Monday, 29 December 2014

Lime Hill Quartet at Tikkujamit


From Tikkujamit 2014-12-05

Lime Hill Quartet at Tikkujamit, Vantaa. Nikon D750, 50 mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/50 s, ISO 640

I shot a gig of my wife's Jazz band Lime Hill Quartet at Tikkujamit in Vantaa. Just two days before I had upgraded my camera from the trusty Nikon D90 to a shiny new Nikon D750. It was quite an experience to shoot in such a dark space and still get usable images.

From Tikkujamit 2014-12-05

A saxophone, Nikon D750, 50 mm f/1.8, f/1.8, 1/50 s, ISO 2800

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Siberian Huskies in the Night

From Siberian Huskies in the Night

Nikon D70s, AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED, f/7.1, 1/200 s, ISO 1600

I had a great oppornity to shoot a training session of my brothers Siberian Huskies in the late Autumn of 2010. Despite the very low light I managed to get some nice photograph and this one ended up as the cover of Siperianhusky magazine 3/2012.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Helsinki in Black and White

From Black and White

The UPM Building in Helsinki, Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S 35 mm DX f/1.8.1/40 s, f/2.8, ISO 1600.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Make Sense, Not War

Nikon D90, Nikkor 24 mm AI, ISO 200, f/8, 4 s.

Two years ago I wouldn't have believed that Russia would annex Crimea and attack Ukraine. With that and with so many other wars the message of the photograph, Make Sense, Not War, is highly topical. This is my fourth take on Metro Photo Challenge 2014, please vote here.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A light in the Night

From Metro Photo Challenge 2014

Nikon D90, Nikkor 24 mm AI f/2.8. ISO 200, f/8, 30 s

I was returning from work to home by bike when I spotted a single light above the trees. I set up my tripod and took a few photographs. This is my third take on Metro Photo Challenge 2014. Please vote here and share.

Monday, 6 October 2014


From Metro Photo Challenge 2014

Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM, f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 900.

In June a Japanese samurai group visited Helsinki, Finland. One of the hightlights was a yabusame ceremony at the field of Laakso. I got a few nice shots and this is one of my favourites. It's also my second take on Metro Photo Challenge 2014. Please vote for me here and feel free to share the photograph.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Farther Christmas

From Farther Christmas

Farther Christmas, Helsinki, Finland, Nikon D90, Nikkor 24 mm AI f/2.8, ISO 200, f/8.

Abandonded places, or as in this case, a boat named Farther Christmas can have their own kind of special photographical attraction. When I saw this wreck I immediately knew I had to shoot it in the dark.

This is my first take at Metro Photo Challenge 2014. Please vote for this image if you like the picture.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Hawker Hurricane in Finnish Colours

From Finland International Airshow 2014

Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200 mm f/2.8 + TC 1.4x. 280 mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 s.

I visited Finland International Airshow last weekend with a friend and shot many pictures. This Hawker Hurricane was the star of the show. Please note that the blue Finnish Air Force swastika has nothing to do with the Nazi Germany, it dates from 1918.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Black-headed Gull against a waterfall

From Birds 2014

The Mill Museum and the rapids in the old town of Helsinki are one of my favourite places in Helsinki. A few weeks ago I was shooting birds there and this picture is one of the more pleasing ones.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Kalasatama Skating Park by Night


From Helsinki by Night

Every once in a while one finds a place which one has to take picture of. A year, maybe two, ago I stumbled into this skating park while taking an unusual route biking to work. I could see this place in the dark.