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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.

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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Abstract Concrete

PotD: White Concrete on Black Tarmac

Sony A7R3 : f/8@200th : ISO 640 : EV +0.7 : FE 24-105mm f/4 (88mm) An image that exists for the simple reason of its graphic shapes, with no underlying narrative or commentary; an abstract, if you will, made of concrete, tarmac and a linked fence. I’d been stuck indoors nursing a back spasm for a couple of days and needed to get out, so wandered off round my ‘barrio’ with a camera. The Olympic stadium is just across the […]

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Virus

PotD: Where Chaos meets Conspiracy

Sony A7R3 : f/5@80th : ISO 1600 : EV 0.0 : FE 24-105mm f/4 I was heading into the office the other day and stopped to capture this depiction of Xi Jinping releasing a corona balloon into the air. Life can appear to be going by in a blur, with an element of chaos always there ready to jump out at you, but sometimes you just have to stop and take a long hard look, at yourself and the world […]

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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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