After long dark winter sunshine is certainly welcome in Finland. And I think walking on the lake ice is the best thing to do in Tampere in March. This one is from Siilinkari beacon on Näsijärvi lake.
(Title Shiny Happy People, a single of R.E.M from the album Out of Time, 1991.)
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serp2000 (45618) 2013-04-24 11:35
This is very familiar scene. Some rest after a long walk. And Out Of Time is my favorite album of R.E.M. Good tribute. Very interesting composition and very nice vivid colors.
jemaflor (102417) 2013-04-24 11:38
Great light and I understand that everybody are happy with such a pleanst weather after yout long winter, a good report about this fact.
mjw364 (1466) 2013-04-25 1:44
A nice shot that tells me more about Finland - somewhere I know little of. I can't imagine the long dark winter - it's depressing enough in the UK for a photographer when there is poor light in winter! Going for a walk on an iced lake as a recreational activity is another thing that challenges my imagination too!
Great colours in this shot and it does appear that the people are shiny and happy to be in the light again!
gus72 (3719) 2013-04-26 18:43
Hi Kari !!
I think that your photo shows the emotion and pleasure that the people feel now that they can enjoy the daylight and leave behind the long nights.
Very good control of the bright light resulting in true colours.
have a nice week end.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-26 19:06
Excellent capture with so special composition.Nice contrasts and saturation.Great framing too.Well done!
All the best
delpeoples (59690) 2013-04-27 0:47
Great title and song, by a great band. And very appropriate here. Although I suppose skiing is a sport for everyone in your country, skiing in my country is a reserve of only the wealthy and privileged. I have skiid once in my life and thought my husband was trying to kill me :) All I wanted to do was get off the mountain and into the warmth of a pub or restaurant. But I think it must be a very healthy sport to do, hence the strapping healthy happy people in your photo. An attractive group photo, with vibrant colours and excellent definition.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (29037)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Finnish lakes, Photos with Titles of Songs 09 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-24 11:06