September 18, 2011

Late evening swamp lake details

September 11, 2011

Who's that man? - Featured in RebBubble homepage

September 11, 2011

Take a look at it on RedBubble

Direct link to the photo here

Check out the few other nice photos from Finland too!

August 08, 2011

Spiders - Three interesting shots

Reborn - Casting it's skin and presenting it's new clothes

Micro - Almost microscopic spider on a web (and one of the hardest things I've ever tried to photograph)

Webbing - Casting new lines

July 25, 2011


Spiders. Yet they are not insects themselves they rule the insect world with their traps. As I closely started to watch these fellows I got fascinated by them. How they react and what they do. Wanted to photograph a glimpse of what it's all about. Truly amazing. Spiders.

In rain, wind and sunset

Preparing a snack

King of the green

In bright burning sunlight

This world is so interesting that I think I will take even deeper look into it. Wow.

July 06, 2011

Backyard flowers

Sometimes it's good just to take an ordinary every day thing and try to find some new aspect to it. So...

I have been spending a lot of time in my backyard lately... but the thing is that I've had my camera near me all the time. As days go by there has been nice lights, insects, birds, squirrels and the backyard flowers. At first I will focus on the flowers and show you some photos with some new angle to things.

Here we go...

Hope you enjoyed it! Cya.

June 22, 2011

Young white wagtails

Found some young white wagtails  enjoying the summer sun setting on Tiilijärvi lake in Hollola, Finland.
Extraordinary - though ordinary - view from a Finnish lake. ;)

(White wagtail / Motacilla alba / Västäräkki in Finnish)

June 18, 2011

Curious case of the striped field mouse

Right where I live while sitting on the terrace on sunshine I saw this striped field mouse peeking out between the rocks. I think it saw me but didn't still rush anywhere as I managed get my camera and take a few shots. Funny little guy. Looked very young btw.

Striped field mouse, Apodemus agrarius (Peltohiiri in Finnish)

June 14, 2011

Bugs bugs bugs

One thing photographers love and hate in the summer time are bugs. Many times they make nice photos but sometimes they are just irritating as hell. You-know-what-I-mean....

But as my bug season is starting I'll bug you with some dandelions with bugs. ;)

Two of these are scentless plant bugs called Corizus Hyoscyami and the third one is a more common plant bug called Dolycoris baccarum.

June 12, 2011


Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca / kirjosieppo in finnish) bringing some food home.

This pretty little bird nested very near my parents house while the birdhouse was still on the ground waiting to be set to the tree. They set a small fence around the birdhouse and the bird uses the fence for observing the surroundings.

June 10, 2011

Walking in Spa

I was just walking in Spa (Belgium) and came across this lake,  Lac De Warfaaz. Going around it and just not seeing anything interesting. So I started looking out for any details or shapes which could interest in any way...

And after all I managed to take one shot of the lake too. Not obvious one though (with the sunset). ;)

April 10, 2011

Foxglove (Dark Cold Forest) on RedBubble homepage

This lonely foxglove was just featured on RedBubble homepage. Yay!

And this is the copy of the homepage:

And I believe it's only one of two from a thousand artworks that make it to the homepage. Cool!

(p.s. This is my second work on RedBubble homepage. Previous Nightly - featured on RedBubble homepage )

March 11, 2011

Negative space

What is negative space?

Negative space is the space surrounding your subject in a photo. To make it really simple, it's generally just all the empty or unused space in your photograph. In fact... almost every picture has some negative space but it's not every image that uses the negative space as a dominant element of the composition.

I often find comments about getting closer in photographs and I know... sometimes they have a point. But many times it's just that the viewer doesn't understand what he/she is looking at. That may sound rude but let me explain that before you judge me...

I just love using negative space to bring out the details of anything or just to make calming surroundings to a simple subject. I find that in photography many people don't understand the power to it... or maybe it's just that many don't just take time to relax and let the image speak to you in that way. I also find most people nowdays are enjoying photography as, well, as fast food... :/
Many images with a lot of negative space don't give such "wow" factor and people just skip it. And of course, it's just not appealing to all. So it's not like you are stupid if you don't get it. ;)

But nevertheless... What I'm trying to say is...
Take your time and let the images speak to you.
Photography isn't fast food!

Some of my photos with a lot of negative space:

One birch tree


 breath of fresh air

Walking on ice

March 09, 2011

Remember the summer?

As the spring is slowly getting closer and you can already feel it in the air I'm forced to look forward to the summer. I'll be doing that by looking up photos from last summer, which was a gorgeous summer if you really like the sun and warmth. It was pretty rainless too which is definitely not typical to Finland.

So... here's some Finnish summer presented in several ways!

Late evenings

Midnight dandelions

Summer activities

Moody black and white lake scenery

March 06, 2011

Exploring the water

Water. What a fascinating substance. What's the most interesting in it, it can be pretty much anything.

It bends light and colors beautifully. It may be still or moving. It can be liquid or solid. And as solid... Ice... it can be molded to anything. From the ice cubes in your glass to actuals size hotels.
(like this real ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden *link to*)

All of these are seen in nature too. So I went and tried to find some natural water. Not so difficult in Finland. ;)

Shapes of water

Motion of water

State of water