Why do I shoot really?

  • Ski jumps for freestyle summer practicing at Hyvärilä resort, Lieksa in August 2014

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    Morning mist drops in Urjala in May 2016

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    Sudden rain shower over Kymenkäänne, near Nastola in October 2016

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    Open house at the Kallio fire & rescue station on the Helsinki day in June 2016

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    Ship park at Kalasatama in June 2015

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    Aliisa drawing at Vanhankaupunginlahti in October 2014

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    Traces of melt water on the frozen beach at Mustikkamaa, Helsinki in January 2015

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    No fish, no Ožujsko. A fisherman at Split harbour, Croatia in July 2013

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    Hanko water tower, August 2014

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    Bad weather at changing the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade, London in 2008

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    Noctilucent clouds over Meriahaka and Hanasaari in July 2008

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    Water post waiting for the next spring at a allotment near Pasila

By chance I got info about a photo competition I had never hear of before, Kaunas Photo, two days ago, and for some reason decided to see if I could submit a series. As you might know I’m not a professional photographer, or even striving to become one, but the theme for the year, water, was interesting and I knew I would have quite a nice stash of possibly material around.

So I spent most of my free moments of yesterday to sieve through my photo archive to come up with a set of 12-15 photos suitable for submission. By ten or so in the evening I had a set of my 12 water shots, well in time for the submission deadline at midnight. But while I tried to come up with a title for the series, abstract and a short bio about myself, it hit me: This is not a real series, I’m not a real photographer, what am I doing? The photos are nice, but really??

And so I missed the deadline. Bummer. Maybe.

Anyway, here are some of the picks I had ready for the set. Comments are welcome, I guess that’s what I was really after anyway.

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