Hi, my name is Isko Salminen.
I'm an adventure seeker and I love exploring nature with my camera and Australian Shepherd called Fire

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2012 Christmas tree hunt

While going through photos from the past year, I also happened to find these ones from December 2012. We were on our annual Christmas tree hunt — just like we did this year — and I took these photos after my brother had cut down their Christmas tree.

It was a lot colder, and a lot snowier back then!

Sidenote: it's funny how old the camera design on iOS6 looks now only after such a short time.

The Christmas tree hunt

For the past two years we've had a tradition of cutting down our own Christmas tree. This year we decided to get the tree a week before the Christmas Eve so that we could enjoy it a little bit longer.

We spend a good three hours hunting for the perfect tree that we both were happy with. I prefer a more symmetrical, balanced tree, whereas my girlfriend prefers a more thicker and furrier tree. So, of course, we got the thicker and furrier one :)

As we both really love Christmas, searching for the tree we both liked was really fun. We spend hours in the forrest just walking and looking at different kinds of trees, taking photos of them for a reference and memorising tree locations.

Fire was also having a blast. He got to run around free in the forrest and just enjoying being a dog. 

After some back-and-forth we found the perfect tree and cut it down, drank some hot chocolate and as the darkness fell on us, carried the tree back to our car. Can't wait to have our presents under this tree!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas drive time-lapse

Shot this while driving to spend Christmas with my parents. Camera was set on a tripod between the seats, on a 20 second interval.

Camera: Canon mark II
Lens: Canon 24-70mm/2.8f
Edited with Quicktime and iMovie.

The song is "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap.