26 September 2013

lapland 2013 part I.

since the trip I took last year I had always wanted to go back to Kilpisjärvi in Northern Lapland to see the beautiful autumn colours that the Finns call Ruska. those incredible looking landscapes have stolen my heart once again this year: Jacopo and I had spent a few days hiking in the area and we had a great time despite the cold rainy weather. I have taken various film rolls and I was planning to share some photographs earlier this week - unfortunately though there have been some problems with the developing machine at the lab so I am not sure when the rolls will be finally ready. while I am eagerly waiting to see my analogue photographs I can at least share a few shots I have taken with my mobile phone - though I am sure most of you have already seen them on Instagram.
photographs from Lapland part I:
more on Instagram
I know that mobile phone photographs are not really the best way to represent the beautiful autumnal landscapes of Lapland but I just wanted you to understand why I have not yet posted anything since I got back home. I will tell you more about the trip as soon as I will get my photographs from the lab - please be patient!

42 comments:

  1. I would never say these are taken with a mobile phone, it s way too beautiful.

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

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    1. Alessya! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  3. Annie26.9.13

    I can just feel the fresh and crisp air of Lapland and it looks like it was already really chilly there! These are wonderful photos, some of them I have already had a chance to see already - can't wait to see your film captures! <3

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    1. Annie dear, thank you! ♥ I'm truly happy you like them! It was indeed quite cold already up there - especially on top of the mountains.

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  4. I'll take Lapland in any format! ;)
    I think these photos are lovely...and I am certain that your analog ones will be even lovelier, dear P...

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    1. Charlyn, thank you so much! I really hope so too!

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  5. Oh wow the colours look amazing! To do that with a mobile phone is amazing :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Inês! I guess the place in itself is just so beautiful that even mobile photographs are worth sharing.

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  6. I hope you get the film back very soon! ♥

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    1. Thank you, dear Katie! They should be ready today - I'll collect them later on and start scanning!

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  7. That place looks so good! Sorry to hear your lab is having problems, but I'm sure the results are worth waiting for! Can't wait <3

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    1. Kasia, thank you so much! It looks like the lab has fixed the problem - I'll have my photographs this evening and I cannot wait either!

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  8. Ruska indeed is incredible. I am very curious about your photos. Do you actually scan the film yourself?

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    1. Thank you, Ingeborg! I think Ruska is possibly one of the moments when Finland is the most beautiful. I actually scan the prints - I have never liked scanning the films, I find that the picture looses depth that way, don't you think?

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    2. I have no idea, because I also scan the prints. I have never scanned negatives, but I have the idea that still a lot of colour information is lost when scanning prints. But how to share your work on the internet then? ;)

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  9. Polly,
    these pictures are wonderful, well done... Similar views are on Hardangervidda (Norway). I've always wanted to be there in autumn. Hope I'll see landscapes like on your pictures some day. Colors, the atmosphere are truly magic here.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really hope you'll get to visit Hardangervidda or Finnish Northern Lapland in autumn too someday - the atmosphere is indeed magic there!

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  10. They are good in instagram and they are good in here,because i can see them bigger :D
    This is like a movie preview of what's to come ;*

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! I'm glad you think so! You're one of the most faithful Instagram followers I have, by the way!

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  11. I am in love with the place.Thoroughly enjoyed the scenes in your instagram feed,and i eagerly await the film ones.

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    1. Thank you! I cannot wait for the film ones to share either - hopefully you'll like them as much!

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  12. I always end up sharing instagram photos whilst waiting for photos to be developed, I like them for their immediacy definitely and I love the last photo in this series, I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Hi Rhianne! Thank you so much for stopping by Passer Domesticus! I will share the analogue shots soon - as soon as I've got them scanned. I'm glad you've understood the point of this "Instagram post" too.

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  13. These pictures are beautiful! I'm in love with the colours...

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    1. Hello Nancy! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

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  14. even your instagram photos are just so good! cant wait for the film ones! <3

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    1. Thank you, dear Amanda! I'm happy you think so! I cannot wait to see how the films turned out either!

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  15. I love that the reindeers seem to skip along to a song only they can hear (though what's with the red mushroom?), that the grass in the third one looks like a warm golden river or glacier and even the mountains themselves feel like being covered in soft fur.
    I'm really looking forward to your other pictures - hope all technical difficulties will sort themselves out soon!
    Thanks again for your beautiful view of this faraway landscape.

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    PS. How different Kilpisjärvi looks in autumn. I have been there once in May, the lake was frozen and the mountains were covered with at least a meter of snow.

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    1. Thank you, dear Cathérine!
      That red mushroom is actually a wooden stick that indicates where the path goes - those reindeers were right on our path!
      Kilpisjärvi is at its best in autumn time, in my opinion, though I had never been there in the winter time - crazy to think that in May it's still winter up there.

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  16. famiglia di renne <3

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    1. Famiglia di renne! ♥♥♥

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  17. Amazing photos.. you make me want to book a holiday now!

    xx opinionslave.com

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    1. Hello Francesca! Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by Passer Domesticus!

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  18. Can't wait to see the analog pictures :)

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    1. Thank you, Birdie! I'll probably share some later today!

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  19. well, polly I enter in your instagram and I'm amazed! is very rewarding to follow your blog, it's almost like watching a rainbow all the time :-) thanks for that! have a nice day polly :-)

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    1. Diogo, thank you so much! I don't know what to say, your comments are always so lovely! Thank you for keeping on visiting my blog and Instagram account!

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    2. Of course, you don't have to thank me :-) polly, I will keep visiting your blog whenever my interest, which will be often.

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  20. i've already seen these photos on instagram, and i'm glad to see them again, so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! I'm glad I finally got my analogue ones ready though!

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