Winner of our August, 2016 "Celebration" photo contest
By Tapio Kekkonen in Photo Contests on Oct 5, 2016
First I want to thank all of you who liked this photo and gave it your vote.
It was quite easy to take this foto. This situation is real as you can see from the very relaxed attitude of all my friends who I have to thank also.
We had gathered together to celebrate the midsummer evening by having dinner on the beach of Varisniemi in Hanko town in Finland. This is perhaps on of the most beautiful places in this country. My Pentax K-3 was on a tripod so that I could be also be enjoying this nice moment and the offerings on the table. By just taking some photos with remote the trigger I got this photo which took the first price in PentaxForum's contest "Celebration".
Winner of our February, 2016 "Tables and Chairs" photo contest
By Tapio Kekkonen in Photo Contests on Apr 8, 2016
First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who voted in the PentaxForum's ”Table and Chairs” competition and special thanks to those voting me into the finals. There were so many great photo entries so it was an honour to get through to the final and this even with my first photo entry ever in any competition!
I've been taking photos almost all my life and it has been my main hobby since the 70s when I got my first Canon F1. There was a period of lazyness as I got tired of playing with the chemicals and developing, but a new interest emerged along with the digital cameras and Pentax. Now I'm eagerly waiting for my new K-1!
My photo was taken in Hanko, my home town in Southern Finland. The Hanko Peninsula, on which the city is located, is the southernmost tip of continental Finland. Hanko has a coastline of approx. 130 km of which 30 km are sandy beaches. This makes the light very special in Hanko!