(How I shot over 1000 photos in one night. // Kuinka otin yli 1000 kuvaa yhden yön aikana.)

I have a hobby. I play an ancient Chinese board game called Weiqi. People in the wester world have come to known it by its Japanese name, “Go”.

On Friday, me and a couple of friends of mine who are also interested in the game, met in the nearby harbour, and had our first club night meeting in about a year, thanks to vaccines and social distancing having had some impact in preventing the Covid19 pandemic a little bit this Summer.

Game of Go in the harbour

Minulla on harrastus. Pelaan ikivanhaa kiinalaista lautapeliä nimeltä Weiqi. Länsimaissa se tunnetaan kuitenkin sen japanilaisella nimellä, “Go”.

Perjantaina minä ja pari pelin innokasta harrastajakaveriani kohtasimme lähisatamassa, ja pidimme ensimmäisen kerhoiltamme noin vuoteen, kiitokset rokotteiden ja sosiaalisen etäistyksen estettyä hieman koronaviruspandemian etenemistä tänä kesänä.

Iris pseudacorus, Yellow Flag // Kurjenmiekka

For some reason I wasn’t feeling very strong at the game, so I started shooting photos with my camera. And after my friends had finished their games, the photographers among us had bit of a photo-walk before leaving.

Larus canus, Common gull // Kalalokki

Jostain syystä pelini eivät oikein sujuneet, joten päätin alkaa napsimaan kuvia kamerallani. Ja kun ystäväni olivat lopetelleet pelinsä, toinen heistä jäi kanssani satamaan myös ottamaan muutamia kuvia.

The harbour was quite full of people, and there were also millions of blackflies hungry for our blood, so we somewhat quickly grew bored of getting bitten, and left.

Instead of going home, I got the idea that I should try staying and shoot the summer night and its nature.

Satama oli todella täynnä ihmisiä ja samalla myös miljoonia verenmakuun päässeitä mäkäräisiä, joten kyllästyimme pian syödyksi tulemiseen, joten lähdimme pois.

Kotiinlähdön sijaan sain idean, että voisin jäädä kameroineni ulos yöksi, ja kuvata kesäyötä ja sen öistä luontoa.

The moon // Kuu

It was a plan. Although not a very well thought out one.

Turns out, most of the Summer night was too dark to shoot any nature shots. Especially without a tripod. So waiting for more light was actually very boring. (We are too far South for the sun to be up all night anyway. It’s a completely different story North from the Arctic Circle!)

The last sunset photo of the day // Päivän viimeinen auringonlaskukuva

Siinäpä suunnitelma. Ei tosin mitenkään hyvin suunniteltu sellainen.

Osoittautuipa niin, että pisin osuus kesäyöstä oli silti liian pimeä minkäänlaisten luontokuvien ottamiseen, varsinkin ilman kamerajalustaa. Sarastuksen odotteleminen olikin varsin pitkästyttävää puuhaa. (Napapiirin pohjoispuolella olisi voinut olla aivan erilainen kokemus.)

The only light source // Ainoa valonlähde

It wasn’t a complete darkness. In the Summer it never is, but my over ten year old camera still struggles with it.

Wisened from the blackflies in the harbour, I bought some insect repellant from a gas station, and head along towards Messilä to see whether the sun was about to start rising.

It was still too early, so I drove further North, through the Hollola parish thinking of going around the Päijänne lakes and then back home.

I was surprised not to follow up on that, and instead driving further North, towards Jämsä, while waiting for the Sunrise. I eventually found myself in Padasjoki, some 50 kilometers North from Lahti.

Shot in Messilä with a 40-years old vintage Super Carenar MC f=135mm 1:2.8 manual lens.
Kuvattu Messilässä 40-vuotiaalla Super Carenar MC f=135mm 1:2.8 -linssillä.

