52 Frames, Week 14: Nature!

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Nature shots aren’t restricted to wildlife out in the middle of nowhere. How about a starry night shot with a long shutter? Or the waves of the ocean with a high shutter speed to freeze motion?  Not possible for me, we have snow, rain an slush… still!!!

Nature Photography is here to make us feel connected with our home, this pale blue dot 🌍 we call earth. Go out and capture the beauty that surrounds us all. I took these of the hill that is just behind our backyard. Capturing weather, snow.. and the the trees on the fill.

Snowing sideways…
the wind has slightly let up…but still snowing pretty heavily

Nature in detail was my option, the ball hydrangea has weathered the winter well, and I love how the structure and texture begin to show. I know I have taken similar shots before, but honestly near home is not much that inspires me at the moment. So any opinions as what to post as my entry for week 14 ?

pine tree

Up on the hill

Back home, enjoying the view of the pine trees from my backyard, they look nice in the early evening light

The marina view

Linlo island walk bridge view towards the marina. Same spot same time of the day as in the previous post, but the skies look so different.

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Linlo bridge view

I had the wrong shoes on so I did not go for a walk on this little Linlo island, I just took photos from the walk bridge and few meters into the island. I think I like the best in these photos is the contrast of colors, the reeds and the darkening sky. I thought I’d post something colorful between my November survival, which has actually helped me keep active as I have to find something to post everyday.

Entering the forest

An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit! 

Mehmet Murat ildan

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low light of fall

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. 

~William Allingham

Forest Health

I often find peace and calmness in the forest, a great place to gather your thoughts. Have a spiritual moment 🙂

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Forest Health, is not only a Finnish luxury, I am sure it is recognized all over the world. Shinrin-yoku, as they call it in Japan, is a famous way of spending time in nature. Research has shown that people who practice forest bathing , exposure to forests and trees gets these benefits from it: 1. boosts the immune system 2. lowers blood pressure 3. reduces stress 4. improves mood 5. increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD 6. accelerates recovery from surgery or illness 7. increases energy level 8. improves sleep

I went to a forest…

New Edits #4

Mountains covered with snow in June was a beautiful sight in Vancouver, the beauty of the nature has left me a lasting impression.

Forest therapy

Forest therapy

This forest, hill behind our home is an easy place to escape to nature. We can see it from our house and watch the season change. At the moment I am waiting for the green to push through and brighten this place. I do like that there is so much evergreens here. Moss, pine trees, spruce. it is forest therapy just steps away. Happy Easter everyone, stay safe and take care.

Sunset

Beauty, majestic nature. Just beautiful, sunset at sequoia. All unedited photos 😀.

Before the thunderstorm

I was sitting in my backyard watching the clouds gather into the intense blue gray color. I took these just before the thunderstorm was above us.The temperature dropped three degrees in just s short while…got to love Finnish summer and the amazing 17 C degrees of warmth.

Grove

Midsummer celebrations are over and we are now officially losing light, but not to worry there is still plenty of it. Today I went to near grove woods and lakeside in Vols to take some photos of the beautiful greens we are surrounded with this time of the year.

Festival of Leaves 2018 ~6

Dawn from lingeringvisions has started a celebration of fall #Festival of Leaves  here is one more photo to this challenge.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

Autumn Vibes

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mushroom in a dark forest

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light in moss in Dark forest

December #10

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it is all green and cloudy, but  wouldn’t this be lovely, I does not look to promising that we will have snow anytime soon if you look at the forecast . The theme of blue and white continues

walk continues

I love these crooked pine trees that the wind and weather has shaped.

the walk

As we arrived we had to walk through old woods, and rocky paths. As the wind mostly blows from the sea nearly all the trees lean towards inland. The first part of the walk is rather dark and this area has lots of fallen down spruce trees. They are left in the woods to decay as nature intended so the nature will continue to be as diverse as possible.

the path we take

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Walking in the primeval forest in Linlo Island in Kirkkonummi. The path we take leads us to very varied nature types. Here are few that we walked.