HDR in Helsinki: Sunset over Market Square

The large flat area over there is Hakaniemen tori. It’s a busy market square adjacent to the downtown. They sell fish, berries and bread there from dawn to daytime. Actually when going to take this photo early in the morning the merchants were already setting up their stands. Also last summer I bought a little box of strawberries there and ate them at nearby park. Yummy. The tall church of Kallio can be seen in the background.


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    JK May 13, 2012

    Is Helsinki really that quiet at the time of sunset? Only a few cars in the photo and not very many people either.

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      Akseli May 13, 2012

      Hakaniemen tori is not the busiest place in the evening. In daytime it is very busy, though. This photo was taken at 21:51 when the market square merchants had packed their stuff and went home long time ago. Also the surrounding offices were empty. Go there earlier and see the busy life of Helsinki ;)

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    StreetLounge May 14, 2012

    Very nice, I like this part of the day a lot – lights on, but still some light in the sky too – the colors became great! It reminds me a bit of Groningen (in Netherlands).

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      Akseli May 14, 2012

      Thanks! It’s indeed great time. Pleasure for eye and camera. I think HDR is great tool to enhance the feeling there. It’d be interesting to see Groningen and how it relates with Helsinki.

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        StreetLounge May 15, 2012

        You should! I have been there only one time for a long weekend, but buildings on your photo looks very similar to one part of Groningen! :)

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          Akseli Niemelä May 15, 2012

          Thanks for the tip! I’m always looking for new places to see. Not only for photographing but out of general interest too. Traveling is one of the best things man can do, me thinks :)

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