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Top photos from 2019 – A story behind: Part 2

During 2019 I spent a lot of time in the water. That is something that truly shows on the photos that are taken during last year. Some of the photos I have shared on my blog and also at my Instagram account @nicoleedensbo. In this post I present the second part of “Top photos from 2019” and the photos that have been the most appreciated together with the story behind it. I hope you like it!

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This photo simply shows the birth of a dive…

Immersion

This photography is taken during a training in Kalamata. The circumstances for depth training in the bay were amazing. Normally the conditionsto expect were similar to a bath tub. No waves, no currents, just a little bit deeper than a bath tub though. If you ask me what I like about diving it is the whole experience, from waking up in the morning with the mind focused on this one performance and the feeling I bring with me. For me, this photography truly says more than a thousand words. This photo simply shows the birth of a dive and the immersion that have already started.


Nicole Edensbo during a breathe up training together with the Freediving Club Greece owned by Stavros Kastrinakis. Photo: Nestori Virtanen

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Beauty of Greece

The early autumn sun was shining on us as we explored the southern parts of Messinia. We were looking for a beautiful place and what we found was more than one beautiful place. On our trip we stopped several times to breathe the ambience of Greece. We were amazed by the beauty. The magnificent mountains with its calming even so intense atmosphere. The playful sea inviting us as it perpetually showed itself behind the sharp rocks. The olive trees thirsty for water were everywhere, playing with the light, throwing shade under their silver colored leaves. We found the beautiful place. We found the beauty of Greece.

Nicole Edensbo in Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by: Bastien Soleil

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…the beautifully sandy bottom and the crystal clear water were almost irrestistible to not make a photo.

In the search of darkness

Another trip in the search of underwater caves in an area called Lakonia. This photo is taken on our way to look for the caves. It is not easy to see but in my left hand I am holding a torch, ready to face the dark of the world in the shade. I guess the beautifully sandy bottom and the crystal clear water were almost irrestistible to not make a photo. This time we didn’t find any big caves, but we had a beautiful swim and many playful dives in the underwater landscapes. We also had the opportunity to take a beautiful photo of a lion fish and its magestic fins with its amazing patterns.

Nicole Edensbo snorkeling in crystal clear water in Lakonia, Greece. Photo by: Bastien Soleil

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Where the sky meets the sea

During late October I had the opportunity to spend some time with the team members of Freedving Club Greece. The summer had turn into autumn. By the waters of Kalamata harbor the waves were splashing on the concrete foundation of the pier. One of the team members is from my neighbor country, Finland. Nestori is a talented photographer, he was behind the camera as this photo were taken. So, where am I pointing? I am pointing at nothing and everything. I am pointing where the sky meets the sea. I am pointing at the endless horizon.

Nicole Edensbo Freediver pointing at the horizon from Kalamata harbour. Photo by: Nestori Virtanen

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I enjoyed every single moment of these training sessions, being in my element. Being free.

Being free

This photography is taken after a training session in Kalamata. I did a deeper dive and during the time waiting for the others we amused ourselves by taking photos in a glittery costume. In the upper corner to the left you can actually see the boat on which the set up for deeper was and a little bit further down a darker spot, which is a weight set at five meters for those who prefer breathing air with more oxygen after a dive. I enjoyed every single moment of these training sessions, being in my element. Being free.

Nicole Edensbo diving in the Mediterranean Sea in the bay of Kalamata. Photo by: Bastien Soleil

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Do you want to read more?

Have you also read the first part of this series? You find it on the on the link below:
Top photos from 2019 – A story behind: Part 1

Be kind to your self, be kind to others.

Nicole Edensbo, 2020-01-29
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

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