The Accidental Photographer

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

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: