lauantai 31. joulukuuta 2011

Night 143 (365NOH goes Carelia)

365 Nights of Helsinki wishes happy 2012 to everyone!
Here's the last photo for this year:

Mysterious object.
Really it's the inside of a selfmade paper lantern
that was supposed to fly with candle heat. It didn't.
I like the photo anyway.

perjantai 30. joulukuuta 2011

Night 142 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Tonight we went to the woods with Herr Assistant P and made some light with 30 sec shutter time.
Here's the one I like most:

And for bonus, here's my Ghost Dance afterwards!!

torstai 29. joulukuuta 2011

Night 141 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Today I gave a try to shooting in RAW (meaning that camera saves everything it "sees" in highest quality possible, not compressed like .jpg) and.. when I started to shoot these skull photos, forgot to change back to normal.
So this had to be edited some, since the RAW file didn't include exposure I wanted and it was in colours.
I kept manipulation minimal, so only colours, brightness and contrast are edited.

I painted the skull & bones myself with kids' mask
crayons I bought. I've drawn probably hundreds
of skulls in my life but this was the first time I did it
on my own face.

tiistai 27. joulukuuta 2011

Night 139 (365NOH goes Carelia)

I'd like to thank the Academy...
Well, I got a new background curtain.
My father found it in the garbage bin.

maanantai 26. joulukuuta 2011

Night 138 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Volunteer fire department's old station in Niskalampi.
Currently there's at least a car mechanic's shop.

sunnuntai 25. joulukuuta 2011

Night 137 (365NOH goes Carelia)

This was taken a bit earlier today (though it was already dark) in the forest near my parents where I used to spend all my time as a kid. There's an illuminated jogging route that goes through the forest so there was some light. So when I walked deeper off the route, I found someone had built this kota (Lapland's version of teepee) and took some shots with a tripod and 20-second shutter time while drawing in the air with my phone's white screen.
This is four of those photos put together in photoshop, only adjustments are mirroring frames 2 and 4 so they'd fit in nicely. Other than that, all natural.

Enjoy and take some time to watch the details, I noticed you can find numerous faces in the woods :)

(And click it to view larger)

Night 136 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Christmas night.
People entering Mustakallio cemetery in Lahti.

Some additional photos in Facebook page's album Leftover

torstai 22. joulukuuta 2011

Night 134 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Belltower in the middle of cemetery in Ruokolahti.
Much of my family from father's side lies buried there, we brought
some candles there and it started to snow.
Utterly beautfiul.

I got many  more good photos today, they will be uploaded to Facebook's album Ruokolahti: The Winter Solstice (public page, doesn't require registration.)

keskiviikko 21. joulukuuta 2011

Night 133 (365NOH goes Carelia)

A bit more effort for a change. This is yet another bridge over Vuoksi
(well it splits Imatra in two so they're quite handy, really),
this one's newer and bigger and right next to the old iron bridge
seen in Nights 110 and 76.  In fact you can  even see it on the left.

I also had other shots, I'll upload them to Facebook's album Leftover.

Night 132 (365NOH goes Carelia)


maanantai 19. joulukuuta 2011

Night 131 (365NOH goes Carelia)

I spent tonight making a short stop-motion animation, so this night's photo is from the "set".
Here's Mr. Skeleton getting bit by a dog.

Edit: The animation can be seen in Youtube, follow this link.

sunnuntai 18. joulukuuta 2011

Night 130 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Lights of nocturnal Imatra with silhouette of Shub-Niggurath.
Shot down from Paperharjuntie.

lauantai 17. joulukuuta 2011

Night 129 (365NOH goes Carelia)

View over Lake Saimaa shot from Niskalampi harbour.
The facility where the lights come from is the paper factory in Kaukopää,
which appears in Night 71.

Some additional photos from tonight will be published in Facebook's album Leftover.

Night 128 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Another bridge over Vuoksi

torstai 15. joulukuuta 2011

Night 127 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Economy School or something like that.
It's called "Tietäjäntalo" which could be translated "Shaman's house"
(or house of person with knowledge)

keskiviikko 14. joulukuuta 2011

Night 126 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Tonight I went to see The Boner on gig in OCBar, Imatra.
I'm a sucker for guitars.

I'll post more photos from the gig to Facebook, link coming when album's done.

Night 125 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Back in Imatra.

I returned quite late so I didn't put much effort in this. Anyway, I like this photo:

A dead leaf of rowan tree

Night 124

On Monday I got to see Katatonia in The circus, Helsinki.
They threw an amazing gig, playing a total of two and a half hours with a short break in the middle. 
Sadly, "professional" cameras weren't allowed so I took some photos with my phone, they'll have to do.

Here's one of them:

maanantai 12. joulukuuta 2011

Night 123

There was a fireworks show in Espoo.
I don't know where they shot these and why, I just noticed they did.
And took some photos.

Night 122

I haven't been abled to upload photos for a couple of nights, but they were of course taken.
Here you are:

Taken at Kaisaniemi

lauantai 10. joulukuuta 2011

Night 121

I came back to Helsinki for a few days yesterday. This is from Espoo where I'm staying:

torstai 8. joulukuuta 2011

keskiviikko 7. joulukuuta 2011

tiistai 6. joulukuuta 2011

maanantai 5. joulukuuta 2011

Night 117 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Tonight I put lights to my parents' cypress tree.
Might not be the coolest photo ever, but I like its feeling.

sunnuntai 4. joulukuuta 2011

Night 116 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Self portrait as a vintage photographer.
That's my father's ancient Ansco box camera.

Also a few extra shots combined in Facebook Page

lauantai 3. joulukuuta 2011

Night 115: Blackwater Park (Photo story)

Edit: I think this is enough for tonight, so I won't be posting "official Night 115" photo. 

I went out to shoot on the shores of Vuoksi, a river dividing town of Imatra.
Sun was setting behind the clouds and together with leafless trees and lack of people it created a rather gloomy atmosphere. 
So as I transferred photos to the computer, they reminded me of Opeth's album Blackwater Park and I started to imagine a story behind these photos: a gloomy saturday afternoon and evening in a park where something horrible happened years ago.

I hope you get the feeling :)

Photos are shot in monochrome (except the last one) and unedited except the paper filter and black vignette-type frame.

The story can be also viewd in Facebook.

perjantai 2. joulukuuta 2011

Night 114 (365NOH goes Carelia)

Cemetery gates.
Karhumäki cemetery, many of my forefathers and
-mothers are resting there. I got some OK shots
from other parts but this view struck me when I was
coming back to my car.

torstai 1. joulukuuta 2011

Special Post

This is the one I did for Identity Project, I thought I'd share it with you here as well:

Face print belongs to IP.