So the last post was about some inspirational films and now I'm sharing some things that have given me a chance (and a change) to see and explore new views in this world. Namely, I left Helsinki and Finland for Sydney, Australia in August. I also left my full time day job in Helsinki and decided to take some time off for myself as well as, you guessed it, to explore now places with my camera. My current camera body, too, is pretty new - I got this Nikon D300s this past July and so far I'm really liking it. Solidly built and good quality, although it's not the newest models body Nikon has produced.
Overall, I've been taking various kinds of photos (as usual) during my time here in Australia, from landscapes and cityscapes to street photography and wildlife photography. My new The Sydney Blog Tumblr blog is kind of my photojournal from my time here.
I also bought a new Manfrotto tripod and have been practicing long exposure photography, which I haven't been doing much before. I've been doing some night/evening shoots here in Sydney, which is a beautiful big city right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The other long exposure technique I've been precticing is taking LE photos in the daytime, for which you need ND (Neutral Density) filters. Generally I've been doing much more urban and cityscape photography than before and it's been really interesting environment to walk around and shoot. Since you also find beutiful coastlines and beaches from right here in Sydney, it's not like you're just surrounded with dark brick walls, though. Below is some cityscape photography I've taken during the past few months.
Here's a link to my Behance Network project with more cityscapes from Sydney. I've also been updating my facebook page with all the latest photos. Oh, and since the Google+ has properly taken off now, I'm also using that one and it seems that at least the photographer community is very active in the G+.