Ei se mitään täydellistä pimeyttä ollut. Kesällä se tuskin lainkaan on, mutta kymmenenvanhalle kameralleni se osoittautui jotakuinkin mahdottomaksi.

Sataman mäkäröistä viisastuneena ostin huoltoasemalta hyönteiskarkoitetta, ja suuntasin matkani Messilään katsomaan, joko aamu jo vihdoin alkaisi sarastaa.

Vielä oli liian aikaista, joten ajoin Hollolan kirkonkylän läpi ajatellen, että kierrän Päijänteen pohjoiskautta kotiin.

Omaksi yllätyksekseni en kääntynytkään kotiin, vaan päätinkin ajaa pohjoisemmas, Jämsää kohti odotellessani auringonnousua. Lopulta päädyin Padasjoelle, noin 50 kilometrin päähän Lahdesta.

Padasjoki

In Padasjoki, there was a nice little boat harbour, Kiuasniemi, where I shot a few early shots of the coming sunrise. The time was about 2:30AM.

I managed to shoot some very nice wide angle shots there.

Kiuasniemi, Padasjoki harbour // Padasjoen venesatama Kiuasniemi

Padasjoella oli kiva pikku satama Kiuasniemi, jossa otin muutamia kuvia sarastuksen alkuvaiheista. Kello oli noin puoli kolme.

Siellä sain ikuistettua myös pari todella hienoa laajakulmakuvaa.

Wide-angle scenery shot // Laajakulmamaisemakuva

After I was satiated with Padasjoki, I decided to drive back to Lahti, and maybe catch the first sunrays in my home town.

In Lahti, I saw some Barnacle geese crossing the road, so I had to stop and take some photos.

Branta leucopsis, Barnacle geese // Valkoposkihanhi

Kun olin saanut tarpeekseni Padasjoesta, päätin palata takaisin Lahteen, toivoen samalla, että saisin pari kuvaa auringonnoususta kotikunnillani.

Lahteen päästyäni, näin valkoposkihanhiseurueen ylittävän tietä, ja pitihän niitäkin sitten pysähtyä kuvaamaan.

After having taken photos of the geese, I headed back to Messilä, and the photos I took will tell the rest of the story.
Otettuani kuvat linnuista, suunnistin takaisin Messilään, ja loput tarinasta löytyykin kuvista.

Common gull // Kalalokki
Mallard // Sinisorsa
Barnacle geese chicks // Valkoposkihanhenpoikasia
Female Mareca penelope, Eurasian vigeon // Haapana
Male and female vigeon.
Hirundo rustica, Barn swallow // Haarapääsky

I hope you liked these photos. It was a fun trip, but boy was I tired when I came back!
Toivottavasti tykkäsit kuvista. Se oli hauska reissu, mutta pojat että väsytti kun palailin takaisin!

See ya! // Nähdään!

Hey!
On last Thursday, I drove 50 kilometers East, to Iitti, to get my Covid19 shot.

Since I had to drive that far for the shot I didn’t want to lose the chance for some photos, and took the camera with me.

I ended up visiting the Perheniemi bird sighting tower near the Iitti parish.

Approaching the bird viewing tower.
This was the bridge I had to cross to get to the bird viewing tower. // Silta, jota pitkin lintutornille pääsi.

Viime torstaina ajoin noin 50 kilometriä itään, Iittiin rokotettavaksi koronavirusta vastaan.

Koska jouduin ajamaan niin pitkälle, ajattelin, ettei tilaisuutta valokuvien ottamiseen kannata hukata, ja niinpä otinkin kamerani mukaan.

Päädyin vierailemaan Perheniemen lintutornilla Iitin kirkonkylän lähellä.

Dragonfly // Sudenkorento
The place was teeming with dragonflies // Tornilla lenteli hurjan paljon sudenkorentoja

For some reason, while I heard them loud and clear for a long time, I didn’t see almost any birds. Pretty much the only things I saw were a bunch of excruciatingly elusive dragonflies flying about. (I definitely had a hard time getting one in focus.)

