Week 1-2015: Helsinki

We're still enjoying the darkest time of the year in Finland, catching up with people, taking it relatively easy.

Welcome to our weekly recap! This one's for January 2nd - 8th, which is the week 1, 2015

What I've learned: For the most of the time I take photos without thinking too much about it. A few times a year I put more effort into it and try to take my skills to the next level. This was one of those weeks. I've learned quite bit, playing with my new wide angle lens and the camera stand. I think the new lens will be great for travel photos: sceneries, interiors and architecture. Now I can actully fit a whole building in the image.

Helsinki cathedral

Tip of the week:
I'm ashamed to admit, but even though I've taken quite a few photos lately I had never used a camera stand in my life before. A 10€ tripod can expand your photographic world as much as a 1000€ lens.

Vantaa suburbs

Surprise of the week:
The weather's been crazy around here the whole time, going from -15C to +5C and back, not making its mind.

Pedestrian bridge in winter

Food love:
We had a nice late pre-christmas party dinner at Sandro in Kallio. The Mediterranean inspired food was just great.

Dinner at Sandro

Random thought: I visited the Helsinki University main library to take some photos. And to remind myself how much more I enjoy browsing physical books in bookshelves than e-books in online stores.

Helsinki University Main Library

Visiting Helsinki is always a good chance for live business meetings that we don't otherwise have so often.

Helsinki center

Memorable moment:
We visited Helsinki concert hall to see and listen to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra play. The acoustics were pleasing to the ear and the architecture to the eye.

Helsinki music center

And that's it for our week. How was yours?

This week's photos can also be found in our photo albums in Flickr.

Antti and Mirje

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