A boat trip to beautiful Åland, in the finnish archipelago right in between Sweden and Finland

Today it will be a few pictures I took when I was over to Åland a day in the summer.

Hasselblad 503CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

(I have a whole lot of films to scan and go through at the moment, so pictures from my vacation week on the Swedish west coast will have to wait a little while.)

Hasselblad 503CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

At Eckerö I found this wonderful lady who sat and painted watercolors, I asked her if it was okay to photograph her, and I took two pictures. Unaccustomed as I am to photograph people, the images were not quite as I hoped. I had wanted to take a few close-ups, both of her and also of her painting, but I did not want to disturb her more than this. I have emailed the pictures to her, but have not received a reply, so I hope everything is okay with her.

Hasselblad 503CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

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Hasselblad 503CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

In Åland, especially here at Käringsund, Eckerö where I was, many of the rocks are of red granite, incredibly beautiful! The gravel road is also from the beautiful red granite, so what may look like magenta cast in the pictures are actually not that, because it looks like this.  It’s a wonderful environment to photograph in!

Hasselblad 503CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

 

And as usual, I can trust this wonderful film, Fuji Astia, the discounted film I always nag about, which I love so much. Moderate saturated colors in an unobtrusive contrast.


Oh how I wish Fuji changes on this film!

Hasselblad 503CX
Fuji Astia RAP 100F
E6 process

Enjoy! 🙂

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22 thoughts on “A boat trip to beautiful Åland, in the finnish archipelago right in between Sweden and Finland

  1. Wow, you’re not kidding about the subtlety of the Astia! Especially in the last three, the hues are so gentle and inviting. Wonderful!

    Do you find the natural light on the islands to be very different from the mainland?

    • Hi, yes, istn’t Astia just gorgeous?
      I live a bit from the coast, about 35 km, and where I live it is typical inland. But because it is so near, and I LOVE the coast, I most often go there. So I have seen it more as a difference between coastal and inland areas, but on the islands, the difference is even more apparent. I find it hard to explain the difference in English, but the difference is there. Obvious and intreresting.
      Thank you very much for your kind words, and for making me think about things I otherwise take for granted! 😀
      Have a great day!

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