Watercolor

Watecolor XX by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

For over a year now, I have been slowly, but steadily, building a small series of photos. A series that I call Watercolor, as the look I aim for is a bit painterly and all to do with how water looks, what it reflects and so on.

 

 

Feels like Summer to me

Curvy by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Spring has come once more to this far northern land. Everywhere green seems to be sprouting out and the nature is so alive now. We have also been enjoying a rather warm may in general, with temperatures climbing over +20C.

 

Sunflower by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Forests are full of flowers and the sun rises earlier and earlier and sets later and later. Soon it will be light all around the clock.

 

Abandonment by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Forests have mysteries hidden in them, more often than not. Here an abandoned house in the midst of woods.

All photos taken with the lovely Canon G5X.

 

 

 

 

Water, giver of life

Water is essential to us humans, and indeed to life itself on this blue orb that we call earth.

Water, giver of life by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

As spring has come, water is in its moving normal form once more after being all iced up. As a nature lover spring is a wonderful time to be outdoors, as leaves are springing out of trees, birds are singing everywhere and nature itself seems to be reborn after the harsh cold winter time.

 

 

Reflecting on Water

Somehow I have always been drawn towards water. It may have something to with the places we have lived when I was a kid, or it may stem from my longing to see new and different places. I tend to always be drawn to the shore of any lesser or bigger spread of water. I love to swim as well as dive so my love of water goes far deeper than just staring at the expanse of water nearby.

Boats before the storm by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

I spent quite a few years in a part of Finland where lakes or the sea are not so near and somehow I found myself always visiting the nearest small lake with quite a few trips to the biggest lake in the area and the nearest sea shore having to be taken.

Untitled by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

Nature is so wonderfully beautiful and water is such a necessity for our survival. Sometimes the intensity of the water is stupendous and other times the calmness and stillness is almost eerie.

The shore by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com
There used to be a road on the beach side of this palm tree. Nowadays the Pacific has taken over the road and humans have had to get used to the fact that the climate is changing.

Paradise by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

Some of the most memorable places I have visited have been shoreside. Also some of the most terrible places. Seeing what was left and what  devastation the Tsunami of Boxing day 2004  caused was humbling.

Water alters how we see the world and how we live . And I love water.

Icegold by Jere Ketola (JKetola)) on 500px.com

Even the pesky white stuff it turns into in the winter.