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Stadin Cruising aka Parking June edition.

Long queue to Kauppatori

I was quite early this time at Kauppatori and I thought I was first, but I wasn’t. There were handfull eager gearheads waiting for market square to be closed and cleaned up. No wonder, weather was like a bride and officially summer has started. I met few new acquaint. Most interesting was a guy from down under who have moved to Finland and he lives in Tampere and still attended Stadin Cruising. Awesome!

Very nice 1967 Dodge Coronet 500

I haven’t bought lens hood for my 70-210 Nikkor and it really started bothering me today since I had to shoot against sun and pictures were getting too much stray lights. Have to add that to my to-buy-list.

About 1k pictures were taken and a bit over 300 survived. Still a bit too much? Anyway, here is the link to the pictures.

Stadin Cruising May 2014


I was working on a evening shift at work and didn’t get to Kauppatori until little after 21:00, which was quite good for weather wise, since it did rain a bit before 21:00. Although light was getting low and I am still not “one with the new camera”. I know that I can crank up the ISO way higher than with my D90. I guess it’s the allergy for high ISO. ;)

Here is the link to the pictures.

Stadin Cruising April 2014

I got my El Camino out of the garage and yearly inspection passed with some minor fixs. Coincidence, that it was also first Friday of the month, which means Monthly Helsinki Cruising? Although it was not exactly warm, but nor it wasn’t “that” cold and there were quite many cars attending.

Cruising through

My day job was great enough to sponsor me a new camera and I just shoot with the same settings as my old camera and it didn’t occur to me that my new camera would be so much better. Shoot, learn, repeat.


Stadi Cruising October.

Stadin Cruising going strong!

This time of the Year it is getting too fast too dark and that means two things. First thing is that you have to shoot as “quick” as you can with the available light and second thing is that bring your tripod with you. Second thing also a blessing since you can try out to get a most of the dark situation by playing with long exposures.

There is a good chance to catch something that your eye can’t see. So your mind have to be in a creative mode to try out something and mostly you’re going to miss, but every now and then you get something that is worth the trouble.

Here is a link to pictures from the Cruising.

Stadi Cruising July.

Stadin Cruising is alive!

Last Friday was again a month’s first Friday and that meant Stadin Cruising. Last time I spotted great spot at Kaivopuisto and we went straight there to wait for car queue passing by, but there weren’t that big line coming at once, which was actually great I had time to plan my shot and take a zip of beer between cars. I guess holiday season and few other happenings were limiting participiants to this event. Nevertheless Kauppatori was yet again full again and we didn’t even bothered to go there, mainly because there were huge waiting to get in the market area and driving through would have burst my bladder, thanks to all those cold refreshments that I enjoy’d at Kaivopuisto.

I don’t know can I post pictures from up coming Friday at Espoo Cruising since I have to leave early in the Saturday morning to Alastaro to shoot at Ford Nationals for a day. So I have 160 km drive in the morning…

Here a pictures from the Cruising.

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