Posts Tagged: nature

Grief & Joy of a Changing Season

Bird in Melting Snow

It’s been a long winter, and I have absolutely loved it! And soon the most controversial time of the year is heading our way.. which is, spring of course. Because it’s sometimes hard to see winter go, just the beauty melts and another beauty comes. But the humand mind wants to stick to things.. it’s stupid in a way. Yet in another way, it is like that for a reason.. that saddness of letting something go, and adapting the new. Perhaps that is where a big part of the beauty of changing season is. Most people overlook that and think that it’s just a nasty feeling they want to get over with and continue to the next.

But what if for a day or two, you would just feel that emotion inside of you that wants you to hold on to the season, never to let go because you loved it so much. Just feel it.. and within that feeling of grief you start the transition and a new breeze. Most people might think they don’t enjoy that, but if you do it with passion.. it just might be the most inspirational time for you to put a new creative energy to the next season on line.

This picture of a bird sitting on top of melting snow was inspired by these thoughts. Hope you like it. And remember to enjoy the last moments of winter!

Adam

Touring Beijing and The Great Wall

My first step in nature photography is one of the most classic ones. Yet, it’s so powerful that there is no doubt as to it’s significance. I got on board the friendly May Tours who are experts in the field of The Great Wall of China and offer Beijing Tours that are guaranteed to have a long lasting effect on you.

But being experts in the field is not enough, you need to go out there and that’s what I did. With May we had an absolutely stunning time. It was like an adventure into the historical and mystic roots of the country. While not everything captures well under the camera lens, there is once destination in Beijing that does so, without fail. The Great Wall of China is actually better understood at first through a professional lens. The rest, is the feeling which must be experienced first hand.

I hardly bothered with the tours in the city itself, but concentrated on the mountainous, clean, beautiful.. heart moving countryside that surrounds the city of Beijing. Enough babbling, I hope my picture speaks for the rest!

Greetings from Beijing,
Adam.

Mountain High Steps Towards Nature Photography

I had plenty of amazing pictures to show recently, as I was eager to show my work. But it lead me to thinking, that what is the next move I want to do in photography. Then, like a the lightning from the sky.. it blinded my sight and I could only feel it take over my body. I had to go and photograph nature!

Since I don’t settle with letter. I had no choice but to take up an adventure.. I went to see the famous mountain in China. I felt the experience almost erotic, as I got in touch with the mountain spirits which told me that I should take a more natural stance to photography from now on.

But I’m thinking mix.. something from between technology and nature. That would sound the best for me. A mix of both worlds. That’s just how things are nowadays.

Monaco

Monaco is a place that lives up to it’s imagine. Stinky rich, expensive with tons of beautiful architecture as well as absolutely stunning nature. The vibes however are not always as warm as the surrounding sea breeze during summer. It’s the smell of money that’s in the air.. which causes all kinds of restrictions. Surprisingly there no beggars in the town, as sitting on the grass is forbidden.. being civilized and following codes of conduct is not for everyone. But without a doubt the picture I shot there was the best experience of all!

Avanto

If you are looking for an exotic place to travel, why not try the winter.. in Finland! I once did and it was the experience of my life. Summer is good everywhere, especially the South but if you are heading for the winter, North is absolutely the way to go.. and the coldest as well. But don’t be afraid there a few ways to fight the cold and once you are able to cross this limit, you start to enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you. For example, put enough clothes on! But the best of all which gives you an insight into Finnish culture is the avanto. It’s basically a hole in the ice, you dip in and dip out. Your body will be in shock for a while, but soon you will feel warm and stronger. Ready to face the severe winter!

Huangshan Mountain

The mountains of Huangshan must be one of the most favorite of mountains for me in China. Situated in Anhui Province, this  mountain range has a very unique, mystical and dreamy feel to it. Not just an ordinary snow peak, it’s form and shape is something that needs to be experienced to understand. Naturally it’s also a World Natural and Cultural Heritage, since 1990. It’s full of pines trees that are oddly shaped, which brings unique character as well. This is a place to meditate!

Bed of Tulips

Tulips are the national flower of Holland although it’s not a native plant. Originally imported to The Netherlands by the Ottoman Empire, many tulip farms are now available for enjoinment. The best time to see the flowers is around April and until the end of March or beginning of May.