21 November 2013

all around kaitalampi I.

so far November has been rainy and dark except for a few rare days of incredible sunshine: last Sunday was one of those and Jacopo and I decided to take a stroll all around Kaitalampi lake in Espoo. at this time of the year the hours of light per day are so few that it is not possible to take very long walks in the wilderness and the trail around Kaitalampi is perfect for a short yet beautiful hike in the forest.
all around Kaitalampi - part I:
Nikon FM - Fuji Pro 400H
the sun was so bright that by looking at these photographs you may think it was warm - though it was extremely cold instead because of a very strong and persistent wind that kept the sky clear and almost blew me off that wooden jetty. despite the cold I was mesmerised by the beauty of the landscape soaked in that golden light and shoot away an entire roll of film: therefore if you do not like trees and lakes - I am warning you - keep away from this blog for the next couple of weeks!

P.S. it may seem that lately I have started to favour my Nikon FM over my Hasselblad: the truth is I am finding the 80mm a little restrictive and I am looking for a wide-angle lens. instead my Nikon 28mm f/3.5 feels perfect at the moment.

35 comments:

  1. You're right the sun filled photos are quite deceptive, and the yellow light is amazing. If it wasn't for the photo of you in the wintery clothes it would really look like the sun was warm and comforting :)

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    1. Thank you, Inês! The "interesting" part about winters in Finland is that the sun, whenever it's actually out, it isn't warm at all... it's still lovely to see it though!

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  2. WOOOW! I love trees and lakes (I don't want to sound retarded) but seriously, lovely photos, amazing landscape... MORE PLEASE MORE.

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    1. Hi Mariuca! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment and thank you for stopping by! I'll share more next week!

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  3. I go through phases with my cameras too - its natural I think, why stick to just one when another suits your mood. These are stunning and luckily I also love trees and lakes, so I'm looking forward to more :)

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    1. Thank you, Rhianne! I'm glad you like them and that you're a fan of trees and lakes too - that's all what Finland's about really.

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  4. i'm weakling looking at these pictures. so beautiful.

    i've never been a Nikon person. i use Canon mostly. and lately i'm really in love with 50mm lens. i use the 14 mm and it's pretty nice. though i heard they will not produce it anymore. only the 18 mm.

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    1. Thank you very much, Niken!
      A 14mm lens sounds wonderful, too bad they won't produce it anymore!

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  5. I must confess lately I've found myself loading the Hassy for all the wrong reasons. First of all my laziness: 12 shots per week (for my 52 rolls project, you know) are far better than 36!
    Lovely, lovely images! Trees and lakes? So much the better!

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    1. Antonella, I totally understand your point - sometimes I also feel like 36 images are definitely too many to take.
      I'm glad you like this series too, thank you!

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  6. Oh how warm colours! Though as you say, it really wasn't warm on Sunday, but really windy.

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    1. It must have been windy everywhere in Finland last Sunday then!

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  7. After all these amazing landscapes I've seen from you I MUST visit Finland!
    This one set seems really nostalgic, I guess it's the water that makes me feel like it.

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    1. Thank you, Callikrati! You should definitely visit Finland one day - it's worth seeing, I promise!

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  8. beautiful and the light is so soft.

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    1. Thank you, Erika! The winter light is always quite soft at this time of the year - like if it was always a sunset. If only it lasted a little longer!

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  9. I will never get tired of you landscapes dear Polly <3

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    1. I feel the same way! Your walks are made of dreams. :)

      28mm is perfect for landscape!

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    2. Thank you so much, Sara and Katie! ♥
      Yes, I'm in love with that 28mm now!

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  10. I need a wider lens myself, too bad my budget is pretty small right now, 28mm sounds and looks just perfect! magical place.

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    1. It was a magical place indeed, thank you Kasia! I also have a problem of budget, sadly enough... Hopefully soon I'll find something I can afford!

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  11. Beautiful dreamy photos once again, make me wish I was there! I Always love a blue sky in winter, no matter ow cold it is!

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlotte! I totally agree, a blue sky can be really uplifting in winter time, when sunny days are so rare!

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  12. Such beautiful pictures and colors. I agree that the 28mm offer more possibilities than the 80mm

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! Yes, I wish I could find a good and affordable wide-lens for my Hassy too!

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  13. your wide angle lens is perfect for the forest! you're right, it doesn't seem so cold at all, but i trust you ;)

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! All my Nikon accessories, and the camera itself, used to belong to my dad.

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  14. gorgeous!
    would love to upgrade my camera. it is somewhat tired by now....
    and my polaroid keeps searching for film to match it. :)

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    1. Thank you! If only polaroid film was more affordable...

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  15. Gorgeous photos!
    xxx,
    Lilla
    http://lilycupcake.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Lilla, thank you so much!

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  16. don't you get like this sudden preferences? like for months I've been my Zenit nonstop, now I only have my Olympus with me, and I get this images in my head, like what I want to get, and it varies... I can't imagine my trip with the Zenit.

    I love the heavy contrast of light!

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    1. I totally understand what you mean! I keep on coming back to my Nikon, after all, she's my favourite.

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  17. Perfect pictures for postcards the Holidays :) i am getting all my requirements of fresh air from the photographs of your walk:)

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    1. That's so lovely of you to say, Awono! Thank you!

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