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Sometimes you come across things of which you think: “What am I supposed to do with that?”
As a photographer you -or at least I- always look at things as if it were through a view finder. Always framing the things you see around you. Always thinking “how would this look if I were to….?” There’s always something you can do with something.

Take this for example:

Triptych

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/2, Nikkor 50mm

I’ll leave you to ponder over what it is 🙂

Last week I spent a few days in my other home country. I had planned to go out at least one day, even just for an hour, just me and my camera, to shoot some pictures. A little bit of me-time. There was that one day, and I took camera and tripod and took off into the fields. I was mainly looking to dive into some more (and other than bumblebees this time) bugs, and maybe some nice flowers. I think it was too warm with 28°C, because there wasn’t much activity.
Save for all of a sudden a dog that came running at me and jumping against and around me. Its owner came walking towards me with a second dog, apologizing for the first dog’s behavior (“It usually never does that!”), but I didn’t mind at all.
I guess in the end I’m more Dutch than I am Finnish. This wouldn’t usually happen in Finland, where people are typically so private towards strangers that they wouldn’t even greet you when you bump into them. We kind of fell in chit-chat mode and I walked up with the lady, who -coincidentally- appeared to be an amateur photographer and member of the local camera club. We spoke about photography in general, about the places she had been, where I had been, what I’d done (“actually just published an article in a Dutch magazine about HDR and cross-processing”, “oh, really? Are you here still next week? Our camera club has a meeting and sometimes we have guest speakers. This would be a subject a lot of our members would be interested in!”), and so on and so forth. We walked and talked together for probably 45 minutes, when I noticed I had to take a different turn, back to where I came from. Time had passed in the blink of an eye, and I kind of had forgotten how much more open people really are, especially in the part of the country that I’m originally from.
I didn’t get to shoot too much pictures, and I didn’t get too much me-time, but I really enjoyed my walk and talk with this lady. I hope (going back into Finnish mode now) she wasn’t offended by me accompanying her on her walk with her dogs. I hope she enjoyed our talk as much as I did…

Ladybug

D800, ISO100, 1/320 sec @ f/8, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

Leaf

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/8, Tamron 90mm
(loooooove the intricacy of this one 🙂 )

A few weeks ago a friend-photographer took me to a place not far from here. It’s a lesser known “beach” area where you can pretty much spend a whole day baking in the sun, swimming, baking in the sun, swimming, etc. etc. (which I did the day after, this day I mainly shot pictures 😉 ).
The difference with a “normal” beach is that you’re not lying on sand, but on the smoothest, most beautifully decorated rock formations you can imagine. The intricate patterns and shapes are just mind-blowing!

Porkkala

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/19, Tamron 90mm macro

Porkkala

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/19, Tamron 90mm macro

Porkkala

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm

Porkkala

D700, ISO200, 1/250 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm

Porkkala

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 50mm

Porkkala

D700, ISO200, 1/350 sec @ f/13, Nikkor 14-24mm