I love the soft and sweet August light, the mist that comes after the rain and the colors of it. One again I spent a weekend at my summer place. I have gotten to the habit of leaving my computer home so I do not end up by mistake spending hours on it. These are from Saturday evening.
the lungs of the earth. Love them,it is also the totpic on CFFC this week.
I took notice the past week of lighting in few of the places we visited as the topic this week gor CB&W is lighting. Hope you enjoy them.
I had so many problems with loading the photos into the last post at least 4 attempts to have them in a gallery of my choosing. So I got frustrated and I’ve stayed away for four days. Let’s hope this post is easier. Suomenlinna is a lovely place to visit so I decided to share the joy with you – again .
Visited on of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions today. It has been years since I was here. The place has history Suomenlinna (Finnish; until 1918 Viapori), or Sveaborg , literal translation in Finnish is Castle of Finland inhabited sea fortress built on six islands and which now forms part of the city of Helsinki. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and also it as a picturesque picnic site. Originally named Sveaborg. The Swedish crown commenced the construction of the fortress in 1748 as protection against the Russian expansionism. This particular day it was packed with locals as well as tourist as the day was just lovely. Here is some background on the place.
Wow, an other post I have doe, but not posted. This is easy to to see where the photos are from.
I certainly hope that some of these shots turned inspiring, I lost a pair of my favorite sunglasses into the rapids. I have found a post from some time back that I forgot to post
This week on CB&W the the topic is back of things. Here is my take on the topic
Love walking in gardens. This being the topic this week at CFFC so here we go a garden from my trip to Vancouver.
This summer I saw for the first time a white mallard. I had to look twice to believe what I saw. I was happy to have my camera with me and not only the mobile. I rushed from the restaurant to the dock to take photos of this rare sighting, at least for me it was that. Have you come across one?
This post of animals is linked to CFFC
Anything that flies in B&W
These are photos I took of the Imatra Rapids before the flow started. The colors on the rock formation and reflection were lovely a joy to the eyes
We drove to Imatra in the afternoon our aim to see the Imatrankoski flow, (“The Imatra Rapid”) is a rapid on the Vuoksi River in Imatra. It has been a famous tourist attraction since the late 1700s. The Vuoksi River and Imatrankoski were born about 5,000 BP as the waters of the Saimaa Lake penetrated the Salpausselkä ridge due to post-glacial rebound, forming a river flowing into the Lake Ladoga.It is also one of the National landscapes of Finland. Since 1929 the rapid has been blocked by a dam . Today, the dam is opened daily between June and August at 6 PM with the music of Sibelius playing in the background. Not that you can hear it down stream where we wnnt to watch it. The raw power of the water is awesome.
Here are few random shots from Lake Saimaa. As I stated in the previous post it was raining so here are some artsy shots from the boat.
We spent a day in Eastern Finland at Lappeenranta and Imatra. In the few next post I will post few photos from those places. I will do them in chronicle order. It happened to be a cloudy and rainy day over there at home it was sunshine all day. Nonetheless we had a a nice day.
These are from lake Saimaa and the Mälkiä lock which is the first one it is the largest one with a drop of 12,4 meters.
The Saimaa Canal is a transportation canal that connects lake Saimaa with the Gulf of Finland near Vyborg, Russia. The canal was built from 1845 to 1856 and opened on 7 September 1856 (Old Style: 26 August 1856). It was overhauled and widened in 1963–1968.
Out time at summer cottage continues in warm and sunny weather. I love way this view change. These are taken in the afternoon , evening and night time the last on I took just now. The color and atmosphere is captivating at all times.
Yesterday driving back to out summer cottage on the last stretch of the way I took photos of the sunset on three different lakes. Iso kukkanen , pikku kukkanen and the last one was Salajärvi. To make the story short, it was a lovely and warm summer night.
In July the different shades of greens in the nature are so evident and beautiful. These are taken moments before sunset.
A near full moon in the country side as seen just before sunset
Can you see a difference, this is with a trad. camera not my mobile, versus the photos in my previous post?