On my journey to Helsinki I was surprised to experience a mixture of rain, snow and sun. Very fine rain, like drizzle, fell from clouds hanging low after I took the passage with a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki.
After checking in I started to explore the town, by typical wet and cold nordic weather, including gusts of wind. Impressed by the city I made my way through the town, crossing the Helsinki Cathedral with it‘s stunning view to the south harbor.
I´m walking down the steps from the Cathedral plateau with heavy snow. A short detour to the old market hall of Helsinki suits me, to dry my wet hair and cold shoes.
After having a hot chocolate and some snacks we decided to spend the rest of the day at the coast. Where we will go isn´t clear; we decided spontanously to walk along the harbor until we reach a small island in front of Helsinki.
We left the Uspenski Cathedral behind us and it took us quiet some time until we are out of town following a small road through hills along the water up to a bridge. On the island I took the time to sit down on the rocks, in front of the rough sea, while the weather is slowly getting better.
The next morning I woke up and realized, that the weather completely changed, so that I decided to go back to the spots I have seen yesterday, to shoot the same pictures again. I wanted to see how different each picture would look like with sunshine compared to the stormy weather the day before.
Again and again I´m fascinated how the weather can influence the mood of a picture and love to share these moments with you.
pictures by: Anna-Lena Thiel