What the one of the world's most photographed sights looked to me during my trip to Paris.
Shot this on the way to the train station from the Pentti Sammallahti exhibition held in late 2010. The main entrance of the main post office in Helsinki.
Silja Galaxy by sunrise
Went out to shoot some sunrise photos over at Ruissalo in Turku, Finland. We thought we might see some of the ferries coming back from Sweden, but to our surprise we arrived right on cue with the Silja Galaxy. Had to scramble a bit but managed to shoot this lovely sunrise shot. And for those asking: it is not HDR.
Attention on deck
From the Turku 2011 Culture Capital year opening ceremony in January. The ship in the photo is Suomen Joutsen, a notable landmark of Turku. Supposedly the President of Finland was watching the ceremony from the deck.
Top of the Morning
Sometimes it's good to get up early, or at least stay up very late. Title is a tribute to Mike Oldfield's song of the same name.
The Smooth Ones
Lovely light on lovely buildings somewhere in Paris. Rest of my Paris photos can be found at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mondogonzo/sets/72157633180187878/
Kamppi Chapel of Silence
Details of the Chapel of Silence, which is located in Kamppi, Helsinki. Excellent place to stop by and enjoy the silence for a few moments, it is eerily quiet in there.
University of Helsinki opened it's new main library recently. Pretty nice place. Shot on Leica M8 + Zeiss 35/2 Biogon T*
Fog at the Halistenkoski rapid in Turku, Finland.
The Porsche Museum was unfortunately closed during the Stuttgart portion of our Nürburgring 24h visit, but I was still able to get this snapshot through the windshield of our car. The architecture is absolutely stunning.
"That's a nice sounding phone"
Another street photograph that looks like a phone ad.
"That's a good looking phone"
The gaze of the lady in the background looks like it could be from a phone ad. "Those new Verizon phones sure look great!" Shot from the hip on Leica M8 + Zeiss 35/2 Biogon T*
A street photo from Turku, Finland. I'm sure you'll figure the rest out.
Street photography in Helsinki doesn't get much more essential than this. The lady had dropped her umbrella cover earlier, a gentleman ran after her but passed it on in such a hurry that the poor lady dropped it again. Shot from the hip on a Leica M8 + 21mm Elmarit ASPH.
Chairs & tables from the Helsinki Music Center.
When the gasoline runs out
Details from a 1960s Mercedes-Benz W108 resting under a tree. Shot on a 1960 Hasselblad to Ilford FP4+, scanned on Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED, resulting in a 74 megapixel file.
Audi R8 V10
Static shot of the Audi R8 V10 in an ex-Gutzeit insulation board factory.
Jaguar F-type V6S
Shot of the Jaguar F-type V6S during our Kuninkaantie (King's road) roadtrip.
Audi R8 V10
Rolling shot of the Audi R8 V10
Morning Glory (Jaguar F-type V6S)
Sometimes it pays to get up insanely early.
Audi A4 Koneteekkareiden lehteen.
Taking a road trip in the archipelago sounds like a daft idea, but fortunately there's a ring road which makes it quite easy. You spend more time on ferries than driving, but who cares. Enjoy the view. Hardest part of this photo was to push the Mazda into the frame. Shot on D700 + 24-70/2.8G + neutral density filter + Manfrotto tripod. Creative process was a collaboration with http://500px.com/lahtiain so a shared credit is in order!
Car and driver
There was an idea for a photo shoot but on the way there, this came up. Have a great week everyone!
Haastattelukuva Turun ylioppilaslehteen, 2012.
Pixie and pixels
The students of media studies were doing a calendar for the year 2011 with the theme "tv shows". She is playing homage to the cheerleader from Heroes. Lit with three SB-600s set on various tables and tripods, no modifiers. I have to give credit to our model Saara, who didn't complain once despite jumping around 60 times for this shot, and our "producer" who kept pushing us until we met her expectations.