A perfectly calm moment in Finland a few days before summer solstice.

Finnish summer has been so beautiful this year that it is hard to put to words, but maybe a simple image can convey some of that beauty?

As a curiosity this photo was taken with a Soviet lens called Helios 44-2, which is usually famous for swirly soft focus areas, but which I utilized as a landscape lens as it happened to be in the camera backpack 🙂

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.

Walking the streets

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La bella macchina. Ferrari California, the beautiful open top sports car.

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City architecture in Kamppi.

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Pizza from Krog Madame in Kamppi. Great food and nice atmosphere.

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Spring light. Comes from an angle more often than not.

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Small and almost pocketable. The 1 inch sensor cameras are really good nowadays. And every generation is better and better.

Waiting for the rain to stop

Waiting for the rain to stop by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

After a whole day of rain, it is refreshing to walk in the nearest forest and just enjoy the nature slowly waking up after a long winter season. Finally it is spring.

Photo taken with a 50+ year old macro lens from Pentax ,attached to my favorite walkabout camera ,the Fujifilm Xpro1.