I continue my tour of European countries that I visited over the past few years with my first photo from Finland. It was taken three years ago, when I spent my summer holidays in Helsinki. The photo was taken from the ferry to the fortress island of Suomenlinna, just off the Helsinki coast.
Seen here is the most famous monument of Helsinki: Helsingin Tuomiokirkko (Helsinki Cathedral). Located at Senate Square in the heart of the city, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral was built between 1830 and 1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland of the time, Tsar Nicolas I of Russia.
Thanks for your visit and I hope you like this one!
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PaulVDV (30803) 2014-09-03 12:26
Het wegvaren uit deze haven, of het aankomen (ook met sommige grotere boten vanuit Estland) biedt een schitterend zicht.
Mooie architectuur langs de waterkant en de kathedraal torent prachtig boven alle andere bouwwerken uit.
Interessante voorgrond met de aankomende sightseeingboot.
Ik merk dat op de kade de tentjes van een kleine markt staan. Deze zorgt voor meer sfeer bij het kuieren in de haven.
Uitstekende helderheid, kleuren en scherpte.
Vele groeten, Paul
dta (80314) 2014-09-03 12:28
hello Lars ,
Despite of the presence of the crane , this is a splendid view of Helsinki , with a superb cloudy sky in the BG .
Graal (103036) 2014-09-03 13:16
nice image and presentation of Helsinki. Good captured swimming boat on FG. Interesting old architecture. Fine quality of photo.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (70519) 2014-09-03 14:19
for some reason we don't get to see many shots of Finland or Helsinki on TE.
its a shame its not more popular as say Italy or France.
this scene here reminds me alot of the same views you can see from Stockholm.
excellent cloud coverage, and the buildings have a very sophisticated/serious look to them, not much in creativity or style.
thanks for this one
carlo62 (52194) 2014-09-03 14:33
la cattedrale è molto bella e domina la scena con la sua imponenza e il suo colore.
Ottima la composizione, anche se avrei evitato la gru a sinistra, distrae l'attenzione, anche se le facciate riempiono bene la scena, così come la barca che rende tutto più dinamico.
Fis2 (102486) 2014-09-03 14:49
I like POV and colors.
Very impressive cathedral!
I like it.
pierrefonds (68967) 2014-09-03 16:38
The distance between the tourist boat and the building is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the boat and of the buildings. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
Nicou (146928) 2014-09-03 20:11
quelle vue quel ciel blanc aux belle formes et ces terrasse le long du qui les bateau c'est merveilleux superbe.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (63542) 2014-09-03 21:39
Lep pogled na turisdticki brod i deo grada ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan brod i arhitektura sa detaljima na fasadi.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji donose kisu, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the tourist boat and part of the city ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the ship and architecture with accents on the facade.
Good work and composition, well captured the moment with clouds that bring rain, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
COSTANTINO (67400) 2014-09-03 22:43
Hello dear friend
beautiful and plesant postcard with peaceful
atmosphere too in my opinion here we have
a splendid view of Helsinki with a dynamic
cloudy grey sky we can see interesting
architectural details and an impressive
cathedral at the background
the boat dominates this shot
have a nice time
mirosu (16273) 2014-09-04 1:29
An excellent and interesting arrangement of elements, a lovely, superb view and delightful well balanced colours. There's a clear and intriguing distinction between foreground and background. The texture of the water and the boat convey movement. Light and colours exude warmth and make the view so vibrant.
Very well done.
arnie (1805) 2014-09-04 3:12
A very nice capture of the waterfront with great detail in the buildings. Good POV
Until I read the other critiques I hadn't noticed the crane, so it does not detract from the shot.
berek (50506) 2014-09-04 6:37
Unfortunately, I have not seen this city in the summer. a beautiful picture. very nice vibrant colors and architecture.
fotka (4601) 2014-09-04 6:43
It is lovely view from Helsinki with one of the most beautiful church of the city. I like that you included in this photo tourists boat in the FG. Good quality shot.
holmertz (56251) 2014-09-04 7:04
This is a very fine skyline and a great photo. The Helsinki cathedral is an impressive building, and with such clouds behind it it looks fantastic. In spite of the clouds the light is superb.
lousat (94786) 2014-09-04 9:00
Hi Lars,a beautiful postcard from Helsinki with its architechtural symbol caught by the sea,great and rich composition,very well exposed and madw with an excellent sharpness too,i like it! have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
williewhistler (16404) 2014-09-04 12:24
such an attractive shot across the bay with the pleasure boat well placed in the Fg to give a nice depth to the picture.
