Category:Photo of the Day

Finnish Parliament

PotD: The Dissent of Man

Sony A7R3 : f/8@200th : ISO 800 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 I cycle passed the Finnish parliament building most days when heading to the office and there is a regular handful of protesters expressing their dissatisfaction with various state of affairs, not every day but often enough. It is unusual for a large vocal gathering to occur but it happens. Honestly, there appears to be not much need for mass dissent. I don’t think it’s apathy on […]

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PotD: Kitchen sink drama

Sony A6500 : f/5@40th : ISO 320 : EV -0.3 : FE 35mm f/2.8 The term ‘Kitchen sink drama‘ usually refers to the hard hitting social realist films coming out of Britain after the 1950’s but it seemed like too good an opportunity not to shoehorn the term into the title of this shot. Having two teenagers going to school on a daily basis means that we have face masks drying in various spots around the house. This collection here […]

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Grim Reaper Photobomb

PotD: Grim Reaper’s Selfie Schtick

Sony A7RIII : f/8@160th : ISO 800 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 On a recent short visit to Tallinn with the family, I came across this wonderful street art of the Grim Reaper photobombing a tourist in Telliskivi’s old industrial part of town, now very much a well-established creative hotspot and magnet for visitors. With the state of the world right now and tourist numbers way down, the dark humour in this image is even more topical. As […]

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Finnish Flag

PotD: A Passing Storm in the Gulf of Finland

Sony A7RIII : f/9@640th : ISO 250 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 Managed to get away on a quick visit to Tallinn with the family over the summer break, wearing masks when in transit and spending most of the journey sat outside on the rear deck. As you can see, it wasn’t too busy out in the middle of the Gulf of Finland. I thought the bright orange and blues, with the Finnish flag flying high and a […]

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Hope Station

PotD: Stop the train at Hope Station

Sony A7RII : f/3.5@1000th : ISO 160 : EV +0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8 Stop the Train, I want to get off! Continuing on from where I left off in yesterday’s post, here’s a shot of Hope train station in the Peak District. I’ve taken a bit of creative licence with the sign just to make it more topical in light of recent events; the middle part should read ‘For Castleton and the Caverns’. None of us really knows what’s […]

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Farewell, we'll miss you

PotD: Farewell to our European neighbours

Sony A7RII : f/4.5@100th : ISO 640 : EV 0.0 : FE 25mm f/2 Yesterday Article 50 was triggered by the British prime minister, Theresa May, and the long road to separation from Europe has reached the point of no return. I myself am just back from a long weekend hiking in the Peak District to celebrate a close friend’s 50th birthday. Our first day took us to a part of the Monsal Trail and it was here that I came across this desolate […]

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Helsinki 100

Finland 100: 100 – My Helsinki in Independence Centenary Year

Sony A7RII : f/10@250th : ISO 250 : EV 0.0 : FE 55mm f/1.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence So, this image of ‘My Helsinki‘ is my final post for the ‘100 for 100’ photo series celebrating the start of the centenary of Finnish independence. It has been a lot of fun getting out and about with a camera, but the best part has been learning more about the country […]

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Helsinki 99

Finland 100: 99 – Out with the Old

Sony A7RII : f/8@100th : ISO 1600 : EV -0.3 : FE 35mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence It’s the last day of the year and it has definitely been a difficult year to feel thankful for. There have been results in world events that have left me shocked, with what I regarded as well-researched opinions counting for nothing. My own private world may be going very well but it’s […]

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Helsinki 98

Finland 100: 98 – Broken Reeds in Cracked Ice

Sony A7RII : f/14@640th : ISO 800 : EV 0.0 : FE 35mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence I was walking along the coast on yet another sunny winter’s day and came across this wonderfully graphic scene. I love the way the warm and cool tones mix together to create an initially chaotic abstract, until you are able to recognise the reeds for what they are. Then the incredible amount of detail within the […]

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Finland 97

Finland 100: 97 – Ice Crystals in the Sun

Sony A7RII : f/6.3@250th : ISO 500 : EV 0.0 : FE 90mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence There’s something special about those mornings when the sun has finally risen above the treeline and the dried out grasses that are still standing are covered by a thin layer of ice crystals. I’m still getting used to having a macro lens in my kit bag but love […]

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