Ironman completed!

24.8.2013 19:09 I was a happy man. I had just finished my first Ironman competition by swimming 3,8km, bicycling 180km and running 42km in 12 hours 9 minutes and 22 seconds. My target was to cross the finish line with a smile. And that target was achieved.

Props to Heikki Rusama for the photo

Below is a short story about my road to my first Ironman competition and some thoughts about the race.  Continue reading

Misty sun rise

My oldest daugter Oona wanted to have an early morning nature trip during our summer holiday. I kept on looking at the weather forecast to find a suitable morning.  Finally a beautiful misty morning was on it’s way. The previous evening we packed along some breakfast and set the alarm at 5:00 AM.

We headed out to the nearby fields in search of deer. Oona wanted to go and see them. She had binoculars along and I had my camera. I was hoping to get some nature shots.

It turned out to be even better than I had anticipated. We spotted two deer families:

And the nature was showing us some magic with sun rising on misty fields. The below is a shot of a crane (I think) in the mist. I really like this shot as it shows what the morning was like. Just magic! I encourage all of you to do these early morning nature trips! A few more photographs from the trip:

Gadfly and a beetle

It has been again very quiet with the blog lately. Mainly this is due to the intense training for my Ironman competition in two weeks.

But here we go with some summer shots. This gadfly is from our recent trip to Knappelö. I was also able to get a few shots of a beetle:

For tech geeks:

I used my Nikkor 85/1.8 with extension rings to get these shots.