Rolleicord.

This is the time of year when weather can change in a minute.

The bog ladies had had a chilkly and wet night so I can understand that they had had many fires burning during the night :-)The bog ladies had had a chilly and wet night so I can understand that they had had many fires burning during the night ๐Ÿ™‚

It is actually quite nice outside even if the sun isn’t shining and the occasional rain drop falls down. It is slightly above 10C (50F) at the moment and the little wind that’s there is just nice. I wouldn’t mind if the cracks in the clouds were a bit bigger but we can’t get it all, can we ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I had hoped that I would be able to mow the lawn today, not because I like it but it is soon a bit too long but it is still so wet that my mower just would clog up totally. Most of the Wood anemones have buds now, I have a few different ones like the Yellow one but also a few different of the white one. Soon I’ll see white, blue, green and white with a blue eye flowering in my woodland.

 

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All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

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I have a few plants in my cool cellar and I’m thinking of bringing them up so I can turn off the greenhouse lamp down there, it eats energy but is great for the plants. The problem is that if we get a setback how well can I cover them, they already have leafs. I’ll place them on the patio close to the cottage wall and that usually keep the frost away. The sunshine however, if we get some that is, is the biggest problem. Just like us plants need to adjust to it so they don’t get burned.

 

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Lots of geese were fighting in the tiny lake when we arrived and only one couple stayed so I guess this is their lake now.

Lots of geese were fighting in the tiny lake when we arrived and only one couple stayed so I guess this is their lake now.

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Tomorrow will be cold and rainy they say so perhaps I should wait with picking up those plants. This is the time of year when weather can change within minutes, one minute it’s sunny and warm and the next snow can fall.

 

The beavers are back in the creek :-)

The beavers are back in the creek ๐Ÿ™‚

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It is time to have a pot of tea and after that we’ll take another walk.

Have a great day!

 

Two Rolleicord photographs.

Two Rolleicord photographs.

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Two Hasselblad photographs.

Two Hasselblad photographs.

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This was taken at the nature reserve Forentorp ร„ngar just as the sun rose.

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I don’t like it now but I will later :-)

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Today has been much less eventful than yesterday, thankfully ๐Ÿ™‚ I have done a lot anyway though. I left work an hour early because today is the last day we’re allowed to have winter tires on our cars, the studded ones that is. I went to the garage earlier this week so they could check the summer tires for me. One was about to split so a new tire had to be bought and two other leaked a bit too much air at the end of last summer.

it is a mix of photos today, some takem earlier today, others earlioer this week (those with sunshine in them :-) ) and some are older.

It is a mix of photos today, some taken earlier today, others earlier this week (those with sunshine in them ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and some are older.

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Salmiak has the same grumpy look as Bertil, I guess that’s why they are so good friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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They could of course not find any air leak, which doesn’t surprise me because those things never show when one is at the garage, they just start leaking like crazy as soon as one has left ๐Ÿ™‚ So we placed an inner tube in one of them and now we’ll see if the other one keeps on leaking. I have to go there anyway rather soon because it turns out that that the brake pads on the front wheels are no more. That garage is a very nice place in that way that all costumers who are there always talk with each other and many people just check in to have a chat with the owner and anyone in there ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I have two holes in my lawn and they are as big as tennis balls. Most likely voles.

I have two holes in my lawn and they are as big as tennis balls. Most likely voles.

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This is how the road upstream looks like now, even I must admit that it is better than the mnud and high grass we had before :-)

This is how the road upstream looks like now, even I must admit that it is better than the mud and high grass we had before ๐Ÿ™‚

I also drove to Falkรถping to do my weekly grocery shopping but I really didn’t need anything so it was a cheap visit this time ๐Ÿ™‚ Earlier this week has ยดbeen so nice, almost presummer (one of our in between seasons) warm, today however has been more like a late autumn day. Cold winds, cloudy and some raining. I really looked forward to take a walk in the quiet forest butย that never happened.

 

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It is soooo nice to scratch towards a concrete pipe :-)

It is soooo nice to scratch towards a concrete pipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rheum palmatum.

Rheum palmatum.

Yes we did take a walk but it wasn’t quiet at all, they are working with the road, not outside our cottages where they should have started but way in to the forest. More forest will be cut down so they need to make the roads so good that heavy timber lorries can drive there. It is the road that follows the creek upstream. I don’t like it at the moment but since all grass will be gone the risk of getting ticks will be much smaller so we will be able to walk there even during summer. Nothing bad that doesn’t bring something good with it. They’ll fix the road outside our cottages as soon as they have finished the work in the forest.

 

Three pรฅhotos taken with my Rolleicord.

