It’s a hard life… Working the graveyard shift. Getting to bed at 3am and getting up again at 7am to shoot some pictures… (I know, 7am isn’t even THAT early, but after 4 hours of sleep it is!). Luckily around here come fall/winter the sun rises later, so you don’t have to get up at 3am to shoot a sunrise. Or some mist, for that matter.
After the mist I wrote about earlier I wanted to see if I could get some more. Of course I could.
You’d think that with all the bright and vibrant fall colors, all you’d want to do is shoot color, right?
Well… I squeezed in a black and white one. The mist does it quite justice, I must say.
D700, ISO200, 1/45 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm
And we’re not done yet with the fall… Working on more!
You can just keep on writing about it. It’s so beautiful.
Sometimes you pass a scene that makes you want to return. And of course it’s never the same when you return. It was like that here too, but the scene was still pretty.
D700, ISO200, 1/20 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 70-200mm
I know, I know, but I promised I would (*try to*) write every day when I was at home. I’ve been in the middle of nowhere for the past days with a bunch of guys in a cabin without electricity and without running water. The only thing we had was a fireplace, a gas stove, oil lamps and a wood heated sauna.
D700, ISO200, 30 sec @ f/9.5, Nikkor 50mm, rear-sync on-camera flash
So… Evenings barbecue and just … being… Day time sauna, swimming, sauna, swimming, sauna, swimming, etc. etc. Difficult life it was… The water WAS pretty cold, though. I’d say 8-9 degrees Celcius, no more. But well, we’re tough guys 😀
D700, ISO200, 1/125 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 70-200mm
I should really change the title into “Touristing in your own country”, but owwell… I’m sure you get the picture 😉
This is Lovisa, my better half’s father’s home town (I could’ve made that sound a lot more difficult, but it’s only Tuesday, so… 😀 ).
Although this red is a very typical color for old farms and barns in Finland, these “barns” are a bit more updated. It’s still very authentic, but they are relatively new buildings. They were used for storage of stuff that was unloaded from ships docking into the harbor.
These days they’re used as restaurant, bar, museum and sauna (among others). They’re closed during the winter, but in the summer there are little terraces all over the place and it’s a great place for tourists to sit down, and take a rest.
D200, ISO100, 1/750 sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm