Category Archives: Nature

New galleries: Life in Helsinki – Summer Galleries

Katajanokka / Link to Life in Helsinki - Summer Gallery I

These two galleries contain varied photos from the summer Helsinki. The first photos are from the May Day celebrations, and the last photos are from Herring Market (Silakkamarkkinat) in October. There are also photos from historical parade, Suomenlinna, Esplanadi park, Seurasaari Midsummer party, and The Night of the Arts event.

Rautatientori / Link to Life in Helsinki - Summer Gallery II

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New gallery: Life in Helsinki – Winter Gallery

Christmas Market in Esplanadi / Link to Life in Helsinki - Winter Gallery

This Life in Helsinki – Winter Gallery has 48 varied photos from the wintry Helsinki. The majority of photos include people (unlike my landscape photos…), it is snowing heavily, or couple of traditional landscapes have been taken from Suomenlinna ferry.

Light art by Mikki Kunttu, Helsinki Cathedral, Finland

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New gallery: Above the Rooftops of Helsinki

Lasipalatsi

Lasipalatsi / Link to Above the Rooftops of Helsinki Gallery

These Helsinki cityscapes have been taken from four different places: the clock tower of Helsinki Central railway station, the tower of Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Hotel Torni, and roof terrace of Sokos Hotel by Helsinki Central railway station.

View from Hotel Torni to the north, Helsinki, Finland

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Landscape photography course in March

Lauttasaari spring sunset on 26.03.2009


Kameraseura will arrange landscape photography course next March (25.-27.3). I can recommend this course, as I will be the teacher 🙂 The course language will be Finnish, but you can participate to the course even if you do not speak perfect Finnish (if you request, you can have part of the material in English, and also the questions can be asked in English).

The course will be weekend course: on Friday evening we will go through the theory of landscape photography and look landscape images from the course participants, on (late) Saturday afternoon we will have field trip to some photogenic location, on Sunday afternoon we will review Saturday’s images and continue the theory.

I will go through the landscape photographer’s equipment (camera, lenses, tripod,..), but the main emphasis of the course will be on the art of landscape photography (choosing the location, choosing the right time, composition, use of light, camera settings, what filters to use,…).

Ice details in Lauttasaari on 26.03.2009


The destination of Saturday’s photography trip will be decided on Friday based on the weather forecast and the snow/ice situation. Possible destinations are e.g. Suomenlinna, southern tip of Lauttasaari, or Vantaanjoki/Ruutinkoski (near Haltiala). Sunset on that day is around 18:45, so if the weather is sunny, we will photograph sunset. Digital camera and tripod are needed (I will have two tripods for loan). And if the weather is cold, also lot’s of warm clothes are needed, as we will be few hours outside 🙂

You can book the course in Kameraseura website. This course (and other Kameraseura spring courses) will become available on 10.1.2011 at 10:00. The price of this course is 100€ (85€ for Kameraseura members).

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Today’s winter sunset

Vattuniemi, Lauttasaari, Helsinki

Here are six sunset photos that I took today. Quite nice sunset 🙂 And once again, the ice formations are totally different what I have photographed so far this winter. All these photos are from Lauttasaari, Helsinki.
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Today’s icy seascapes

Waiting for sunrise, Lauttasaari, Helsinki

Here are six landscape photos that I took today. At sunrise time there was about -13°C, and fog was rising from the sea 🙂 Because of this cold, the sea is also freezing fast and creating nice ice formations (although walking on those ice covered stones is not so nice….). All these photos are from Lauttasaari, Helsinki.

Sunrise, Lauttasaari, Helsinki

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Icy seascapes are here :)

Sunset in Lauttasaari, Helsinki

Here are three sunset photos from yesterday and two sunrise photos from today. All are from Vattuniemi, Lauttasaari, Helsinki. The best landscape photography time in Helsinki has arrived 🙂

Sunset in Lauttasaari, Helsinki


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Landscape calendar 2011 for sale / Maisemakalenteri 2011 myynnissä

For several years I have made few landscape calendars, that I have been giving as Christmas gifts to my friends. This year I decided to print a little bit larger batch, and have also some calendars for sale. Now you can get my landscapes easily to your wall by buying my calendar 🙂

Landscape Calendar 2011 / Maisemakalenteri 2011

Landscape Calendar 2011 / Maisemakalenteri 2011

You can see all the calendar photos in the picture below. Six photos are from Iceland (from my trip last August), three winter photos are from Lauttasaari (Helsinki), two from Riisitunturi (Posio) and one from Konttainen (Kuusamo). Size of the calendar is A3 (42 x 29,7 cm). Calendar has Finnish name days and holidays.

Price of the calendar is 15 € + postage. Order the calendar now by sending me email. The possible payment methods are Cash on Delivery (C.O.D.), advance payment to my bank account or bill. Calendars will be delivered 13.-16.12. (When I will run out calendars, I will edit this post.)

Landscape Calendar 2011 / Maisemakalenteri 2011

Landscape calendar pictures / Maisemakalenterin kuvat

Jo useita vuosia olen tehnyt kuvistani maisemakalenterin, jota olen antanut ystävilleni joululahjaksi. Tämä vuonna päätin tulostuttaa hieman isomman erän, ja nyt minulla on myös kalentereita myynnissä. Kaikki kalenterin maisemakuvat on nähtävissä yllä. Kuusi kuvaa on Islannista, kolme Lauttasaaresta, kaksi Posiolta, ja yksi Kuusamosta.

Kalenterin koko on A3 (42 x 29,7 cm), ja siinä on suomalaiset nimipäivät ja juhlapyhät. Tilaa kalenteri lähettämällä minulle sähköpostia, kalenterin hinta on 15 euroa + postikulut. Kalenterin voit etukäteen tililleni, tai laskulla. Kalenterit toimitetaan 13.-16.12.

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New Iceland landscape galleries and trip report

Link to Iceland Landscape Gallery I

Link to Iceland Landscape Gallery II

My photos from the 10 day landscape photography tour are now finally visible 🙂 As I have earlier told you, I did participate to landscape photography tour in August 2010 by Daniel Bergmann. Christopher Lund was a second guide on the tour. Thanks to them for excellent arrangements! The tour group was small as there were only 7 customers (one from Australia, one from England, one from Canada, three from US and me). We stayed five nights in tents, three nights in huts, and two nights in hotel/motel.

We started our tour in South Iceland, and our first photography stop was Seljalandsfoss. From our camping place we did trips e.g. to Jökulsárlón lagoon and Virkisjökull. The Jökulsárlón lagoon was very interesting place: the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is calving icebergs continuously to the lagoon, where they melt and finally when they are small enough, they drift to ocean through small river. The lagoon and the nearby beach are definitely worth visiting, but they are also quite difficult places to photograph. This time the lagoon was filled with icebergs, so isolating individual icebergs was almost impossible.

Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Iceland

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Landscapes from Iceland are still coming…

Sunset near Álftavatn, Iceland

Selecting and editing the best Iceland photos has been taking longer than expected (during the 10 day tour I took over 4000 photos, and I plan to show ~100 best photos)… But the delay of couple months should not be a big problem. After all, I waited almost three years to get to Iceland! I tried to register to Daniel Bergmann‘s camping tour for summer 2008 in September 2007, but already at that time the tour for 2008 was fully booked! The Daniel’s camping tour to did not suit to my timetables during summer 2009, but this year I finally managed to participate his tour 🙂

Below are some additional samples (10 photos) of what is coming to my site within two weeks.
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