Jostain syystä, vaikka kuulinkin lintujen laulun selvästi, en nähnyt pitkään aikaan yhtäkään. Lähestulkoon ainoat lentävät olennot, jotka näin, olivat tuskastuttavan nopeasti karkaavat sudenkorennot. (Minulla oli hankaluuksia saada tarkennettua yhteenkään.)

Whooping swan // Laulujoutsen
Whooping swan and some other birds in the distance // Laulujoutsen ja joitain muita lintuja kauempana

After spending a half an hour or so waiting and observing, I heard a call, and then saw a whooping swan at a distance. I tried to shoot a few photos of it, but it was simply too far away. The shots I took with the 300mm lens still had to be cropped a lot. While editing, I did notice however, some other birds in the distance. Quite a largish litter in fact. Not sure about what birds they were, since I can’t zoom the photo any larger.

Kulutettuani jotakuinkin puolisen tuntia aikaa odottaen ja tarkkaillen, kuulin kutsuhuudon, ja näin kaukaisuudessa laulujoutsenen. Yritin ottaa siitä muutamia kuvia, mutta se oli yksinkertaisesti liian kaukana. Jouduin rajaamaan rankasti jopa 300 millisellä linssilläni ottamia kuvia. Editoidessani huomasin yllättäen joitain muita lintuja taaempana kuvassa. Oikeastaan aika suurehkon poikueen jopa. En kyllä pysty tunnistamaan lajia, koska kuvaa ei voi suurentaa enempää.

That’s it for today. I hope I will see you guys soon!
Siinä kaikki tältä erää. Toivottavasti nähdään pian!

About a week ago, I visited the Vuolenkoski village.

Noin viikko sitten kävin Vuolenkosken kylässä.

It is a village in the northern part of the Iitti municipality in Kausala, about 35 kilometers to the East from Lahti. I didn’t take many photos because it wasn’t a particularly warm day, and there was also some rain. (My gear sadly isn’t waterproof yet.) But I am planning to visit the place again soon to get more photos.

The view over Likolahti // Näkymä Likolahden yli

Vuolenkoski on kylä Iiitin kunnan pohjoisosassa Kausalassa, noin 35 kilometriä itään Lahdesta. En tällä kertaa ottanut kovin monta kuvaa, koska sää oli hieman vilpoinen, ja kovin oikukas sateineen. (Kuvauslaitteeni eivät valitettavasti vieläkään ole säänsuojattuja.)

Olen kuitenkin suunnitellut jo palaavani Vuolenkoskelle kuvaamaan lisää pian.

Likolahti (wide-angle)
Wide angle shot over Likolahti. // Laajakulmakuva Likolahdelle.

There were also tractors in the village…

Kylästä löytyi myös traktoreita…

Traktori - tractor
Tractors as landmarks // Traktoreita maamerkkeinä

Someone must have had a pretty dark sense of humor though.
Jollakulla on tosin täytynyt olla kovin synkkä huumorintaju.

Well that’s all for now. I’ll get back to you with an another set of photos later.
Siinä kaikki toistaiseksi. Palailen asiaan seuraavan kuva-aiheen kanssa myöhemmin.

See ya! // Nähdään!

On Saturday, me and my son Leo took our cameras and went to the Immilä Mill that is situated in Nastola, to shoot some photos of the Immilänjoki falls, and hopefully see and photograph the otter that lives there.

Downstream / Alajuoksu

Lauantaina otimme poikani Leon kanssa kamerat mukaan, ja menimme Immilän myllylle Nastolaan kuvaamaan Immilänjoen pikkuputouksia ja maisemia. Toivoimme myös näkevämme paikallisen saukon, josta olisimme sitten ottaneet kuvia.

Postcard photo / Postikorttikuva

We had taken our dog Ninnu with us, because the little thing was so adamant that we wouldn’t leave her home “alone”.

