30 October 2016

29.10.2016

This is one of those posts that I'm not sure if it's worth sharing. After an awful week of wind and rain, I was hoping to see a little sunshine during the weekend: obviously I was wrong. The forest was dark, wet and difficult to photograph — I was not inspired at all. This is the beginning of the dullest season in Finland: the leaves are almost gone and the light is already scarce — not something that I really feel like capturing. Nevertheless, I'm glad we visited one of my all-time favourite places, Niskala Arboretum.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
P.S. I'm wearing the Samuji oversize Chunky Beanie in orange, which has already become my favourite piece of the season. A spot of colour is all I need during this time of the year — and it's oh so warm!

24 October 2016

18.10.2016

Remembering the beautiful weather Helsinki had last week with a hint of sadness, since it's raining now and it may be for several days to come. These were taken on an extempore late afternoon walk with a dear friend — the light was amazing!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

22 October 2016

16.10.2016 afternoon — part 2

I look outside my window now and I can't believe that beautiful Sunday afternoon was only a week ago. The weather is grey and dull today and the forecast for tomorrow is not promising either. I'm uninspired by the lack of colours and light, but I hope a walk in the nature will still give me relief and perhaps even some good photos.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

20 October 2016

16.10.2016 afternoon — part 1

Last Sunday was a day full of photographs — the best kind of day for me! In the afternoon the weather changed completely: the sun came out and the autumn light was magnificent. I never tire of strolling around Töölönlahti, admiring the colourful leaves glistening in the sun light. I can only wish for next weekend to be as beautiful!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

18 October 2016

16.10.2016 morning — part 2

That morning in Tarvo the sky was overcast, but the colours of the forest were so bright that I almost didn't miss the sun. I wish this colourful part of autumn could last longer!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

16 October 2016

16.10.2016 morning — part 1

What I love the most about my digital camera is being able to look at my photos and work on them as soon as I feel like it! For instance, today I have time to share right away some images I only took this morning. I know some of you still prefer film, but I couldn't be happier with this workflow! These were taken in Tarvo, a little island between Helsinki and Espoo with beautiful landscapes and a charming cafe called Tarvaspää.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

12 October 2016

07.10.2016 — part 2

I am so grateful I was able to capture the colours of autumn on such a bright sunny day! The weather has changed now and it has been cloudy for a few days. I'm dreading the arrival of winter, when the leaves will be gone and the darkness will settle in. My 7th winter in Finland is about to start, but I don't think I will ever get used to it. I'm especially concerned about my photowalks: I hope I will be able to catch at least a few good hours of light during weekends — and please let it be a snowy winter!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

10 October 2016

07.10.2016 — part 1

These photographs are the outcome of a wonderful day off work spent with Jacopo's mum during her visit to Helsinki. I'm thankful for the lovely time we had and the sunny weather! Don't you think Linnunlaulu looks simply amazing in autumn colours? Credits to Silja for the 4th photo of this batch — me admiring the view over Töölönlahti.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

06 October 2016

02.10.2016

The weather has been quite cold but very sunny lately: the best kind of weather to fully appreciate the colours of autumn in Helsinki. These photos were taken last Sunday in Seurasaari, which still remains one of my favourite places just outside the city.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

04 October 2016

25.09.2016 — part 2

The colours of autumn had just started to show: I think the forest is at its best at this time of the year! If only this moment could last a bit longer, but soon the trees will be naked and the light will be gone. I must take more photographs before the winter comes!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G