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It’s almost a month ago since I stood on the sea taking pictures of the sunrise. Last week I was out there again. A whole different story now. And a lot earlier, too. Pff… And I almost missed it. Thought I’d be in time when I set the alarm on 5am, but boy, it was close. The civil twilight was already on its way out when I came to the spot.

The sea was starting to open up already again, even if it hasn’t been above zero very much, yet. The ice is still very thick in most places, but for the pictures that I shot I went right up to the water.
And when that boat passed, and everything started cracking and moaning around me, it did give me a slight tingle of discomfort. But owwell… There where I was standing the water can’t’ve been really deep 😉
Also… It’s rather worrying how the thick ice chunks appeal to you (or me in this case), they’re almost beckoning you to jump on them and see how far you can walk out on the sea…
But anyway… I could withstand the draw of the ice, but I did shoot some wonderful pictures of the sunrise.

Lauttasaari sunrise

D700, ISO200, 1 sec @ f/11, Nikkor 50mm

Lauttasaari sunrise

D700, ISO200, 1/8 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 14-24mm, and a second slightly shorter exposure, which I merged in Photoshop into the above HDR result.

Lauttasaari sunrise

D700, ISO200, 2 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 14-24mm, and a second slightly shorter exposure, which I merged in Photoshop into the above HDR result.

Lauttasaari sunrise

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/16, Nikkor 50mm

Sorry, couldn’t help myself 😀

Yesterday morning I had some business downtown and along the way I noticed a massive full moon hanging way above the tree line. It was really pretty. The moon set on the side where the rising sun cast its beams, so it was a double prize 🙂
I was kind of in a hurry, and I didn’t have the time to stop at that time (which annoyed me already), and I knew that moon wasn’t going to stick until the time suited me better to make a picture. And ofcourse… When I returned about 20 minutes later, the size had shrunk significantly.

D200, ISO100, 1/4 sec @ f/32, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/4 sec @ f/32, Tamron 28-75mm

But really… The big moon looked so much better… Thank ….. (God, Jahweh, Buddah, Allah, etc. which ever you feel is appropriate) I have Photoshop, so I can at least make it look like the way I really saw it 😉

Me and my friend Photoshop

Me and my friend Photoshop

But then I started wondering… The moon looks quite… well… normal there… how about…

A few more minutes in Photoshop

A few more minutes in Photoshop

or

To the other side...

To the other side...

Not bad, eh? But then… Well, while I’m at it…

Really! It's what I saw!

Really! It's what I saw!

Myeah… erm… so… Well… Never mind… Sometimes I get a bit carried away…
Anyway… I had a great morning 😀

After 10 days of continuous rain (it’s actually been 6 weeks like this I’ve heard, but I’ve been here only for the past week and a half to witness it) it actually stopped raining! And not only that…. there’s actually some blue in the sky! Maybe we’ll get some sort of, well, not summer, but, well… you know what I mean…

D200, ISO100, 1/500sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm

D200, ISO100, 1/500sec @ f/4, Sigma 10-20mm, circular polarizer

Nature hasn’t really decided what it’s going to be. Some extended summer, fall, or winter. At this particular moment the sun is shining behind the clouds, but it’s cold for the time of year.

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

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm, 36 mm Kenko extension tube

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/2.8, Tamron 28-75mm, 36mm Kenko extension tube

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/3.3, Tamron 28-75mm, 36mm Kenko extension tube, off-camera flash SB800

D200, ISO100, 1/60 sec @ f/3.3, Tamron 28-75mm, 36mm Kenko extension tube, off-camera flash SB800

After spending the summer in Missoula, Montana (where the temperature during the day usually didn’t go under 25° Celcius (77° Fahrenheit), and the last two weeks of August in California, I’m back in good old Finland.

Weather shock!
It’s said that this has been the worst summer in decades, and well… seeing that it has rained the whole day every day, since we came back last week’s Tuesday, I can only agree.
As a “sad reminder” of how it could’ve been, had we not returned from California:

Sun, beach and rock'n'roll

Sun, beach and rock-n-roll