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Archive for January, 2013

How Does a Snow Storm Look and Feel

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Upper pic shows how the camera freezes snow storm (1/320 s)  and lower pic shows when the camera does not freeze it (1/30 s). The lower is how you feel a snow storm  when snow flakes hit your eyes.

Helsinki, Finland.


Kitewing

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130127-helsinki-c3-RISL8793One ice surfer more.  Helsinki, Finland.


Ice Kitewing Surfer

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130126-helsinki-c3-RISL8641He is surfing on the snow covered ice nicely.  Helsinki, Finland.


Sirpalesaari

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Helsinki, Finland.


Kitewing Surfing

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Helsinki, Finland.

These guys go fast, up to 70 km/h.


Ready to Go

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as soon as ice is gone. Helsinki, Finland.


A Small Tree

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The first run with the new lens (EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM II).  I like it. Helsinki, Finland.


Suomenlinna

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130121-helsinki-c3-RISL8060Harmaja lighthouse and two ferries coming from Tallin to Helsinki. Image taken from Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland


Landscape Photography Training

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I do not know but I believe here is going a landscape photography training session.  Helsinki, Finland.


Sea Skaters

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130119-helsinki-c3-RISL7937 130119-helsinki-c3-RISL7990Sea skating is popular close to coasts in Finland. Today was a fantastic day for skaters. We had some very cold days and ice supports well even though here the sea was open just too days ago. In the lower pic we can see the mirage illusion and just a crescent of the setting sun.  It looks like the skaters are in air.


Sea Smoke

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This morning was cold, -20 C. I was early there where the sea is still open to catch “sea smoke”.  It is really not smoke but fog.  I tried to get the picture  looking like it was, but I was not able to adjust to any better than you can see  here.  Helsinki, Finland.


The Sun Is Back

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130117-helsinki-c3-RISL7713If you have followed carefully my pics you can recognize the island with a small tree in the middle.  Yes, this is Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Gray Days

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130116-helsinki-c3-IMG_7235I was here some years back when the sky was  grey and it was raining water.  Yesterday was grey too but there was new, clean snow and minus degrees, and the drum giving some focus to the image.

If the weatherman knows, there will be some sunny and cold days ahead. This means that we could have some “sea smoke” which appears when the sea is open and temperature below -15 C.

Helsinki, Finland.


Apple

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070127-helsinki-c3-RIKE9035February 2007, Espoo, Finland. Does not look too delicious.  No wonder, the image is six years old.


Icescape

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121226-lauttasaari-hdr-c3-IMG_7153Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland. A HDR picture.


Capital Sunset

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January 2011, Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


A Speaking Bird

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A dipper got something to say. Do not know what. Inari, Lapland 2007.


Snow View by Night…

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but not without artificial light which is reflected from street lights.  Espoo, Finland 01/2010.


Days Are Getting Longer

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The sun is rising in Lapland again, although in Utsjoki they have still one dark week.  A HDR picture, Espoo, Finland  01/2011.


A Mushroom

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Browsing through old pics and found this one.  Shows well the very shallow depth of field of the lens 85/1.2 at f 1.2.


Art Lights II

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This time by Twinsen Ho.  Helsinki, Finland.


Light Art

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Another piece of light art in Helsinki by Philippe Morvan.


Casamagica

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Casamagica has done an  impressive architechtural projection on the walls of Helsinki Cathedral.


Snow

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Lots of snow.  Kainuu, Finland 02/2010.