27 May 2017

14.05.2017

I took these on an evening walk at the botanic garden: I hope you like them! I have been taking many photowalks in the past two weeks and there are many posts I am looking forward to publish, but I am first trying to catch up with my new Instagram account @pollybalitro by posting some of my favourite old photos. I am putting a lot of effort into bringing new followers there, since it will be easier to keep up to date compared to the blog, but I will continue to post here occasionally — don't worry!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

16 May 2017

13.05.2017

On Saturday I had a very successful photowalk with Ludovica: the second Italian girl living in Finland I have met through the TFCD Valokuvaajat & Mallit Facebook group. Ludovica was very fun to talk to and I am very happy with the way the photographs turned out. I also have to say that, the more I work with my Nikon 135mm f/2 DC, the more I like it: I have a feeling we will have a wonderful summer together!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC
P.S. I have decided to open a new Instagram account dedicated only to my photography: I have been sharing a picture a day starting from my Norway trip. I would be very happy if you followed it!

14 May 2017

Horror story with a happy ending

On Friday I thought about deleting some of the oldest posts on this blog: to my horror though, Blogger jammed and it ended up deleting 50 of my most recent posts instead. Just when I was trying to come to terms with the idea that all those entries were lost forever, my better half — a computer genius and much more than that — managed to download the html content of my deleted posts somewhere online (don't ask me where, don't ask me how). Long story short — after repeating copy, paste and publish a few times — all those 50 posts are back where they should be.
Thank you so much, Jacopo!
P.S. Sadly, I have lost all your lovely comments and views, but you can always go to comment your favourite posts again!

09 May 2017

07.05.2017

My first official photowalk with the Nikon 135mm f/2 DC happened on Sunday and I am very pleased with the results! I have met Heli through friends and we immediately got along: despite being it her first time in front of the camera, we had a really lovely time together and everything felt alright. Last but not least, we ended our walk with cinnamon buns and that — I believe — marked the start of a friendship!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

07 May 2017

06.05.2017

http://pollypasserdomesticus.blogspot.com/2017/05/06052017.html I am so grateful for another beautiful sunny day spent in the nature! This time we took a different path and ended up walking longer than usual: the weather was perfect and for once we had nowhere else to be — everything felt so right! I took the time to practice with my new lens and these are some of my favourite shots of that day.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

04 May 2017

04.05.2017

Today I finally had the chance to spend some time alone with my camera. It was wonderful to be able to test my new lens in the beautiful evening light at the botanic garden in Kaisaniemi — even though my models this time were only young leaves, flowers and the occasional bird. Spring is in full bloom here and I intend to make the most of it!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

01 May 2017

01.05.2017

Happy 1st of May! It's been a while since my last entry, but the weather was awful and I didn't have the chance to get out with my cameras as much as I wanted to. May has begun with a sunny day and a walk in the nature: undoubtedly a very good start!

I got myself a new lens which — according to Ken Rockwell — is supposed to be the the world's greatest portrait lens: the Nikon AF 135mm f/2 DC! I took her out today for the first time and I am very pleased with the results, but I will need a few more photowalks to fully master her. What do you think of these first few shots?
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

09 April 2017

08.04.2017

Yesterday morning we took a very successful photowalk! I had contacted Riim via the local models and photographers Facebook page a few months ago, but I didn't really have the chance to meet her until yesterday. To tell the truth — after a few disappointing encounters — I wasn't very keen about meeting anyone who I didn't knew already, but with Riim the connection was effortless! I'm very happy with the way the photographs turned out and even happier about having met such a lovely person!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

26 March 2017

26.03.2017

http://pollypasserdomesticus.blogspot.com/2017/03/26032017.html Just a few photographs from a Sunday walk in Nuuksio — nothing really thought through — but the light was so special that I wanted to share these here. After a long dark winter, all I need is to be outside to feel the sun on my face! Today we have turned the clocks one hour forward, the days will get longer and there will be more photowalks.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

12 March 2017

12.03.2017

Even though it has been snowing on and off this year, it finally seems the winter may be coming to an end! The first signs of spring are already here: the birds are singing, the sun is warm and the snow is melting. Every time the light comes back to Helsinki I feel the urge to spend more time outdoors: nothing makes me happier than a photowalk. I hope this spring will give me plenty of chances to be out with my camera!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens AF-s Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G