The time I went to Serfaus

Travel log #3

I went skiing in Austria,

and it is everything that you would expect.

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One of the goals of this blog was to challenge myself in new ways. Although you can argue that the mountains of Austria can be slightly more extreme than the ones I would find back home, that is not the direction I want to go in. With my travels to Trondheim and Paris, I challenged myself to explore skills that involved a more urban environment, and I can honestly say that I still have a lot of work to do when it comes to settings and composition, and that is fine. I am still young, I am not even 20 yet, I have time to learn.

This time the challenge was landscape photography. Capturing nature as a massive force, and yet include the tiniest details. That is were I struggle. That is where I have to grow and develop.

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Because, yes, I am a perfectionist, at least when it comes to things I enjoy. Not a perfectionist in the way that I would give the same piece of work a thousand touch-ups to make it brilliant. There is a reason to why I skipped over drawing and painting, and decided to capture what was already stunning about reality. Some may say it is an easy way out, and in that I may or may not agree. Nevertheless, I am a perfectionist in the way that it must be perfect on the first attempt. I absolutely hate going back over a piece of work, especially a piece of written work, looking for things to improve or fix those small grammatical errors. I start it, I finish it and I store it somewhere safe never to look at it again in most cases, and I am fine with that.

14Back to the point of this post, which is, in the style of the two previous posts, to combine words and images to a great appreciation of this place. There is beauty in every single place, and in this instance the only thing you need to do is to look out of your bedroom window.

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Not bad, eh?

Serfaus is not a hidden gem in terms of tourism. In fact, this appears to be what the natives makes a living on. Yet, they have found a balance between the authentic Tiroler-style and mass tourism. Coming back for the third time, I am still envious of those who grow up in such a majestic environment, and maybe especially those who can make a living of skiing. And note to self, or more of a question for the future: Was it worth the paranoia you felt racing down the slopes with an unprotected camera in a thin backpack? 

I belive it was. At least I had a chance at capturing the breathtaking gems of nature that I experienced while on this trip.  And a goal for next travel log, talk more about the travel and less about the inner workings of my mind. Although not entirely unrelated to this trip, it is an entirely different story for another time perhaps.

Kine Out.

How to not write a cliché first post

First of all, I am fully convinced that you should take my advice, as I have never, ever written a blog. I did not even own a blog when I was fourteen and all the other people around me was into pink, fashion and blogging. Mostly because I did not have any friends, but shush, let us not dwell on the past. I wanted to talk to you today on a much more important topic. I really wanted to make this post super ironic, but I do not have the skills yet. So hang in there, maybe you will see some top shelf writing sometime during the next 31,4 years. Please be content with some basement class humour and sucky puns. Ok let’s go.

  1. People are tired of seeing list posts. Yes, they are easy to read, but do they really bring anything to the table? Except which Winnie the Pooh quote is the most absurd and adorable one, that stuff is important.

Use stylised text to make your important points stick out more, just in case your potential tsunami of readers are too lazy to read all the good stuff. Because, let’s be honest, ALL YOUR STUFF IS THA BOMB.

Use proper grammar. Be consistent. Stick to either contractions or keep all the words for a higher word count (or because your English teacher yelled at you each time you used “don’t”). Also, peeps, if you want to be conveyed as an important person, use fancy pants language, avoid informalities. Oh! Don’t forget sentences of different length, that creates a certain flow that makes the text read naturally and creates natural pauses, and for heaven’s sake, know where you are going with each sentence, such as if you are going to go to the kitchen, you can use a sentence to walk over to the kitchen, especially if you are super hungry and really want a pizza.

Oh, and please have some form of organisation in your post. If you feel that you are lacking any sort of organisational skills, follow this list:

  • Dig deeper, they are in there somewhere
  • When found, use them.
  • CREATE MAGIC

NEVER YELL IN YOUR POSTS, NO ONE LIKES A YELLER. imagine if they are text deaf or something, I have lost track of the all the illnesses of the world, there is always a new one that can be found. (sorry, not sorry)

And lastly, stick to what you said you would do in your headline, so there are no open endings and unanswered questions?