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My first post! I'll start with a photo.
Posted By: matskumatias, 06-29-2018, 07:39 AM

Hi fellow Pentaxians,

I've been reading the forum for some time now and I finally decided to get more involved in this community. I thought I'll start with posting a photo I took last year around this time. Here in Finland we celebrate 'midsummer' - this signifies the longest day of year (which is mostly cold, horrible winter, so we make the most of the short summer). Up in Lapland the sun wont set all night. Midsummer is a important festival for most Finns. It's a time for relaxation at your summer cabin, sauna, eating and drinking well and of course family & friends. In some areas it's a tradition to burn huge bonfires. I've been into photography for a couple years now, however, I have got more serious about it recently (ie. investing into some equipment and editing tools). I'm mostly into landscape and portrait photography, however I experiment with other styles as well. I'm located in Central Finland, a area known for its countless lakes. This picture is from my partners summer cabin in Finland. It's around 3AM when I took this photo. I was going to upload the unedited version for comparison, however, I don't have it on my mac just now. In terms of editing, I added exposure, contrast, whites, shadows and decreased blacks and highlights in addition to tidying it up a bit. All in all it did't need that much, as the the sky was amazing and the lake still, making conditions perfect in my book. I'll try to share some more pics later and perhaps create a album linked to my profile if it's possible.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting with you guys more and please drop a comment regarding the pic if you have the time. Enjoy your day

All the best,
Matias

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Beautiful image. None of my canoe pictures have turned out so good, but I am also out in mid day with wild little boys!
Welcome aboard!

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QuoteOriginally posted by matskumatias Quote
celebrate 'midsummer'
Don't disturb the water...there are things that lurk in deep dark places.

Great shot and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome, and a wonderful start!
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Great colours, composition and sense of movement from those boat ripples...thanks for posting Matias.

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Welcome to the forum!
That is one excellent image to be proud of!

I look forward to seeing many more pictures
Thank you! I just checked out your albums and I really like your work too!

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QuoteOriginally posted by photomax7 Quote
Great colours, composition and sense of movement from those boat ripples...thanks for posting Matias.
Thanks for your feedback!

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QuoteOriginally posted by bhbrake Quote
Beautiful image. None of my canoe pictures have turned out so good, but I am also out in mid day with wild little boys!
Welcome aboard!
Thank you! That complicates things for sure.. Just checked out your albums and your landscape photography is amazing! Keep up the good work

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The story and photo gave me a small and interesting window into your world. Lovely conditions captured so well. Nice work.

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The story and photo gave me a small and interesting window into your world. Lovely conditions captured so well. Nice work.

Tim
Thanks Tim!

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Beautiful Image looking forward to more from your home land !! Cheers Alan East Coast of Canada
Thanks Alan! Going to check out your albums in a minute. Ps. Canada is on my bucket list!

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I see a big problem with this shot.

Either this is the best you have and you will now not be able to keep up to that standard

or

This is not the best you have and now we will not be able to keep up to your standard.

Thanks! Hahah! I think its definitely one of my best ones, so adjust your expectations and we will get along just fine
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QuoteOriginally posted by matskumatias Quote
Thank you! I just checked out your albums and I really like your work too!
Thank you, that's very kind

QuoteOriginally posted by matskumatias Quote
Canada is on my bucket list!
A lovely place, highly recommended
(I live in Canada land)
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What a beautiful shot! As someone who likes to spend his (very limited) spare time in a kayak, with a camera in hand, or both, I know how special calm, quiet water, and gorgeous light can feel. Your photo makes me look forward to August, when I will have more free time to be in the boat, seeking serenity. Welcome to the Forums!

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Good welcome to all, photo thank you and shared. cheers

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QuoteOriginally posted by matskumatias Quote
Hi fellow Pentaxians,

I've been reading the forum for some time now and I finally decided to get more involved in this community. I thought I'll start with posting a photo I took last year around this time. Here in Finland we celebrate 'midsummer' - this signifies the longest day of year (which is mostly cold, horrible winter, so we make the most of the short summer). Up in Lapland the sun wont set all night. Midsummer is a important festival for most Finns. It's a time for relaxation at your summer cabin, sauna, eating and drinking well and of course family & friends. In some areas it's a tradition to burn huge bonfires. I've been into photography for a couple years now, however, I have got more serious about it recently (ie. investing into some equipment and editing tools). I'm mostly into landscape and portrait photography, however I experiment with other styles as well. I'm located in Central Finland, a area known for its countless lakes. This picture is from my partners summer cabin in Finland. It's around 3AM when I took this photo. I was going to upload the unedited version for comparison, however, I don't have it on my mac just now. In terms of editing, I added exposure, contrast, whites, shadows and decreased blacks and highlights in addition to tidying it up a bit. All in all it did't need that much, as the the sky was amazing and the lake still, making conditions perfect in my book. I'll try to share some more pics later and perhaps create a album linked to my profile if it's possible.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting with you guys more and please drop a comment regarding the pic if you have the time. Enjoy your day

All the best,
Matias
WOW! awesome colours! good one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by matskumatias Quote
Hi fellow Pentaxians,

I've been reading the forum for some time now and I finally decided to get more involved in this community. I thought I'll start with posting a photo I took last year around this time. Here in Finland we celebrate 'midsummer' - this signifies the longest day of year (which is mostly cold, horrible winter, so we make the most of the short summer). Up in Lapland the sun wont set all night. Midsummer is a important festival for most Finns. It's a time for relaxation at your summer cabin, sauna, eating and drinking well and of course family & friends. In some areas it's a tradition to burn huge bonfires. I've been into photography for a couple years now, however, I have got more serious about it recently (ie. investing into some equipment and editing tools). I'm mostly into landscape and portrait photography, however I experiment with other styles as well. I'm located in Central Finland, a area known for its countless lakes. This picture is from my partners summer cabin in Finland. It's around 3AM when I took this photo. I was going to upload the unedited version for comparison, however, I don't have it on my mac just now. In terms of editing, I added exposure, contrast, whites, shadows and decreased blacks and highlights in addition to tidying it up a bit. All in all it did't need that much, as the the sky was amazing and the lake still, making conditions perfect in my book. I'll try to share some more pics later and perhaps create a album linked to my profile if it's possible.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting with you guys more and please drop a comment regarding the pic if you have the time. Enjoy your day

All the best,
Matias
What a beautiful first post!
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