Three photos taken with my Rolleicord. There is actually a lake out there in the fog ๐Ÿ™‚

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It is time to make a pot of tea, I’m so tired today (as all seemed to be at work today) so I doubt that any amount of tea or coffee can keep me awake during the night ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Four taken with my Hasselblad. The third one is not the same as You saw the other day but they do look very much alike :-)

Four taken with my Hasselblad. The third one is not the same as You saw the other day but they do look very much alike ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have a great day!


I hate when things klike this happens!

A double exposure from my Rolleicord.

A double exposure from my Rolleicord.

I got rather surprised when I found a letter from my telephone company where they thank me for chosing them when I wanted a business subscriptions for my business. I don’t own a business so I called them immediately and stopped it. It turns out that it isn’t my telephone company that has done this but a business partner. He said that it was some kind of discount offer that I had subscribed to. In the thank You letter I also got a e-mail address to the contact person.

 

Three more from the Rolleicord.

Three more from the Rolleicord.

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So after calling the telephone company I also wrote an e-mail to the contact person, demanding some answers like if there was a new phone number added and I also wrote that I will contact the police because I haven’t done this and how could they do anything if they didn’t know who they were talking to? I don’t think this has anything to do with identity theft since the letter came home to me, so I easily could call and stop it.

 

The rest of the photos comes from my Hasselblad. This photo is rather hard to look at :-)

The rest of the photos comes from my Hasselblad. This photo is rather hard to look at ๐Ÿ™‚

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There is however one more person in this county with my name and they might have called that person but then, why had that person not reacted when my social security number was mentioned? It is unfortunately very easy to getย our social security number because we need it to almost everything here, even when we are subscribing to a news paper. So even if I think everything is ok I still will go to the police because they just can’t do something like this. Guess if I got stressed when I read that letter ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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It took me quite some time to figure out this photo ๐Ÿ™‚

It is time to get something to eat, I always get hungry when I get stressed like this.

Have a great day!


Can’t think of any good headline :-)

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We had such wonderful weather on Monday and Tuesday that it just was impossible to stay indoors for any longer time. Today isn’t that bad either but it is cloudy and has been for most of the day.

 

He sure loves to take baths :-)

He sure loves to take baths ๐Ÿ™‚

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Still, birds are singing and farmers are plowing their fields, they have also put manure everywhere so it smells rather bad in some places ๐Ÿ™‚ Most of it is now plowed down though, they all want to finish the job before the rain starts falling, something the predictions still debate over when that actually is happening ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Three photos taken with my Rolleicord. This shows the river Lidan so full of water that it almost became a lake in many places :-)

Three photos taken with my Rolleicord. This shows the river Lidan so full of water that it almost became a lake in many places ๐Ÿ™‚

Kvรคnum church in fog.

Kvรคnum church in fog.

and its closest neighbor.

and its closest neighbor.

It is time to get something to eat, all the animals have already gotten their food but Nova decided to not have hers this evening. She does like that sometimes and I have no idea why. I guess she’s hoping I’ll drop something of what I’m having but I’ll be extra careful today ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Here are four from my Hasselblad camera. This is the tiny lake I tend to go to every Saturday.

Here are four from my Hasselblad camera. This is the tiny lake I tend to go to every Saturday.

It was really dark outside when I took this photo, it turned out rather good despite all the dust that seems to have been on the film.

It was really dark outside when I took this photo, it turned out rather good despite all the dust that seems to have been on the film.

It was even more dark when I took this photo of the beekeepers cottage. I placed the camera on a bench and had the lens open for a second. Not too bad either.

It was even more dark when I took this photo of the beekeepers cottage. I placed the camera on a bench and had the lens open for a second. Not too bad either.

The Cranelake.

The Cranelake.

Have a great day!


Not an eventful day.

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Taken with my Rolleicord (and the coming three too). I do need more light when I take film photographs.

I have to admit that I have very little to write about again. Nothing much has happened at work and here at home very little happens at all ๐Ÿ™‚ I do get a little daylight when I come home from work though and it isn’t many days left until the sun stays up long enough so I still can see it here at home when I come home after work.

 

This one has an odd shape for coming from the Rolleicord but the film hadn't moved as it should so I cropped it some.

This one has an odd shape for coming from the Rolleicord but the film hadn’t moved as it should so I cropped it some.

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The days are sunny and fairly warm now and the nights are clear and fairly cold, perfect springwinter weather. Too bad I have to work when the weather is so nice. They say however that we will get that kind of weather during the weekend too and I do hope the mornings will be just as foggy as they have been all week. I have my small Kodak with me in the car every morning so with a bit of luck they’ll be good enough to show here when the film is developed.

 

These three are taken with the Hasselblad and twelve photo cassette.

These three are taken with the Hasselblad and twelve photo cassette.

