Category:Photo of the Day

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 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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Finland 100: 96 – Misty Morning in Winter

Sony A7RII : f/8@250th : ISO 640 : 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 A celebration of the lack of colour that can abound in wintertime on a misty morning. A few minutes earlier the skies were blue and the sun was adding some nice contrast and sparkle to the frozen dew. Then the mist came rolling in and all the colour disappeared. This […]

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Helsinki 95

Finland 100: 95 – Promenade with Gap

Sony A7RII : f/16@1/4sec : ISO 500 : EV +1.0 : FE 25mm f/2 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence Just off the coast of the southern tip of Helsinki, the small island of Uunisaari is joined to the island of Liuskasaari by a man-made granite promenade. It has been here for many years, long enough for the metal rail to have rusted through completely in the sea air, with […]

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Finland 100: 94 – Xmas Tree in the Wild

Sony A7RII : f/7.1@250th : ISO 800 : 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 Public Safety Announcement: a domestic xmas tree has escaped and been spotted roaming in the wild outdoors. It is not known how it managed to get away from its tinsel chains, nor unplug its lights and remove its baubles. Although no presents were damaged during the escape, the owner’s cat is in a state of shock and […]

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Helsinki 93

Finland 100: 93 – Icing on the Cake

Sony A7RII : f/4@200th : ISO 1600 : EV +1.0 : FE 35mm f/2.8 A countdown of 100 images for the 100 days leading up to the 100th Year of Finland’s independence For breakfast, bucks fizz and croissants stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon, quickly followed by the present opening excesses, before heading off to the kitchen to act as sous chef to my mum. Many hours later, the xmas dinner was on the table – turkey, stuffing, chipolatas rolled […]

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Finland 100: 92 – Santa time is here again

Sony A7RII : f/7.1@125th : ISO 1600 : 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 The presents beneath the xmas tree should have all reached their intended destination by now, providing joy and goodwill to all, at least in Finland, where the loot is opened on xmas eve. I reckon this is because Santa doesn’t have far to travel to get to all the kids […]

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