Sand In My Shoes

SONY NEX-5 (55mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO200)

I’m stuck at home as probably half of the planets population because of a tiny but deadly virus. So I looked back at my travels of the last couple of years when I captured my trips ¬†with Fuji cameras. I decided to make a blog post with links to my personal favourite blog post. Here they are. My favourite 6 out of over 600. Continue reading

Winter Wonderland, Moscow February 2012

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO640)

The most important factor in traveling photography is: Luck! I have been to Moscow a couple of times before in the winter but it was always too warm thanks to global warming. I think I have said that already. But it fits as this post is the second part of “Blue Hour At The Red Square” I posted about two weeks ago. It was the third night in Moscow. St. Valentin’s day. When I woke up in the morning I knew it was going to be a good day. Finally it was snowing in Moscow! Continue reading

Blue Hour at the Red Square, Moscow February 2012 ( X100 )

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO500)

I have visited Moscow a couple of times but thanks to global warming it took till last February to have some really cold weather. Finally I would get the chance to see the Red Square covered with snow. Not on the first evening though. The day my plan arrived it was -33 degrees Celsius in the morning. It was close to the end of a cold wave coming from Siberia. The massive drop in temperature covered almost all of Europe. There were people dying in Poland and Ukraine. Continue reading

December 1st, 2011 around 10am, Saint Peterburg, Russia

FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO800)

After finishing my USA trip NEX experience I want to post something different. And to make it clearly visible I have chosen another part of the world at a different time of the year.

Saint Peterburg is a beautiful city but people will most likely visit it in summer when the days are almost endless and everybody is on the street enjoying the sun. My first visit in August was like that. Now it’s December and it is wet, foggy and cold. Just like home except that it is also dark thanks to it’s latitude of about 60 degrees. That’s about the same as Helsinki. Instead of the famous white nights all you get is black days. Continue reading