13 March 2014

my first time in hanko II.

I was really pleased with all the feedback I got on the first selection of photographs I have shared from my first time in Hanko - thank you! not that far from the sandy beach we ended up in a small laguna where the sea was completely free of ice: the view was still melancholy but very beautiful nonetheless. we even spotted a couple of swans though they were too far for my 28mm lens. can you see those two white shapes in the middle of the second photograph? look carefully!
Hanko - part two:
Nikomat EL - Kodak 400
these are definitely my favourite among the photographs I took in Hanko: it might have been the sight of the water that made me feel like spring was near. the ice on the sea is slowly melting here in Helsinki too and lately we have been enjoying some beautiful sunny days - I feel lucky!

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  1. Being near water like this is the best feeling, I always love taking photos of water. These are so lovely and I'm happy Spring and Summer are coming too :)

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    1. I totally agree, Rhianne! And seeing the ice finally melting is such a relief! Thank you!

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  2. I can almost see the ice melting. Such beautiful photos again!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ingeborg! I cannot wait for spring to come once and for all!

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  3. swans? :D
    no sign of my postcard? :/ i will send another one today!

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    1. Not yet... I'm so sorry, Sara! Thank you for sending a second one, I hope it will arrive this time!
      I can see the swans in the second image because I know where they were... but I guess it must be really hard otherwise.

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  4. It's funny because although we can't really spot the swans here I love that the act of taking photographs remind that the swans were indeed there! Do I make any sense? :D

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    1. You do, Katie! I didn't have any hope that they would show in the photograph... but I can still see them, if I look very carefully.

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  5. once the melt starts you just cant help but feel better! Winter was kinda dragging its heels there, cant wait to experience all the seasons of Finland through your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shy! I really cannot wait for spring to finally come once and for all... we had a week of extremely beautiful weather and right now it's snowing again.

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  6. Lovely photos polly. just curious; swans... are they in second photo? ;-)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, they are there... but I doubt you could see them. They are so white and tiny!

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  7. Lovely pictures again Polly :)

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  8. Love the grain in the last photo. It's so good to be near water, it's a constant and calming presence :)

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    1. Thank you, Inês! I totally agree about the water being calming!

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  9. the first sunny days feel like a blessing, don't they?
    (your shots are poetic as usual!)

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! Yes, they do... but it seems like we're experience a second winter today. I just hope spring will come soon and for real!

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  10. What lovely photos Polly!

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    1. Thank you, Ellie! And thank you for stopping by this blog!

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  11. so amazing picture!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dawid!

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