The Accidental Photographer

Welcome to my blog. The idea is to share some random photos and maybe some thoughts.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Gone Fishing 2.0

You realize funny things when you start publishing your images on the web. For example I didn't know that I have a habit of shooting fishermen but here is already a second published image of one.

Recently I have also come to a conclusion that the crappier the weather the better it is for shooting. Today the wind was blowing around 21 m/s and rain was coming down every now and then. Luckily the sun came out for a while to provide me and other photo enthusiast with dramatic light and seascapes. I will publish a gallery of the seascapes shortly.

This will be the last post of this year. I will be looking forward to publishing a lot more the coming year. With this photo of this insane fisherman I wish you all a happy new year.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

At the Mall

Today there was the official opening of the christmas season in Kamppi. I grabbed this not very original shot from the top level of the mall. I didn't want to see the fireworks because lst year they were so crappy.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

This is not a black and white image

In my last post I wrote about publishing a black and white image shortly. As you can see it didn't happen this week. Maybe next time. We'll see...

By the way the image is shot at one second hand held. Not bad don't you think.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


On friday I went the see a Sally Mann exhibition. I was inspired by her black and white images. The tonal range in real monochomatic prints is simply amazing. Today I went for a photowalk with an idea to shoot in black and white. I was able to stick with my plan until I noticed these nice reflections on water.

Anyway I think I will be shooting a lot more b&w in the near future. This time of year the light is really good for it. With sun low on the sky the light brings out shapes and textures nicely. I'll be looking forward to post my first black and white image on this blog shortly.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Gone Fishing

Couple of days ago I realized that I hadn't shot a single picture for a few weeks. That's why I went for a photo walk to Hernesaari. I didn't get any great shots. Spotted this fisherman anyway.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Picking Mushrooms

Yesterday we went to a secret location to pick mushrooms and we found plenty. Jussi was very stylish indeed.

Friday, September 21, 2007


Hello folks!

It's been a while since my last update but there's a logical explanation. My computer broke down. Luckily the warranty was still good and the boys in the computer store had to repair it for free. Unfortunately it took those lazy bastards at Mikromafia two weeks to get the job done. Anyway I'm back online now.

I realized one other thing now that I started to write this post. During the past couple of weeks I've shot only a couple of pictures. The only decent ones are from the fireworks competion some weeks ago. Here's one of them.

I'll keep on looking for inspiration. Take care.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Dancing Teen

Friday night was the Night of Arts in Helsinki. The above shot is from Hesperia park where they had the biggest pique-nique in the whole universe of something. There was a DJ playing nice music and plenty of drunken teens dancing.

I've also added a small gallery of photos to my webalbum. You'll find rest of my photos from the walk when I grabbed the shot of the hot air balloon I posted the last time. Gallery available here.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Double Balloon

Today was supposed to be the last summer day of the year. To celebrate this I went for icecream with friends. It was as hot as the weather forecasters had predicted. It was nice anyway.

On the way home I saw some hot air balloons in the sky. The one in the image was quite nice because it was flying behind a cloud and it was backlit so in made a shadow in the cloud. So it's not a UFO it's just a normal hot air balloon and its shadow. It made quite a strong image I think.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Lately I have been very unispired in photography. I have realized that I don't shoot enough to keep my standard of photography good enough. But I don't want to just wander around and shoot anything, rather I would like to have something specific to shoot. I have been trying to find something without a result so far.

I have also thought about trying to shoot and publish something everyday but I don't think I will. I tried shooting a picture a day a couple of years ago and I realized that it didn't make me a better photographer. It was only a stressful experience and most of the days I just ended up to shoot a crappy picture just to get it under way. After a couple of months I dropped the whole project.

So I will not start the project again at least not for now. Rather I will try shoot aand publish a decent picture every weekend for starters.

This weekend I went to see the castle of Mustio. It is not really a castle rather a mansion. According to a legend it is haunted. I didn't see any ghosts though. It is a nice place for a day trip from Helsinki. Plenty of strange things to see.

Monday, August 13, 2007


This weekend was mainly about mölkky, beer and swimming. Here is Daniel showing his skills. According to him mölkky is Finland's national sport.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Finnish Countryside

Went to the countryside last weekend. Finland is such a splendid country especially in the summer. The above photo should prove that.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

In the year 2006

This time I have added a compilation of some of my best photos from last year to my gallery. Please do visit it here:

Monday, July 30, 2007

Summertime and the living is easy

Last weekend was fun. We went to Suomenlinna for a picnic and as usual had a blast out there. For some reason strange things always tend to happen there but i won't go into detail. Here's a summer snapshot from there.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

On the Sea

Last weekend me and Salme went sailing for the first time by ourselves. Everything went fantastic and we got back home alive. Now I'm a fully licenced captain. Woohaa!

However, one rather funny incident there was. There we were sailing towards Hanko in a really mild wind. The boat was hardly moving at all. All of a sudden a bird crashed into our main sail and stumbled on the deck. It looked around and decided our boat was its new home. Of course I had to grab my camera and get a few shots of this stupid pidgeon.

When we got home we started thinking that it might not be a pidgeon at all. It might in fact be a really rare turtle dove. I'm going to get it recognized by Birdlife Finland and see if I can make some money with the pictures.

I have updated my photo gallery to which you can find a link on the right hand side of the site. You'll find my photos from Iceland and the US as well as the photos from our trip to northern Norway and Lapland last September.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


I'm a lazy publisher I know but I have an excuse though. I was on holiday for a couple of weeks in Iceland and the US. I will publish some pictures from the trip as soon as I get them processed.

From New York I bought a new lens, Canon EF 70-200 f/4. It is my first prime lens with the red ring around it. Sweet. On sunday me and Salme went to Seurasaari with Melli and Marcus and their three dogs. I didn't shoot the dogs anyway. We spotted a squirrel there which is by no means a miracle over there. Anyway Marcus was feeding it some nuts and I grabbed some test shots with my lens. I have to say it is a very good lens indeed. I don't think there's a way back from prime lenses anymore.

The above picture is one of those test shots. I think it is actually a really good photo of a squirrel.

All the best,


Monday, May 21, 2007

First steps in web 2.0

Hello world. Here I am finally taking my first steps in web 2.0. It has been on my mind for a while (read couple of years) to publish my photos on the internet but I'm lazy guy to learn new tricks. But here it finally is.

The above picture is from Camden London where we went for easter with Salme. You can view the rest of the photos here:

Feel free to comment.

Yours sincerely,


Sunday, May 20, 2007