That Tallinn…

RU6A3505We didn’t have any plans for midsummer, so we decided to take the ferry to Tallinn and stay there for a night. Usually in Tallinn I end up in the same places, but this time we discovered some new places too. I’m liking the city more and more.

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In less than two weeks I’ll be heading to Croatia. The plan is to fly to Dubrovnik and drive at least to Mostar and Plitvice lakes, two places I’ve dreamt of for years now… Can’t wait!

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Mornings

IMG_1788Ah, is there anything better than late and slow mornings? I love it when I can crawl out of bed in slow motion whenever I feel zippy enough and read the newspaper with a cup of coffee as long as I want.

Last night was short because of daylight saving, but who cares as long as the morning is great and tranquil?

And now,it’s sort of officially summer time (even it doesn’t seem like it yet if you judge by the weather…). Yay!

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Sun, please!

IMG_8234The last couple of weeks have gone by dealing with changes and adjusting in the new area and life. Now that everything starts to slowly settle and I’m not running around all the time trying to make the new home “home”, I notice that the weariness starts to show… As well as the outcome of long, dark nights or days when you hardly see daylight. I feel like winter has eaten up my energy, not to mention how freezing at the bus stop in the mornings starts to be boring too… I could use some warmth and sunshine!

While cleaning up because of moving, I went through some memory cards and found pictures from last summer when we visited Naantali with my friend M. That day was so hot and lovely. And Naantali was beautiful. That feeling of a burning sun came back to me, when I was browsing through the pictures. There’s no escape to south in sight, so I guess these kind of pictures will have to do. Fortunately we are already on the better side of the polar night…

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Summer of Changes

Everybody keeps saying how fall is time for changes. Maybe it’s just a feeling stuck in people’s head because fall always used to mean going back to school and even more so to a different grade or to a different school. But maybe it’s not always fall that brings changeovers… At least I feel like so much has happened this past summer, that my quota for alterations is kinda full for a while.

Maybe the photographic content from my cell phone tells enough… Or at least it shows small pieces of my life during the last three months, because of course there has to be some things that never change: like the fact that picnics during the summer are a must. 😉

Picnic by the sea.

Picnic by the sea.

Ready to graduate.

Ready to graduate.

Random excursions and spotting new places.

Random excursions and spotting new places.

My first CAR!

Buying my first CAR!

My first ever visit to Flow-festival.

My first ever visit to Flow-festival.

Midsummers food.

Midsummers food.

New sneakers ready to jog.

New sneakers ready to jog.

Favorite running route in Helsinki.

Favorite running route in Helsinki.

Summer hair and summer friend.

Summer hair and summer friend.

Pancake-cake for my name day.

Pancake-cake for my name day.

Day off and a picnic at our balcony.

Day off and a picnic at our balcony.

Walking the Helsinki-homestreet after work in the middle of the light summer night.

Walking the Helsinki-homestreet in the middle of the night after work. Loving the light summer nights.

And last but least the engagement selfie! Yep, we're ENGAGED! :)

And last but least the engagement selfie! Yep, we’re ENGAGED! 🙂

End of Silence

The blog has been silent because I have been simply busy. Busy enjoying the grandeur of weather, pleasing job, love, life in general and so on. Oh, and busy buying my first car! But more about that in a different post perhaps. 😉

Besides my day-job I did one wedding gig, so in addition to the things mentioned above, editing photos has also taken a great share of my time… But shooting the wedding reminded me how great (and also partly how unbearable and hard :D) photographing and camera as an instrument can be. Someone asked me after I graduated if I regret what I studied. I wasn’t sure. But now I know I don’t, I rather do something I like love, something like photographing… Even if it means that I have to fight a bit (or a lot) harder and a bit longer to find jobs.

I hope I get to do a lot more of these in the future: capture cute couples on one of their most important days.

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