The other reason I had to be back in Åsele was a family photo shoot. It’s both difficult and lot’s of fun to photograph children! The plan was to photograph both indoors and outside. But it was a gray and rainy day so we did most of the shooting indoors.
If I can get a little gear geeky I have to say that buying the Profoto B2 250 Air TTL to go kit was a really good investment! Earlier I carried a large and heavy bag on wheels, just for the flashes! Now I just have to carry two small bags. One with the flash, light modifier, a light stand and a small backpack for my camera and lenses.
I hope you had a great weekend!
I have updated my portfolio with a new photo. I made the photo when we wore on a weeklong vacation in Crete earlier this year. I photographed the sunset and this photo and I took this photo right after the sun dispersed down the ocean. I remember it was calm and warm sunset.
Today I long back to the warm air and the warm ocean! 🙂 It’s a grey and misty day in Umeå.
Finished the CrossFit beginner courses at @boxenumea yesterday. I have learned a lot about myself and my weakness that I have to work on. I’ve also realized that I can do things that I didn’t think I could do!
I’m going to continue to train for Vätternrundan, get better at running and skiing. My strength training will be at the box! It feels great to challenge myself! 😁
It’s Friday, Halloween and November. It’s raining and the sky is grey and dark. The days are getting shorter and shorter. Sunset is around 15:20 where I live. The other day it snowed in the morning and in the afternoon the snow was gone…
If I look back this time of the year usually October to March meant a period of me being really tired and feeling down. Last year I didn’t feel as down as I just feel and this year, I’m feeling great! I’m tired but the lack of sunlight and that I training more and more might be the reason for that!?
Yesterday I noticed that it was November 1 and the first reaction was, oh it’s just a month to Christmas, time flies away! But on the other hand it’s not that long until March, April and the return of the sun!
I’m trying to see the positive side of things! The photo above gets to symbolizing the light in the dark, it will be warmer and lighter soon! 🙂
Today started great! Woke up and went for a short morning run. Had breakfast with my lovely fiancé. The sun was shining and the air was a little crisp after the cold night when I hoped on my bike down to the city.
I photographed the photo above a couple of years ago. But it felt like proper photo to represent the good feeling I had this morning and the beautiful weather!
Tonight there’s a chance for the northern light or Aurora borealis to dance on the sky! If you have the opportunity, be sure to go out and look up to the sky! The weather forecast doesn’t look promising for Umeå, it looks like there is going to be clouds on the sky. But fingers crossed! 🙂
It’s time for a personal post :).
On Tuesday evening I grabbed myself by the neck and stepped into my running shoes and went out for a run! It’s been weeks since I did that. I felt so light and easy.
A little back story
I had my tonsils partly removed in the end of June. It took about two-week for my throat to heal and I felt fine until I started to workout again. When I doing intervals or cycling or running on a step hill I almost faint, and I had. When I push myself really hard I can’t oxygenate my body. I’m having a hard time catching my breath! When I’m keeping my workout at a lower intensity it’s okay. It’s like I’m completely lost all strength and fitness that I gained over the years.
I’ve been to the doctor and done lots of tests and at the moment there is nothing wrong with my heart or lungs. I’m waiting for an appointment for one last test.
Back to Tuesday evening!
What was the challenge?
Well, I did make it out for a run and second I did run with a headlamp in the dark. I have walk and run the route before but never in the dark. It might seem silly but I know the trails and roads in my hometown, Åsele, I can run them blindfolded. I haven’t live that long i Umeå so everything is new to me!
I did 5,6 km in 35 min. Nothing to brag about but I did it! 🙂
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
A morning walk, what a lovely way to start the day and this week!
Yesterday I started the day by taking an hour-long walk. The light was so beautiful and it was warm. Unusually warm for the season!
I only had my iPhone with me but in my mind the camera produces good quality photos. Not as good as my DSLR but good enough.
Below you can view more photos from the morning!
This past summer has been amazing! The older I get the more I love the warm weather. I can’t remember that I been on the beach swimming and enjoying the sun as much as I’ve done this summer! As a child I didn’t enjoy being in the water because I wasn’t a good swimmer. But now when I’m older and more experienced swimmer I love being in the water!
But the water temperature isn’t suited for swimming now in the middle of October. It’s barely 5C and the wind is cold today.
But it’s Friday and I looking forward to the weekend! Spending time with my family, photography and maybe a workout! 🙂