18 February 2014

the baltic sea in winter I.

last week I have found myself walking with a friend to a place where I had not been in a very long time. Uunisaari is a little island in the southern part of Helsinki - not that far from Kaivopuisto. while during the summer the only way to reach it is a ferry - in the wintertime a footbridge connects it to the mainland and it becomes a popular place for walks on sunny days. in my opinion the island can be very fascinating on foggy days too and that is why I decided to go back there with my camera on the foggiest day ever. between the rolls that my dad gave me I found a Kodak BW400CN and decided to use it: there are no colours these days but shapes and textures.
the Baltic Sea in winter - Uunisaari:

Nikomat EL - Kodak BW400CN
above are the first two of a series of six photographs I have printed in my darkroom among those I took in Uunisaari last week. the fog was so thick I could not see very far from where I stood but the shapes of the ice on the sea became an interesting subject to photograph: the ground was moon-like. that bench was left alone on the ice and looked lonely and very beautiful.

24 comments:

  1. Marcus18.2.14

    Incredibly atmospheric, Polly!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marcus! It's nice of you to stop by here!

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    1. Thank you, Christel! And thank you for visiting Passer Domesticus!

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  3. Wow, these both look great!
    I just had thought of the second photo that it look like taken of moon, and only after that I saw you actually had written the same thing! :)

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

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  4. The mood is so special. Great !

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    1. Thank you, dear Birdie! It was indeed very special there!

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  5. B&W film on snow -- brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, April! And thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  6. they seem to belong to a different (lonelier) world! i love the concept of portraying textures.

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! It really felt like a different world... it was wonderful!

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  7. Texture on black and white are amazing Polly <3
    love this so much!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! I'm so glad! ♥

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  8. I love these! They inspire me to look out for shapes and textures on black and white film too :)

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    1. Thank you, Katie! Shapes and textures are the only thing to photographs on such gray days... but they can be nice!

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  9. These are brilliant! The feeling of solitude is almost palpable. Incredible Polly :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Inês!

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  10. amazing pictures, i'm stunned! (i wasn't sure to write you in finnish, but i guess your finnish too..) i'll the most definitely follow you!

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    1. Moikka Etta! Thank you so much! I'm glad you've stopped by. I'm actually an Italian girl living in Finland. I'll go and take a look at your blog now!

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  11. spookybeautifulgorgeousmysterious...

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    1. That's lovely of you to say, thank you!

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  12. I think these are enchanting, Polly.
    They have a melancholic feel to them.

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    1. Thank you so so much, Evelyn!

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