Walking the streets


La bella macchina. Ferrari California, the beautiful open top sports car.


City architecture in Kamppi.


Pizza from Krog Madame in Kamppi. Great food and nice atmosphere.



Spring light. Comes from an angle more often than not.


Small and almost pocketable. The 1 inch sensor cameras are really good nowadays. And every generation is better and better.


Winter minimalism

This winter has been, perhaps busier than ever. I have had a few rare opportunities to photograph, with my day work taking so much time and most importantly, energy. Photography has been in part a therapy away from that. But that therapy requires only taking photos, it does not require or indeed always necessitate the sharing of said photos. The little activeness on that part has been on the easy to use platform that is instagram, not on wordpress.

Dinnertime by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Female Bearded reedling (Viiksitimali) in February.


Poised to take-off by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

And to counterpart it, the male Bearded Reedling a true Angry bird if there ever was one.

These little birds are very fun to photograph and observe and it was a great pleasure to be able to do it this winter as it requires a bit off a special weather.




Last row

Winter has first arrived and now it seems gone again. Nature is poised between winter proper and autumn.

Last week we had the first snow here in Helsinki and now as I write it, it has melted away as the weather took a sudden turn for the warmer.

I have been totally immersed in my work life, as I have, once again taken a leap to another work place. Seems the time between workday and the next is way too short currently, but I have a lot of faith that the situation will get better as I get more and more into the job and learn the new people and the new things I have to be responsible for. Still a huge change. Photography has been taking a second fiddle and the writing of the blog has been totally out of my mind for the time being.

I am thinking of how to breathe more fresh air into this, probably something like a photo a day again would be good.

Last row before the winter. by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Took this photo with my trusty Nikon as a old lady was out for the last row of the season before winter arrived with snow, ice and coldness. A beautiful moment for sure!

How are all you doing?



Living with the Honor 8

As is often the case it takes a while to get to know a device and really be able to enjoy the full cabalities.
Having used the Honor 8 for a while it seems I have gelled with phone and it is an extension of me when out and about. 

I have really fallen for the monochrome cabality esoecially as it seems I sometimes see in black and white.

Walking, working and generally living in the capital region of Finland it has always been a habit of mine to document life and its beautiful moments.

The beautiful light in this city, the architecture, the people. Especially in the fall and spring the light is almost constantly in such a low degree that it casts beautiful shadows.

Indoors in Helsinki you can see the lovely architecture, this photo taken in a library testifies of that.

Or you can enjoy the lovely seaside in many places, often gazing upon fellow Finns basking in the sun, enjoying the calm serene moments of life. And the camera, the phone, always along for the ride.

Grasping for straws

Grasping for straws by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Ultra busy start to the year so far. Already summer is looming and I have not yet been able to edit or go through all my photos that I have taken this year or the last year for that matter. Time is really not a thing I have too much of at the moment. Happily summer will be more free of timetables.



Shadows of men

Shadows by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

The darkest part of the year is over and now it is getting brighter everyday. With some gorgeous light in the day time. Photo taken in Ullanlinna district, Helsinki.


Today we are enjoying a nice mini blizzard so it looks like winter after being a month late, arrived with a vengeance.




Nom Helsinki

As there is still recession or at least a period of very slow growth in the Finnish economy, it seems that the fine dining scene is suffering a bit. At the same time there seems to be a lot of new relatively affordable restaurants opened.

Which leads me to believe that people are more careful of their spending and this of course is great for the places where you can dine and drink and the bill will still be small enough to “digest” as well.

Which brings me to the restaurant called Nom which was opened a while back near Töölölahti and very near the railway station. A place to eat lunch in the day time and enjoy a bit of food and after work as well.

As Nom is located in a new building that opened to the customers in 2014 the restaurant space is open, beautiful and spotless. There is a view toward the Music house on the otherside and the railroad to the other.

The menu consists of street food style things so there is for example hamburgers and hot dogs which are of course served as you would in a restaurant. Most portions can be ordered in small and normal sizes. Tje prices very competitive.

I went to test the beetleroot-halloumi burger (no meat this time).
Day 21 - Nom

I ordered in the normal size but I would think the small would be great for the ladies.

The fillings aa well as the bread were very good and not too wet with mayonnaise. Top marks.

Rocky Road

The dessert is a changing affair so you need to ask the waiters. On the day the choice was a pannacotta or rockyroad. For the sake of testing I had both and especially the pannacotta was really good.
All in all a very positive feeling and I will visit again.

To the Nom web page