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Halfdan Reschat
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Engineer. Hobby photographer. Movie enthusiast. World traveler.
Engineer. Hobby photographer. Movie enthusiast. World traveler.

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The Photos I Take.
The other day I decided that I needed a Chromecast screensaver of my own photos, which made me realize I should probably make a single album for all my personal favorite photos that I take. A nights I did just that. I went through my photos shared to my Photography G+ collection and added most of them to a single album - which I'll try to keep adding new photos to as I capture more of the world.
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Shadowy Figure.
I have shared a photo of this statue before (goo.gl/DVXh1m) - though that was before sunrise, so I felt like I should share another photo of it, after sunrise.
Well, the sun having risen kinda didn't change how ominous it looks; though if you closely, you care now see a fracture in the stature, letting a tiny shimmer of light go it's right shoulder.
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The Best Period Drama Ever - Review of Little Women.
I haven't written a review in a very, very long time; though, this evening, I decided to give the first part of the 3-part mini-series Little Women (2017), based on the 1868 novel of the same name, a shot and I ended up watching the whole mini-series in one sitting since I simply couldn't tear myself away from it. Yes, it was simply that amazing and captivating - and I felt I had to write a few words about it.

Little Women (2017) is a mini-series about a Massachusetts family in the late 1800s, with the main focus being on the 4 daughters of the family and their intertwined and separate lives.
This definitely didn't sound like something up my alley - but it was on my "I need to watch this"-list for some reason (I don't remember adding it to the list) so I kinda "had" to watch it; and so I did - and I'm so happy that I did.

Little Women is a phenomenal mini-series with some of the best characters I've seen in a long time. All 5 of the main characters (the 4 daughters and their mother) were so incredibly amazingly written and portrayed that I couldn't help but care deeply for all of them and be completely invested in their lives.

These characters were so different from anything I've ever seen in a period drama before that it truly took me by surprise that I suddenly found myself so deeply invested in them. They all felt so real - and at the same time so unique and understandable that I couldn't help but feel intensely connected to all of them. When they were happy, I was happy. When they hurt, I hurt. When they were divided, I was divided. What they felt, I felt. That is, without a doubt, a heck of an achievement for any series/movie to accomplish - but Little Women did just that.

The writing, and especially the dialogue, of Little Women is so profoundly brilliant, snappy, captivating, and poetic that I found myself repeating some of the lines out loud, right after hearing them. All lines felt true to the characters, but at the same time still relevant today. Managing this in a period drama isn't something I would ever have expected to be possible - but Little Women managed to do just that.

One character I especially have to highlight is the eldest sister, Jo March, who perhaps can be considered the main character of Little Women among the handful of main characters. The character of Jo is different, interesting, very relatable (for me), strong, caring, heartfelt, and a whole lot of other things all at once. The way Jo is written is astonishing refreshing, while at the same time feeling "overdue", as in characters like her should have been something we'd seen more of by now in media, but haven't (which is kinda weird since the original concept for this character was written in the 1800s, but still being refreshing to see today). Also, Jo was flawlessly and calculatingly portrayed by actress Maya Hawke, whose brilliant performance I felt like had to mean that Maya had a bunch of other great movies/series under her belt before this. Nope - apparently Little Women was Maya's first ever credited movie/series (her only other one being Ladyworld (2018) - currently in production). So bravo to Maya for making her introduction to the film world with, without a doubt, one of the top performances I've seen in years.

I could easily say a lot more about Little Women and all the amazing aspects of it - but I think I'll stop here.
I never imagined that a period drama could fully captivate me - but that was exactly what Little Women did - and so much more. Little Women was such an profoundly breathtakingly amazing mini-series that I never fully can put into words; but this was my attempt of doing so. Thank you, Little Women. :'-)
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Waffle House in the Snowy Woods.
A photo of a small cafe that specializes in waffles among the ski pistes in Sweden.
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Grey Dirt Road.
Just a random greyish dirt road.
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Two Birds at Sunrise.
During a morning bike ride back in December, to see the sun rise by the ocean, I noticed these two birds sitting in a tiny, dried out tree; so I tried to get close to snap a photo. This was the closest I got before they flew away.
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Under the Bridge.
When I bike towards the ocean or the forest, I ride under this bridge. It is usually pretty grey and boring, but I felt the light was kinda interesting this one day, back in November, so I snapped this photo.
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Windy Sunrise at Swedish Mountain Top.
This December my family spent Christmas in Idrefjäll, Sweden skiing and having a good time. This photo is from the top of the mountain on one of the many windy days - though a beautiful day with a blue sky.
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G&T in the Snow.
It is minus 10°C and the snow is piling up (see railing) but that doesn't stop me from enjoying a good gin and tonic with a small drink-umbrella in it.

(Photo 100 % posed for. I stayed inside in the warmth and only went out to take this one photo. 😋)
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