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Entry 006 // Autumn

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Nature truly heals me. Especially during autumn. It is my favorite season and for me it’s the time of the year when I feel like everything is starting over and a new chapter begins. Summer has come to an end, autumn equinox has passed and we’ve bid the light goodbye. It’s time to harvest, thank the earth for this year and prepare for winter and the upcoming darkness.

As for myself, I look back at the year that has passed and reflect about what I’ve been through. I think about what I am grateful for and what has been sad or hard. I prepare to slow down and relax as winter approaches, so that I too can come out strong and refreshed when spring arrives.

I have been very busy lately with work and travels which, even though it’s fun, takes up a lot of energy. This has led to me feeling tired and as a result of that also less creative and inspired. One of the bigger projects I have been working on is coming to an end and so yesterday I decided to take a break and head outside for a walk.

What felt as 15 minutes spent outside was in reality more like two hours. It’s amazing how just being outside makes my mind relax, recharges my batteries and restores my creativity and inspiration.

As I walked through a forest wonderfully colored in deep hues of green, brown and orange I felt so aware. With all my senses. I felt how cool and crisp the air is now, I heard a woodpecker hard at work and I smelled all these rich tones of damp earth, apples and mushrooms.

My camera, or my photographic eye I suppose, enables me to view nature in a whole new way. I see things I would normally not look at and with my lens I investigate colors, textures and all the small wonders of the world amongst the foliage.

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Photo © Rania Rönntoft | Northbound Journeys | www.northboundjourneys.com

Published by Rania Rönntoft

In the forests of Sundsvall, the small northern town between two mountains, Rania found herself and her passion: living a slower life rich in experiences instead of things. Here she works as a freelancing photographer, content creator and photography teacher. Through her pictures she wants to inspire others to spend more time outdoors and show that the adventure is not far away. She travels a lot in Scandinavia and works with other destinations to promote our beautiful country, she also arranges workshops on visual storytelling and local adventures.

4 thoughts on “Entry 006 // Autumn”

  1. Josefin says:

    Wow, i truly understand what you mean with the healing aspects of nature. It’s also fascinating how photography like you said seem to open up the human eye for details. It’s like I too notice things more now since I started taking more pictures…

    I’m glad that you are aware of the past stressful times and that you now are focusing on hybernation..

    Take care

    1. It is indeed very fascinating, I am very grateful that I have my camera with me and that it makes me see nature in a different light. Thank you, I am very glad for that as well – just the feeling of being aware of one self and how I am feeling is very satisfying. Thank you for your comment and thanks I will, I am focusing a lot on myself now <3 You take care too!

    1. Åh man böjer sig ner, studerar naturen på nära håll och så fotograferar man det man ser haha. Man behöver en lins men kort närgräns så att man kan fokusera på nära håll förstås :) Kul att du gillar bilderna, tack!

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