A tad chilly.
It was a tad cold when we went out for our morning walk today, -15,4C (4,3F) but since there was no wind what so ever it didn’t feel too bad. The world was covered in frost and that’s always very beautiful but cold days and nights like this should create rime, a much thicker frost which looks simply amazing when the sun shines on it. Perhaps it will come tomorrow when it is supposed to be just as cold, too bad I must work then.
We took the normal route down to the creek and after that we walked to the little creek just by the bog. I saw that the big creek had a blanket of ice so I thought that maybe it would be possible to walk on the bog today. So we passed the little bridge and went out on the bog towards the place I could see the morning sun reached. I wish You all could see how truly beautiful it is out there, especially on frosty days like this, a photo can show some but not how it really looks.
I really wasn’t dressed for walking on the bog so we went slowly homewards again. I think I would have thought it would be warm and nice in a refrigerator when we came home 🙂 It is so cold outside that anything above freezing point feels warm 🙂 Nothing that a big pot with hot tea couldn’t fix though. The wind, very weak, has returned so our second walk wasn’t as nice and even the dogs wanted to go home again.
So to the camera! I got a text message from my oldest brother a week or so ago and he wondered if I wanted our mormors (grandmother on our mother’s side) old camera! Our mormor was the center of the family or perhaps even the universe to be honest. I didn’t even know they had one 🙂 He had it in a closet and since I like cameras he wondered if I would like to have it and of course I wanted 🙂 It is a box camera called Gevabox, from the 50’s I think. It was for being such a cheap camera a bit advanced because it has three apertures. The shutter speed however can’t be changed and it is around 1/30th of a second.
I don’t know how people back in the days could get a non fuzzy photo with those slow shutter speeds but many did. I know I will use my tripod when using it otherwise I’ll never be able to see what it is I have photographed 🙂 I also need to buy a film with a very low ISO so I won’t be able to try it for some time. It actually use the same kind of film that my Hasselblad camera does but this one gives bigger negatives so I’ll be able to get only eight photographs from each film roll.
The fire is burning in the stove and the heat is slowly pushing the cold air out of the cottage. It is time to make some rose-hip soup and I would like to take a nap but it is a working day tomorrow so I don’t want to risk my night sleep. Perhaps I’ll doze off in front of the tv 🙂
Have a great day!