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A magical winter Umeå

Crackling snow under the shoes. Red, frostbitten cheeks. Oil pastel shimmering skies. A sunrise that turns into sunset before you have time to blink. Umeå really offered its most beautiful winter scenery when we took a Christmas walk this year. Every tree was covered in a thick layer of snow that rained down the path like sparkling crystals as the little birds bounced between the branches above us. The river was still too warm to freeze and formed floating river dances in the calmest waters. A real Narnia winter, complete with the lampposts at Backen's church.

In the cold and the challenging weak daylight, I also got plenty of chances to put my new mobile's camera to the test. And you know what? I'm in love. In fact, I couldn't even bring my system camera out for a walk for a single day. All photos below are taken with my IPhone XS, with just a light edit in Lightroom. So, here comes a cavalcade of magical snowscapes by the Umeälven, mixed with a bit of Baggböle manor and Västerbotten farms. (And actually also the occasional picture of my sister and me. Pay special attention to the "double ball cap" that I borrowed from my daughter. Purchased in Krakow if anyone wants to catch the trend 🙂 )

Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå
Christmas in Umeå

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Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.

8 Comments

  • Eva/LivasomEva
    29 December, 2018 at 14: 35

    Crazy beautiful! And how I long for snow!

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      29 December, 2018 at 14: 45

      Thank you Eva! I probably feel that it was a fair dose of snow that I got this Christmas, now it can be spring! 😀

  • Maria's Memoirs
    29 December, 2018 at 20: 58

    So what incredible pictures did you get with your mobile camera??

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    • Eve on rucksack.see
      31 December, 2018 at 15: 25

      Thank you! Yes, it actually turned out really awesome pictures. I'm almost a little mad at myself for not changing my mobile before, it's a real boost! 🙂

  • Ann-Louise Paulsson
    29 December, 2018 at 22: 25

    Absolutely fantastic pictures. Maybe I should also buy a new iPhone... 🙂 I'm really not a winter person, but when I see pictures like this, winter feels like a perfectly OK season anyway.

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      31 December, 2018 at 15: 27

      Thank you! It really turned out incredibly much better pictures than the old mobile phone! I'm kind of impressed how it could actually turn out so well! I'm not a fan of winter either, but a few days of snow magic is always nice 🙂

  • FREEDOMtravel
    30 December, 2018 at 3: 46

    Fantastic photos! Winter can really be beautiful! Greetings from Sri Lanka

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      31 December, 2018 at 15: 28

      Thousand thanks! Winter can be so incredibly beautiful, it's just a shame that it has to be so cold for it to be so beautiful! 😀

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