28 April 2014

views of liminka.

the second day of our holiday in Northern Finland we decided to go back to Liminganlahden Luontokeskus: the nature reserve that we had visited last summer. unfortunately the weather was rainy and unpleasant but the views of the vast and lonely countryside were still very fascinating.
views of Liminka:
Nikomat EL - Kodak 400
the countryside in the municipality of Liminka is full of abandoned farm houses and barns: I would love to stop by and photograph every single one of them and maybe one day I finally will. even though the cloudy weather was captivating to photograph I was very glad when the sun came out that evening: thankfully the rest of our holiday was sunny!

32 comments:

  1. Love that second shot SO much!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pieni Lintu!

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  2. The photo of the abandoned barn looks stunning. I adore the dark atmosphere in your photos.

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    1. Thank you, dear Ingeborg! I also like that first photograph the most.

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  3. Beautiful! I think that clouds look better in these pictures than blue sky would have looked!

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    1. Thank you, Sirpa! I do too, but I was very happy when the sun came out eventually!

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

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  5. I like visiting places in different types of weather, it makes it more dramatic and atmospheric I think :) Love these!

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    1. Thank you, Rhianne! I completely agree with you!

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  6. Beautiful Polly ! Love the first one.

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    1. Thank you, dear Birdie! I really like it too!

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  7. Beautiful shots Polly!
    second shot seems like taken from movie. :)

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    1. Thank you! It was indeed a very scenic view!

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  8. this soft light goes along so well with the landscape :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Sara! I agree, in the end it wasn't that bad to have that kind of weather for a day!

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  9. I too have a bit of an obsession with abandon farmhouses. They are so fascinating to explore! I know a rainy day of travelling is annoying when you are there but it sure does make for lovely photos!!
    The backpack is a Canadian company called Herschal Supply Co. I actually ordered it for myself but when I got it it seemed a little big for me so it became his. I like when he carries around all my stuff anyways ;) haha

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    1. Thank you, dear Shy! And thank you so much for letting me know about Herschal Supply Co. - I think I want to buy at least three different backpacks of theirs now, oh my!

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  10. Beautiful images! Great job!

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

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  11. These are like paintings, Polly!
    xoxo

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    1. Dear Charlyn, thank you so much!

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  12. you should publish a photo book of finnish abandoned farm houses and barns!

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    1. That's a lovely idea, Silvia! I have been thinking about it for a while, but I would like to do it properly... it may take years!

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  13. The places you visit and the photos that you bring... they make me tick Polly!

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    1. Thank you, Diogo! It was a very dramatic landscape!

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  14. Those colors are fantastic, I love traveling through your pictures

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! That's a beautiful thing to say!

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  15. Oh Polly, I love the whole set but the first photo is so beautifully composed. The grey sky gives the perfect contrast to all the rough textures below, it's incredible. Brava!

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    1. Thank you, Inês! I really like that first photograph too. That lonely cottage and the stormy weather looked incredible!

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  16. I love the vast flatness conveyed in these photographs. Not so different from my mid-western home.

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

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