Brush strokes from heaven

The brush strokes from heavens by Jere Ketola on

Summer has gone, autumn seems to change into winter terrificly fast. Life seems to travel at an ever faster pace. I guess I am living the time of life when there is just too much to do and so little time.

Work seems to be more and more hectic as well. Life going forward, but sometimes one would just like to stop and enjoy it too.


Beauty of Nature

I am by no means a landscape photographer, but I do love to try to capture some of those nice moments I come upon. Usually I dont have my tripod along with me so this means I need to work hand-held which in turn makes great landscape shots a pain to get right.

Photograph Sunset by Jere Ketola on 500px

The plant in this photo is a real nuisance (Sosnowskys hogweed), it has no place in Finland, but has gradually moved as the weather changes from Russia. However even though the species is not nice, it formed a great compositional dimension to have some depth to the sun setting.

Photograph Vuosaari by Jere Ketola on 500px
The sun had already set when I came upon this view with my bicycle. Nature is so beautiful, is she not?



The Sun is setting on 2013, and soon it will be a new year. Hopefully we will get a proper snow winter here as well for now all is so very bleak and dark. As you can see from the photo, there is no snow or ice in Helsinki at the moment. Last year, one could have walked to the island in the distance on ice.

Now we have green grass, open sea, and constant rain.. As in the not frozen kind rain. I enjoy the fact that it is not cold, but I hate the bleak dark periods. I would much rather get the light mirrored from snow. Much more photogenic as well, which to me is always important.

Cityscape 2

Sun sets over a city deep in the autumn. There is even a relatively high chance of snowfall in the coming week or so. The Olympic stadium and its tower, the mainstage of 1952 Games is lit up by the beuatiful sunset. To the right the old building of Meilahti Tower Hospital which is under renovation.

Helsinki Olympic stadium
The tower of the Olympic stadium is one of many landmarks in Helsinki.

Towards the south the famous Finlandia hall sits on shore of Töölö bay. It has been a landmark of Helsinki since when it was built in the early ’60s.

Finlandia hall is lit up and the beautiful architecture of this building is evident from afar.