The Accidental Photographer

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

Thursday, April 24, 2008


During the past couple of days I have been experimenting with my camera . I've been zooming and panning while exposure. Both techniques that I've tried before some years ago. The above is one of the better ones. Most of the frames were quite blurry as you might guess.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Speedy Gonzales

Yesterday evening I took my bike and rode to Lauttasaari to shoot some boats in this small leisure boat harbour. I took some fifteen frames of a nice looking old boat in beautiful evening light. Then I got bored of it and took out my monopod that I had been carrying around all evening and started to try some zoombursts. The results varied but it was fun and interesting. More of that stuff please.

Monday, April 21, 2008


A bunch a hippies have squatted this old theater in Rajasaari Helsinki.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Traffic Jam

I've never seen such a traffic jam in Helsinki as I saw today.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cross Country

Would you ski from Helsinki to Riihimäki? I know I wouldn't. Anyway I went Pyhätunturi in Lapland and skied 65 km which is roughly the same distance as from my home to Riihimäki.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I decided to post another picture for today as I have not been publishing much lately. The yawning tiger is shot at Korkeasaari on sunday. It is a nice place to visit off-season.


Finally I have published the photo gallery from our trip to Bretagne and Normandy. It can be viewed here. It was a nice trip. The weather could have been better but luckily we did not get any snow as some sorry people in London and Northern Spain. It would have been quite tricky to drive around in snow without winter tyres.

The above photo is from Pointe du Raz which is the westernmost part of mainland France. The area is called Finisterre, the end of land. The weather was quite challenging for photography and for survival as well as the wind was blowing roughly 30 m/s. It was quite a wind. We wandering on the cliffs tens of metres above the sealevel but the wind was blowing saltwater on my lenses which was not really nice. I got them cleaned anyway without any damage.