Project Fifty-Sixty – Week 6 is over and out. And I knew me being on time with week 5 was just a fluke. I should be back on track moving forwards. In fact, I’m so late with this week that I thought, “in for a penny, in for a pound” and postponed publishing the post until now. I do have a reason for halting the project for a while. I needed a new (used) car and I had a deadline to find one. This took a lot of research, test drives and tire kicking, so I didn’t have enough time to work on the blog at the same time.
Project Fifty-Sixty – Week 6
This week was a turning point for autumn. Most of the leaves have fallen by now and only a few stragglers hang on still. The winter is definitely nearing, which isn’t actually a surprise. I don’t enjoy the shortening days one bit, but soon enough it’ll be spring again.
Day 36 – Sunday
I woke up early and watched as the sun began to rise. The light turned prettier by the minute, and I gathered my gear and headed to my “backyard”. It’s really rare that I’m able to shoot so many photos in such a short time and in such a limited area.
The sun was still at a low angle and there was a hint of fog in the air. It was warm and all in all beautiful. A perfect autumn weather.
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Day 37 – Monday
On Monday we headed out to the Katariinanlaakso nature reserve. Our main objective was to see if we could find and photograph a Eurasian nuthatch, which had been spotted there earlier. We did find it and I even have a few decent shots of it. Naturally they were shot with a longer lens, so more on that later.
I photographed the sunset and other miscellaneous things along the way with the “Fifty-Sixty”-lens though.
Day 38 – Tuesday
Tuesday was a gloomy day, so I thought it would be best to stay indoors. I had the idea to light a maple leaf from the backside. It took a couple of tries, but I like the end result. It gives the leaf a three-dimensional appearance.
Day 39 – Wednesday
I bought these glass chilies from Fiskars Village where we spent a day with my parents this summer. The bowl was given to me by my late grandma, and it is very special to me.
Day 40 – Thursday
There was a break in the rain just as I got home. It was fairly windy and this was the day the trees started to shed their leaves for real. I waited for a decent gust of wind and took this photo.
Day 41 – Friday
Once again, we managed to find a place where we haven’t photographed before. We’ve been all around the Uittamo area, but this is a small spot, which we’ve neglected. Maybe this is because it’s a beach and I don’t really want to walk among sunbathers and swimmers with all my gear. It’s not exactly beach season anymore, so we thought it could be worth checking out.
Day 42 – Saturday
For some reason, Saturdays seem to be average at best when it comes to photography. The weather wasn’t exactly pristine with only a few sunny moments, but I think I just need the one day to recover from the work week. Sundays are usually much more productive.
Parts 7 and 8 will be coming out as soon as I can get the images edited.