When we arrived, I took Ninnu for a walk, and let Leo take some photos by the riverside while I was away.

It soon dawned on me, that I would have to leave Ninnu in the car for the time being, as the snow was quite heavy and the crud would clump into huge snowballs stuck on Ninnu’s long hair.

Leo shooting photos by the riverside / Leo joenvarressa kuvaamassa

Me otimme Ninnun mukaan, kun raukkaparka vaati niin kovasti, ettei me jätettäisi häntä “yksin” kotiin.

Kun saavuimme myllylle, jätin Leon kuvaamaan joenvarteen ja lähdin taluttelemaan Ninnua.

Huomasin pian, että Ninnun olisi paras odottaa meitä autossa, koska raskas nuoskalumi tarttui pian lumipalloiksi Ninnun pitkään turkkiin.

The Mill / Mylly

When I took Ninnu to the car, I met an older lady who told me she’d seen a goosander upstream. She was also fascinated about Ninnu, she hadn’t heard of a breed called Russian Bolonka before.

After Ninnu was safely in the car, I came back to shoot some photos.

I gave the long 75-300 mm lens to Leo, and took the 10-18 mm wide-angle lens for myself. I wanted to test out if I can take long exposures by hand with the built-in Image Stabilization (IS) switched on.

Flowing water / Virtaavaa vettä

Viedessäni Ninnua autolle, tapasin vanhemman rouvashenkilön, joka kertoi nähneensä isokoskelon yläjuoksulla. Hän oli myös kiinnostunut Ninnusta, eikä ollut koskaan kuullutkaan venäjänbolonka-rodusta.

Kun Ninnu oli turvallisesti autossa, palasin takaisin ottamaan kuvia.

Annoin pitkän 70-300 mm linssin Leolle ja otin itse 10-18 mm laajakulmalinssin. Halusin kokeilla kuinka hyvin voisin ottaa pitkän valotusajan kuvia, jos linssin sisäänrakennettu kuvanvakaaja (IS) on kytketty päälle.

Upstream, on the other side of the Mill, was some device of old. I couldn’t really make out what it was designed for. Maybe it was some kind of transmission device for the millstones.

Yläjuoksulla myllyn toisella puolelta, löytyi jonkinlainen vanha laite. En oikein ole varma mitä varten se on rakennettu, mutta ehkä se on jonkinlainen voimansiirtolaite myllynkiviä varten.

I moved a bit closer and captured some of that movement of the flowing water.

Siirryin hieman lähemmäksi, niin että sain otettua kuvan virtaavan veden liikkeestä.

Leo was learning to capture the snowfall / Leo opetteli kuvaamaan lumisadetta

While I was upstream shooting the little rapids and the contraption, Leo was by the downstream, learning to shoot the snowflakes falling from the sky. I need to help him with the editing tomorrow, and see how it went.

Ollessani ylävirran puolella kuvaamassa pikku koskea ja myllyn laitteistoa, Leo oli alavirran puolella harjoittelemassa taivaalta putoavien lumihiutaleiden kuvaamista. Pitänee huomisissa auttaa häntä kuvien editoinnissa ja katsoa miten meni.

I decided to go check up on how Ninnu was doing, so I walked along the river, and took some photos on the way.

Päätin käydä katsomassa miten Ninnulla menee autossa, joten kävelin joenvartta pitkin ja kuvasin matkalla muutamia kuvia.

I found this small house, that I just had to take a photo of.

Löysin pienen talon, josta piti myös ottaa kuva.

From the bridge on the road one could see how the river formed a tiny pond before flowing downstream as the small rapid.

Tienpuoleiselta sillalta näki, kuinka joki muodosti pienen lammen ennen alajuoksulle ryöppyävää pikku koskea.

On the other side of the bridge I found this nice riverbend.

Toisella puolen siltaa löysin tämän kivan pikku joenmutkan.

