Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Hidden Faces of the Rocks in the Northern Forest

The Hidden Faces of Rocks in the Northern Forest is a true story that takes place in the early days of spring, when the snow still covers the ground and the night frosts have yet to subside. It is a story about a mysterious and little-known phenomenon that occurs deep in the heart of the Northern forest - the hidden faces of the rocks.

 If you want to capture an image of these mystical rocks in a peaceful location, you must be completely silent and use a camera with a soundless shutter. For the best result, it's recommended to use a tripod and a remote trigger. Find a comfortable spot where you can lean against a tree or remain perfectly still for at least half an hour, as the rocks have poor eyesight but keen hearing. When the rocks believe that no humans are present, their faces gradually take shape and become visible. Remember to be patient and quiet to capture the beauty of these mystical rocks with your camera.

As the night frosts come to an end and spring progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to locate these rocks that gaze into the season They settle down to listen to the sounds of summer.

However, there is an exception to this rule - the mischievous troll stones. These stones can be seen from spring to autumn, but only if you have some good snacks in your backpack. They can even camouflage themselves entirely beneath the moss. If the troll stone does not get scared and opens its mouth, offer it a tasty reward for the privilege of taking its picture.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Abandoned Fishing Boats: A Sign of Declining Coastal Communities

Coastal fishing has been an important livelihood for many communities around the world, including Norway. However, in recent years, the number of private fishermen has declined significantly, while fishing has become increasingly industrialized.

Traditionally, fishing in Norway was largely dominated by private fishermen who used small boats and nets to catch fish. However, in recent times, the fishing industry has become increasingly mechanized and commercialized, leading to a decline in the number of private fishermen.

One of the major factors contributing to the decline in the number of private fishermen is the difficult and time-consuming nature of fishing. It requires a lot of hard work, determination, and patience to succeed in fishing, and it can be very challenging to make a living from it.

Moreover, the industrialization of the fishing industry has made it even harder for private fishermen to compete. Large commercial vessels with advanced technology can catch a lot of fish in a short period of time, which means that small-scale fishermen have to work even harder to catch enough fish to sustain their livelihoods.

The decline in the number of private fishermen is a cause for concern, as it not only affects the livelihoods of the fishermen themselves but also has broader implications for the local economy and community. Fishing has been a traditional source of income and identity for coastal communities, and the decline in fishing activity can have social and cultural impacts as well.

In conclusion, the decline in the number of private fishermen in Norway and the difficulties they face highlight the need for greater support and investment in the fishing industry. It is important to recognize the cultural, social, and economic significance of coastal fishing, and to ensure that it remains a viable and sustainable livelihood for future generations.

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An empty beach, the fishing boats are gone.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Kalevala Reimagined: New Illustrations of the Finnish Epic

The Kalevala is a Finnish epic poem that was first published in 1835 by Elias Lönnrot, a physician, and philologist. The poem is based on Finnish oral folklore and mythology, and it consists of 50 stories and poems that were collected and compiled by Lönnrot during his travels around Finland.

The Kalevala has been translated into over 60 languages, making it one of the most widely translated works in Finnish literature. It has been particularly popular in countries such as Germany, Russia, and Estonia. The first English translation was published in 1888 by John Martin Crawford, and since then, there have been several other translations.

J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings, was a fan of the Kalevala, and he drew inspiration from it for his own works. For example, the character of Gandalf is said to be based on Väinämöinen, one of the main characters in the Kalevala.

The Kalevala has been illustrated by several artists over the years, including Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who created a series of paintings based on the poem. The first edition of the Kalevala was published with illustrations by Robert Wilhelm Ekman, a Finnish painter.

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Vintage style postcards winter landscape.

The first postcards were introduced in the early 1800s, and they quickly became popular in Europe and the United States. However, it wasn't until the early 1900s that postcards began to be printed in color, and this opened up a whole new world of possibilities for artists and designers.

Winter scenes have always been a popular subject for postcards, especially in northern countries where snow and ice are a regular part of the winter landscape. The first color postcards featuring winter scenes likely originated in Europe or North America in the early 1900s.

As printing technology improved, postcards became even more intricate and colorful. The use of vibrant colors and intricate designs helped to make postcards more appealing to collectors and tourists alike.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Discover the Steampunk Spring 2023 Fashion Collection

Steampunk fashion is a subculture that draws inspiration from the Victorian era and the Industrial Revolution. Steampunk clothing and accessories typically feature a mix of vintage and futuristic elements, often with a focus on brass, gears, and other mechanical details.

One of the defining features of steampunk fashion is the use of corsets and waistcoats, which were popular during the Victorian era. These garments are often updated with steampunk elements, such as the addition of gears, buckles, and other mechanical details.

In addition to clothing, steampunk fashion also encompasses a wide range of accessories, including goggles, watches, jewelry, and other decorative items. Many steampunk accessories feature mechanical or clockwork elements, such as gears, cogs, and springs.

Overall, steampunk fashion is characterized by a unique blend of vintage and futuristic elements, with a focus on mechanical details and a strong sense of individual style.

Steampunk fashion also often incorporates elements of the Industrial Revolution, such as leather jackets, trench coats, and cargo pants. These items can be paired with more traditional steampunk accessories, such as goggles or a watch, to create a cohesive look.

This collection was created using Midjourney program.

Steampunk mens suit.

Steampunk women's dress.

Steampunk vest.

Steampunk  leather jacket men and women.

Steampunk army outfit men and women.

Steampunk party outfit men and women.

Steampunk prom outfit men and women.

Steampunk  leather women.

Steampunk pocket watch.

Steampunk jewelry.

Steampunk headdress for women and men.

Steampunk footwear for men.

Steampunk boots for men.

Steampunk footwear for women.

Steampunk boots for women.

Steampunk parasol and umbrella.

Steampunk sunglasses men and women.

Steampunk swimwear men and women.

Steampunk picnic basket and pram.

A few additional photos from outside the collection.

Steampunk bicycle and motorbike.

Steampunk astronaut.

Steampunk car.