Some quick morning portraits of the kids. This time looking a little different. A couple of more at: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2011-12-31%20Ringflash%20portraits/?action=slideshow
For tech geeks:
These shots are taken with a Samyang 8mm and a Ray Ringflash adapter. The field of view for the fisheye Samyang is so wide that it shows the ringflash. I think that this creates an interesting frame. I picked this up on the web some years ago and now it just popped into mind, so I thought to give it a try.
Yesterday we had a really quick session with Iisa. She was almost happy for about 5 minutes. The above shot was my favorite from the few picked ones. Rest of the shots are at: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2011-12-27%20Iisa%20and%20Ode/?action=slideshow
Today while driving back from windsurfing in Muncca, I spotted some swans. As the sun was setting, I thought to stop and take some shots. At first I think they thought that I was a threat and kept on making noises to me, but after a while they realized that I am a pretty harmless guy and they let me photograph them at dinner.
Pretty exceptional weather for Christmas: Air +7C, sea +6C and over 20m/s average wind. With Henkka we decided to try some Christmas windsurfing. The wind was a little of a question mark: very strong, gusty and the direction was not optimal (west – north-west). We headed to Lauttasaari. When driving there, there were two fallen trees blocking the road going down to the beach. That was already starting to tell something about the strength of the wind. At the beach, the magnitude of the wind was clear. I decided that it was too much for myself. Henkka gave it a go. Enjoy!
This year we did not get a white Christmas…more like rain, wind, rain and …well some sunshine for a while.
A couple of more shots from Christmas time: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2011-12-25%20Black%20christmas%20weather/?action=slideshow
It was almost white today. I took my camera along as we went outside with the kids. This time no shots of the kids, but just fooling around with long shutter times and capturing the neighborhood….some more: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2011-12-22%20Outside/
We had a traditional family Christmas party yesterday. Ode was dressed up and had some wax in his hair so I decided to take some quick portraits. This is the normal Ode expression 🙂
A couple of more shots: http://kansala.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Antti/2011-12-16%20Ode%20potretteja/
Today I had some time to take photos while the smaller kids were sleeping. This is a gingerbread house that the kids got to decorate exactly how they wanted.
Today we had my sister with her kids at our place today. The younger one is our god son and it was time to take 1-year portraits of him.