10 February 2014

winter in kaitalampi I.

did I mention that for Christmas my dad has given me a box with over 50 rolls of 35mm film? such a wonderful present! they are all Kodak 400 and 200 rolls so you will see me using those for many months to come. for my birthday a few weeks ago I got another wonderful present from Jacopo: a set of Cokin filters! I finally got the chance to try them out last weekend once I recovered from a nasty flu. Kaitalampi looked so different from the last time we had been there!
winter in Kaitalampi - part I:
Nikomat EL - Kodak 400
that day the snow was still fresh and beautifully piled up on the trees. Kaitalampi lake was frozen and we could walk the length of it admiring the forest from a different point of view. I think the Cokin filters really made a difference: the sky was so bright that I would have not been able to get the same results without them. I am especially proud of that first photograph taken in direct sunlight!

24 comments:

  1. Such beauty in winter!

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  2. Really beautiful!

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

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for visiting this blog!

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  4. Oh my god, what a present!! These photos are so beautiful, my fave is the second from last.. x

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    1. Thank you so much, Chelsea! And thank you for stopping by!

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  5. 50 rolls! Wow! You're very lucky! ;) Beautiful photos~

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    1. Thank you! I know, my dad is the best!

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  6. the forest covered in snow is so precious. and so are your presents ;)

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    1. They are indeed! Thank you, dear Silvia!

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  7. Oh my, 50 rolls! Just the thought of it makes my eyes twinkle! These photos are amazing and the filter makes such a difference!

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    1. I know, I'm so happy about them! Thank you, Inês! I'm really glad you think so!

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  8. Happy to come back and see your pictures of the white winter :)

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    1. Birdie! It's so nice to see you back and look at your wonderful photos of Mexico!

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  9. So good to have a dad that knows what one really wants and loves as a present <3
    cokin filters help,especially a polarizer for reflections and some others to help color balance :D
    So good to see snow trough your pictures when all i can see is rain trough my window!

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! My dad is great, I know!I hope the rain has finally stopped... here the weather has been extremely gray lately.

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  10. I felt in love with this place and your amazing shots Polly. im my wierd mind, snow is kind of a heaven gift. Beautiful.

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    1. Dear Diogo, thank you so much! Snow can be beautiful, but I'm looking forward to spring now!

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  11. Your father is a sweet, generous gift-giver, Polly! ♥♥♥ I need to go look up on those filters now :) Wonderful images, as always!

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    1. He is! ♥ Thank you, Katie! What's great about Cokin filters is the special filter holder: if you've looked them up by now, you'll know what I mean.

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  12. I'm sure you will put those 50 rolls into good use! Love these pictures!

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! I hope I will! You know what though, I've put the roll you've sent me in my camera yesterday morning... Can't wait to see what will come out of it!

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