March 30

Today in Helsinki  we saw an unusual sight in Hernesaari,  a small seal was on the shore. There were lots of people gathered around it. Looking and wondering  and taking lots of pictures of it.  I hope this little thing is able to reunite with it’s mother (dam?) when the people are not there. I…

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How to survive November 2017- 24

What can I say, November can look good if you make the effort to be in the nature at the right time, pay attention to color contrasts and details like rocks on the ground or drift wood. If you just look at it – it’s OK, but the wind factor makes the weather very harsh.…

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How to survive November 2017- 23

Sunday morning  and day  was no surprise to me it was grey and rainy again. In the afternoon there was a hint of light just before it set. We drove to Helsinki and on our way back 16:30 it was dark again. The joys of light.

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16th floor view of Helsinki

Unfortunately the photos have the window reflections on the, but Helsinki is rather beautiful city, mixture of old and new. I took these from the 16th floor at Clarion Hotel in Helsinki-

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Street Photography

Walking in Helsinki in Jätkäsaari, around the new Clarion Hotel, you can see beautiful reflections and from the glass structures.   The ship yards on one side, cruise ships being built and on the other side you can see ships that take you to Tallinn.

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MONOCHROME 4 – 4 – Cafe

This week I have picked a street photograph, a coffee moment outside.  A man, obviously enjoying a cup of coffee and reading the morning paper. This  is my pick for Monochrome Madness this week.  The original is included for comparison.

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Street photography in Helsinki

Street photography at Kapteeninkatu in Helsinki. The Finnish flag was Half-mast for our former President Mauno Koivisto who had passed away the day before.  I have photos in color and Monochrome, for some reason they appeal to me in street photography. What your opinion about it?

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MM 4-1 Alone

Here is my post for MM-4-1 – for some reason the original post had disappeared, so here it is again.

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Afternoon at Liuskasaari

We stopped to have coffee at Pop up Kahvila Liuskasaari. If you visit the island be sure to pop there. Nice and friendly service and the pancakes and coffee were delicious.

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Monochrome Madness 3-51 – Helsinki City Hall

This weeks entry to  LEANNE COLE Photography  Monochrome Madness 3-51 challenge is a view to Helsinki City Hall , it is a central administrative building of Helsinki.   The city hall is located  next to Market Square at the moment rather quiet, but as summer comes it will be fill of orange tents.

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