30 January 2014

road trip to tampere I.

while I was in Italy a relative of mine presented me with a thoughtful and completely unexpected gift: his old Nikomat EL. the camera - which is in great conditions - has travelled with me back to Helsinki ready to start shooting again. the Nikomat has an aperture priority autoexposure and it works perfectly even with very short shutter speed settings - unlike my Nikon FM. I shot the first film roll with my new old Nikomat EL during a road trip to Tampere at the beginning of January.
road trip to Tampere - part I:
Nikomat EL - Lomography Color Negative 400
on the way to Tampere - to visit a couple of dear friends - we stopped to take photographs twice despite the gloomy day: first on the shore of a lake and then to see the impressive ruins of Pyhän Mikaelin Kirkko. that evening it started to snow all over Finland and it has been white ever since!

30 comments:

  1. Love the details in the 3rd picture.

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    1. I'm glad you do, thank you! At first I wasn't going to take any photograph of the ruins of the church, then I changed my mind thankfully.

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  2. Wow! I love the fact that the first two photos almost look black & white. Oh the joy of trying a new camera :)

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    1. Thank you, Inês! The colours of Finnish winter are mostly black and white in fact. I'm very happy with my new Nikomat EL so far!

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  3. Your relative is incredibly generous and it looks like you've put the gift to great use already, dear Polly!

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    1. Thank you, Katie! He is! He's my mum's cousin's husband and quite a distant relative to me actually, still he's been extremely kind to me!

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  4. such beautiful photos. and love the stillness of the water.

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    1. Thank you, Erika! There was just a slightly breeze before the snow started falling, that is why the lake looked quite calm.

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  5. oh Polly! Pyhän Mikaelin Kirkko is stunning. such a charming place, a perfect stop for a roadtrip. can't wait to see more of the journey to Tampere :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Silvia! I knew you would have appreciated the ruins of the church so much!

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  6. Amazing photos, as usual, dear Polly! I love the church building especially...seems magical!

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    1. Dear Myriam, thank you! You would have loved that church, I'm sure. I miss you, my friend. I hope all is well with you! ♥

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  7. Like a haunted dream..Beautiful..
    M.

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    1. Indeed! Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by here and leaving your comment!

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  8. What an amazing gift! He didn't give you only a camera but an umpteen adventures pack!

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    1. That's true! I'm very happy about it and can't believe my luck!

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  9. What an awesome gift to receive, and beautiful first roll you took with it!

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! I'm still speechless to have received such a lovely gift from a distant relative - he's been very kind and interested in my photography!

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  10. Such a wonderful gift!! and the photos turned out fantastic! I'm in love with your film pictures

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

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  11. Polly, these are wonderful! The third one is so utterly great! It's really touching...

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    1. Thank you, dear Nancy! That melancholy sky really suits the ruins of the church.

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  12. The colors are delicious Polly :) and we can never have enough camera friends ;)

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! And I totally agree about the camera friends!

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  13. Such an amazing place, Polly!!!

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    1. Thank you, Charlyn! I agree!

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  14. crazy to see that the benches are still inside the ruin !

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    1. Yes! They were very impressive, covered in snow!

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  15. fighissimo questo posto!!! *-*

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    1. Anche questo sapevo ti sarebbe piaciuto!

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