17 November 2017

14.10.2017

That Saturday we visited the national park of Sipoonkorpi for the first time. I truly wonder how come we had never been there before: not only the park is closer to Helsinki than Nuuksio, but also the landscape is a bit different and makes it for a lovely change of scenery. Even though that section of the park was mostly evergreen, I still managed to capture some autumn colours with my camera: I really loved the burnt orange ferns!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

12 November 2017

11.10.2017

I met Vanessa for the first time in the summer, but this autumn photowalk gave me the chance to get to know her better and I feel we both liked the results more — I am truly glad we met a second time!

That afternoon the sky was overcast, but the leaves all around us were so colourful and perfectly matched Vanessa's pullover. The Lapinlahden sairaalan park is even more photogenic in the autumn time — definitely a new favourite location!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

06 November 2017

01.10.2017

I met Sara on the first day of October. It was a very gloomy afternoon: the sky was getting darker by the minute and I had to go as high as 800 iso to get a decent shutter speed. Nevertheless, we found a very photogenic spot in the Arabia neighbourhood, in the outskirts of Helsinki: I truly like the contrast of the yellow flowers with the concrete building in the background. I do not often take portraits in urban areas, but it has happened already twice this autumn and I am starting to like it. What do you think of these?
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

02 November 2017

30.09.2017

Just a few photographs I took on the last day of September while walking somewhere in HelsinkiArabia and Töölönlahti to be precise. Autumn leaves, grey skies and birds flying away: a bit melancholy perhaps, but still worth sharing.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

01 November 2017

25.09.2017

I got to meet Kristo at the end of September through Instagram and we instantly got along: not only he is extremely passionate about photography, but we share the same taste in music and we can even have long conversations in Italian — he has lived in Italy for 3 years and speaks the language really well!

I took these portraits during one of our photowalks around the city: the autumn colours in the neighbourhood of Töölö were beautiful and the evening light was perfect. Though Kristo is usually on the other side of the camera, I think he did an excellent job posing for me and I am really happy with the way these photographs turned out!

Kristo on Instagram: @somewhereinhelsinki_, @helsinkifacades and @kristosnotes
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

29 October 2017

23.09.2017

On a glorious sunny Saturday we visited Repovesi National Park to spend a relaxing day in the nature. The leaves had already turned yellow on most of the trees and the sunlight made everything shine like gold. I did not take as many photos as I should have, nevertheless you can see a few below — I hope you will like them!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

26 October 2017

11.09.2017

A few portraits to remember a beautiful and fun evening in Kuusiluoto, at the very beginning of autumn. Lauri, Riim and I took an extempore photowalk and decided to make a crown of rowan berries. The sun was just setting when I took these and the golden light was magnificent! It's lovely how I keep on making wonderful memories in Kuusiluoto!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

22 October 2017

28.08.2017

We were determined to make the most of our last day by visiting an area not far from the airport, which we could never fully appreciate during our previous trips.

At this point we were already feeling a bit nostalgic about leaving Iceland, but still we managed to see the two lighthouses of Akranes — my first time inside a lighthouse! — and ended up driving the scenic road around Kleifarvatn lake. I even took a photo of our van that I thought would be nice to share with you!

Leaving Iceland always makes me a little sad, though this time around I feel even more connected to this incredible place and I know that there will be a fourth trip and many more to come. I hope you have enjoyed the photographs!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

20 October 2017

27.08.2017

When in Mývatn we decided to spend one night only without our van: the reason was the lovely North Aurora Guesthouse in Laugar, which we remembered from our previous trip in 2015. Even though I have loved cooking on our portable gas stove and eating outdoors, it was nice to be able to cook something a little more elaborate for once and to enjoy the delicious breakfast of the guesthouse!

The morning after it was pouring rain when we hiked to the Krafla power plant: it was not very pleasant, but the dramatic weather made for some very good photos! Sadly enough — despite being it the end of the season — there were still quite many tourists around Mývatn. We were already missing the solitude of the Westfjords!
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC

17 October 2017

25-26.08.2017

After having seen the north west of the Westfjords I am almost sure I can call it my favourite region of Iceland! The landscape was so overwhelmingly beautiful that I remember sitting on a rock and staring at it for the longest time without taking any photograph. The roads in this region were though, but driving there was totally worth it!

When the weather turned for the worst, we decided to leave the Westfjords to move towards Mývatn. Not exactly on our way, but yet we decided to stop by Ánastaðastapi as we wanted to see our favourite lighthouse — which we remembered since 2013. It was very photogenic with all that cottongrass in bloom!

Passing through Akureyri, we had the chance to meet with Ingeborg, whom I have been online friends with for years — we met through this blog in fact. It was lovely to finally get to talk to her in real life at Kaffi Ilmur! The countryside just outside Akureyri was also the perfect spot to take some portraits of Icelandic horses.
Camera Nikon Df
Lens Nikon 135mm f/2 DC