Tuesday, June 2, 2020


In Hennala, Lahti. Former Military Barracks. The building was so called Soldiers Home. It was a place to service men to hang out during their free time. There was pool table, jukebox, video games and it sold all kinds of goodies. I visited there back in 1989-90 when I served in Defensive Forces. I served else where but was in Military Hospital at Hennala due illness.

70mm f5.6 1/2000sec. ISO400 (-2f)

The tank is Spoils of War from WW2. It´s T-34 to be exact. There´s a loong Wikipedia page of the tank. When we was kids the tank was in shooting range as a target. We used to play there and collected plenty of live (!) ammunitions while at it. Thinking back it was very dangerous playground for kids. Gladly nothing serious never happened. Since it was a Military grounds it was closed from outsiders. But we didn´t gave a damn and went there anyways.

Monday, June 1, 2020


On my way to my local grocery store I paparazzed this woman. She´s Finn but chooses to wear like devoted muslim. Body covering veil, face covering veil and black gloves on her hands. She looks like a ISIS bride, hopely she isn´t one. 

4mm f2 1/1147sec. ISO50

We live in same strairwell, I actually talked with her once. Back then she was only wearing headscarf with normal western clothes. After that we greeted each other when we saw. Nowadays I wait for her to greet me first, can´t go running around and greet everyone with Burga. That would probably be insulting and don´t wanna do that.

20 Years Anniversary

Back in June 2000 I bought myself my first camera. I had several cameras over couple of next years. My favorite camera of those early 2000´s was Canon EOS 50. I bought the same camera last winter. Looks like so. Coupled here with Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L-lens.

67mm f2.8 1/15sec. ISO3200

Bought myself couple rolls of film and I´m gonna photograph with this combo. Haven´t figured out yet what to photograph but I´ll get there. Results will be posted later this summer in this blog. All of my gear you can find at the link if interested. 

Friday, May 29, 2020


I was pushing my bike uphill. This fella passed me with his electric scooter.
Cool little gadget, would be nice to try one someday.

188mm f5.6 1/800sec. ISO400

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Lahti, Finland. In winter you can ski jump, in summer you can swim. The Pool is Olympic size (50m.) to give you the scale of those jumping hills. Opening first of June with restrictions. This one for Skywatch Friday this week.

30mm f8 1/200sec. ISO100

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

School during Corona

These 5th graders have found very nice place to study.

 70mm f8 1/60sec. ISO100

Come lunch time, boys found way to be boys.
Couple of brave hearts jumped to a half sunken pier.
Hey, wait a minute. How we are gonna get back?
Well, you boys have to get your feet wet.
Mind you this time of year water is very cold.

70mm f8 1/160sec. ISO100

First Hod Dogs

Then Wet Dogs

70mm f5.6 1/250sec. ISO100


70mm f8 1/250sec. ISO100