A weekend with a tough camera, and a sea that smelled of flowers

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I slipped into the kayak as I slip into a pair of soft jeans. I was closer to the sea. I paddled out, even closer. It was quiet and peaceful. I was happy. But something was different. It took a while before I realized what it was; the sea didn’t smell like sea. It smelled of flowers. The islands in the Swedish archipelago are blooming with flowers of colours and fragrances. I wish I could show you what it smelled like. I wish recorded the sound of silence and sea. But I know it’s not enough. You have to be there. Experience it by yourself. But at least I can show you what it looks like! Because I have a new camera. And somehow it gets me more motivated to take photos with this new toy.

I must admit I like gear and some new toys every now and then. I don’t think I’m very materialistic at all in the way I’m not impressed by money or fame, and I don’t like getting more stuff. I hate shopping and would always prefer to spend time outdoors before anything else. But I do have weaknesses; Bikinis. And cameras. I have had the same great cameras for over 2 years. They have kept up with me through high altitude and deep dives, but one has gotten a crack in the screen and the other simply got even better. So Olympus asked me if I wanted to try the updates. I could not say no. Especially not since I’d had the honor of talking directly to the Olympus techicians last ”fotomässan” photo fair in Sweden

I opened the package like a child opens gifts on christmas. And then I kept feeling like a child with a new toy. I took it with me everywhere, playing with it several hours a day. The news of the Olympus tough TG-4 is that it can take photos in raw format, which is great for higher quality shots! Here’s a few samples from my weekend:

 

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3 Comments on “A weekend with a tough camera, and a sea that smelled of flowers

  1. Hej Annelie! Tack för din underbara inspiration och fantastiska foton. Jag har en liten fundering som du nog är bäst att svara på. Om du inte hinner svara gör det inget, men det är alltid värt ett försök :)

    Jag älskar fridykning, har precis kommit hem från en resa och var nog under vatten vid fina klippor och med fiskarna mer än på land. Dock har jag en liten bugg i min hjärna när det kommer till en sak, dvs undervattensströmmar. Jag har aldrig råkat ut för det, men det förstör så oerhört när jag simmar runt och tänker på det. Jag blir ”feg” och kan inte njuta fullt ut. Tex så kan jag se en fin undervattensklippa jag vill utforska men vågar inte bara simma dit utan det tar evigheter för mig att ”jobba mig närmre” för att lära känna havet… Hur ska man tänka? Det är väl bra att vara försiktig men det får ju inte bli för mycket så man förstör för sig.

    Ha det så fint, fortsätt med det du gör! Du inspirerar oss andra och det är fantastiskt!
    / Johanna

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