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The Weekend

A stroll in the woods

So, its been a long time since I wrote a blog post now, and its been a long time since I was able to go outside and do some shooting. I have been in a kind off slump lately, where I haven’t had any motivation to go outside to shot, and the awful weather the last couple of months hasn’t helped either.

But now I’m hopefully back to doing some shooting on a regular basis. I’m going to try and go out at least once a week, and write a blog on either the following Sunday or Monday to get some consistency on my little page. My goal for this isn’t to try and take the most “breathtaking or jaw dropping” photos every week, but to just get out there and do some photography.

This weekend I decided to just take a little walk in the forrest behind my house, It is too late for the beautiful fall colors, and I’m really not a woodland photographer, but it was nice to just push the buttons on my camera again, haha.

Taken in the forrest behind my house close to Ilemyr. X-T2 with the 18-55

Taken in the forrest behind my house close to Ilemyr. X-T2 with the 18-55

Too late for the fall colors

As you can see from the picture above, all the leafs has fallen, I really regret that I haven’t had the chance to go outside and capture this place when it was in full fall colors, it must have been a beautiful sight. But, i’m not planing on moving, so I guess I will get a new chance next year.

But even though I missed out of one of the most beautiful times of the year, I managed to find some early hints of the season thats fast approaching, I’m of course talking about winter. It is starting to get pretty cold here now, and even though we haven’t had any real snow yet, its well bellow 0 degrees Celcius, specially during the nights, so the ground is starting to get hard and the water has started to freeze.

If you look to the bottom right of the picture above you’ll see that theres a little stream running there, and I went further down the trail looking for something interesting to photograph and a nice composition of the stream when I saw some ice sikles! I mean, there wasn’t a lot of ice, but it cool to see the environment slowly changing to the new season we’re approaching.

Some ice sickles in the stream close to Ilemyr. Taken with the X-T2 and the 18-55

Some ice sickles in the stream close to Ilemyr. Taken with the X-T2 and the 18-55

New motivation!

Going out and finally doing some photography again really gave me spark of motivation that I have been in great need of. I think we all (most of us at least) have some periods where we just dont want to pick up our cameras, we dont want to read about photography or look at videos or anything that has to do with photography. I have been that way since the end of summer if I'm being honest, so to finally get the desire back to go out and do some shooting is a welcome feeling.

I will of course still go out and try and take some “portfolio” worthy shots, but I no longer have a problem with just going out and bringing my camera to photograph what I see and experience. For me personally that has been a big obstacle to overcome, having always felt that an image has to include an awesome sunset or sunrise and a beautiful landscape, and I think that overcoming this obstacle will help me get out even more with my camera.

A little “bush” of dead grass - Taken with the X-T2 and the 18-55

A little “bush” of dead grass - Taken with the X-T2 and the 18-55

Whats to come?

If everything goes according to plan, I will now start to post on a more regular basis, and I have promised myself that I will at least once a week go out and just spend some time doing my favourite hobby, photography.

I will also start to write some small reviews from time to time about the stuff that I’m wearing/using. It might be fun to get an amateurs point of view about certain stuff, so I will try to do my best and give my honest, amateur opinion about the equipment I’m using when I buy something new or switch something out.

So until next time, have a good one!