Personal Favourite Photos From Helsinki Blog…

…from year 2010. Almost all of the these photos published in this Helsinki According to PPusa blog were also taken in 2010 or during the last days of 2009.

These are not my best photos of 2010 as I’ve also taken thousands of photos that are not in the scope of this blog, for example in Turkey and Japan. I also feel that during several occasions I published “the wrong photo” of a subject in the blog and that today I would be able to pick a better one.

I was left almost empty-handed during this autumn of photography. During 2010 just about every major photographic plan I had encountered problems. (See original post)

But often unplanned photos can be better. Let’s start with the Chinese New Year. (See original post)

During last winter there were some really spectacular days with frozen moisture… (See original post)

…and sea smoke. (See original post)

One more.  (See original post)


I hope that next year I will be able to do this much better but at least there is an attempt to use depth, composition and light. (See original post)


During the independence day torchlight procession many University students needed help from their neighbours to relight their torch. (See original post)

All Saints Day candles on the other hand didn’t require relighting at all. (See original post)

Lanterns are floated at Töölö bay annually during the Hiroshima anniversary.  (See original post) I also visited in 2010 the city that symbolizes both the destruction and recovery that humankind is capable of. Many of these photos are from Hiroshima or nearby.


This one is to remind me to try different angles more often although this is hardly a unique image of the Lantern Carriers. (See original post)

Another reminder to experiment more to discover effects like this. Panning with an ultra wide angle lens. (See original post, click the image larger to see the effect better)

When I left home I had an idea how to take advantage of the ferris wheel. It wasn’t quite like this though. (See original post).


One of the strangest events of 2010 in Helsinki:  A train crashed into a hotel in January. (See original post)

Younger people are not interested in politics so politicians are not interested in the young either.  Minister of Finance Jyrki Katainen in the middle. (See the original post)

Foreign beggars have become part of Helsinki street scene during the past few years. (See original post)

Another experimentation with slower shutter speeds. (See original post that contains also more photos from Helsinki Samba Carnaval)


Latin Americans living in Finland and Scandinavia organized a party for Bolivian president Evo Morales who was visiting Helsinki. (See original post)

I have mixed feelings about this drummer from Via Crucis outdoor theater performance. Many have stopped to look at it but I could have done this much better. (See original post)


I’ve always known that you foreigners are pretty strange. (See original post)


I tried what a historical Helsinkian would look like in black & white…but I still prefer color a lot more (See original post)

Let’s have one in portrait orientation as well. There should have been more of these but they just don’t look nice in this blog template together with landscape oriented images. (See original post).

Tomorrow as a part of City Daily Photo Theme Day I will reveal my best Helsinki According to PPusa 2010 photo. What’s your favourite?

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11 Responses to “Personal Favourite Photos From Helsinki Blog…”


  1. 1 bagnidilucca December 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Great photos! I also love your bird photos. Happy New Year – keep taking photos.

  2. 2 Irina December 31, 2010 at 12:49 am

    They are poetry. I remember almost all of them during the year.
    And perfectness (after almost 20 years of try to be perfect) frightens me. So how to choose?
    1st, with leave. and the winter smoke series. And the drummer.
    Good luck, you do it great.

  3. 3 Tom January 1, 2011 at 3:40 am

    I have really enjoyed your photos of Helsinki – thank you and Happy New Year


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