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When you’re in a country where the rainy season has just started, chances are good you’ll find yourself sitting on the open patio (or if you’re in luck, somewhere outside without any cover 😀 ) watching the rain come down.
Over here it’s like the sound of static noise on the radio. But during and after you could get some nice pictures…

Rain drops falling on leaves

D800, ISO6400, 1/2000 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm, burst series

Drop on a leaf

D800, ISO6400, 1/8000 sec @ f/3.5, Tamron 90mm

Flower

D800, ISO6400, 1/2000 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 70-200mm

 

And of course, it may happen so, that in this kind of weather (or any kind of weather, for that matter) other *little* critters may come out to have a look as well…

Spider

D800, ISO100, 1/320 sec @ f/4, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

Spider

D800, ISO100, 1/320 sec @ f/5, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

 

 

 

Promised some studio stuff still. So here you go. And that really was pretty much the last of fall. Onto winter, snow and cold.

Fall leaf

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Fall leaf

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Fall leaf

D700, ISO200, 1/500 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 70-200mm, 2x off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

Maybe you’ve figured it out… I’ve got something with moss…
I wanna sleep on it…

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, 1,4x teleconverter

D200, ISO100, 1/90 sec @ f/4, Nikkor 70-200mm, 1,4x teleconverter

And we came across this rock. My better half pointed out after seeing it on the screen that the rock with the grooves in it looks like a forest. And she’s right! A forest in a forest in a forest in a….

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/19, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1,5 sec @ f/19, Tamron 28-75mm

So yesterday after my life-threatening operation downtown Helsinki I went to a big store where they sell fabrics. There was one piece missing still for my home studio table top: a black backdrop.
I went into the store and enthusiastically asked for black silk, thinking it would be some 30 euros per meter. You can imagine my surprise that the cheapest suitable silk they had in store was closer to 70 euros per meter. That was a good amount more than I had budgeted and seriously more than I was willing to spend on it. So I had to downgrade… I found a very nice piece of Lycra or something and that was really the best piece after the silk I could find. The others were not really black, or too shiny, or dusty, or what not. But this nice piece of cloth still cost me 39 euros per meter. And I needed two meters at least. So… *sighs* about 80 euros lighter (oh, and a 50 euros parking ticket, because I parked three meters from a pedestrian crossing instead of five – that’s TWO tickets in two weeks, for crying out loud!!!), but a nice backdrop richer I went home to test it out.

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm, off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm, off-camera SB-800 with Photoflex softbox

I went out to get a bunch of leaves and I even had a really nice conversation with an old guy who was working in the garden close by. That’s such un-Finnish behavior! And I like it 🙂

Oh… And when I was testing out the backdrop, I found out why it was so expensive anyway… It said with big bold white letters “GIORGIO ARMANI” on it 😀
Hahahaha! Now that I come to think of it… How decadent is it really? I’m using a GIORGIO ARMANI cloth for my photography backdrop…
Oh my… where is it going with me?