Greyscale day

Greyscale day, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Yesterday we had a real greyscale weather. You don’t have to shoot in monochrome mode or post-process your shots to B&W because all colors have vanished somewhere. Actually those trees are quite spectacular having all shades of grey tones.


Poor grey weather

Poor grey weather, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

We have had weather like this for many days after the first snow we got was gone. Very grey, dark, and rainy all day long. Quite depressing actually. Now we really need some snow to brighten up the landscape and our souls.

Missing summer

Missing summer, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Oh boy I miss summer right now! Those warm, sunny, and bright days. Last summer really was spectacular here in Finland. Extremely warm (well, unusually warm) and very dry. I had a superb summer holiday with my family and relatives.

Now it is raining sleet with heavy wind gusts. And it is so dark because we do not have very much snow yet. But when there will be more snow, it will brighten our days little bit.

Clouds and greenery


White clouds, blue sky, light green forest. Really a Finnish spring.

It was so stunning combo with nice light to lit the forest. Clouds were spectacular and thunder storm was approaching us. Soon after shooting this we had to run back to the summer cottage because a heavy rain started.



I love these dramatic clouds combined with some sunshine, ice, and fog! It was such a great scene. Ice are now gone and the water is free at that site. I really like that spring time is finally here.

Here is another shot where you can see the melting ice better:

Fog is rising

After rain comes the sunshine

Now the spring has officially started! I have always counted crocuses as a real beginning of spring. They were very beautiful after a rain fall and I actually like them more when they are closed. We have still, however, some snow in our yard but I really hope all the white stuff will be gone in few days.

Young birches

This was mid-day in Finland in 5th of December. Now it is even darker. Weather was quite dull but the birches were fantastic.

It is possible to find really unique photo oppportunities when we have the darkest time of the year. It just needs more trying because not so much light available.