Lapland

April 17-29, 2011 Overnight train to Rovaniemi with a car plus 350-400 km drive north from the Arctic Circle.  4 days in the wilderness of Lemmenjoki National Park skiing and photographing by myself. Wonderful.  I left the compass in my car so just had the map and the sun to get …

Hornborgasjön, Sweden

April 8-10, 2011 Over 10 000 cranes were waiting for us in Hornborgasjön lake area in Sweden. Days before our visit were grey and wet. But our small group of nature photographers were really lucky.  The weather was super and the sun was shining. We had early wake ups at …

Björköby, Vaasa

March 26-27, 2011 18 photographers from Vaasa area got together to learn more about night photography.  I was teaching this workshop where we learned how to take pictures with a flash in the dark with long exposure, how to paint with flash in the air, etc.

Lapland

Jan 23 – Mar 6, 2011 On this photography trip I spent 42 days driving 4717 km in the east and north part of Finland (Lapland). I visited national parks, did several newspaper or magazine stories of winter activities in Lapland and photographed them.  The winter was harsh, cold but amazingly …

Archipelago

January 7-11, 2011 An isolated island of Utö in Saaristomeri national park is the most southern inhabited island of Finland.  When I visited there (for the first time ever) weather changed from moment to moment to the extremes. Lots of ice in the ocean on the shoreline was beautiful – …

Lapland

Nov 18 – Dec 14, 2010 How many trips have I done to Lapland this year? Many. For about 10-15 years I didn’t visit at all this area which is the most beautiful in our country, I think.   This time there were some weeks of photograpy, interviews and meetings …