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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I was going through some photos from the past year and found this one from last winter. Wow we had a ton of snow back then!

This was taken with Olympus OM-D EM-5 and the magnificent Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 lens.

Other than some sharpening and a bit of cropping, this photo is pretty much straight out of the camera. I really love this lens!


I was looking through some of the photos I've taken during this spring and found this self-portrait I took right before we went sledding in Wallberg. It was taken about the same time as this photo.

I also shot a short video of the sledge run with my iPhone, you can check it out here.


Bought a new lens yesterday, the amazing Olympus Zuiko ED 75mm f1.8.

I've never owned a lens with a similar focal length (150mm in 35mm terms) and was little worried that I would not know how to shoot with this. So I took my time and tested the lens for a good 45 minutes in the store, after that I was sold. This thing is SHARP!

Took the lens out for a little testing today. The weather was pretty grey, but managed to get few ok shots. Can't wait for some better weather!

Walking on thin ice

Two weeks ago the weather in Helsinki was absolutely perfect! During the weekend, the weather gods decided to bless us with one of those rare winter/spring days when it's still freezing but there's no wind, no clouds, and the sun is shining.

We decided to take full advantage of this rarity and headed out on the ice with Fire. The coast of Helsinki is just perfect for these kind of day trips.

The low night temperatures had kept the ocean between the small islands frozen, but the warmer weather had opened up the open waters. This allows you to walk on ice almost up to the waters edge.

Fire was fully enjoying the day out. He loves exploring new places and never gets tired of walking out on the ice. He got his shepherding mojo out and ran loops around everyone he could find on the ice.

As you can see, we weren't the only ones out on the ice. There were guys playing hockey on the ice, skating, skiing and just wandering around.

The funny thing is that five days later, the area in the photo above was just open water.  



I took a bunch of photos of Madelen last week as the sun came up for a bit.

I've been wanting to do a diptych for a while now and these seemed to be perfect for it. Tried using Lightroom to create this but failed miserably so I had to use the good old Photoshop to do the trick.

Taken with Olympus OM-D and Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 lens, at around f1.4.

First snow

We got the first proper snow today.

My new Derby Boots in Tallinn

Wearing my new Saint Vacant Derby Boots in Tallinn.

Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens.