Olde Oaks

Oak in snowfall by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Old and gnarly, standing tall after over 300 years on this earth. The snow falling softly with the sun rising over the trees.

Landscape photography usually requires good scouting and good timing due to the nature of finding good light. Sometimes luck favors as well and the conditions are beautiful. Like on this instance, where for the photographer the weather was rather miserable, but I believe the end result is rather beautiful.

Amids the pandemic it was refreshing to be outdoors in a peaceful quiet spot and enjoying the beauty of Finnish nature.

Last Light

Last Light by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Spring is creeping along, slowly but summer and hopefully swimming is soon on the agenda again.

Due to the pandemic, my swimming hobby has been on hold for almost two months now. A shame as its my favorite sport to do. Swimming in lakes and the sea is not really an option yet, too cold to do much more than a few meter of swimming. Not really possible to swim for a kilometer or few as would be the preference.

Hope you are doing well, wherever you are! Lets hope this struggle with the flu will be over sooner than later.

Lapland pt.2

Continuing from yesterdays post.

the ground is full of small beautiful suprises.

Landscape is almost lunaresque in some places. Flash forward to present day and this scene is under snow.

Visibility was great as the weather was splendid.

Some of the paths down the fell were quite spectacular. The hike was not too tough but I can imagine it being very difficult with a little rain to make the rocks slippery.

The streams that run down the fells are nice and the water is fresh and very cold.

The stream forms numerous ponds along the way downwards.

Pretty colors.

No idea what sort of berries these are..


Reindeer can be seen grazing. They are not too shy, although if you get too close they will move away.

No greater treat than a hot sauna and dip into the ice cold water of the Arctic.

The worlds end..