Darkest day of the year did not feel as dark as the preceding couple of weeks as we finally have snow and winter in Helsinki once more.
A quick walk outside the newest, shopping mall in Helsinki, called Redi. A cityscape in constant change, the Kalasatama region has been growing rapidly with new apartments and high rise, but before now they had a serious lack of services, which now has been rectified.
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.
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.
Female Bearded reedling (Viiksitimali) in February.
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.
A Barnacle goose sits patiently, not interested in the dark cloud looming over the city of Helsinki.
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.
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.
Lauttasaari and beyond into the Baltic Sea. That way is Estonia.
Behind the main part of Helsinki city.