Archive for October, 2008
Ok, it’s not the best picture ever, and I know it’s out of focus, but it’s dang near the funniest picture ever.
I can’t help but go back to this image and every time it cracks me up.
For some reason it reminds me of Bill Clinton in court swearing to the judge and jury “I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMAN!”.
Don’t ask me why…
I’m not a super avid birder myself, but when I see nice ones I do like to capture them. I think I got a bit of the fever from a friend of mine I met back in the US last summer. When we drove home from a shoot we passed through a place called Ninepipes, which is supposed to be a bird-heaven. We sat there with our camera’s at the ready for close to two hours and shot some really nice pictures.
Anyway… Last weekend when I went out on a hike with my better half we encountered a supposedly rare species (at least it was rare 18 years ago when my better half got her bird book ): a eurasian three-toed woodpecker. I missed a woodpecker already earlier that hike, because I had the wrong lens on, but this time I had it right.
We went back to the old church in Espoo and this time we also had a peek inside.
Old-fashioned beauty, totally matching the beauty of the outside.
We’re lucky enough to have our balcony face west. So every night (provided the weather’s co-operating) we are witness of a sunset. And we’ve seen quite a lot of them, in all different sorts and colors.
Tonight was a version we haven’t seen before, though. Kind of weird clouds on one side, threatening, and then on the other side a clear sky, divided by… Well… yeah… Divided by what, really?
Jean Sibelius is one of Finland’s (and the world’s) most famous composers. He was the composer of (among many others) the Finnish national anthem.
I can write a whole lot about him that’s already written all over the place, so I’ll just stick to the images.
In the middle of Helsinki is the Sibelius monument. It looks like a bunch of organ pipes and when there’s a good wind you can actually hear some “music” when it’s blowing through the pipes.