HDR in Helsinki: Blue Hour by Harbor

by admin on May 31, 2012

Summer is coming. So is the Midnight Sun. The sun doesn’t set at all for some nights in the late June. Now, in the end of May, it still sets for about 6 hours. However, even now it’s pretty bright for long. For example, this photo was captured closer to midnight during the blue hour. It features the restaurant ship Relandersgrund anchored to the harbor next to Katajanokka district. The ship was originally a lightvessel in western Finland. It has been in Helsinki since 2006 and it is the oldest lightvessel in Finland.

During my HDR photography sessions there I stumbled upon a young Italian tourist couple. They were photographing the nearby Uspenski Cathedral. They didn’t have a tripod. I walked to them and lent my tripod to them. Now they got nice photos of the church. And that wasn’t really my first time when helping Italian tourists out in Helsinki. A month ago in the late evening I lent a young Italian man my tripod. He was trying to photograph the Cathedral. He was very thankful and got just the right angle with his 50mm fixed lens. All in all, I hope they all enjoyed their time here in Finland!

HDR photo of Relandersgrund restaurant ship at Meritullintori in downtown Helsinki, Finland.

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