04 October 2013

lapland 2013 part IV.

during our staying in Northern Lapland we were based at Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus: the campsite offers an abundant breakfast and a very tasty buffet for supper - it is so important to eat well when you are hiking all day long. I loved having breakfast every morning looking outside the window onto the Kilpisjärvi lake and I really miss the friendly atmosphere of the campsite! the morning of the second day we set off for Mallan Luonnonpuisto: a magnificent natural reserve.
photographs from Lapland part IV:
Nikon FM - Lomography Color Negative 400
Lomography Konstruktor DIY - Lomography Color Negative 800
despite the light rain that kept on falling - the day at Mallan Luonnonpuisto had been my favourite one: we walked to the top of Pikku-Malla mountain and then all the way to the Kitsiputous waterfall. the colours of the landscape were unbelievable: from the intense orange of the ground to the piercing turquoise of the mountain lakes. I am going to have to dedicate one more post to the natural reserve - I have still many photographs to share of that incredible scenery!

Note: I am very pleased to say that finnish online magazine Satyyri has featured a selection of my photographs from Lapland: you are very welcome to take a look at Polly Balitro: Ruska.

38 comments:

  1. The intense orange is indeed gorgeously recorded on your film photographs, Polly! Can't wait to see more of the nature reserve. Congrats on the feature, the magazine looks really cool!

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Katie! I will post more photographs tomorrow.

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  2. So beautiful. I think the last one is my favourite of these!

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    1. Thank you, Sirpa! I think the last one is my favourite too!

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  3. These are utterly gorgeous! :)

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    1. Well, thank you so much! I'm glad you think so!

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  4. it's so beautiful..so many shades of orange! Its mesmerizing!
    Congratulation on the feature:)

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    1. Thank you! I know, I wish I could have stayed longer - those colours were just incredible!

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  5. They are all precious! But I love the third one most, with the lake dividing the picture in two parts, the lichen covered rocks in the bottom, the bare birch trees and the foggy hills / mountains in the back.

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    1. By the way, I nominated you for Capture the Colour. I think you can will have some beautiful photos for the competition (if you want). http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/holidays/capture-the-colour/#enter

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    2. Thank you so much, dear Ingeborg! I will check out the competition too!

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  6. Hi. It's quite nice to drop in your blog. Thanks for sharing the very fanastic and impressive photos.

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    1. Hello and thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such a lovely comment!

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  7. l'ultima della serie con il cannetto è davvero stupenda *-*

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    1. Sapevo ti sarebbe piaciuta, Emi! Anch'io penso sia una delle mie preferite!

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  8. your shots of lapland never cease to amaze. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! I'm glad!

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  9. Can I ask you which photos did you take with Konstruktor and which with Nikon? :)

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    1. Sure, Lusu. I don't know why I haven't thought about specifying this earlier. The 1st, the 4th and the 6th I took with my Konstruktor, the remaining ones with my Nikon. The Konstruktor leaves a soft vignette in the corners of the photographs, if you look at them closely.

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    2. Thank you - I thought that 1st and 6th are Konstruktor ones, but I wasn't sure. :)

      Did you hear about Last camera? It's DIY cam like Konstruktor too, but with this one, you can put a little bit of sun to film, when you're shooting (just "touch" of sun :)) and in the end, the sun effect looks amazing! :)

      (I don't have money for these cameras - Konstruktor and Last camera - but I thought, that maybe it will be interesting for you, when you're shooting with DIY cam like Konstruktor)

      :)

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    3. I had never heard about the Last Camera before. I have just googled it and it looks lovely and so much fun! Thanks for letting me know about it, Lusu!

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  10. Amazing photography, this is insane :))

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    1. Thank you so much, Lara! And thank you for stopping by!

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  11. well deserved Polly <3

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear Sara!

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  12. I completely agree with querido diário/Sara! :)
    *clap* *clap* *clap*

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    1. Charlyn dear, thank you! I'm glad you think so too!

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  13. these photos are beyong amazing! i'm glad i get to experience this fantastic place through your photos!

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    1. Dear Joana, thank you so much! I'm glad to read you're still visiting my blog from time to time.

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  14. Congrats! These are definitely magazine-worthy! :D

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    1. Evelyn, thank you very much! I'm truly happy you think so!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous... beautiful natural landscape.

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

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  16. this is moving, polly. these pictures are stunning!

    (congrats for the magazine!)

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    1. Dear Silvia, thank you! I'm truly happy you like them so much!

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  17. I absolutely love the gloomy atmosphere coupled with these vibrants colors. How beautiful ! I wish I could see it

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    1. Thank you so much, Tiphaine! I hope you'll be able to visit Lapland some day!

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    2. I did briefly but it was in the winter. White everywhere (which also has its charm) :)

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