Morning Stroll in Local Forest

Saturday morning and flu taking over, but nevertheless I woke up early and went outdoors despite the temperature being under zero degrees. The whole week forest and fields have been covered almost magic looking mist in the mornings when I have driven to work. I had a plan to go and take some misty scenery photos when Saturday arrives. Unfortunately there was no mist whatsoever so I had to improvise something else.

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Shooting Extreme Sports in Extreme Weather

    This year Tough Viking competition in Helsinki Kaisaniemi got extra twist from heavy rain. The competition is 12km run with 15 different obstacles including climbing, swimming and crawling. If I called for more dramatic weather when shooting swamp soccer at Hyrynsalmi (Swamp Soccer Photography), this time I got what I ordered. Heavy rain made the competitors look even more soaking wet and miserable. However, the atmosphere was great and everyone smiled when they saw the man with the camera.

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Photoshoot with Tangotheatre Kiukkarainen

  I had the pleasure to combine two of my passions, photography and tango, when I had a photoshoot together with multi-talents Timo & Marjo from Tangotheatre Kiukkarainen. It is always a joy to take photos of performing artists as they tend to have that photographic presence in their own skillset and do not need much guidance for that part. It leaves room for creativity.

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Swamp Soccer Photography

I made a longish detour during my summer trip to have a chance to capture some Finnish madness with my camera. In the land of thousand crazy summer sports, one well known event is the annual world championships of swamp soccer at Hyrynsalmi. I was well prepared to meet the famous Finnish Air Force, i.e. mosquitos, of which swamps are usually swarming. I was not prepared to meet a rare quest; burning sun.

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Superfood with Vertical Grip

  We went to a local forest to pick some blueberries. The division of work was clear, suggested by my wife; she picked the berries and my job was to carry the camera while looking after the kids. I did not complain. First I thought not to bother to bring the camera with me (what a stupid question!), but I wanted to test my newly bought vertical battery grip in action.

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