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First Snow in Helsinki

First Snow in Helsinki
Copyright ©2009, Pekka Nihtinen
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Early morning after winterīs first proper snowfall... but from last year. Who knows when winter begins this year here on the sounthern coast of Finland. Two years ago it didnīt begin at all (first time ever in history of reliable meteorological records) but last year it was quite OK... not as snowy and cold at all as those wonderful classic Finnish winters of my childhood but almost bearable. At least palms and coral reefs are not yet growing here.

Photographer: Pekka Nihtinen
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 15-Nov-2009 19:42 CET
Current Rating: 9.60/5
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Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure time: 1/50
Aperture: 3.2
Focal length: 62mm
Lens: Zuiko 14-54mm
Focusing method:
ISO: 400
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: RAW
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Image resized to: 600x470

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Hei Pekka,
I got a mail saying we should go throug all photos and score/comment, spo I am working late at night to achive this goal.

There is a street in Oslo looking exactly the same, no snow of course. Might have some closer to Christmas.

Nothing is missing in this photo; right time in the evening, excellent exposure, people where they should be, nice snowy afternoon. What a CAMERA!!

Top notch. Ha en fin kveld, vennlig hilsen

Fredrik FW at 21:36 CET on 15-Nov-2009 [Reply]

First Snow in Helsinki

OK Pekka, as usual top notch photo. Your capture on this one is like all your work...GREAT. Right along with the next 2....thanks for sharing, Dave

Dave Hamlin at 23:32 CET on 15-Nov-2009 [Reply]

Magic moments

For us, mediterraneans that never see the snow, this shot looks like magic, like a Christmas postcard. I like very much the perfect lighting and the balanced composition.

Jes Consuegra at 00:34 CET on 16-Nov-2009 [Reply]


a very very nice image !

Sergio Di Giovanni at 22:08 CET on 18-Nov-2009 [Reply]

White Christmas, how I miss you...

I really miss a white winter and Christmas time living in rainy Bergen (Norway). Wonderful done!

Olav Agnar Frogner at 14:53 CET on 22-Nov-2009 [Reply]

Just go to mountains;)

Tack Olav!
I sure believe it can be very rainy and windy in Bergen.... but at least you have mountains close everywhere i Norge
so if you want have snow you can just go to a higher altitude. This southern Finland is all so damn flat that if there isnīt snow on southern coast there most likely isnīt snow anywhere within 600km.
Helsningar from Helsingfors.

Olav Agnar Frogner wrote:
> I really miss a white winter and Christmas time living in rainy Bergen (Norway). Wonderful done!

Pekka Nihtinen at 18:12 CET on 23-Nov-2009 [Reply]