16 February 2014

last saturday in suomenlinna.

the weather has been extremely foggy and gray for many days in Helsinki: I have never witnessed such a warm and wet winter before. the snow is almost melted and I wonder if it will snow again or the spring will come earlier this year. I am starting to get bored of this colourless weather and I cannot wait for the sun to finally come again - yet the fog has given me the chance to take some very interesting photographs: today I would like to share two from last Saturday in Suomenlinna.
last Saturday in Suomenlinna:

Nikomat EL - Kodak 400
the island was practically deserted in such foul weather and that made it more fascinating. this time though Jacopo was the one holding the camera: the first photograph is a portrait he took of me in front of a lovely yellow cottage - I really like it! I got my Nikomat EL back only at the end of our walk and took the second photograph you see here while waiting for the ferry. I think the contrast between the two images is very appealing - what do you say?
have a lovely Sunday! ♥

38 comments:

  1. cute portrait ♥ your scarf matches the wall perfectly

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! That shade of yellow is my favourite colour!

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  2. I adore them both! You look so beautiful in that portrait :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Inês! I'm glad you like my photograph of the ferry too!

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  3. Hello lovely!
    I am really interested in doing a feature of my favourite photographers on my blog. Would you be interested? It would be an honour to interview you! If you say yes, I would send some questions to your email, and you can write back with your answers and an attachment of 3-5 of your favourite photographs, and I will post the interview and images in a blog post.
    If you are interested or have any questions, please email me!
    petalplume@gmail.com
    xx

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    1. Dear Ally, thank you so much for asking me! I've e-mailed you!

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  4. oh I absolutely love this portrait !

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  5. oh wow Polly, that is such a haunting photo of the boat through the ice! I guess because I have never seen weather like that, it just looks so extreme. I do love how horrible weather makes places so empty and seem interesting, it almost makes up for the cold!

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! I admit that by looking at the photograph the weather seems quite extreme indeed - in reality it was just very foggy and humid, but I've seen much colder winters in Helsinki - this one has been quite mild so far!

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  6. I think you are right and i think Jacopo is very lucky to have you as his girlfriend:both talented and beautiful <3

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    1. Dear Sara, thank you so much! Aw! ♥

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  7. SO beautiful! :) :)

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

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  8. You look lovely in the picture!

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  9. beautiful portrait of yours!

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    1. Thank you, Ingeborg! It's all because of Jacopo - he knows how to capture me.

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  11. What a lovely portrait! Beautiful pictures, both!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I'm glad you like them both!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for stopping by Passer Domesticus!

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  13. So much loveliness in Jacopo's portrait of you! :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Katie! He really knows how to take good pictures of me!

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  14. These shots are beautiful! I can almost feel the chill waiting for the ferry. By the way, the lens I was using was your standard Nikkor 18-55mm. Definitely not wide or fabulous, but I am so glad I can make it look that way!! haha

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    1. Thank you, Shy! Well, you definitely know your stuff then!

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  15. Polly - you are sooooo beautiful! And I love the 2nd photo of the boat....!

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  16. You look stunning!

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    1. Antonella, thank you so much!

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  17. your images are very refreshing.
    nice work with your nikon.
    don't stop.
    thanks, george.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your beautiful words, George!

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