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.

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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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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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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