Swiss Milky Way (summer triangle)

The night sky is fascinating in so many ways. During my stay in the Swiss Alps, the sky was full of stars and the Milky Way much stronger than in Finland. In the first nights I stood outside and gazed at the stars. So much to take in, overwhelming.

But then it was time to take my gear and finally, finally get some night photos there. After all, this was the first time to be there since I started to take photography more serious.

For this photo I went to Rossiniere in the canton of Vaud, at the shores of Lac du Vernex. A day earlier I scouted out several places and ended up here for the better part of the night.

Notice the bright star above the Milky Way? That is Vega, the second brightest star of the Northern celestical hemisphere. Looking downwards through just at the edge of the Milky Way sits another star. That is Altair, ranking at number twelve. Ready for one more? Now let’s follow the Milky Way up to West and there is Deneb right in the Milky Way.

Connect the three and we will have the so-called summer triangle.

Do you like to look at the stars? Or is it too bright where you live? I’d be curious to know:)

Night sky of the Vaud Alps in Switzerland

The summer triangle

Waiting for the fireworks..

Every year, this time around, the excitement starts slowly to build. In about 4-5 weeks, the bright summer nights are dimming down. And then it will be dark enough for stars and other sky sensations😉

Yesterday I re-edited this photo from two years back. It was one of those crazy moments which ware easy to remember. A moment before I was standing on that beach and suddenly realized what’s about to happen. Running through the sand, giggling to myself in antizipation.

What about you, would you run or perhaps never go far away from your camera?

Nature's own fireworks


Abenteuer Lappland – Adventure Lapland

Back from Switzerland, I’ve been busy preparing my newest 1-week winter tour which will start end of February 2017. There will be only one week during next winter as I will be still tied-up in my photography studies and don’t wanna spend too much time away from my little boy. In winter 2017/18 more tours are ‘on the menu’.

The website for this is so far only in German, so I’ll continue this post in German. Any questions, please let me know! Meanwhile, enjoy the photos below and behind the link:)

Hallo zusammen!
Nach langem Ausarbeiten ist nun endlich meine erste Fotoreise fertig geplant. Ende Februar 2017 geht es für acht Tage in den Nordwesten Lapplands. Zuerst sind wir rund um Hetta unterwegs, danach gehts ins Drei-Länder-Eck Kilpisjärvi. Der Fokus dieser Reise ist die Fotografie, wir werden uns also Zeit lassen, an den schönsten Ecken die besten Bilder mitzunehmen. Ein besonderer Leckerbissen wird sein, dass wir einige Tage auf Motorschlitten unterwegs sein werden.Details zur Reise gibt es hier:

Falls Ihr irgendwelche Fragen habt, meldet euch bei mir.Ich würde mich freuen, euch im nächsten Winter zu sehen:)


Getting to remote spots

Getting to remote spots

Brilliant winter sceneries - day and night

Brilliant winter sceneries – day and night

Eternal wind in the sparse, rough but so beautiful nature

Eternal wind in the sparse, rough but so beautiful nature

Bern teaser

Switzerland is a special place for me as I spent quite a bit of time there when I grew up. This week a good friend of mine showed me around in Bern. It was my first time there and for some reason my expecations weren’t all that great. But boy was I wrong.

For today, I have this photo, taken at Schwellenmätteli. Here the river Aare makes a lot of noise, a LOT. The water level dips down only about a metre – not really much you’d think. A lot of rain during the past weeks and months however create a spectacle. Just being there and listen to the sound of rushing water is very powerful.

Schwellenmätteli in Bern, Switzerland

Schwellenmätteli in Bern, Switzerland

Behind the camera

Still travelling, I haven’t found much time to process photos. Here a few behind the scenes shots here in Switzerland. Lots of work waiting back home:)

Have a wonderful day!

At the edge in Montreux, a somewhat Mediterranean atmosphere

Sunset mania with some epic god rays in the Alps

Moss and water

During my stay in Germany, I really wanted to shoot a waterfall with moss-covered rocks in the water. Seeing photos of the Gertelbacher waterfalls back in Finland, my heart jumped. A free afternoon came up and I was on my way.

I approached the falls from below as I wanted to walk upwards seeing all the cascades – the smaller ones first, the steep ones at the end. I never saw those steep ones… the first 25 metres took me over four hours to photograph:)

Sounds maybe nuts to some but that place enchanted me. The sound of the water, the cascades, the shades of green, those huge leaf trees. Like entering a fairytale with my camera.

The more time I spent in that small area, the more I discovered photo opportunities. In this post I’ll share only a few ones. More will come later. Greetings from the Alps:)


View to Bühlertal and the Rhine valley in the background