While we didn’t see the otter, we had a lot of fun. Ninnu however would likely disagree. She had to get new lumps of snow on the hairs of her feet as we took her for another walk before leaving, and it took us a while to clean her up before letting her back inside the car.

When we left, I turned the temperature of the heater to the highest, so that we’d all warm up, and that the leftover snow in Ninnus fur would melt off.

A filler photo animation. / Täytekuva-animaatio

Vaikka emme nyt nähneetkään saukkoa, hauskaa oli. Ninnu tosin oli varmaan hieman eri mieltä. Ninnu sai uudet lumipallot jalkakarvoihinsa, kun kävimme vielä pikku lenkillä ennen lähtöämme ja niiden siivoaminen kesti jonkin aikaa ennen kuin pystyimme päästämään hänet takaisin autoon.

Kun lähdimme, löin lämmittimen täysille, niin että lämpenisimme ja että Ninnun karvoihin jääneet lumet sulaisivat pois.

Such was our photo trip to the Immilä Mill

Sellainen oli kuvausreissumme Immilän myllylle

During my 10 years of shooting, this is my first time actually taking a photo with three actual studio lights.

Until today, I’ve been using only one flash, some reflectors (like walls and white cardboard sheets) and occasionally some industrial flood lights.

This time I have 3 actual softboxes in addition to my old flash.

I’ll be posting more photos when I get the gist of it, but in the meantime, here’s a photo of Ninnu, my dog:

Ninnu

I love Ninnu as she is so easy-going whenever I ask her to do a shoot. She’s the perfect model.

I guess it isn’t really a secret, but as a portrait photographer I suck when it comes to shooting people, however I do love shooting animals, and find them very forgiving when it comes to taking their pictures.

Now that I’ve got access to studio lighting, I will eventually be able to take my pet and product photography to the next level. Good thing, that.

See you!

Rose is but a Rose

Lately I’ve been busy creating a RedBubble portfolio from my back catalog of photos. I’m also contemplating on adding some photo works to my Lensy.io gallery too. I had some problems book keeping problems that made me not want to tokenize my photos for a while.

Also, I’m still a little bit out of the loop on how NFTs and Creative Commons licenses can mix, if at all.

Anyhow, here’s quick example my RedBubble catalog:

A screenshot

Above you can see an example of the works I’ve already uplodaded on RedBubble.

I like them quite a lot now that I think about it. It’s interesting, because a photo in a clothing, apparel or accessories can also work as an advertisement.

Ambifokus @ Lensy.io
One of my Lensy.io NFTs

I wonder if I should embed a QR code in some of the products, so that people will find my blog and NFTs. I could also add some Hive centric apparel to my profile too. Just need to figure out how to create them with photography only, or if I should start making other forms of visual art too.

Interestingly, I learned only just Yesterday, that the NFT sales have re-sale royalties built-in the system. That sounds pretty good if you ask me.

If you have any suggestions or ideas or anything at all you want to share about these new business endeavours of mine, please let me know in the comments!

See ya!

I visited Vääksy yesterday, to take a quick look at Norrlin park, the surviving area of the famous Johan Petter Norrlin’s (PhD, Plant Sciences) estate park, that has been converted into a forest garden.

Norrlin park
The entrance to the park // Puiston sisäänkäynti

Vierailin eilen Vääksyssä ja kävin vilkaisemassa Norrlinin puistoa, kuuluisan kasvitieteen kasvitieteen tohtori Johan Petter Norrlinin kartanonpuistosta jäljelle jääneen metsäpuutarhan.

Took a turn to the “park road”. // Käännyin Puistotielle.

The info boards said I’d could freely roam, pick and taste the berries and/or herb leaves that grow in the park. Too bad nothing green actually grows in the Winter. It is just too cold, and there’s too much snow for the sunlight to get to the greens.

