Capture The Seasons – Photo Essay

This is our entry in‘s “Capture the Season”, where contributors post photos that they think capture the seasons best – we thought it was a nice idea, and these were the first photos that came to mind when thinking of the four seasons:

I realize it’s late summer when …

… the sun sets earlier again in Sweden, leaving us all longing for spring again.

The sun is very important for Swedish people, as we live in an extreme climate – during winter, it’s dark all day long, while in summer the sun never sets.

So it’s always a big celebration when the spring arrives with longer days, and always melancholic when you start to notice the sun setting earlier, and slowly disappearing until the next year.

I realize it’s autumn when …

… I keep stepping into puddles.

The cities are grey and dull during autumn, but the forest is so colorful, with golden leaves and lots of mushrooms and that amazing smell from all the rain.

I realize it’s winter when …

… I wake up in the morning and the sun is shining over a fresh layer of white, glittering snow in the mountains.

The winters in the mountains are very special for us, and they make anyone share a respect for nature’s force – in the mountains, the winter is dangerous, it’s exciting – it’s alive.

I realize it’s spring when …

… even the old people go outside to enjoy the sun!

In spring, flowers start to bloom, the grass goes green, but best of all – people come out from Winter hibernation and enjoy the sun.

I invite the following bloggers to join the #CaptureTheSeasons photo contest:

  • Anthony – Man vs Clock
  • Ryan – Pause The Moment
  • David – Davids Been Here
  • Brock – Backpack With Brock

Which is YOUR favourite season?

12 Responses to Capture The Seasons – Photo Essay

  1. dunden September 4, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Amazing selection of photographs.
    I really enjoyed the story from every single season.
    Simply beautiful and entertaining.

    • Sofia September 9, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      Thank you dunden!

  2. Gerard ~ GQ trippin September 5, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Lovely photos. I love fresh powder in the winter. Only if I’m in the mood for snowboarding. =)

    • Sofia September 9, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Me too, there is nothing better than waking up to a new layer of fresh powder 😉

  3. jmayel el-haj September 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    great shots guys, loving your story.

    • Sofia September 9, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      thanks jmayel, I’m glad you like it.

  4. September 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    We have just published a highlights post featuring the best pics so far, check it out here

  5. Ayelet - All Colores September 24, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Great entry! Love the winter photo :)

  6. creative nomad September 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    great winter shot!

  7. Edna October 2, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Love the first three shots, especially the sunlight in the corner of the winter photo!

  8. Janaline October 25, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Lovely photos! Love your Winter photo…places always look so serene and peaceful when covered in snow!!

  9. Kellie (@DestnUnknown) November 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I love these photos. Each image is striking in it’s own way, this is a great collection of seasonal images!