Tonje Lilleås

Explore locally – a series of adventures big and small

I’ve started posting YouTube videos this year. I don’t know if you remember, but it was actually a part of my New Years resolutions. And I’ve enjoyed the process so much, that I’ve decided that I’m going to keep it up. Today I wanted to share with you a special project that I’m starting; “Explore locally – a series of adventures big and small”.

The project

I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration through social media in general and YouTube and Instagram in particular, something I share a bit more about in my video about why I started YouTube at the age of 35. However I have also seen a downside with adventuring and exploring nature having become so popular in social media, as it is taking it’s toll on Mother Earth. In my opinion the videos and images are getting less creative with everyone just copying each other for likes.

I found that what I really want to see is the local spin on a location. I want to see the intimate landscapes from the viewpoint of someone who really cares about them. An image that has a great story behind it is much more interesting to me than another image of a majestic landscape, with a tiny person placed in perfect light. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just think there’s more to creating than that.

And so I decided to start making a series of videos where I explore local locations that are meaningful to me. I’ve picked  five locations to start off with, and I can’t wait to share them with you. But first it’s production time.

I want this series to hold higher quality than my other YouTube videos. I want to spend time making it as good as I possibly can with the gear that I have at hand. And that means this will be a project with a longer timeline. Even though I’ve started production, I won’t be releasing anything before august 2020. However I will keep you updated and give you some behind the scenes content here on the blog, so watch out for that!

Taking a walk with my camera

“When I walk” is one of my favorite posts on this blog. Not because the images are extraordinary, but because they are different from what I usually post. And because they are the result of something as simple as a walk from our house to the center of town. Last week I posted my latest video all about why I think we all should do more run and gun shooting like this, and today I want to share some of the images I caught on my walk around this industrial area in Hamar. I focused on colors and shapes that caught my interest. My goal was to show that beauty and interest is to be found anywhere. You just have to look for it.

I really hope you like the images! If you do, please let me know by giving this post a like, leaving a comment or consider subscribing to my blog. That way you make sure you don’t miss out on posts to come, and it would really make me happy if you’d join the gang! You are also more than welcome to check me out on Instagram or YouTube!


  1. Reply

    Jill Morris

    November 12, 2019

    I’ve followed your blog for a while and really want to press like for everything I see, but there doesn’t appear to be a like button. I think your idea of sharing the landscape this way is a great idea, I always try to do similar by sharing my own take on what a walk has meant to me.

    • Reply

      Tonje Lilleås

      November 12, 2019

      Thanks so much for letting me know, Jill! I’ve not been aware it has been removed with my new design. Will get right up to fixing it! And I’m happy you like the idea. I really think it would give us so much more diverse images🤓


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