Resilience under all circumstances

Resilient by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

A lone pine tree on the coast of Finland. Not tall, but standing resilient and living under very harsh circumstances. A bit like the Finnish people in that.

Winter solstice

joulukuu18.jpg

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.

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.