Continuing on the first post on Tallinn. Sorry for the very slow updating, work has been totally immersive and the last thing on my mind after a workday has been to sit on the computer and type.
This post is mainly photos of Tallinn, street shooting so to speak. As cities go, Tallinn is, very friendly place to photograph and there are excellent backdrops for a nice background. Ultimately these photos may not be the best I have taken, but I like the mood an feel they can convey a little bit of the spirit of the city.
As is evident from these photos the weather was damp to say it nicely. But this of course can have its positive sides as well with reflections etc. Just a matter of spotting the positives I guess.
Small side streets for pedestrians in the old city.
The old city is mainly cobblestone so good shoes are a must.
To hold the hand of ones lover makes even the worst weather a bliss.
A bank, and in front a Mercedes S65 AMG.. Somehow goes to show how the bankers get rich while the rest of us well.. Don’t..
Students mingling on the streets in the afternoon.
Reflections. This scene immediately caught my eye. Lovely reflection and just a bit of waiting to get the people aligned in the right place.
All photos taken with old but trusty digital dinosaurs by Nikon.
Summer seems to get the best out of us Finns. Love is in the air so to speak.
Lovely flower placement creating a heart in Kruununhaka, Helsinki
And a heart engraved into an old cannon from the sea-fortress of Suomenlinna (Sveaborg), one of the city’s prime tourist attractions.
Somehow even beautiful flowers remind me of love in the summer!
I kept the love you gave me alive,
And now I carry it with me
I know it’s just a tear drop from mother earth,
But in it I can hear a dolphin sing
Telling me I’ll never be alone
(from Poets of the Fall: Cradled in love, video underneath)
SLowly fading the Sun gives it glow for a brief moment more and the landscape is lit beautifully, romantically. Crude rocks shimmer and give a contrast to this shot.
Another from the same evening, the swirl of the clouds in the sky contrasted by the nordic sun.
Cute little details can fe fun, especially bird details for a person who likes birds and predator birds in special.
Third day sick so a little slow on the blog, quick post so tos speak.
After darkness the sunshine is now almost painful to the eyes and sunglasses come handy. Snow reflects the rays of light very nicely.
Sun is like the lover you miss
/ the presence
/ the memory lingers
/ almost fades /
Sun is like the lover you meet
/ the presence /
the love /
never fades /
Be sure to spend today with loved ones, be they family, friends or a lover! Just another day to cherish those you LOVE!
In an empty house devastated by the seasons, one text rises to the fore. ‘I love you’. Love remains, even when the owners are long gone and forgotten.
Just a quick photo snapped recently here in Helsinki. Even my old trusty banger of a camera did an excellent job. 🙂