We do have all the four seasons but this year the Spring is a little bit late. The days are really sunny and warm, about zero degrees, but during nights the temptature can be even -25 degrees. (Thermal Spring starts when the avarage temptature of a day is over 0 degrees)
Yes, at least I find it really nice to live in here. Such a beautiful place with beautiful nature. And yeah this place is north of 60 degree. So we do have the polar night from November to February.
This is absolutely beautiful shot. I managed to capture halo that looked like winter rainbow today but... this is in wholeness is simple stunningly beautiful. Not only contrast between sky and ground but the depth and distance in every direction. Should that road not lead downwards and then reveal opening on far further this picture would half as magnificent as it is now.
You have excellent eye for the nature's beauty. You really can capture and preserve some of its most beautiful sides so perfectly.
Oh, gosh, thank you so much! I've never thought that my works would be worth such a positive comment as yours. I take photos only because I really love nature and how it looks in different seasons. Capturing its finest sides in photos seems like an impossible job. I feel like natures beauty cannot be captured in one picture - there's always something missing. Still, it is what I want to do: I want to show people how beautiful our planet really is.
It's so nice to hear that I've managed to do it. Even though this is just one picture among thousands and thousands of others it is an important thing for me.
I have felt similar feelings about inability to fully capture nature's beauty but still you have done great job in doing so. Of course there is something that might make it even more stunning but until that things shows up, work works perfectly just as it is.
Decide, it is interesting how people tend to find their favourites. When I upload pictures, often those who I weren't even sure should I even publish those are the ones who gather more attention. And this time, you have selected one that really caught my attention. Exeactly like your pocket watch. It is also pretty neat eye-catcher. ^^
As you also seemed to have some Ruska shots, how North you are from? It didn't really never arrive down here.
*nod nods* It is rally interesting how tastes do varies among persons and masses. Should post pictures from the island trip near Kotka and no idea what I would pick out, there were so much stuff that my memory card got stuck. Mostly because one long video but still..
I really enjoy pocket watches and that is indeed awesome shot. I rally wish I would somehwere get my pocket watch... I supposed to get my grand-uncle's watch as heirloom but my grandma hide it so well that we haven't yet located it. ^^' But pocket watches and clocks works in general... well. lets say steampunk is one of my favourite genres, ^^'
Lucky you. ^^ I should one day arrive there and see it myself but... I don't really enjoy traveling and it is long way up there. Hmm. Lots of Notrhen lights lately? ö.ö
Yes, pocket watches are great. Actually that one in the picture of mine isn't pocket watch - it's a neclace. It's so cool but unfortunately the battery has run out. I should go to a goldsmith to have it changed but I'm too lazy to do that. :')
Lapland really is worth seeing. Especially if you haven't been here before. I've lived here all my life and sometimes I forgot how special the place I'm living in really is.
Haha, no Northern lights lately. Or at least I haven't seen any. It's a shame. They're tough ones to capture in a photo. I've planned that next time there are northern lights in the sky I'll go to the woods and try to capture them from there. No light pollution, you see.
Haha. Sorry for being confusing. I meant that I had just took too many shots for my memory card and picking good pictures out from that amount will be trouble.
Well... pocket watches are usually meant for that type of mechanism, I have understood. Even first 'wristwatches' were pocket watches tied to wrist... Then again, as far as I know, pockets watched supposed to work with springs, not batteries, so things may get really complicated. ^^' But it looks pocket watch enough for me. Neat gadget in anyway. ^^
*nods* Heard a lot of Lapland's beauty, my aunt used to get there every autumn. Too bad she died before I realized that I would have actually tagged along. And I think this Southern areas are pretty special places, nether to less, even in way different way as North. I think we are pretty lucky living world where nature was sacred and respected so late that non really managed destroy it (as a side note question, do know know when Christianity truly replaced pagan beliefs?).
Sounds awesome plan. ^^ I wish I could get northern lights here too, but there are often years between any shows up. Light polution is indeed bit tricky too, but at least not living in big city so it is pretty dark should all lights be turned off. Then again, my camera has troubles to take photos even about full Moon so... not sure how it would work with northern lights.
Interesting facts about pocket watches. I actually didn't know that they were supposed to work with springs. Hmm...
Lapland is a beautiful place to live but so is the southern Finland too. My mother actually comes from the Turku archipelago. The difference between our nature here and the nature in the archipelago is huge - and I think it's just amazing how many sides our nature here in Finland has.