Autumn turning to winter

This is how it looks. White, delicate, crispy, and beautiful. These photos were taken around 7.30am this morning in Southern Finland. The temperature was just below zero, skies were clear, and I knew it was going to be a beautiful morning. ♥ In the meantime: If you are into photography and nature, you should check…

Understanding the sea

I’ve seen many beautiful places during my travels. Most of them I haven’t photographed, as I think the photo never captures the moment in the right way. Perhaps that happens because I’m a lousy photographer, perhaps because the lens cannot quite see what my eyes see, hear what my thoughts have to say or feel…

Photo tour in the Finnish archipelago

Let me start by saying that I wouldn’t normally do this. I’ve seen quite a few of conference and event centers in my life, both in Finland and abroad. I might remember some of them, but mostly the venues just fall into oblivion on my mind. Earlier this week I got to visit a conference venue…

Finnish winter at its best

Today it’s hard to remember we’ve lived in almost complete darkness for several months. This coincidental snapshot is perhaps the best winter picture I’ve ever taken. I love the light, blue sky, frozen reeds, and the dark branch that just happens to perfectly frame the shot. The light was so bright I hardly saw anything…

Countdown is over, today is the day

Now it’s official. The countdown is over. We have got our daylight back. So far I’ve only seen it in the afternoons, but this morning at 8 a.m. I did not need to put the lights on. It’s not mid-February yet, but we’re not too picky. Today’s the day. We have 8 hours and 6…

Coldest winter days so far

Yesterday was the coldest day in Southern Finland so far. Our meter showed 24 degrees below zero, but I think in the morning it was actually closer to 30. Despite beautiful bright skies and sunny weather, I stayed inside and warmed up the fireplace, watched too many movies to mention and in the evening relaxed…

Light blue moment

These were taken in a small town in Southern Finland, where I spent Christmas. It was 10am in the morning as I took the German Shepherd out for a walk. But it sure looks like it’s 4pm. When did I last see blue skies? Did we have a day or two now in December? Can’t…

Beautiful stranger

I spent the last weekend with friends in a log cabin some 100 km North of Helsinki. The cabin could actually be called a villa, it’s a wonderful place with all modern amenities like electricity and running water. On Sunday morning, I woke up and looked outside. The greatest, whitest and thickest fog was surrounding…

A smoking hot cultural centre: Logomo

What happens when a massive, old railway workshop is turned into a centre for cultural, creative and business events? Success! Logomo was created in Turku, mainly for the festivities of Turku Capital of Culture Year (2011). The name of the centre works so well in English, it’s very descriptive and takes into account the history…