The darkest part of the year is over and now it is getting brighter everyday. With some gorgeous light in the day time. Photo taken in Ullanlinna district, Helsinki.
Today we are enjoying a nice mini blizzard so it looks like winter after being a month late, arrived with a vengeance.
Every winter there is a ice rink beside the central railwaystation in Helsinki. Skates can be rented a nice fare and there is a cafe beside the rink.
I have been overfocused on work and life, there will be a couple of longer travel posts in the coming few days. I promise.
Enjoying a bit of the sunshine and reading with a spectacular view on the other side and a tourist with a camera on the other side. Not a care in the world! Such is life sometimes.
Monday morning and awesome weather, summer is here, but holidays are not. So its business as usual which is also the title of this photo.
Friday afternoon bustle on the Aleksanterinkatu. Lots of folk moving to or from our capitals foremost department store called Stockmann. They have a special discount days from wednesday until sunday and it is always a huge hit, especially with the womenfolk. I tend to opt for the sweets and the food departments with a pop into the bookstore as well. Rarely anything else to buy for me at decent prices. IT would be lovely to buy a great discount suit for only 599 Euros, but thats still alotta cash for something bought on a whim.
Often times, I find myself on the fence. Whether to do something, or not. To buy a new camera for example. I know that I need to make the investment, but it is not so simple. There are lot of systems out there, and then there is the money factor as there always. Where is the money best spent etc.
Also the legacy of old cameras, old lenses make it difficult to totally jump into an entirely new brand. The needs of my photography would most likely best be served with two systems. Buying a newer version of the current manufacturer for the serious stuff/ birds. And buy a new lightweight system for the casual stuff as well as the food and the street shooting. Olympus, Fuji, Sony and Panasonic all would go very well into my needs in this department. The Fuji Xe-1 is the one I feel most drawn to, I love the design and the ergonomics. I also adore the colors this camera gives.
Olympus and Sony make smaller cameras, that seem to fit pretty well into my hands, but not as well as the Fuji.. Oh to have too much money so as to be able to buy and test all of them. Now it would be a decision to keep for a long time. I tend to not change cameras very often anyhow.