I was kindly asked by two friends (and café owners) to bring in some of my photography and hang them on their café's walls. I named the exhibition 'Shades' and it includes five colour landscapes and four black & white square prints. These landscapes are, yes, from New Zealand, but also one from Bavaria, Germany and one from Australia.
So, from 16.11. onwards you can see some of my photos framed on Kahvila Sävy's walls in Helsinki. It's an awesome, cosy coffeehouse. You are guaranteed to get the best special coffees (double cappuccino being my favourite from them), tasty and fresh croissants and hear some nice tunes from vinyl records. I would definitely recommend visiting, even if not for my photos. Here's three of the nine photos that I got printed in Sävy.
It's getting warmer in Helsinki and the days are getting longer. We went to do some landscape shooting with other amateur photographers this past weekend and here's a couple of photos I took. The location was the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, situated on a group of islands off Helsinki. Established Finnish landscape photographer Mikael Rantalainen, who is specialized in winter landscapes, was instructing us so we got to see how an experienced photographer goes on with his outdoor shootings.
It's been a winter full of snow and, recently, damn cold in Helsinki. Here's some photos from the freezing days of February. Currently, it's -20 degrees celcius outside, so you can's spend too much time shooting without gloves.
Here's four pieces below and you can find more recent winter shots from my Behance Network project, Winter in Helsinki.
I haven't been doing too much macro photography and this is something I intend to do more in the future. My dear friend gave me a Nikon Extension Bellows and then I bought a 55mm Micro-Nikkor lens (which is old, yes, but sharp as hell) to get to try the bellows. These particular photos below are not shot using the bellows, but only with the manual 55mm lens. The stones I used as model were pretty small, about the size of a thumb, I'd say.
So, I had a chance to go to Switzerland for the first time in my life and see The Alps. To be more precise, we stayed for four days in the lovely mountain village called Engelberg. I did skiing every day we stayed there and the highest slope started from the top of the Mountain Titlis (3,238m). I had my camera and some lenses in my bag all the time so did some shooting as well, naturally. I posted two projects, colour and black&white, to my Behance portfolio and to Facebook as well, if you're up to getting a closer look. Here's some views from The Alps.