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I need not repeat anymore that anything is a potential subject, especially in macro photography. You can turn pretty much everything into some sort of abstract, you just need to be able to visualize it for yourself.

Iron wire

D700, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/4.5, Tamron 90mm macro

Cleaning rags

D700, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/4.5, Tamrin 90mm macro

I pass this place frequently, and I’ve been meaning to take a picture of it already for quite awhile. Not specifically because of this, for this blog, but just because it’s such a cute, almost idyllic place.
Maybe in this particular form it’s not really such an idyllic place, but it shows well how looks can be deceiving. I wondered about it when I first saw it.

Idyllic place

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

Here’s one where I stepped to the left a few meters:

Idyllic place

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/8, Nikkor 50mm

That’s one of the chimneys of Helsingin Energia in the background. The exhaust is especially pronounced in winter, during those cold and crispy days.
(oh, and yeah, I did some stuff in Photoshop on the top one. It’s hardly noticeable, but I thought I’d mention it 😉 )

The beauty of a bright, clear, cold day…

The beauty of environmental destruction

D700, ISO200, 1/180 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 50mm

Today is the Finnish Independence Day.
Today is the day where the biggest part of the country is sitting in front of the telly watching the President’s Independence Day ball. It’s the day where everyone’s ogling at who’s wearing what kind of dress and who’s coming in with whom. You know… the kind of ogling that ends up with a bad story on the gossip channel in the hair dresser’s saloon 😉
Being home alone, save for the cats (that got their food in time), and having no real interest in watching dresses and suits and people in wrong company, I figured I could make much better use of myself making a bit of extra money than sitting at home watching the tv (which only costs money 😀 ).

So today’s bank holiday started for me at 7am together with my friend Heidelberg. We spent a nice day together, him and I.

Ink profile

D700, ISO200, 1/30 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 50mm

Ink tray

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/2, Nikkor 50mm

Awhile back I drove home from downtown after an appointment I had there and when I was about to turn onto the motorway I saw a massive, seriously HUGE cloud of smoke slowly roll over the road a bit further on. It looked like there was a serious fire burning in a building, even if the smoke was white. There was just too much of it to be a simple… well, a simple what, really?
When I came closer, I saw the smoke came from in between two buildings of the Helsinki Energy factory. At that time -of course- I didn’t have my camera with me, like is always the case when something really cool happens and again I was really annoyed. This happens to me all the time, I keep on writing about it *LOL* (and I never seem to learn!).
Yesterday I was on my way downtown for an appointment and guess what…? When I came off the the motorway, there was a similar cloud again. And guess what…?
Ha! Wrong, this time I DID have my camera with me. And it looked SO cool! It did make a terrible noise, but owwell… I got my pictures this time.

Smoke rising from the factory of Helsingin Energia in Helsinki

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm (3 images stitched together in Photoshop)

Smoke rising from the factory of Helsingin Energia in Helsinki

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm (2 images stitched together in Photoshop)

I’ve been having this idea…
It’s been playing around in my head already for… about 10 years, I guess…
I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with it, but it must be something, since I can’t seem to let go of it.
I have a title for it (which I’m not going to put here), but the idea involves a combination of nature, people (industries) and how they influence each other.
This could be an example…

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/16, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/16, Tamron 28-75mm