May 9, 2012

Meet Guest Blogger Akseli Niemelä

Today I am featuring guest blogger Akseli Niemelä. Akseli is a hobbyist photographer from Finland. He has a HDR photography blog where he posts a photo every day. Check it out to see many more amazing HDR images like this one.

Suomenlinna island, lying in front of Helsinki, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Finland. Originally built to defend Finland from Russia 300 years ago, it is now a must-go place for those choosing the capital of Finland for their holiday destination. And not only tourists like it: many Helsinkians go there to have a picnic, sip some beer or meet their friends who live there.

Suomenlinna is one of my favourite photography places. If you stay away from the main roads (not very big ones anyway) you see the island from another perspective. For example, I was fortunate to capture this beautiful sunset when strolling around the island. I thought this was a unique sight but a resident of a nearby house told me he sees this pretty often. Not a bad place to live!

(Photo and caption by Akseli Niemelä of


  1. Incredible image. Thanks for introducing us to another fine HDR Photographer :).
    Stay inspired!

  2. Wow, stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. An amazingly beautiful photo. The colors are a feast for the eyes!

  4. wow... i love the colors in this photo . what camera did you use??

    1. Hello,

      I'm using Nikon D3100 with kit lens 18-55m. Tripod is a bit broken also.

      So not fancy gear at all :)

      Greetings Aku

  5. Thanks for pointing him out. His images are superb.

  6. Lovely picture...
    Enjoy your day Deno !
    Greetings from Paris,