Snow is falling!

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It seems a White Christmas is happening! Joyful as it somehow makes a Christmas feel good in Finland. Darkness and Christmas dont go together well in my mind.

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Restaurant day in photos

Another weekend of food and festivities. Another splendid Restaurantday.

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Beginning in the beautiful old wood-house quarter of Vallila.

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There was a local flea-market event at the same time, so one could get both food and clothes etc at the same time.

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A lot of people around, eating, trading stuff and generally mingling about.

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Tortillas and soup. The gentleman making the food below, was gathering money to wed his fiance. Naturally had to contribute.  🙂ravintolapäivä

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Great looking and tasting soup.ravintolapäivä

 

And the tortilla was excellent as well. Just spicy enough to suit a Finns taste.

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A second set of photos to come..

Restaurantday, final part

Continuing from the previous post on the Restaurantday, a bit more photos from that day.

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Moving on from Esplanadi to Aleksanterinkatu there were a few stalls selling food here as well. Peasoup in one of them..

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Towards Kamppi there were more restaurants. Foods ranging from Taiwanese and thai to pancakes and cupcakes as well as chocolate chip cookies. The weather was starting to get even more miserable with the fog changing towards foggy rain.

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Different styles, different approaches to selling food. Excellent hot chocolate from the guys in the lower photo.

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This was a stall selling Asian vegetarian food.

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A bit of Kebab for you,sir? These guys seemed to be having a blast.

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The last place to visit as the weather was getting more and more miserable.

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Excellent pancakes! Made on the spot on a gas stove. The fillings tasted good! There was even cloudberry in the one I chose. Great job!

Happy New Year!

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Slow or should I say fast start to the new year. 2014 has started as damp and cold as 2013 ended. Pretty much constant drizzle of water is the name of the game. Work has also been very time and energy consuming. I even have not had much possibility to go out and photograph anything special. Due to the semi-darkness of the daylight time it seems that I have to properly start doing more tripod shooting and long/very long exposures are the name of the game. Or maybe I should somehow get my hands on a Nikon D4/Df or a 1Dx/5mk3 from Canon so that I could shoot in the dark!


Christmas by Jere Ketola on 500px.com
This one taken with my antique D70 and a wide-angle (10mm).

I hope this year will be even better than last year. And last year was really., really special for me, with lovely traveling, a great winter and a great summer of photographing. Goals/hopes for the year: Hopefully get a new camera, travel to new places, improve as a person and a photographer.