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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ferry Ride Like most of us in Finland, we had not been away as a family since before the lockdown and decided that we’d risk a few days in Tallinn before the end of the summer. Suitably prepared with our face masks and spending most of our time up on deck, we hopped on the ferry and arrived a few hours later. There were some scattered showers along the way but we were fortunate that they never came directly overhead. […]