52 Frames: Week 18: Flat Lay !

Time for a genre that’s rather popular on social media in recent times – Flat Lay photography has simple rules – take a shot of items or objects laid out on a flat surface from immediately above. Basically, a bird’s-eye view of a set of objects that make up a cohesive whole. I thought that I would…

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52 Frames: Week 17: Leading Lines!

Time for a compositional challenge, this week – it’s Leading Lines. I was walking in a flea market and came across this old calculator covered with dust, but as I was not able to clean it, it shows old dust, dirt, but he lines leading to the name are clearly to be seen. I took it…

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52 Frames: Week 16: Lamp!

While we like to focus on the lighting used in photos, we want to include a lamp this week! That means including a lamp IN your photo, not just the suggestion through lighting.  This simple little device has so many forms – Perhaps you could share a story of your own little reading nook where you enjoy…

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52 Frames: Week 15: Extreme Closeup!

this week I have been taking close-up shots. Time to get up close and personal with an Extreme Closeup. If you are thinking this is the MACRO challenge, it is NOT. If you go to the dictionary, you’ll find a closeup is  1. a photograph, movie, or video taken at close range and showing the subject on a…

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Random July 10

Shooting bubbles in a glass. I think the most trying thing to get right was the mixture of dishwasher and oil and obviously the amount of water. This is my first attempt, you might see more of these in the future.  

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June -The water avens

This is  one of the Wild flowers I spotted last weekend, The water avens / Ojakellukka

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How to survive November 2017 – 20

One more day in November to survive, slush in coming down sideways and for sure I have no desire to be out there. At work I have lit the candles and only gone out to go and have my usual Thursday desert at the restaurant nearby. The shitty weather can look good if you crop…

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Monochrome Madness (25) – Devil’s-bit

This is my next (the first photo) entry to  the  Monochrome Madness Challenge (MM) hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky so happy to be able to be part of this talented group!. I have not done a black and white entry of a flower for them for this week( 25), so here is Succisa pratensis, Devil’s-bit or Devil’s-bit Scabious ,…. I think it…

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Monochrome Madness (24) – Young boy

This   is my submission to week 24 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. I like the expression caught by the camera, my son had just woken up and was in no mood to be photographed. I think it is captured in this shot. I like that is not a posed shot. Original photo below.…

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Monochrome Madness (23) – Point Vicente Lighthouse

The top one of these photos is my submission to week 23 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.  This light house is from California,  Point Vicente Lighthouse.  I did various versions of this, the original photo is at the bottom of the post.       More beautiful photos at Monochrone Madness Tuesday August 5th.

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Monochrome Madness (22) – Wooden wall

The top one of these photos is my submission to week 22 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky.This wall is from an old barn,it is  now days used as a junk store. I liked how the light came through the wooden planks. This time I also like the original photos, maybe even a bit…

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Monochrome Madness (21) – Wooden train from 1952

One of these photos is my submission to week 21 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. I saw this wooden train(1952) in Porvoo, it still regulary takes tourist on a ride it is pulled bya steam locomotive .All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.     more at…

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Monochrome Madness (20) – Books

One of these photos is my submission to week 20 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. I chose these photos  because I liked the looks of these books as they are, old hardcover books are so beutifully binded.They are also well read and that is the so important in a book… I thought…

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Monochrome Madness (19)- Billnäs

One of these photos is my submission to week 19 to the  Monochrome Madness Challenge hosted by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky. All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them. I visited the small town of Billnäs last weekend such a pictureque place. These pictures are details of one of the mills machines. Carl Billsten…

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Don’t have to wish for white Xmas – it is here…

Today – once again was  snowing most of the day…nature looks lovely. Here are few shots taken from taken this afternoon… Merry Xmas to you all! Skywatch Friday: Season 6, Episode 24 ein stück himmel # 52

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