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The fire is burning in the stove and I’ll make some cocoa and a few cheese sandwiches. My favorite cheese for the moment is a dutch? one called Maasdamer. Not strong but full of flavors and it goes with anything, especially ham. Too bad I don’t have any ham at home ๐Ÿ™‚ I do however have sliced pineapple preserved in its own juice so I’ll have that afterwards.

 

These three are also taken with the Hasselblad but with the 16 photos cassette.

These three are also taken with the Hasselblad but with the 16 photos cassette.

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Have a great day!


I follow the American primaries with interest.

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Today have been just as exiting as watching paint dry but I did manage to get some photos on our walk after work! I did have to brighten them up a bit, except for the two last ones so You could see how dark it really was.

 

Crows.

Crows.

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Nothing much has happened news-wise so I’m following the American primaries as much as I can. Both sides are veryย interesting to be honest but the republican is really! interesting ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess You all know that if we could vote for the American president here in Europe there would never be a republican president. Last election (according to a huge survey I can’t remember the name on) around 88% of the European population would have voted for Obama and here in Sweden I think it was over 95%. So even most of our most right wing people would vote for a president from the democratic party.

 

This is the last photo taken today.

This is the last photo taken today.

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In most parts of Europe we don’t mix politics and religion and that I think is what most scares us about American politics, right wing politics that is. I think most of us thinks it is nice that You have a faith but that doesn’t mean You have the right to force Your beliefsย to control my life. Freedom of religion doesn’t mean the freedom of oppressing people with other believes. My personal thought is that religion should never rule the people of a country because power corrupts and who is to decide what interpretation of the religion is right?

 

Three from the Hasselblad with the  photo cassette.

Three from the Hasselblad with the photo cassette.

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It is time to make something to eat and then I’ll most likely fall asleep in front of the tv.

 

Three with the  photo cassette.

Three with the 16 photo cassette.

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The bog with lots of fog, who knows what lurks out there :-)

The bog with lots of fog, who knows what lurks out there ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Have a great day!

 

A double or tripple exposure from the Rolleicord.

A double or triple exposure from the Rolleicord.


New “old” photos.

All snow is more or less gone here now but I always have the photos to remind me of how bad it can be :-) The four first are taken with the Hasselblad camera and the 12 photo film cassette.

All snow is more or less gone here now but I always have the photos to remind me of how bad it can be ๐Ÿ™‚ The four first are taken with the Hasselblad camera and the 12 photo film cassette.

I’ve just downloaded lots of film photos so no blog today but I’ll show a few samples of what I’ve taken with the old cameras.

 

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This photo shows whythe Hasselblad was and still is such an expensive camera. When I've taken the exact same photo with any other camera all one has been able to see was dark, grainy photos showing nothing but black :-)

This photo shows why the Hasselblad was and still is such an expensive camera. When I’ve taken the exact same photo with any other camera all one has been able to see was dark, grainy photos showing nothing but black ๐Ÿ™‚

 

They’ve forgotten to scan one film though but that doesn’t matter as long as they have developed it and put it on the cd so I can watch it when it arrives, most likely tomorrow.

 

These three were taken with the same Hasselblad but with the 16 film cassette. They look more modern in their shape and allowes me to take 16 photos instead of 12.

These three were taken with the same Hasselblad but with the 16 film cassette. They look more modern in their shape and allows me to take 16 photos instead of 12.

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So welcome back tomorrow, who knows I might actually come up with something to write about, today my brain was empty so the photos saved me ๐Ÿ™‚

 

These last three were taken with my Rolleicord.

These last three were taken with my Rolleicord.

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I do like this one!

 

Have a great day!


I wish You all a good new year!

It was exiting walking up the road this morning. It doesn't look slippery in the middle but yes it was :-)

It was exiting walking up the road this morning. It doesn’t look slippery in the middle but yes it was ๐Ÿ™‚

So a new year begins but I really can’t see any difference. It is a bit warmer than I had expected and we never got any fog as they had predicted, it is more like a slightly thicker haze to be honest. The snow is melting since it is above 0C (32F) but the melting water just freeze when it covers the road, so the road does look as if it is glazed with glass.

 

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It was an adventure to walk in to the village because I think it would have been smarted to wear ice skates than rubber boots ๐Ÿ™‚ It looked as if there was a safe piece to walk on in the middle of the road but there wasn’t. The gravel was just as slippery there as it was elsewhere, so I mostly walked in the ditches all the way round ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so much better when I walked out to the fields instead where only a few tractors had been driving and the snow just melted without freezing to ice again.

 

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These were taken yesterday.

These were taken yesterday.

I’ve looked almost everywhere but I just can’t find my crampons. Today it feels like I should wear the kinds they have while climbing on icy mountains ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps it would be worth buying those kinds, I would look very odd walking around in those but I would know for certainty that I never would slip on any icy ground ๐Ÿ™‚ They would last for a very long time too so I guess the high price would in the long run be a very low one instead ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The last four from the Rolleicord.

