Monthly Archives: February 2014

John McLaughlin’s Shakti in Pori Jazz 1976

Do you like Indian music with jazzy spices – or guitar jazz flavored with exotic instruments and micro intervals? That’s how I would describe Shakti, the fusion band established by guitarist John McLaughlin with the Indian violin player L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain on tabla and T. H. “Vikku” Vinayakram on ghatam. … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, Music, Photo, photography, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The form, the colors

This gallery contains 6 photos.

All pictures taken on a cruise ship between Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

“Mr. Boogie Woogie” Errol Dixon in Pori Jazz 1976

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Blues, soul, rock and a hint of jazz mixed into swinging groove, that’s Errol Dixon. On Saturday July 17, 1976 Errol Dixon played solo in Pori Jazz Festival. It was an easy listening afternoon, a happy mood created by this … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A drop of blue

Sometimes the popularity of a picture surprises me. I posted this picture in 500px.com, a photo sharing site which I use randomly. The picture shows a garden flower in strongly modified colors. 500px measures the popularity of a photo by … Continue reading

Posted in Artsy, Nature, Photo, photography, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

The Dipper trying to catch the breakfast

A White-throated Dipper is catching aquatic insects, snails, crustaceans, molluscs and small fish. I was photographing this nice bird late January in river Hirvihaaranjoki in Southern Finland. This animated gif sequence is compiled of six frames with Gimp, showing about 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Finland, Nature, Photo, photography, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Gary Burton Quintet in Pori Jazz 1974

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Much belated 70th birthday greetings, Gary Burton, with pictures I took about 4o years ago in Pori Jazz Festival on July 12th, 1974 in Riihiketo School. I remember this concert as one of the highlights of the festival. The members of … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It’s good to have friends, at least during one day a year.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. (Meme card version here.)

Posted in Animals, Happiness, Nature, Photo, photography, South Africa, Travel, Valokuvaus | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Broadley’s Flat Lizard

This gallery contains 5 photos.

This beautiful small lizard is also called Augrabies Flat Lizard, because it is common in Augrabies Falls National Park in South Africa. The bright colors of the mail lizards make them an easy catch for predators such as rock kestrels. Females and juveniles are much more … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Groot Constantia Wine Estate, South Africa

This gallery contains 11 photos.

When you visit Groot Constantia Wine Estate, you enter to the history of viticulture in South Africa. The vineyards of this wine estate are the oldest in South Africa, from the late 1600’s. Here is a slightly shortened extract of … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

But what happened to the driver …?

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Somewhere in the southern Namibia … Nobody is telling us what happened … And when …

More Galleries | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment