Another view from the Svartholma Sea Fortress – a Sailboat passing by.
View to the Baltic Sea from the Svartholma Sea Fortress.
This is what summer in Finland feels like: a relaxing afternoon by the lake. Just some fish in the water, birds in the sky – and a couple of clouds passing by. Later the sauna will be on and we’ll have some food and some drinks – by the lake.
I just liked a lot how the sunlight looks so nice. Trees casting shadows on the blueberries on the forest floor – everything is just so green. So I took this walk-by shot – some motion captioned in this picture. An action shot – without much action.
You can also find this image from the stock photo section.
The woods in Finland are well known for their blueberries – the forest floor is basically literally covered with blueberries. I took this photo a bit too early for the blueberry high season, so you can’t see any actual berries. But in late summer you should probably take at least a bucket or some big bag with you when you are planning to take a walk in the woods.
You can also find this image from the stock photo section right here.
No wind – the lake lies quiet, surronded by woods. The sun sets – and the sunset is mirrored in the lake. And when the sun sets in Finland, it often sets for quite a long time. In the north sunsets can go on for hours and hours – especially around midsummer you can basically enjoy a colorful sunset almost for half the night.
On a day without almost any wind the lake is mirroring the passing clouds nearly perfectly. In the center of the photo you can see the small island a bunch of seagulls fights for every other day. The island seems to be quite a popular spot for the night – a safe place where basically no enemy can come close without prior notice.
Hanko is one of the few places in Finland where you can actually hang on a proper beach. In the center of this Panorama picture you can see parts of the Port of Hanko where rather large ships load and unload goods basically all day and all of the night.
So while people are working nearby basically 24/7 you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon starring at the open sea, watching ships come and go every now and then, maneuvering between the small islands you see near the Port of Hanko.
View to the open sea on a windy, almost stormy day. Hanko is basically a peninsular. This photo was taken on the west coast of the Hanko peninsular.
A rock by the sea near Tammisaari / Ekenäs. Why i took this picture? The rock has a few details that i found quite fascinating. First you can see how the rock was basically formed or even folded. In the middle of the picture you can see such a fold. And then there are the scratches the glaciers applied to the rock when they moved south. You can see such scratches or sanding marks on rocks literally everywhere across Finland.
Well – and in the background you can see sun setting and the Baltic Sea – which is always a nice photo opportunity. And there is even a small beach, which is rather rare in Finland.