December, and another very busy year drawing to a close. On Christmas a wonderful meeting with a Least Weasel (Lumikko for you Finns) and some quality time with family. Next year I hope to do more photography and spend more time with family and friends.
Snow. Thats what I am talking about.
Although we have a lot of snow now, its nice to return to look at one of my very favorite shots of 2018. Photo taken in Kuopio, with the full moon rising over Lake Kallavesi.
What do you think of it?
Lone tree after fresh snow. January 2019.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone!
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.
A gull, the cathedral, fading light. Tried to capture movement, took a few shots and love this one. looks great in print at A3 size as well.
For over a year now, I have been slowly, but steadily, building a small series of photos. A series that I call Watercolor, as the look I aim for is a bit painterly and all to do with how water looks, what it reflects and so on.
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.