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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Helsinki by me - updated every now and then

Since Helsinki clearly is the most underrepresented city here on ssc I though a thread of this kind would be welcomed. Iīve been taking pics from all over the city, mostly in the city cenrte though.

The thread will be updated with new pics atleast twice a week.

Please comment and ask if thereīs anything youīre wondering! Enjoy!






















































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Old August 5th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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Great start of the thread!
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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Really awesome photos of Helsinki
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Wonderful pics! Helsinki seems to be a great city.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #5
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Just got back from there last week. Helsinki is simply gorgeous, a fairy tale land. It was block after block of beautiful buildings, picture post card vistas, and charm. Highly under rated city.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for your kind comments!

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Just got back from there last week. Helsinki is simply gorgeous, a fairy tale land. It was block after block of beautiful buildings, picture post card vistas, and charm. Highly under rated city.
Iīm really glad you liked it. Helsinki does have its dodgy bits (like all cities do), but overall itīs really a charming city.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #7
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Helsinki looks great. Waiting for new pics
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #8
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Fantastic looking city, it looks so clean and tidy and the architecture is beautiful too. It would be nice to finally visit the cities in that neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing .
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #9
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Great to see this thread, we have three like this now on SSC :O) I'll keep a subscription on this and have weekly "walks" around Helsinki.

By the way, there is a bit of a yellow colour cast to your photo's. You don't have a Sigma lens do you?
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the comments.

I donīt know that much about photography. I have a Canon Powershot S3IS, with no additional lenses.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #11
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Hmmm, there shouldn't be that much yellow colour cast then as the S3 generally has pretty good colour reproduction. I'd check your white balance is on auto, "My Colors" is set to off and if you can switch off the "special scene mode" then take a few test shots.

Of course, ignore me if you prefer the colours like this ;O) I don't want to step on your creativity here. But I thought I'd make a couple of suggestions as the yellow is very strong in these pictures.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #12
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jooder it looks really nice!
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:39 PM   #14
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Hmmm, there shouldn't be that much yellow colour cast then as the S3 generally has pretty good colour reproduction. I'd check your white balance is on auto, "My Colors" is set to off and if you can switch off the "special scene mode" then take a few test shots.

Of course, ignore me if you prefer the colours like this ;O) I don't want to step on your creativity here. But I thought I'd make a couple of suggestions as the yellow is very strong in these pictures.
Donīt worry, creative feedback is always welcome. I usually donīt play around with the settings that much (Iīm too lazy). As long as the pictures turn out sharp and not too light or dark Iīm happy. Actually, I did adjust the exposure to 1 o whatever from the menu since the weather was rather weird and I therefore found it helpful.


Thanks again for your replies
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Old August 6th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #15
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Great shots Mr Bricks. Some wonderful eclectic architecture there. I always love cities that have a close relationship with the sea!
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Very nice to see!
More from Helsinki please!
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Thanks for your kind comments!

Iīm really glad you liked it. Helsinki does have its dodgy bits (like all cities do), but overall itīs really a charming city.
I'm sure Helsinki does have its unpleasant bits, but I didn't find any. It may also depend on what you're used to. Here in Toronto you can walk from spectacularly beautiful to a chaotic pile of hideousness in 2 blocks. The chaos, unpredictability, and sensory overload is its charm. Helsinki didn't seem like that. To my eyes, Helsinki and the rest of Finland looked quite close to perfection architecturally. I didn't suddenly stumble upon something ugly.

I'll be back soon. I'm Finnish on my mother's side so have a connection to your country. I miss the Esplandi!
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Old August 6th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #18
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Helsinki is my favorite European city. Clean enought to eat off the streets! And stunning architecture--old and new. Would consider spending serious time there but for the cold, dark winters. Summer is great, though.
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Beautiful city!
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Its kinda of sad that SSC pays very little attention to Helsinki compared to other Nordic countries.
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