Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

My New Year's Resolution: start a photo project 365

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Inspired by this post on Digital Photography School, I decided to start a “project 365″ this year. In short, I will be posting a photo a day on Flickr in the hope of improving my photographic skills. Let’s see how long I last!

Alone we are not (lonely, maybe)

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Source: the Big Picture

I found the image above while going through “The decade in news photographs” photo series on The Big Picture. I quote:

astronomers pointed Hubble at a tiny, relatively empty part of our sky (only a few stars from the Milky Way visible), and created an exposure nearly 12 days long over a four-month period. The result is this amazing image, looking back through time at thousands of galaxies that range from 1 to 13 billion light-years away from Earth. Some 10,000 galaxies were observed in this tiny patch of sky (a tenth the size of the full moon) – each galaxy a home to billions of stars

“Mind-boggling” doesn’t quite begin to describe it. To me it seems obvious that there HAS to be someone in the gazillion planets above. Of course, we may never meet them.

On a different note, I was happy not to see the iPhone pictured as representative of the decade, at least until I saw that Paris Hilton was there.

The Night of the Arts

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I took the video above in Helsinki last Friday, during the Night of the Arts (Taiteiden yö). This is part of the Helsinki “festival weeks”, where a number of free events are arranged by Helsinki’s notable institutions. Quoting from the website:

On this year’s Night of the Arts, the French street theatre company Plasticiens Volants will transform Helsinki’s city centre sky into an enormous ocean aquarium. Giant floating sea creatures will swim from Esplanadi to the Senate Square, telling their aquatic tale along the way.

I normally don’t talk about Nokia here because of the conflict of interest, but this time I must say that I was really impressed by the video and audio quality of my phone’s camera. I think the video above speaks for itself.

Check some photos as well (these taken with the Canon D20)

Photo albums are back, sort of

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Thanks to the wonderful Flicrk Photo Album plugin for WordPress, I can show my photos in the website with no extra work. I’m in the process of uploading the old albums, starting with some photos taken in Capraia last summer. 

Capraia, July 2008

The Swedish Ship Götheborg arrives in Helsinki

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Although this is the high season for the sailors of the Baltic sea, yesterday the number of boats seen floating around the old harbour was unusually high.     The reason was the arrival of the Götheborg, a mid-18th century Swedish ship that had sailed the trade routes to Asia, sunk in front of its home harbour of Göteborg and was very recently rebuilt. I took these two photos from the balcony as the ship was approaching Suomenlinna. 

So Delicious, so Mauritius

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

It’s been more than a month since we returned from our two weeks holiday in Mauritius, and I finally found the time to go through the 3 Gb of photos we took back with us.

The full set is here

Photos from Hyderabad

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

I have uploaded photos taken in my (work) trip to Hyderabad a few weeks ago. It was an interesting journey in many ways, and the weather was marvelous (+30C and sunny all the time). Unfortunately due to some protests against the recent “Danish cartoons” episode we couldn’t visit the old town, which would have been interesting, so I took most of the pictures during a visit to the Ramoji Film City, a film studio/entertainment park located some 20Km from the city.

Slideshow from the past

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Some time ago I had the chance to use a film scanner, and scanned some of my old slides. I just found them in a forgotten folder and made an album out of them.