SUBSCRIBE AND FREE DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF OUR MAGAZINE IN DIGITAL FORMAT

B&WEuropeHabitatWinter forest by Ari Jaaksi

I packed my tried and true Hasselblad camera kits into my backpack, put on my warmest winter clothes, and headed to Kintulammi, a nature reserve in the middle of Finland.
6738 min

CALL FOR ENTRIES

ISSUE 10 / DEADLINE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019
HoursMinutesSeconds

I packed my tried and true Hasselblad camera kits into my backpack, put on my warmest winter clothes, and headed to Kintulammi, a nature reserve in the middle of Finland.

Winter days were short and the mercury had dropped below minus 25 degrees centigrade (-13F). In those conditions there was no sound, no movement and no colors. Naked trees against white snow were the only elements I could work with. What a perfect day for black and white photography!

Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi
Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi

In the middle of the day, the sun broke through the overcast creating an Christmas-like lighting. I stopped by a small cabin, made a fire outside, and cooked some food and a cup of warm coffee. The park rangers make both the cabins and firewood available free of charge for anybody who wants to hike in the reserve. The general public’s right allows anyone to roam the countryside, forage, fish with a line and rod, and enjoy the recreational use of any natural areas anywhere in Finland — regardless of their ownership. Such things make Finland a unique place for nature lovers and those who want to enjoy wilderness.  

In the afternoon, shadows took over and direct light disappeared making everything soft and misty. I changed to a faster film to capture the last rays of the day. As always, it amazed me how well my eyes had adapted to the diminishing light. It is only when I metered it properly that I realised how dark it already was. 

Eventually, I ran out of light. I took the last pictures, put my cameras back into my backpack, and headed to the parking spot. My car was the only one there, covered in frost and frozen solid. I was relieved when it started up, and soon it pushed warm air against my face. This was a good day!

Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi

Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi
Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi

Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi
Winter forest | Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi

Ari Jaaksi
Ari Jaaksi



Legal Note: The photographer attest that have full authorization to give consent to the publication of these photos or project and have the authorization and permissions of third parties. Guarantees that you have all the necessary communications of property and you have obtained all the necessary authorizations for any property, buildings, architecture, structures or sculptures appearing in your photographs.

Printed Edition

ISSUE 09

Published Photographers

Todd Antony | Ana Maria Robles | Efrat Sela | Leila Forés | Zhou Yulong | David Godichaud

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/09P.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/blackwhite_300x250-1.jpg

The Essential Guide has been created specifically to help you bring the timeless art of black and white photography to the modern science

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/PH5.jpg

Get instant access to over 120 in-depth tutorials for all skill levels, the ability to stream anywhere from any mobile device, and access to our exclusive library.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/sw.jpg

Where a Modern Architectural Wonderland Meets Old European Heritage. The Best Place on Earth to Expand Your Architectural Photography Portfolio

Latest Stories

DODHO MAGAZINE
* We hate spam and never share your details.
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Magazine: contact@dodho.com
Submission: submission@dodho.com
Management: management@dodho.com
Advertising: advertising@dodho.com
08008 - BARCELONA