The Accidental Photographer

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

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,