All posts for the month November, 2012

Frozen grass

Published November 30, 2012 by Dreamreflector

The Finnish winter has shown it’s teeth. Yesterday it was a beautiful winter day in Joensuu, which I took advantage of by taking some photographs of frozen grass blades. I really am happy about buying that macro lens! :D Right now I’m sitting on a train on my way to the south. Ironically the weather is far worse in the southern Finland than it was in the north. There’s a huge blizzard roaring and the trains are running late by several hours. We are already running over 10 minutes late and we haven’t even reached the real blizzard zone yet. Hope I’ll get home safe D: Anyway, enjoy the pictures! ^^






A dream quote for today: “You will not do incredible things without an incredible dream.” ^^


Surreal night scapes

Published November 28, 2012 by Dreamreflector

I took an other shot at shooting night scapes last night. I ended up with pictures that look pretty cool, but are far from realistic. I still have a lot to learn about night photography, and I do feel that the settings were closer to the right ones on the first try, but no matter. Here are a few surreal night scapes, hope you like them.

NOTE: I have not edited the colors or light afterwards. The only thing I’ve done to these post shooting was straightening the horizon in one picture.

This is the city church. The picture was taken at about 12.15 am. and you can see the stars, but the lighting is very surreal :D It still looks cool to me though. And the glow in the upper right corner is actually the moon in case someones wondering.

I’ve always been a fan of reflections and the city lights reflecting to the water was a pretty inspiring sight. I could so easily imagine making a painting or fabric from the patterns… If I only knew how

It might be just me but I really feel there is an armageddonish feel to this picture. The blurriness of the clouds is due to the combination of their rabid movement and my cameras long shutter time :D

A nearby street with a familiarly surreal look. Realistic? – Not really. Beautiful? – Absolutely.

A dream quote for today: “Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” ^^

Stargazing – a first

Published November 14, 2012 by Dreamreflector

For so long I have wanted to go out at night and take pictures of the stars. Yesterday evening as I was coming home from a meeting with the second sopranos of our choir around midnight, I noticed the sky was nearly cloudless and full of starts. So I decided it would be a good time to try some star photography. I haven’t gotten a perfect hang of it yet obviously, and I could only take a few shots before the battery of my camera failed, but I did get a few reasonable shots. And I saw some Aurora borealis too. They were pretty modest but still. I’m definitely going to work on this night photography concept more in the future.

Please enjoy the photos! ^^

Now I do realize there is a lot of room for improvement in these photos (and that especially the last one of these is drastically out of focus). But as this was my first attempt at this, I feel like I did fairly well. In fact I feel proud that I finally got a grip of myself and tried this having thought about for quite long.

A dream quote for today: “Close your ears to all adverse suggestions. Never mind if people call you a fool and a dreamer. Dream on.” <3



Creepy melancholy

Published November 13, 2012 by Dreamreflector

Yesterday as I opened my site stats I noticed that someone had searched something from my blog using a search term “melancholic city”. Now I don’t know what they were looking for because I don’t remember putting up pictures of a melancholic city. But since it was cold and rainy and windy outside and I was feeling a bit melancholic myself, I thought if they want melancholic and murky and dark, that’s what they’ll get.

So I headed out with a hood for my head and a plastic bag for my camera. I found a summer theater (basically its just an auditorium outside, and people play theater there in the summer), and some old sets. It was certainly a dark place and a bit creepy too. As since it was just by the beach I did get some pretty gloomy pictures of that too. Hope you enjoy them, and hope they aid the need for melancholy!

A dream quote for today, with a hint of creepy to match: “I don’t want an epitaph on my gravestone that says, ‘She would have pursued some big dreams in her life, but other people wouldn’t let her.'”