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…And finally, we’ve reached summer! That is, in my Snaphappy series from Helsinki. (Still a while until real life catches up!) SUMMER As for my other seasons, please have a look here: Autumn Winter Spring Filed under: Photography Tagged: City, Finland, Helsinki, Photo Series, Seasons, Travel,...

More snaphappiness in Helsinki – this time with spring themed photos SPRING A bit off-season for Helsinki, but it’s spring somewhere, right? You can see my other seasons here: Autumn Winter Filed under: Photography Tagged: City Walk, Helsinki, Snaphappy, Snaps, Urban,...

Some places and moments can make you feel really tiny… Cerro Otto, Argentina (2014) When I stood there admiring the view from the top of Cerro Otto in Bariloche, that was definitely one of those moments. It puts your mundane complaints and problems into perspective and makes you remember you are just a small part of this world. That there were trees and lakes here before you came along and there will continue to be after you’ve gone. Humbling – and delightful. Photo courtesy of Hubby...

For those of you following, here’s Part 2 of my series of snaphappiness in Helsinki. WINTER Disclaimer: Most winter days are snowless, grey and ugly, and I don’t usually take photos on those days (but now I’m thinking maybe I should, just to document them!) – I’m not a winter person. Revisit Part 1 here Filed under: Photography Tagged: City, Helsinki, Photo Walk, Seasons, Travel,...

A September Saturday in Helsinki (2017) More often than not, I’d describe my photography style as snaphappy. Many of my photos are shot simply while walking by. I’m an amateur, after all! I don’t need to plan. Here are some things that have caught my eye in previous years while walking around Helsinki. I was going to do all four seasons in one post, but ended up with too many photos. So this will be Part 1 of a 4-part series. Starting with… AUTUMN Autumn is one of my favorite seasons in...

Trembling flowers and a cold pink sky From Helsinki, Finland (2016) Filed under: Photography Tagged: Autumn, Chilly, City, Evening Sky, Helsinki,...

Time to indulge in my little addiction again: those weekly photo challenges. The theme for this week’s photo challenge by The Daily Post is Windows.Interesting topic! I have a couple of photos that would’ve fit the theme perfectly but I’ve already posted them before. One of them is actually one of my all-time favorite travel photos: I’ve named itSunrise at an airport. That would be Honolulu airport, to be more precise. We caught the most beautiful sunrise just before we had to board our plane...

Studying leaves with a macro lens, some seem to take on an almost animal-like form… Photos from Helsinki, September 2016 Filed under: Photography Tagged: Autumn, Forest, Leaves, Macro, Nature, Nature...

What would our cities be like without urbanized animals? These photos are from Zurich last year. Parts I and II featured on my blog earlier Filed under: Photography Tagged: Birds, City Nature, Travel, Urban,...

LAYERED Photos from Zurich, 2016 Filed under: Photography Tagged: Park Landscape, Photo Challenge, Travel, WPC,...

It’s raining today in Helsinki and my mind turns to rainy street photography with umbrellas and reflections. And to Leonid Afremov’s beautiful paintings. I don’t have any rainy street photos in my archives (now that’s an idea for a photo shoot – only I tend to dislike getting wet and cold! I’m not that serious a photographer to be willing to brave the weather for that perfect shot, I guess…) But instead I found these Zürich images which I hadn’t published yet, and played with some black and...

That mossy green is such a delicious color… Filed under: Photography Tagged: After Rain, Autumn, Fall, Leaves, Nature, Nature Photography,...

My autumn mood made me think of some colorful photos I took almost a year ago atThe Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki (~ 70 km from Helsinki). We visited both the permanent collection as well as an exhibition by contemporary glass artists whose names I unfortunately didn’t write down (since I wasn’t planning on doing a blog post). If you’re ever in the area, I do recommend dropping by, it was a very nice peek into Finnish glass design, both old and new. Filed under:...

Pictures from a walk around Helsinki almost exactly a year ago. Right now, the city is preparing for autumn – the days getting shorter and chillier, leaves starting to fall. Soon, they’ll be red like in these photos… The chill in the air tells you that summer is definitely over, but there are still beautifully crisp sunny days to enjoy, amongst the rainy ones. Syyskuu is Finnish for September. Literally, it translates to “autumn month”, or rather “autumn moon”. It’s time for autumn...

One of those views you don’t easily forget: people watching from a vantage point. On a hot day in Nice, France, 2006 I once spent 5 months in Nice, France during the summer. It was an endless loop of hot and sunny days; in fact, I don’t remember much rain, if any. Having just spent 7 months in the French capital, I was in the mood for some Mediterranean colors and waves. I had a cheap supermarket bike which I rode around downtown, until I almost had an accident when a parked car suddenly...