Travel Cam

P1000029I like to travel through pictures, witch means that I often want to go to destinations that I have seen great pictures of. And of course photographing is one my favorite things to do when traveling – obviously!

But my DSLR isn’t always the best travel companion, because it’s so heavy to carry. In Tallinn I missed a lot of photo opportunities, just because I was too tired to grab the camera from my back bag… Not to mention how I have to worry that it might be stolen! Still, I don’t want to compromise with the quality of my travel photos, some crappy cell phone shots will not do! As I have some wedding gigs approaching too, I also started thinking what’s my back up, if there’s any trouble with my equipment…

After I saw a good deal in a photography shop, the solution to both of these problem was clear = mini-SLR!  I’m love. ❤

So on Sunday, my new Lumix DMC-GM1  with a 12-32mm lens will fly with me to Croatia instead of my Canon 7D Mark II. All the pictures in this post are taken with the new camera. So I’m sure, it will do just fine in Croatia too. 🙂

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Carnival of Lights

IMG_5321Linnanmäki, an amusement park in Helsinki, has arranged “Valokarnevaalit” (Carnival of Lights) for 10 years now. It means the park has opened some of it’s rides for a week outside the main season, and the park has been decorated with different lights. It’s a nice idea in the middle of darkening autumn.

As I’m a fan of amusements parks, I’ve always wanted to go, but I’ve never lived in the capital city area before at this time of the year! This week I finally got my chance.

I was waiting for the carnival because of the atmosphere but also because I though it would be great for photography. Photographing there was a bit frustrating for me though; I should have brought a stand for the camera with me and I should have had a better camera to begin with! I’ve been considering getting a new camera for quite some time already, but maybe now it really starts to be the time to get the wheels rolling… As much as I like my 50D, I’m starting to feel like development has driven past it.IMG_5456 IMG_5343 IMG_5327IMG_5355 IMG_5391 IMG_5394 IMG_5419 IMG_5427 IMG_5431IMG_5332

By the Sea

IMG_7794Yesterday I went to “summer theater” (or open-air theater) with my friends, to see Alice in Wonderland. The theater was located in Suomenlinna, beautiful island at the front of Helsinki. I’ve visited Suomenlinna usually for picnic, and it’s definitely one of my favorites in Helsinki. Boat trip there and back is part of that charm.

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Friends for Summer

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Just in case anyone thinks I’m posting too much about dogs, I decided to change the subject. 😉 For this summer, I’m sharing my apartment with this fellow:IMG_7000

IMG_6988We became familiar with each other quickly, he likes to spend time in my room, especially in my bed. My dog just isn’t quite as excited about this new acquaintance as I am. 😀

 

 

Me Time

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Spending some quality time by myself relaxing with a cup of chai tea on my favorite spot: the bed. IMG_5456

Almost forgot my new best friend, thesis, for a moment there. Oh crap, it seems to be really the clinging sort… And like it just can’t let go of me! My evening will be spent closely with it and the text editor. Hope you’re having better company for Valentine’s Day!

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Maybe I’ll survive, knowing tomorrow I’ll get my mind of things. I’ll be heading to Helsinki first time after last summer (!) to spend some time with the super-duper K. Maybe we even come up with some new adventure plans… 😉 Can’t wait!

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