Wall calendar 2015

Every autumn I do a wall calendar for the coming year and I’m happy to announce that the 2015 calendar design is ready!

Below you can see the twelve photos and – just as last year – I will sign each calendar before sending them to you. Besides aurora borealis there are also some landscape photos, all of them captured in Finland. My idea was to show how a year here can be like.

Last years customers were very happy with the calendars, which make great gifts, cheer up your office and homes or can be a wonderful Christmas present for your loved ones.

Some more details:
– the size will be A4 (11.7 x 8.3 in) during shipping and will open up to A3 (11.7 x 16.5 in).
– the calendar part will be in English language, stating month, week number and weekday
– for each day there will be a square with some space to write some notes in it.
– the calendars will be shipped, once I have received payment (bank transfer or via paypal

Prices in Euro:  1 for EUR 25.00;  3 for EUR 72.00;  5 for EUR 115.00;  10 for EUR 210.00.
Shipping up to 5 calendars to one address will be an additional EUR 7.50. (For 10: EUR 15.00).

USD prices:  1 for USD 42.00;  3 for USD 103.00;  5 for USD 158.00;  10 for USD 290.00.
Shipping to one address is included.

To order, please use this contact form or send me an email to:
salamapaja@gmail.com

I’m looking forward to your message!

Copyright: Thomas Kast

Summary of all photos on the back

Copyright: Thomas Kast

Front cover

 

Calendar part

Calendar part

 

Another night out (Sep 12, 2014)

A few days back, a solar storm hit Earth and produced wonderful auroras. Luckily the weather was good, so I was out with my camera for many hours. Read through the captions of the photos below how the night went and what I saw 🙂

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On the left is still twilight from the sunset while on the right the moon was rising just above the treetops. It was dark enough for the first auroras and I was glad to catch their reflection in this lake. First stop: Somewhere near Yli-Ii.

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After a longer break, the sky slowly filled up with colorful auroras and rays became visible. As always, the camera sees those colors stronger than our human eye.

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I thought about a photo like this over the summer (inspired by other selfies I’ve seen) and with the moonshine so bright, I decided to go to the other end of the lake onto the sand. The idea was that rather being a big part of the photo, I wanted to blend in and – at the same time – to stand out (wearing that red jacket).

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Just at that moment, I realized the rays in the sky got stronger and that a corona would be soon unfolding. So I ran back to the camera and caught this beauty just in time. One of those goosebumps moments.

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An hour later, clouds moved in and I was forced to change location. I went to the rapids of Koitelinkoski in Kiiminki, second stop. There I was able to take a few photos before the clouds caught up with me.

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Racing further South, I reached the Baltic Sea and captured these reflections in the Baltic Sea – the last stop of the night. I felt like trying out different angles as you can see. After that I went home, trying to sleep with all these images in my mind. It took quite a while 🙂

 

Aurora HD wallpaper – sign up & claim

I’ve decided to give all my blog followers an HD wallpaper for personal use as background on their computer screen. The photo chosen is ‘Moonlit clouds’, one of my favorites.

If you are
– following my blog via email, you should have the file already.
– following my blog via WordPress.com, please contact me and let me know your email address

Where can I sign up? On the right side you can easily sign up via email. The offer is valid until end of September.

Enjoy your green wallpaper 🙂

PS: Last night I was out chasing the lights and will share some photos in the next days as well as some insights to my ‘night out’ 🙂

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That’s the wallpaper photo: Moonlit clouds and reflected auroras in a lake

Home sweet home

During the last nights, there were often auroras in the sky and I was glad to capture some of them right outside my house. Here are some photos.

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Very strong auroras for a short moment revealing countless needles in the sky above our trees.

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Street lamps are off during week nights and so even purple auroras were visible

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A wonderful arc above my neighbors hose and inside the arc more dancing auroras!