15 November 2013

a visit to kruunuvuori II.

I have to say that all the wonderful and unexpected reactions to my previous post have made me more confident about the photographs I took in Kruunuvuori. thank you all for stopping by and leaving your comments! I still believe the sky to be too bright and the image too grainy but I am glad I was able to express my fascination for such a special place through my photographs - I can appreciate them better now. I am going to share a few more and I hope they will be as interesting as the first ones.
a visit to Kruunuvuori - part II:
Nikon FM - Fuji Superia X-tra 800
it is hard to believe those abandoned cottages used to be some grand holiday villas once upon a time - before their owners stopped coming back to take care of them. every winter the cold and the snow bring more damage to the houses - some of them are just ruins. I try to imagine how it used to be: were children swimming in that lake? now the water is so gloomy and the jetty is falling apart. the forest is slowly reclaming its own territory and that will never stop to fascinate me!

P.S. I will share one last batch of photographs from this film roll next week. enjoy your weekend!

28 comments:

  1. So glad you shared more photos of this place, it looks like it really has a special feel to it, and a great story behind it. I love imagining how places used to be, when I'm visiting. Thank you for sharing, you are really inspiring me to try out some new things with photography and learn more!

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlotte! That means a lot to me, I'm so glad my photographs are inspirational for you!

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  2. your capture this beautifully. i still think those abandoned cottages are pretty, in their own way. it's such a shame though. i imagine them way back then. must be stunning.

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    1. Thank you, Niken! I absolutely agree with you. I believe they were abandoned because the owners couldn't afford to take care of them anymore - wooden houses need a lot of work through the years.

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  3. Except for the third one, it doesn't seem that the sky is overexposed but that the fog is rising.

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    1. That's true, Antonella. The sky looks a little foggy in some of them - it gives a nice effect.

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  4. abandoned, i love abandoned places, they always breathe so many stories and memories...

    amazing photos!

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    1. Thank you so much! I absolutely agree with you!

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  5. No Polly, I can't get tired by saying 'Beautiful' ;-) So u know?:) xx

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    1. Haha, thank you so much, dear!

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  6. I wonder what made the people stop coming back? It's easy to imagine its glory days since this place is hauntingly beautiful even when in its ruins. Great, great photographs, Polly! :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Katie! I suppose the owners couldn't afford to take care of the villas anymore and just decided to let them be... sad but true.

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  7. I understand why you are concerned about the light. I hate taking photos under such circumstances as the sky always looks too bright and washed out. but I think that's me and my expectations. looking at other people's photos I don't have the same problems. I think it adds to the atmosphere and makes for an interesting low saturation look. we probably all struggle with what we see in our mind's eye and what we manage to capture on film or digitally.

    I love these and do want to see more!

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

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  8. Those pictures are beautiful and sad at the same time - gloomy... They are really stunning, Polly!

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    1. Nancy, thank you! That's so nice to hear!

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  9. Goodness, I feel I can sit and stare at that last photo contemplating my thoughts for hours...
    Happy weekend Polly! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Charlyn! That lake is particularly inspirational, isn't it?

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  10. I love every photo you post <3
    Keep on documenting :)
    Hope your weekend is being great and don't forget to send me your adress!

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    1. Thank you, Sara! ♥
      About the address, please give me a way to contact you privately, so that I can write it to you. I couldn't find a way to e-mail you on your blog.

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    2. just sent you an e-mail dear Polly :)

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    3. Just sent my reply! ♥

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  11. love the pictures but to look at that ruined cottages is kind of sad though. i wondered why their families abandoned them.

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! I know how you feel... it is sad to see them in ruins, getting worse and worse after every winter. The owners left them supposedly because they were too expensive to take care for.

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  12. i want to travel with you, dear polly

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    1. This is a lovely thing to say, Toi! Hopefully one day you'll come to Finland! ♥

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  13. zazdroszczę odwiedzania tak pięknych i klimatycznych miejsc. kiedy patrzę na niektóre zdjęcia, kojarzy mi się świat Burtona.

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    1. Thank you, David! Some of my best friends are Polish, but unfortunately I do not know the language - I had to use Google Translate. Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!

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