Winter blues

No way getting over it, it is still winter. It looks lovely no denying that either. Lots of folks I know are really enjoying this. So lets be happy for them 🙂 The singing of the birds carries the notes of spring. All good. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Traveling Eastern Finland #3½

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


Traveling Eastern Finland #3

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.

Festival of Leaves 2018 ~ 2

Dawn from lingeringvisions has started a celebration of fall #Festival of Leaves, I am going to give you an impressionist take on leaves. These I photographed yesterday at the rapids at Kumian mylly.


The Mill of Kumia

On this rainy day I went seaching for fences, we stopped at Kumian mylly to catch the motion of rapids, old building and I did find my fences too. Good day all and all.


.The old mill of Kumia is over flowing with water due to the amounts of rain lately… a great place to try caption motion, movement, did I succeed?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water or the Season of Winter

Water, I have lots of photos of water, sea, lakes, rapids, tap water…here a rapids.

Winter I am familiar with it too, but I have to say that I do not like it! Even if it can be so beautiful when we have fresh snow and sunshine. That is not often, but here are few winter shots.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water or the Season of Winter

NF Inspiring Photography 102 – Catching light

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The first one is of me trying to cath the light.  Sorry for a repeat  subject, but these photos are so much about catching light I picke few more from my files.

NF Inspiring Photography 102 – Catching light

Flowing water

I certainly hope that some of these shots turned inspiring, I lost a pair of my favorite sunglasses into the rapids

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This week’s photo challenge is about perspective: . Make sure you share what the photo actually is of in its caption!

Smooth from the rush of the water. All photos can be enlarged by clicking on the photo.

For those who are looking for an extra bit of challenge, show us two photos, each one showing a different angle or interpretation of the same subject:

Monster  created from the water flow
Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Ice flowers in rapids

This sighting is rare – and beautiful .  I had to post few more photos of it

Beautiful Icicles in white water (rapids)

Sunday Stills: Watershots

These water shots are from Kumian mylly , in Nastola.

More at:

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Watershots


I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and photography’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers This week’s Challenge is: Reflections!

These are reflections from on a lake in Vierumäki .

reflection on a lake In Heinola  heinola lake view

The end of a rapid in Kumianmylly, Nastola

Kumian mylly

Port in Helsinki

Port in Helsinki

Nature – Black and White

I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and photography magazine’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers

This week’s Challenge is: Black and White!

I find that when photographing nature in  black and white has to have good shadows and light all in balance, also I find that  graphic shapes come out looking best. Tree trunks, roads, flowers with graphic shape…here are some of my shots.

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge, Water

In this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge, we’re challenging bloggers to photograph what they feel best represents water!

the following photographs are of white-water

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