Bright blue icy Friday afternoon – Helsinki, Finland – 05 February 2021

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Travel

Bright blue icy Friday afternoon – Helsinki, Finland – 05 February 2021

I love those frosty bright sunny afternoons in the nordic. The colours seem so much more vibrant! More so than the summer. Perhaps it’s the contrast with the stark white of the snow against the bright blue of the sky. I haven’t seen that level of blueness since I visited Greece in 2014.

I love using the Panasonic LX15 /LX10 as I can use the camera with gloves on. Trying to use a phone in -15C to take photos is very difficult.

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Social distancing queue – Lahti, Finland – 27 June 2020

2020s, Finland, Lahti, Photography, Travel

The penultimate day of the road trip around southern Finland. First visit to Lahti and impressed by the vivality of the city. The weather is hot, maybe too hot. But summer is so brief up north that its imperative to take full advantage.

Helsinki under lock-down – Video from 22 April 2020

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Travel, Video

Another one of the skills that I am learning is editing video. Thanks to tutorials on YouTube,  I managed to put the video above together as a start using Lumafusion on the iPad. I’m interested to see how this skill can develop in combination with going on bike rides around the city. It was just shot on a Samsung S9 and even though it uses slow motion, the footage is quite shaky. Going to try some other cameras for comparable results.