The last four from the Rolleicord.

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I tried to stay awake until the new year would arrive yesterday but being a very early morning person made that almost impossible, so I gave up around 11pm and I think I haven’t slept this well in a very long time. Not a single firework was used in the village but I did hear quite a lot from a distance around 10 pm yesterday. Perhaps they were celebrating the new year in each and every time zone in the world?

 

The last eight of the Zeiss Ikon 531.

The last eight of the Zeiss Ikon 531.

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I really had no idea how much of what I saw in the range finder would show up in the photo, so I took a few on this tractor :-)

I really had no idea how much of what I saw in the range finder would show up in the photo, so I took a few on this tractor ๐Ÿ™‚

It is time to take another walk again before it gets dark, today is around 1,5 minutes longer than yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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The light leak actually look very much like clouds here :-)

The light leak actually look very much like clouds here ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Have a great day!


It was of course cloudy all night.

We went down to the little creek by the bog yesterday.

We went down to the little creek by the bog yesterday.

If I had believed in omens this would be a good day to think the weather we’re having today would be a sign of how it will be next year. The sun is shining and it is rather warm outside despite the fact that it actually is below 0C (32F). At least where the ever lasting wind doesn’t reach us ๐Ÿ™‚ Perhaps it is the wrong day to see the coming weather though? They predict fog for the entire day tomorrow and even though I like fog I really don’t want it most parts of the year ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m quite glad I don’t believe in omens ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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He just love those sticks :-)

He just love those sticks ๐Ÿ™‚

I don't know what she had done but that guilty look told me that she had done something :-)

I don’t know what she had done but that guilty look told me that she had done something ๐Ÿ™‚

I got four rolls of film back yesterday, that I have had developed in another place than before. This one is placed in my old home town, actually in my old neighborhood ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll show You photos from those rolls today and the coming days. The photos You’ll see first comes from the old Zeiss Ikonta 531 and the Rolleicord. Perhaps I should open up a new page here showing what cameras I have? Then You could just open it up and see what the camera looks like and I can have some kind of description of how it works and what kind of film it must have. I’ll think about it.

 

Here comes some photos taken with the Zeiss Ikon 531. I had fixed the light leak but somewhere while having fun taking photos the light leak opened up again. You'll  have no problems seeing it when those photos are shown.

Here comes some photos taken with the Zeiss Ikon 531. I had fixed the light leak but somewhere while having fun taking photos the light leak opened up again. You’ll have no problems seeing it when those photos are shown.

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I haven't done any editing to these photos and it is amazing how clear the photos are.

I haven’t done any editing to these photos and it is amazing how clear the photos are.

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Today I didn’t bring any digital camera with me, only the Zeiss one (that You’ll see photos from today). I have so many photos I can show now that I most likely won’t show especially many of those I would have taken today anyway. The sky had all kinds of different orange, pink and red colors this morning and the wind hadn’t started to blow yet so it was quite nice to be outside walking. Birds were singing but I couldn’t see a single deer or hog. We did however scare a Black Grouse hen and they sound so much while flying away that she scared us too ๐Ÿ™‚

 

It is a rangefinder camera and I''ve never used one of those before so I had no idea how the photos would look.

It is a rangefinder camera and I’ve never used one of those before so I had no idea how the photos would look.

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Those white fuzzy things in the photo are the light leak. The silo stands on the other side of the road from my work place.

Those white fuzzy things in the photo are the light leak. The silo stands on the other side of the road from my work place. The camera use the same film that I have in my Hasselblad and Rolleicord but instead of 6 x 6 negatives it makes them 4,5 x 6. That makes it possible to take 16 photographs/ film instead of 12 on the other cameras.

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They told us that the entire country would be able to see the northern lights last night if the sky was clear so naturally almost 99% of the country had a cloudy sky ๐Ÿ™‚ This happens every time we have a chance to see it down here in southern Sweden. They say we might have the chance again tonight so I guess we’ll have a cloudy sky again ๐Ÿ™‚ It has actually already started to fly in clouds over us, thin ones who let the sunshine through but still. They are thick enough to not let us see any northern lights I’m afraid.

 

Here comes 8 photos from the Rolleicord camera. I have only edited one of those twelve photros and You'll see it in the next four photos.

Here comes 8 photos from the Rolleicord camera. I have only edited one of those twelve photros and You’ll see it in the next four photos.

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I do like this one.

I better stop here because Nova wants to go outside again ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll bring one of the old cameras again I think ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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This is the only photo I did any editing on. It was so dark that I couldn't say what it showed :-)

This is the only photo I did any editing on. It was so dark that I couldn’t say what it showed ๐Ÿ™‚

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