Photo Blog


Risto Keränen from Espoo, Finland, 67 years of age and  a full time photographer/fisherman/baby sitter. I like to be in the woods with my photo gear and at the river/lakeside with my fishing gear.  To my family belongs Marja-Leena, my wife and sons Tuomas and Timo,  and grand daughters Venla (12), Sanni (10) and Hertta (8).

I write the following public blogs.  Here is some words about their profiles:  = this blog.

A post every now and then. My best shots and short stories.

Bird blog in Finnish. Posts depending on my success in bird photography. Short stories about the bird shots.

Bird blog in English.  My best bird shots.

My  blog about photography, kind of diary. Technical and photo editing information.

My best landscape shots. Posts as good pictures come.  Meta data of pics given.

Shots of plants in Finland, pics taken by a portrait lens EF 85/1.2 L II or big tele lens EF 500/4L IS. Also TS-E 24/3.5 L II will be tried.

In addition to blogs there is a photo gallery

Lapland and Kainuu, Central Eastern part of Finland, are my favorite photo venues besides the  ones  in the capital area.

As the name tells I try different kind of pics here.

Pictures taken by Lumia 1520 Phone.


62 responses

  1. Thanks for stopping by on my Blog. It is good to see how friends on Facebook and on the Blogs from diferent parts of the world enjoy their weather and of course their lives. Glad folk are prepared to share.

    February 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  2. Risto

    Thanks for your comment…I very much share your view.

    February 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

  3. metropolitanhomesickblues

    Thanks for ‘liking’ my blog. The Snowys are still here even though the weather is getting cold with daily snow squalls.
    Take care.

    February 12, 2012 at 12:24 am

  4. Thanks, Risto, for visiting my photography blog, and for the “like” on my Towering Inferno post today. I shall visit this blog from time to time as well.

    March 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

  5. It’s so nice to meet you. I’m so glad you stopped over at my blog. You have some beautiful photos here.

    March 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  6. Hi there Risto, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the likes, they are appreciated…That has brought me to your site at the other end of the world and I dont know where to start because you have so many beautiful images for me to see and enjoy. I will follow then take my time to enjoy your work, thanks for sharing, regards Mark

    April 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm

  7. doliphoto

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. 🙂

    May 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  8. Kiitos!! You have beautiful photos!! Thank you for sharing them! My Mummo taught me to say kiitos when kiitos is due!

    June 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

  9. Hi,

    I nominated you for the “Versatile Blog Award”
    You can find all the information you need here:
    I really appreciate your work! It’s incredibly inspiring! Thank you!

    June 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

  10. Thanks for visiting and liking I’m jealous of all your photo kit…:0).

    August 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Mark… I know there has not been any sense in my purchases of equipment since many years. I try to stop but it is difficult. Anyway, I’m using these daily 🙂

      August 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm

  11. Thanks for visiting and liking my post “Havoc in the Sky”. I enjoyed your photos, especially “Pretty Skies”

    August 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    • Risto

      Seems that we both like skies 🙂

      August 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  12. alvason

    What a wonderful blog this is! I am far away in Australia, so enjoy it even more. I shall enjoy checking out your other blogs!

    Best wishes

    August 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Adam…this is a nice hobby for a retired free man.

      August 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

  13. Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. I like your images so much! I wish you all the best, Diana.

    September 19, 2012 at 5:18 am

  14. cyberscriber2world

    I hope I’m still up to birding and wildlife photography when I’m 63! Keep up the great work Risto. 🙂

    September 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm

  15. You have a great blog here full of stunning images. I really enjoy seeing other nature shots from around the world and especially Europe. I wish to visit the Scandinavian countries sometime too.
    Cheers from Canada

    September 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  16. Hello, Risto! What extraordinary blogs you have here!! Who’d have thought to create a separate blog for each type of photo shoot? Great idea. Anyway, so far I love the birds site, and will continue through each right after this reply.

    September 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

  17. I am entranced by your photography and the nature that you capture fleetingly in your lens. The clarity and colours are so beautiful and I am convinced that I can smell the pure air. Thank you for visiting my Blog. My one visit to Finland was last December to collect my Mustard coloured Dandie Dinmont terrier, a fabulous dog of character and humour.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:14 am

    • Risto

      Thanks for all nice comments…Risto

      October 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

  18. Thank you for visiting It’s nice to meet you!

    October 24, 2012 at 1:53 am

  19. With all the online stuff you do, it’s a wonder you have time for anything else! Love your photography … =D

    November 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

  20. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog ( and liking some of my photos. I feel honored to be appreciated by a professional photographer. You inspire me to work hard on my photography.

