Category: Travel photography

Welcome to my travel photography posts. This is where I share stories, travel tips, and amazing photography with you from my many travels around the world.

Sibelius sculpture from under, Sibelius Park, Helsinki

My trip to Helsinki – travel photography

 

 Old Market Hall

Soup kitchen in Old Market Hall, Helsinki
Soup kitchen in Old Market Hall, Helsinki

The Old Market Hall in Helsinki has served its customers since 1889. Merchants sell everything from cheese, fish, shellfish, vegetable, fruit and cakes to spices, coffee and tea. This image preserves a moment in the Soup Kitchen. The Market Hall is located by the sea – next to The Market Square (Salutorget).

 

Market Square (Salutorget)

Finnish people at Crossing on Salutorget, Helsinki
Finnish people at Crossing on Salutorget, Helsinki

Finnish people entering The Market Square (Kauppatori in Finnish, Salutorget in Swedish). A central square in Helsinki, and one of the most famous market places and tourist attractions. It is located near the centre of Helsinki.

 

Helsinki Cathedral

Senate Square with Helsinki Cathedral in background.
Senate Square with Helsinki Cathedral in background.

Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral. It’s located with Senate Square in front. The church was originally built from 1830-1852.

 

Stone Church

Stone Church, Helsinki
Stone Church, Helsinki

Quarried out of the natural bedrock, Temppeliaukio Church is a popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was opened in 1969. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.

 

Café Regatta

Interior of Regatta Café, Helsinki
Interior of Regatta Café, Helsinki

Café Regatta is the cutest little café in the city: a small wooden hut with space for only about 4 tables inside where you might get the feeling the place will fall apart within the next few minutes (it won’t). The cafe is stuffed with the most random items you can imagine: old kitchen appliances, musical instruments, old pictures etc. – it is so cozy and wonderful!

I was able to find the locations with some help from a wonderful and helpful woman and photographer living in Helsinki. Thank you again Mari Luukkonen! You can see more of her work here. All images are shot handheld with my Nikon D610 and Tamron 24 – 70 mm. Postprocessing in Lightroom, Dfine and Silver Efex.

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Saturday night in Tarragona

Saturday night in Tarragona – Why I love this picture

We spent our holiday as usual in Spain in the summer 2014. For a change we went on a road trip northwards along the east coast of Spain. After some days we stopped for a day in Tarragona – a port city located in northeast Spain by the Mediterranean Sea. It was Saturday and there was a lot of people out enjoying the hot summernight on Mediterranean Balcony – a famous point with a great view of the Mediterranean and a place where people meet. Tourists as well as locals.

I love to observe people enjoying themselves. This was a wonderful occasion. Lots of people came to view the sunset, shoot a selfie or just relax.

It was when the young family came and sat down on the pavement in the very low sun, I had this perfect opportunity. I was sitting in an outdoor restaurant observing with my cam ready. I dialed in exposure for the sunlit area and preserved this nice moment. My eyes still wander around in the image: The couple taking selfies, silhouettes of people watching the ocean, the kid climbing the pavement, and the couple sitting on the pavement and relaxing with a bottle of water.

I used my Nikon D610 Tamron 24-70 mm lens. 1/160 sec at f6.3 and ISO100.

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Visit to Barentsburg, Spitsbergen – travel photography

In 2012 I had the opportunity to sail around Svalbard (Spitsbergen).  A fabulous experience in all aspects. At the end of the trip we stopped for a day in Barentsburg .

Barentsburg (Russian: Баренцбург) is the second-largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 500 inhabitants (2007), almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians. It is a coal mining settlement and the site of the Barentsburg Pomor Museum.

 

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The school in Barentsburg
The school in Barentsburg

 

The hotel in Barentsburg
The hotel in Barentsburg

 

This Stele was erected in 1974 by the Trust Arcticugol team to mark the commissioning of Spitsbergen's first multi-storey residential building and world's Northernmost skyscraper. The text on the Stele is Our aim ( purpose) is Communism.
This Stele was erected in 1974 by the Trust Arcticugol team to mark the commissioning of Spitsbergen’s first multi-storey residential building and world’s Northernmost skyscraper. The text on the Stele is Our aim ( purpose) is Communism.

 

Thanks majors office in Barentsburg
Thanks majors office in Barentsburg

 

The major in Barentsburg
The major in Barentsburg

 

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