my (almost) winning photos of my city, helsinki!
Last month, I submitted some photos to a photo competition arranged by, among others, the Helsinki Region Welcome Weeks and the Arts Council of Uusimaa. I came second and today the one-week exhibition of the top 5 submissions started in downtown Helsinki (meetingpoint@lasipalatsi)! If you live around here and have the chance to go, you should – there are quite some nice photos there! For those of you for whom it isn’t that easy to just jump on a tram and come to downtown Helsinki, I thought I’d at least share my contribution to the exhibition.
The idea of the competition was to share your own view of Helsinki in a series of 5 photos. I hope these photos give you a glimpse of what I love about the city I nowadays call my own. Feel free to comment!
Looking south from a bird tower in northern Helsinki as skiing tracks on the snow-covered ice reflect the smoke from an industrial chimney.
A friend and a swan enjoying the summer weather.
We had a lot of snow last winter… I spent a lot of time photographing in the graveyard. I thought the snow that had piled up on this lantern made quite a funny shape.
Brave/stupid people fishing on the thinning spring ice . Some lighter animal (probably a fox) has left its tracks and shows how soft and wet the ice really is.
A common sight in winter – ducks swimming in a temporary pond surrounded by ice.