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Photo of the Day

Where a standout image is featured as a Photo of the Day, with some background text on how and why the image was taken.

Sun Loungers

PotD: Off-season for Sun Loungers

Sony A7R3 : f/6.3@320th : ISO 250 : EV -0.3 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (94mm) The sun loungers created some interesting shapes, like some weird insects hibernating for the winter. This image is also from the same walk as the previous two postings, so definitely a productive morning walking along the southern tip of Helsinki.

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Seascape

PotD: Seascape off Helsinki in Morning Light

Sony A7R3 : f/10@800th : ISO 200 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (105mm) A seascape from the same walk as my previous post, when the sea was just starting to freeze over. With the low morning light and the steam rising off the water, it was an absolutely stunning setting. Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place, at the right time, with a camera. Makes me think of the master, J.M.W. Turner, though all I had […]

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Sea Mist

PotD: Suomenlinna on a Winter’s Morning

Sony A7R3 : f/5.6@1000th : ISO 125 : EV +0.3 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (105mm) One from earlier on this winter, on a morning stroll when the sea had only recently frozen over and steam seemed to be rising from the water as it gradually transformed from a liquid to a solid state. Suomenlinna, a fortress island with a thriving creative community, was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 1991. In silhouette and rising out of the fiery vapours, […]

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Fenced Off

PotD: Mental State I: Fenced Off

Sony A7R3 : f/8@125th : ISO 320 : EV -0.7 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (55mm) I’ve walked passed this spot hundreds of times and never felt the inclination to stop and photograph the strip of fence. But, on this particular day, it just seemed to capture my mental state perfectly. Those fences one tries to construct, whether to keep stuff in or out, they may seem like they’re doing a great job but chaos is never too far away. True […]

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Rock Party

PotD: Granite Rock Party

Sony A7R3 : f/8@125th : ISO 500 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (105mm) Just round the corner from where I took the shot of the white concrete monolith in this recent post, I came across some granite rock faces with seemingly random splashes of colour sprayed on them. Knowing the area quite well, I know this was where a lot of street art had been happening on the wooden boards surrounding the Olympic stadium during its recent renovation. The boards […]

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Mercedes Benz yacht

PotD: Black Yacht & White Mist

Sony A7R3 : f/8@320th : ISO 200 : EV -0.3 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (54mm) Continuing on with the series of images from my wanderings around Helsinki in the mist sometime last week, here is one of a black Mercedes Benz yacht standing idle but proud in the surrounding white blanket. I have to say, it looked super cool, in a powerful, slightly menacing way, just waiting for the right moment to slip away and hunt its prey silently down.

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Reeds in the Mist

PotD: Reeds in the Mist

Sony A7R3 : f/8@100th : ISO 400 : EV +0.7 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (51mm) The very thick mist over Töölölahti, or Töölö Bay, the other day created a wonderful opportunity to capture some ethereal scapes. With most of the details blanketed in mist, the line of the reeds heading gracefully towards the centre of the frame was all that the image needed. And, even though I’ve lived here for a long time now, it still amazes me that this […]

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Sea Mist

PotD: Sea Mist in the Morning Light

Sony A7R3 : f/8@320th : ISO 125 : EV -0.3 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (33mm) As soon as I walked out of the house yesterday and noticed the mist, I knew I wouldn’t be heading off to the office for a while. I went back inside, picked up a tripod just in case, and spent the next three hours or so wandering around to see what the light had to offer. It ended up being a productive time and I’ll […]

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