Infotaulun mukaan olisin saanut kierrellä alueella vapaasti, sekä poimia ja syödä marjoja ja yrttien lehtiä, mutta harmikseni mikään sellainen ei oikeasti kasva talvella. On aivan liian kylmä, eikä auringonvalokaan pääse kaiken lumen läpi kasvien lehdille.

The high-way overpass at the South end of the park. // Ylikulkutie puiston eteläpäässä.

At the southern end of the park, I saw the highway overpass. It was a very sunny day, and it affected the way I had to shoot. I’m glad I had the opportunity to use the dual-ISO function of my camera.

Puiston eteläpäädyssä näin moottoritien ylikulkusillan. Oli erittäin aurinkoinen päivä ja se vaikutti hiukan myös kuvaamiseenkin. On kuitenkin kiva, että pystyin käyttämään kamerani dual-ISO -toimintoa.

Information sign
The info sign at the Southern end of the park. // Infotaulu puiston eteläpäässä.

Here’s the map of the park // Tässä kartta alueesta:

If you have a Canon camera, there is a possibility that you too can use the Magic Lantern app on to add more essential functionality to your camera, Dual-ISO being one. I especially like trap focus when using manual lenses. There’s a ton of functionality that a camera normally doesn’t have (but should).

I also went to see the “cabin of silence”. // Kävin katsomassa myös Hiljaisuuden majaa.

Jos omistat Canonin kameran, voit käyttää Magic Lantern -sovellusta lisätäksesi kameraan tarpeellisia toimintoja, kuten Dual-ISO. Itse pidän erityisesti ‘trap focus’ -toiminnosta, joka helpottaa manuaalilinssien käyttöä. ML lisää hurjasti toimintoja, joita kameroista ei tavallisesti löydy (mutta pitäisi löytyä).

The path to the Cabin of Silence. // Polku Hiljaisuuden majalle.

So I continued my expedition by taking the path to the ‘Cabin of Silence’.

Jatkoin tutkimusretkeäni astelemalla polkua “Hiljaisuuden majalle”.

Cabin of Silence // Hiljaisuuden maja

The Cabin of Silence was simply a small gazebo by the river.

Hiljaisuuden maja olikin lähinnä pieni huvimaja joen varrella.

I was out of time, so I had to start getting back home.

Aikani loppui, joten aloin palailla takaisin kotia kohti.

The entrance // Sisäänkäynti

I took some photos of the entrance before leaving. Here’s one that’s perspective corrected in Darktable.

Otin muutaman kuvan sisäänkäynnistä ennen lähtöäni. Tässä yksi, jonka perspektiivikorjasin Darktable-kuvankäsittelyohjelmassa.

In another news. // Muita uutisia.

I recently created a Redbubble page, with some of my photos as designs for clothing and other apparel. If you like my photos and want to support my business, please go check them out. I’ll be putting up new photo designs shortly!

Loin hiljattain Redbubble -sivun, jolla julkaisen kuviani vaatteiden ym. tuotteiden kuvituksina. Jos pidät kuvistani ja haluat avustaa yritystäni, käy tsekkaamassa ne. Tulen pian laittamaan sinne lisää kuvituksia!

Last night I found myself wanting to shoot some long exposures.
I took all my gear and went for a quick drive around the town, looking for places to shoot photos in.

The lens I used in these photos was a Sigma Art 12-24mm 4.0. It is a bit front heavy lens, so I will likely need to find some solution to the ball-head slipping. It prevents me from shooting vertical.

Ski jumping hills
A floating sauna
Salix fragilis ‘Bullata’

It was a bit cloudy so I couldn’t get photos of the stars, but I guess I’m going to have to wait for a night like that. I just checked the weather forecast and it’ll be cloudy for the next 10 days at least.

I hope you liked these photos. If you did, you might also want to check out my Lensy-gallery!

See you all soon!

The Piano Pavilion

I think it was a nice trip to the harbour today. After much of worrying that I wouldn’t get any photos done today because of it getting dark earlier, I still managed to get some good photos in the harbour in the afternoon, with my vintage Super Carenar MC f=35 1:2.8 lens.

