Where have all the blueberries gone? 

 You can just sit on a hummock and listen to the sound of swinging trees an watch as the forest dances to the rythm of the wind. It’s beautiful. With high hopes we went to Sipoonkorpi National Park early this saturday morning, and came out with just a handfull of blueberries, but even more relaxed…

Vartiosaari, Outdoor Oasis at the Heart of Helsinki

In the inner archipelago of Eastern Helsinki there is small island of Vartiosaari. A flourishing nature Oasis right between the residential areas of Laajasalo and Tammisalo. Vartiosaari has an active society of people protecting the island and developing it’s recreational use. The society called Vartiosaari seura is also aiming to save the island from city…

New York, where dreams are made

Last summer we visited New York. Our first trip to The Big Apple was also our first trip to the American continent. I wanted to share some pictures and memories of what some call the greatest city on Earth.  Indeed New York was impressing, we fell in love with It instantly. I still remember the…

Repoveden kansallispuisto, Repovesi National Park, Finland

Kevätiltojen lämmetessä matkasimme Repoveden kansallispuistoon. Repovesi sijaitsee Valkealassa, Kouvolan pohjoispuolella. Tarkoitus oli kävellä muutama kilometri lauantaina ja leiriytyä aikaisin rauhalliseen paikkaan nuotiolle. Kävimme kansallispuistoon Lapinsalmen sisääntulon kautta,Lapinsalmelta löytyy hyvät opastukset puistoon sekä kioski josta voi viimeisten täydennysten lisäksi kysellä retkivinkkejä. Lapinsalmen ylittävän riippusillan ylitys oli kahdelle mäyräkoiralle aika jännittävää. Puoleenväliin asti meni mallikkaasti mutta sen jälkeen alkoi…

Freedom is an Open Road

Originally posted on roamwildandfree:
Freedom is an Open Road Written by my brother, Bobby Birkhofer, as a gift for my 22nd birthday If you would like to share his work, please give credit to the amazing literary artist that he is! ? As I sat upon a mountainside with all the world before me I…

Halti vs. Jack Wolfskin tunnel tents

Syksyn suunnitelmissa on useampia lyhyempiä ja pidempiä retkiä niin Suomessa kuin ulkomaillakin. Teltta on yksi keskeisimpiä retkeilijän varusteita ja aiemmat telttavalintani eivät ole olleet kovin tarkkaan harkittuja joten  päätin hankkia kunnollisen vaellusteltan. Ajatuksena oli että teltta kestää keväästä syksyyn kaikissa vastaantulevissa olosuhteissa ja tarvittaessa satunnaisen talvikäyttönkin. Kaikki aiemmat telttani ovat olleet itsestäänseisovia kupolitelttoja. Koin aiemmin kupoliteltat…

Testing GoPro

I got a new camera! here you can fid some test pictures of my new GoPro Hero3 Black edition that i got for christmas. The GoPro is actually a very good camera also for the still shots, even though it’s at it’s best as a video camera. Couple of minuses that i have found so…

Helsinki New Year at Senate Square

There was a huge New Year‘s celebration in Helsinki Senate Square. We were there to watch the show so i took my camera with me. I was hoping to use a stand for the camera but the square was so packed with people that it was impossible to put on a tripod! Since i don’t…

Two Dachshunds

A couple sets of my two brave dogs Leevi & Väinö. It seems that sometimes Leevi is just loving the attention of the camera, sometimes not. Väinö has the most beautiful colors on his fur, a little hard to get the colors captured as good as they really are but i think that the results…

Swiss scenery

Some scenery from Interlaken Switzerland. The air is so fresh on the top of the mountain that you just can’t get enough of it. Pictures taken with Canon eos 1100D, some with Samyang 8mm fisheye and some with Canon 50mm.

Snowy fields of Helsinki

Snowy landscape of Haltiala fields in northern Helsinki, Finland. Photos taken with Canon eos 1100D + Samyang 8mm f3,5 fisheye.