Easter Sunday

Let the photos show our Easter 🐣 activities. It was sunny but rather cool, but we had coffee at Löyly outdoor deck enjoying the ✨ sea. We enjoyed Late lunch at Sea Horse , a restaurant serving traditional food since 1932

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Shipyard

This shipyard in Helsinki is on standstill due to the Russian war attack going on in Ukraine. We went for lunch to a restaurant in front of it and obviously I took some photos, it is not the prettiest sight but it is a nice photo opportunity even though the window and the plex glass…

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I’m walking

I’m walking, I’m walking, walking in sunshine. Helsinki seaside on a sunny day with the mist rising in the back and taking over the sunny sidewalks soon after these photos were taken.

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High contrast

Contrast is what makes photography interesting. — Conrad Hall By merely increasing or decreasing the amount of contrast in any area we can move the observer through the painting or photograph.

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52 Frames, Week 9: Reflections!

I did have an idea at to begin with to this challenge, yesterday I was given too many options. If you have read or seen any of my posts you will know, well, I have a dilemma . Drove to Helsinki to check out the beautiful city library, the whole square where it is located…

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Cable Factory

It has been a busy week at work, spring is arriving with speed as light time is about 40 min longer every week. It was such a joy to wake up today and the sun was already lighting the woods at the back of our house. The situation in the world is unfortunately causing anxiety,…

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Lights and costumes

Yesterday, when visiting the Theater Museum in Helsinki. There was lights and actions as small visitors had fun with the props they had at display.

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How to survive November 2021 Day 7

I took a train to Helsinki for the first time in nearly two years, for some reason I’ve gone by car for some time now. I saw a dear friend for lunch, whom I haven’t seen in a long time. I also did my best to capture green. I could have taken a photo of…

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Autumn in the city

I took my husband to the doctor and during his visit I took some autumn color shots from the city. The flu season has started after being almost nonexistent during Covid, my husband had it and now I am sick first time in three years. I had forgotten how it feels. Not nice. Well anyway,…

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Something I noticed #17

Stairs, up and down. Come and go… Just something I noticed and really liked. The light play, leading lines. Three takes in color and black and white versions too, looking at the stairs from three different angles. Up, down and from the side. The darkest version is my favorite. That was not hard to guess,…

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Something I noticed #12

Window, I know again. Just something I noticed and really liked. Three takes color, and then two black and white ones with different exposures and contrast. The darkest version is my favorite. That was not hard to guess, it think 🙂

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Over the roof tops

We went and visited Helsinki this afternoon, it was a bright, warm, very spring like day with temperature of +9C , but even with that taken to consideration, there were not many people walking about. We just had to get out of the house. We even had the restaurant all to ourselves, we spent lots…

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Countdown to 2021-24

Christmas eve. Merry Christmas, stay safe! I I will be posting new and old photos somehow related to winter, Christmas and eventually anticipation of new year. My aim is to take one new photo a day, but not going to stress over it, if I don’t come up with anything. Would you like to join…

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Countdown to 2021-23

Tomorrow is Christmas eve. Yesterday we baked s Scandinavian ginger nuts, piparkakut in Finnish, they are tasty as they are but, apparently go very well with cheeses that we have for Christmas. We also wrapped some gifts  with Christmas songs playing in the background. I slept so well last night, after two really bad ones,…

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Countdown to 2021-22

Two days until Christmas eve. Yesterday we decorated the tree. Traditionally using the same decorations we have had for years, some that I have inherited from my childhood home. The lunch was delicious. Always a pleasure to have food prepared by someone else. Fried salmon andhorseradish yogurt sauce Mudcake with granberries and icecream Cappuccino I…

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Countdown to 2021-21

Today: Sunrise at 9:26- Sunset 15:16- Length of day 5:50 hours – time of dusk 0:58 minutes .Two minute less of daylight than yesterday. Today is winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. It is nothing to celebrate, but it marks the end this years voyage to darkness. Now towards the next goal counting…

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Countdown to 2021-20

Today: Sunrise at 9:25- Sunset 15:15- Length of day 5:50 hours – time of dusk 0:58 minutes . A minute less of daylight than yesterday. A day until winter solstice. Tomorrow! One more rainy, misty December day with drizzle and temperatures of +5c, no feeling of winter or Christmas. Slept late, woke up at the…

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Helsinki by night ~2

On a windy Monday evening I went to take photos of the city by night. First I visited Töölö. After that we drove to the center, I was going to try different locations but the wind was so strong that I decided that it isn’t the best of weathers to be taking photos. Considering that…

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Helsinki by night

On a windy Monday evening I went to take photos of the city by night. First I visited Töölö. The park between two streets, Hesperia Esplanade, was my main topic, while I waited for my husband to finish his business there. The name Hesperia is connected to the romantic trend in the early 1800s. Hesperia…

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How to survive November 2020-4

I had some errands to run in Helsinki and took my camera with me, so I could take night time. Photos of cities and buildings are something that look good as black and white. In this picture you can see in the front the the old market hall – it is still in use. In…

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A day walk in Seurasaari

Here are some photos from our day walk on a Beautiful summer Sunday in Seurasaari Island, Helsinki. Hope you have the time to go through all the pictures of this lovely place. The island provides a lovely setting for outdoor recreation, sun worshippers and walkers. The tame ducks, swans and geese swarming around the white…

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Looking out the window

Sitting in the cafe and watching people in the street

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CB&W – transportation

Editing Black and White images is fun, I have a limited amount of photos of public transportation’s but I did find few for CB&W theme this week. Trams seem to be my favorite public transportation to photograph. So there are trams from Helsinki, San Francisco, Melbourne. Buses and metro from Hong Kong. Ferry from Sydney…

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