Glowing in the Night

There are two things about this photo that I like, the shadow of Mannerhiem’s statue on the outside of the museum, the other is the glowing red light of Mona Hatoum’s exhibit Hot Spot on the top floor of the Museum. Just a shame about the construction in the foreground. What do you like? Or evenContinue reading “Glowing in the Night”

Boredom Births Creativity

What do you get when you take a bored Finnish man struggling to survive winter and give him a chainsaw? An Ice Carousel What is that I hear you call, well let me tell you. First you need a frozen lake, many places don’t have those but Finland has them in abundance this time ofContinue reading “Boredom Births Creativity”

LUX Festival Helsinki

Last week saw the LUX Festival in Helsinki. During the weekend several places in Senate Square had a different light installation with the main event being the Helsinki Cathedral. It was a very cold weekend with temperatures reaching -20, but i still managed to get out there a few times to photographs.

Helsinki Cathedral at LUX

Helsinki Cathedral during the LUX Festival. My favorite part of this photography is the line of spectators silhouetted against the light display on the cathedral. What do you like the most? I hope to post a full blog of my photographs from the LUX Festival later in the week. Would you like to see moreContinue reading “Helsinki Cathedral at LUX”

Between the Blocks

Sculpture of Helsinki #19 From top to bottom is a memorial to Finland’s second president, Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942), and is situated in the Töölö neighborhood. The sculptor was Matti Peltokangas and he was the winning entry in competition for a memorial. The four blocks are much bigger than they look, each side is just overContinue reading “Between the Blocks”

LUX Festival

I am now back in Finland after a great trip to England. It was a cold weekend in Helsinki. The -21 degrees kept many people inside during the LUX Festival, which was good from a photographic point of view. Once the weather warmed up the crowds came out and it was a little more difficult toContinue reading “LUX Festival”

Finding New Angles

I am thinking of joining Flickr as I have heard it is a great place for photographers to share their work. I have recently started to post on Instagram and already find that time consuming. I would like to hear other people’s opinions, what are the benefits to Flickr? Apart from WordPress where else doContinue reading “Finding New Angles”

Memories of Christmas

Happy New Year to you all! Over this year I will attempt to post everyday. It will mostly be the photographs I take but a few travel stories and experiences as they come. I will also be taking part in the Dogwood challenge again and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking toContinue reading “Memories of Christmas”