Helsinki by night in December 2014


December has been temperate in southern Finland. No snow, no ice. I took these three shots of the dark city three days ago. Three different subjects, three different postprocessing.

The first image is a traditional Christmas time view to the Helsinki Cathedral.I was one of the many taking this picture. (One image, hand-held, standard postprocessing, 1/30s, f/4.0, ISO 3200.)

In the second picture is a cruise ship (or ferry) almost ready to sail to Stockholm, Sweden. (Combination of two images of different exposures, to make sky more dramatic, 1/5s, f/4.0, ISO 3200.)

The third image is towards Katajanokka, where is a Ferris wheel offering an unobstructed view over Helsinki. (One image, the wheel edited in Photoshop to create vertiginous feeling, 5s, f/4.0, ISO 100.)

Click any picture to see it enlarged.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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2 Responses to Helsinki by night in December 2014

  1. roamingpursuits says:

    Beautiful shots at night in the other side of the world.

    • Thanks! (The title of this post is a bit misleading. I took these pictures around 6pm – but it was already dark like during the night. We truly are far north.) – Enjoy your summer there somewhere south!

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