weekend for you Polly*
    keep the beauty from your photos coming :)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Sara! I hope your weekend has been lovely so far!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! Yes, it was a beautiful place indeed - I hope I'll be able to go back there sometime soon!

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  3. I agree completely, it's best to have your choice of weapon (?!) as you deem fit for a certain photograph. :D

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Katie! You also seem to have a great deal of lovely cameras to choose from!
      Happy weekend to you too!

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  4. Have a great weekend! It's been a week or so since I've been back home, but I wouldn't mind packing my bags (and my two cameras) again and go visit that amazing place :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Inês! It's good to see you back on Blogger - I have really enjoyed your latest posts about Brussels - I'm sure you had a lovely trip there!

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  5. What a peaceful place!!! Have an amazing weekend yourself :)

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    1. Thank you, Kasia! It was so peaceful and the weather so nice - this weekend in the city the weather hasn't been that good! I hope you're having some sunshine instead, wherever you are!

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  6. Whatever pleases you right? ;)
    Beautiful colours here!

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    1. Yes! Thank you, dear Evelyn! I already miss those warm colours!

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  7. I think it's great that you take two cameras Polly! I always take my Leica & digital camera- not to mention that I record video with my iphone as well. Oh dear, it's a madhouse when I travel haha! I love the square format of the hasselblad, it's so unique and charming. I'm also jealous that you saw llamas! I dream of being surrounded by them in a field. I think I've only seen one or two in real life aww. Happy September! x

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    1. Thank you, my dear Valerie! It's the same for me - the longer the trip, the more cameras I take along. Sometimes I wish my backpack could be lighter - but I'm afraid it's never going to happen! Those llamas were lovely - I don't see them that often either here, but whenever I do it is always special! Happy September to you too! ♥

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  8. these are beautiful. i would so love to visit finland one day as it sounds/looks like such an inspiring place. xo

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    1. Hi Sarah, thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by! I hope you'll get to travel to Finland some day soon - I also wish to visit Canada one day - I have some dear friends living there!

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  9. so still and serene. beautiful.
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you think so! And I'm especially glad you've decided to stop by this blog!

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  10. these pictures look like paintings. so graceful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Silvia! I'm glad you think so! I'm fond of old paintings of rural landscapes!

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  11. wow, just wow ♥

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    1. Oh dear Toi, thank you! I'm glad you like these as much! ♥

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  12. So beautiful. I hope to visit Finland someday, these pictures only make me yearn for it more.

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    1. Thank you! I really hope you will get the chance to visit here soon - I'm sure you'd love it!

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