This is darkest time in Helsinki. Days are getting shortest they will be and we don't have show yet. It rains at least little almost all the time. This is time when everyone like to stay inside because it is dark, cold and wet outside. Good time to take photos if you like the look you get. You just have to endure the cold. You don't have stay up late to get night photos. These were taken between 17:30 and 18:30.
Some of us live here and we have to endure this time of the year. Yes, the title was stolen from Slush welcome poster. It has been so fitting for couple of weeks. It has been cold, dark and wet. Not cold enough for snow to stay on ground. Just cold enough for snow turn into slush. That is where the event got its name. I would be ok with darkness if it was warmer. I don't like almost freezing point temperatures.
This time I had my camera with me. You can expect some street photography when I don't have interesting topics to talk about. I am not sure if I will create gallery for photos in future. At the moment I will add them to blog. I am still trying to figure out what to do with this page.
Last night my best camera was one on older iPhone. I don't shoot stills anymore for any other reason than getting content to Instagram. Camera on iPhone has been enough for it most of the times. Last night I wanted to have proper camera with me. Weather was perfect for shooting. It wasn't raining but ground was wet enough to reflect lights. I could have even shot some video for future videos. But all I had with me was older iPhone. It wasn't because I don't own better camera I could easily take with me. That camera was at home.
I rarely shoot anything I haven't planned. I didn't plan to shoot anything last night. I didn't even plan to be where I shot these photos. I just felt like walking back home and saw potential good shots. That is why I didn't have camera with me. Maybe I should have it in future. I could take photos for this blog. Maybe I should get back to street photography. Will that be too much now when I do weekly videos with new music on each video and blog posts almost every day?
There will be more from where last two photos came from tomorrow. If you know the place second last photo might look bit strange.