Round Pier

Hello!


As I’m still continuing my personal #DailyandFresh photo project, I’ve been too busy to attend to my business side. (Weird, huh?) Regardless, I think it would be a high time to contribute on this blog, and add some photographic content.

This, I believe was the whole idea of the web page in the first place. To give a base for my professional portfolio, and an outlet for my visual creativity.

These two photos were taken today. Photography is an art form, and thus I’ve taken some artistic liberties in the editing.

The mallard (below) I photographed Yesterday morning:

I guess that’s all for today, I hope you liked the photos!

I am contemplating selling larger digital (nft) copies of them on my Lensy gallery. If that’s your thing, be sure to check my current photos for sale.

Hey!

After creating the first post here, I got a bit stuck inspiration-wise, and my life was also a hassle, so I didn’t have much time to spare for the site.

Anyhow, I added some new pages to the site. More accurately, I created separate portfolio and gallery sections, and an about page. (I still have to edit the about page a bit I think.)

I also did away with the Envira gallery plugin, as it was proprietary, and I am a zealous FOSS advocate, so it really had to go. Instead, I now use the Simplest gallery plugin that as far as I know, is GPL.

Strawberry and chocolate cake
Cake

The images you see on this post were all added into their respectable gallery pages; Nature, Pets, People, Food, Products and Landscapes.

Product photo studio shoot with kit lens. Subject: Canon EF-S 10-18mm IS STM lens.
Product photo studio shoot done with a kit lens.

It took me quite a while to figure out how to make the galleries to work. Now that they finally do, I realized some of the earlier photos I uploaded had been resized to 1500px max, and that doesn’t do. So I might have to re-upload all earlier photos in a larger format.

Little feet
Footsies

You might be wondering what software I use for my retouching. Unlike conventional wisdom would say, it is not Lightroom, nor is it Photoshop. Like I said earlier in this post, I prefer working with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), so I chose a software called Darktable.

Rose

I think Darktable is easily one of the best darkroom/lighttable software there is. Even Lightroom should be scared, because Darktable is, and always will be free. And Open Source, meaning that if you are a coder, you can study and research the source code, learn how it ticks, tweak and modify it, and contribute to the “final product” that constantly keeps on getting better.

Here, on my blog I plan to post my photos, and discuss photography, equipment, cheap and accessible (free) photography related software, and much more. Every now and then I may post a video on editing photos, some basics of photography.

Selling prints is not out of the question either.

So…

Tell me what you think of the site, and if there is something you’d like to see here. Is there something I need to fix? I guess one can become blind to their own shortcomings, so there may still be some rough edges. I would be glad if you could point them out.

Into the fog
Frost flowers in the sand.
A person sitting on a beach in the fog

With these, I bid thee farewell. Until we see each other again!

P.s. I seemed to have problems with the Steempress plugin. It didn’t want to post this to Steem.

Hello!

My name is Jaro, and I am a photographer. This is my portfolio, both on ambifokus.cc, as well as @ambifokus on Steem. This site, and the Steem account are now going to be the permanent home for my photography. For everything else, see @gamer00 on Steem.

A little bit about me.

My knack is in nature photography, although I do shoot many things.

Pet photography
Pet photography

My least successful photos have always been portraits. But animals on the other hand make handsome subjects.

I love the seasons. Winter is my favourite.

serenity
Serenity

Food can make an impression too.

Composition

Sometimes I just shoot things.

Product shoots

…or places…

Sauna

Did I mention that I like trees?

Minimalism

Sometimes I discover myself making portraits.

Mono portrait of my elder son, Leo

But in the end I tend to find myself back in the nature. There’s always something magical about birds.

Definitely birds

That concludes my short representation. I hope I can see you here again.

My RedBubble Designs:

My RedBubble designs: