Countdown to 2021-5

Today is, well Saturday, it is gray and and grass is green. The small amount of snow that fell yesterday melted as it rained rather heavily last night.

As I said the grass is green, so is the moss.


Today we are going to visit our son to celebrate our grandsons birthday, even though his actual birthday is tomorrow, he is born on the 6th of December, our Independence Day. This picture is from his first Christmas in 2011. I love this – those eyes


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.

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How to survive November 2020-17

Art By Ritva

Today was a lazy day, I started this and did not finish. I ended up trying to come up with a Xmas Card Idea, yes, I still send actual cards. I also edited one photo of my grandson for today. I love the mood and the light in this photo even if I say so myself. I also did some digital art, this was one of them, you can see it below.

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Art By Ritva

Six years old

The dreaded photographer’s block. I,ve had it. I have it now, sort of, As one is mostly at home.

You sit on your couch, you look at your beautiful gear, and you just don’t feel it. You can’t think of anything worth shooting. Nothing takes you.

It’s frustrating as hell. An empty feeling.

At this i take a look at archives and edit old photos that I have discarded previously, with my new found editing skills I am able to breathe new life to them. Maybe this will get me going.

Mostly I have taken photos of my grandchildren, when they let me.

Learning is fun

The more that you read, the more things ou will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.

-Dr. Seuss

Kollaasi 225 (13/2020)

 It’s time  to change a theme and for now shades of colors will be found in spices. The first spice color is nutmeg.


I have few more black and white portraits that I want to share at this point.
Here is a young boy looking rather anxious.

Maposa , Goa (78)-4

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.

Ritva Sillanmäki-6

Original photo below.  All details can be seen better by clicking at an image to enlarge them.

Ritva Sillanmäki-7

  More beautiful photos at Monochrone Madness Tuesday August 12th.

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Orange

as an explanation, orange light – and orange stripes. No sunset photos available on my laptop 🙂

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Orange

Silent Sunday ~ a peek ~a peep

Ritva Sillanmäki (33 of 97)

Pikkuväki – Little people




More at: Makrohaaste 137

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Beginning of life , of parenthood, life long trip of growth for both the child and the parents. My son,  10 hours old.

Tomas 1 day 001 Tomas 1 day 002

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning