24 February 2014

the baltic sea in winter III.

these are the last prints from my latest darkroom session and the last images I would like to share about my wintry walk in Uunisaari. the weather is changing and the snow is melting: I am hoping for longer and sunnier days and for the spring to come early. I bet Uunisaari looks so different now from how it looked just a couple of weeks ago: that day it felt like a hidden island in the middle of the Baltic Sea - I am so glad I was able to register it that way through my photographs.
the Baltic Sea in winter - Uunisaari:
Nikomat EL - Kodak BW400CN
these two are my favourite among the whole series of prints: the contrast of the black rocks against the white frozen sea and that lonely bench looking towards the fog were such a powerful sight that I spent several moments just staring at it unable to take any photographs at all. that feeling of peaceful solitude will stay with me for a very long time!
you can now take a look at the whole Uunisaari series on my online portfolio.
P.S. I have an unfinished roll in my Nikomat EL and that means I probably will not post anything here for a little while - waiting for more photographic excursions. until then have a lovely week!

35 comments:

  1. Polly, these are incredible, it is like another world! I can't imagine being somewhere so magical and powerful! You inspire me to one day try out film photography! Your portfolio looks great, love the third one in the Uunisaari series!

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    1. Charlotte, thank you so much for your lovely words! That means a lot to me!

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  2. Just so so good. speechless.

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  3. I haven't posted anything in ages for the same reason, I have films waiting to be finished :)

    the contrasts are stunning I agree, they're beautiful photos x

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    1. Thank you, Rhianne! I hope I will be finishing my roll by the end of the week.

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  4. Too wonderful for words, Polly!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlyn!

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  5. indeed beautiful
    contrasts! wow polly!
    enjoy your week.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara! I hope you're having a lovely week too!

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  6. The one with the lonely bench is striking indeed! I can only imagine the sense of accomplishment you felt when these came out in your darkroom, Polly! :)

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I really love that bench... and of course being in the darkroom is always magical to me!

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  7. Have a lovely week you too. The photographs are incredible, the locale suiting so well with b/w.

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    1. Thank you, dear Awono! I'm really glad you think so!

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  8. i feel wrapped up in texture when looking into your images :)

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    1. Did you get something in the mail? ;P

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    2. Thank you, my dear Sara! I haven't got anything special in the mail yet... but now I am eagerly waiting for it! I'll let you know! ♥

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  9. That bench is so lovely; again, those bw are so amazing… (as you suggested on the post from before, yes, I'll have to try some, for sure)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you're going to, let me know when you do!

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  10. polly your talent is outrageous -- just WOW!
    xx

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    1. Dear Ally, thank you so much for your lovely words!

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  11. Stunning pictures! WOah.!

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

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  12. Incredible! The texture and the contrast are amazing. It looks like you were on an expedition trying to find evidences of human life on a deserted place :)

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    1. That would be really cool and adventurous, Inês! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Birdie! That spot looks very different now. I'm glad I went there precisely that day!

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  14. But is that place safe? Oh dear me, I'm beginning to sound like my mother.. Great contrasts, by the way...

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    1. Thank you, dear Antonella! Do not worry, that place is absolutely safe. The rocks might be a bit slippery, but it's just a matter of placing your steps carefully.

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  15. this series is so fascinating, polly.

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

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  16. Wow.. these are so... unreal and out of the world <3 <3 <3

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