The details are sharp and clear in a well balanced composition.
dkmurphys (62147) 2014-09-04 13:27
Fine postcard from that beautiful city. I like the good mood atmosphere given by the colored umbrellas and the cruise boat. Good catch!
jmdias (66425) 2014-09-04 17:16
a different pov to show this cathedral. I liked the view of this urban details and the texture of those clouds ahead. a very nice compo. TFS.
PS: after sep 6th I will be out.
rychem (39563) 2014-09-04 22:16
High quality photo with fantastic light and colors, clear and detailed photo, compliments
TopGeo (38216) 2014-09-04 23:15
Give to a particular plan in terms of this section of the city that all guests remember from the tourist cards! I think it is a great image that impresses for its clarity and selection
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-09-04 23:15
Great photography of the water vessels.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors. Very well done, TFS.
PiotrF (20630) 2014-09-05 5:25
nice view of Helsinki. Good framing and lovely natural colors. Very well composition, lovely presentation.
ourania (48864) 2014-09-05 5:39
the view you are presenting is interesting and pleasant, your composition has effective sense of depth and marvelous sharpness, especially appreciated on the buildings. You achieved superb balance with the perspective and the framing you chose. The sea, the ship and the clouds convey delightful movement. The colour quality is excellent too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great afternoon,
Silvio1953 (148639) 2014-09-05 8:40
Ciao Lars, great view of fantastic boat, lovely composition with beautiful boat, superb sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-09-05 9:53
I would ride this boat to view this beautiful city and its architectures. Great pov and good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (122669) 2014-09-05 10:57
Fantastique vue sur plusieurs bâtiments différents, très belle la cathédrale avec le sa couleurs blanche comme celle du bateau, une image bien composer et réaliser
nikkitta (17066) 2014-09-05 12:25
Like panoramic taken from the water, it provides a good distance to best admire buildings, Long, large , colored buildings typical from the North , like the church on top that in a way contrast with the also white ferryboat
Good TE contribution
alvaraalto (18142) 2014-09-05 13:41
Een heerlijke klassieker uit een van mijn favoriete Europese hoofdsteden.
Ik zie natuurlijk wel reikhalzend uit naar de eerste spectaculaire Bussumse upload.
mesutilgim (96332) 2014-09-05 14:03
Very nice capture from Helsinki. Nice soft light and colors, perfect sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jhm (156632) 2014-09-06 0:49
Finland een land waar we weinig foto's van zien op TE
Deze opname is zeer geslaagd door de verschillende elementen op de foto.
Heel mooie samenstelling en heerlijke presentatie.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
clic (17607) 2014-09-06 7:58
I see dramatic dominant grey tones that dignify this superb city scape featuring historic buildings and the wide array of sun shades filling the quay for a much-spirited mood.
Met vriendelijke groeten.
serp2000 (45074) 2014-09-06 22:33
Excellent photo from Helsinki! I was here 12 years ago (OMG!) with a film camera. Fine composition, perfect quality! TFS!
danos (100956) 2014-09-07 0:38
nice the view of the Helsinki Cathedral taken from the moving ferry.The beautiful buildings on the foreground brings out their details enhanced from the brilliant light of the day.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
npecanhuk (75812) 2014-09-08 18:44
Helsinki is a city I'd love to visit!
My last trip was more than three weeks long, but still not enought to see everything I wanted in Norway, Sweden and Danmark! Finland stayed out of my plans and had to be postponed for some other occasion!
Nice to see some details of it in this attractive picture!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
pili51 (1853) 2014-09-10 13:16
lovely composition here so alive, sharp and colorful Helsinki, in which elements combine to give vivacity, not least the white boat, nice foreground element.
Good focus point, and good sharpness also.
A very pleasant and well compound.
mkamionka (39209) 2014-09-14 5:11
beautiful capture of this most famous Finnish view. Great quality with pleasant sky in the back and a boat enhancing the interest in the foreground. It seems like a very elegant town and definitely worth a visit.
Excellent postcard like presentation, exactly as I like it,
adores (46079) 2014-09-14 15:30
I've never been to Finland, but I recognize that cathedral:)! Very good composition with the boat in foreground. Seems you got good weather, the sky and the light are very good.
stego (24132) 2014-09-21 16:49
Another beautiful view with a great sky with interesting clouds. I like the presence of the boat in the foreground, but I wonder if it is good for the compo.
TFS, regards, José.
mcmtanyel (25690) 2016-11-30 20:11
We are looking at pleasant architecture at the waterfront. The bit of water in the foreground and the sightseeing boat add beauty.
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (40898)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot A720 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 11:29