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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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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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New gallery: Icy Winter Gallery V

Sunrise in Lauttasaari

Sunrise in Lauttasaari, December 2009 / Link to Icy Winter Gallery V

In my opinion, the winter is the best landscape photography time in Helsinki. Especially the time when the sea freezes is very scenic 🙂 I photographed the first 37 pictures in this gallery during one week (14.-20.12.). The sea froze during that week and even though the photography locations were very close (within 600 meters), the scenery was quite different every day. If the weather is cold enough (about -15 C or colder), the fog will also rise from the open sea, and the scenery looks even better (see the picture below).

Sunrise in Lauttasaari, Helsinki, December 2009

Sunrise in Lauttasaari, Helsinki, December 2009

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