    December 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  21. Thanks for stopping on my blog otherwise I would have missed this awesome photos you make. A+++

    December 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  22. Hello Risto, I have been following your blog for nearly a year and get so much enjoyment from your images. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. You can visit my blog (where I blogged about it today) if you want to participate. If not, I understand – please know that you are appreciated! Anna

    December 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

  23. Anna Failla

    Thank you so Thank you so much for stopping by -I loved finding your blog in return! You take the most amazing pictures, love love love them 😀 Keep up the wonderful world, I’m definitely following!
    Love, Anna

    January 14, 2013 at 1:05 am

  24. I feel a kindred spirit in both your love of your landscape and love of your grandchildren. Thanks for visiting my blog (out of Canada) and broadening my horizons to Finland. Loved your 100 bedst photos -absolutely amazing portrits, landscapes and closeups. I am new at blogging, and when I have more time I would like to create a link on my site back to your best 1oo. Good work!

    January 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Bruce!

      January 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  25. Risto, you have some amazing photographs here. I like your composition and sense of balance – good inspiration for me. Thanks for taking a look at some of my amateurish work, glad you enjoyed them.

    March 10, 2013 at 5:01 am

    • Risto

      Thanks Allan!

      March 10, 2013 at 7:20 am

  26. Hi Risto, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to sustain your interest. Looking forward to your unique style of photography. Cheers!

    Salleh, Singapore

    March 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Salleh!

      March 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  27. ajaytao2010

    Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. For visiting my blog Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

    March 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

  28. Beautiful photography Risto!

    April 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  29. Thank you for your generous like of “The Walk” on my blog. You have some stunning photographs here; I look forward to exploring your blogs. Good day to you. Best regards, Scott

    April 26, 2013 at 9:09 pm

  30. I have been awarded the Wonderful Team Member Award and I am happy to be passing it on to you. Your blog inspires me, thank you!
    Visit my award post to gather the info to pass on the award.

    April 30, 2013 at 12:46 am

  31. Thanks so much for your “like” on my blog. I truly enjoyed looking at your photos, especially the birds. I never realized a northern area like Finland could have such varied landscapes, either. I’ve been to Norway but didn’t see anywhere near such variety.

    September 18, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  32. Ulli Kampelmann

    I love very much your pictures. Can I use some for my collage? I’m a artist.

    October 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

  33. I love very much some of the photos here. Can I use them in my collage?

    October 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

  34. Great pictures ….
    Thanks for sharing them ..

    October 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  35. I can see immense excitement in your photos. I specially like your landscapes. Look forward to future postings !!!

    November 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog….
    Your photos are beautiful and Finland is such a lovely country.
    I am from Sri Lanka and we have warm weather all year around. It is really interesting to see photos of other countries … and feel as we have visited them!
    I will visit your blogs again….

    November 13, 2013 at 9:11 am

  37. very nice work, great landscapes, I’ll be following….

    December 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  38. Brilliant Blog ,it was a pleasure to be here,Regards from Poland,EM

    February 26, 2014 at 1:19 am

  39. Finland sure looks nice Risto! You have some amazing shots here!
    Looking forward to seeing more, so i’ll start following 🙂


    February 27, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks Pieter!

      February 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm

  40. Thanks for the like Risto, I really like your image and bio, a man looking at rest with nature and the world. Very warming. You have some great pics here. MM 🍀

    February 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

  41. Hello Risto, Thank you for liking my blog, That gave me the opportunity to explore some of your work. I especially like the ski trail through the snow, the kind of skiing that I used to do here in Canada. All the best.

    February 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks! I wish we had some snow here to make new trails, but not at all here in Southern Finland 🙂

      February 28, 2014 at 9:48 pm

  42. I am amazed by your stunning photo work. Thank you for finding my little blog so I can know of yours 🙂

    February 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    • Risto

      Thank You! I like all small and big blogs if pics are good.

      February 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

  43. Very cool photos!

    September 19, 2014 at 1:50 pm

  44. A.PROMPTreply

    Wow. You have some beautiful scenery in your area and some excellent pix! Thanks for popping over to my blog today. I’ve only just begun to put on some photographs I’ve taken but seem to be getting more frequent with my photo posts. I look forward to more of your photos!

    October 30, 2014 at 1:38 am

  45. Looking forward to visiting Helsinki this coming Spring.

    December 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    • Risto

      Sorry for not replying before…when will you visit Helsinki?

      April 4, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      • No problem for delay. I think I’ll be in Stockholm round the 26th of May from a Baltic cruise.

        April 5, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      • Sorry, I said Stockholm instead of Helsinki.

        April 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  46. Risto Keränen a beautiful name and you look damn smart with your pony tail. Obviously I love your clicked photos, indeed you are a nice photographer too.

    April 12, 2015 at 6:32 am

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