Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 7, 2011

Helsinki lightshow / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière / Espetáculo de luz de inverno em Helsínquia

In English:

I visited on Tuesday in Helsinki just to see the winter lightshow. The main area where it was presented was the area in front of the Helsinki Cathedral. The Cathedral is white and that is why it is excellent building to change its color.

En español:

Visité el martes en Helsinki para ver el espectáculo de luces de invierno. El área principal donde se presentó fue la zona situada frente a la Catedral de Helsinki. La Catedral es de color blanco y es por eso que está un edificio excelente para cambiar su color.

En français:

Je visitais le mardi à Helsinki, juste pour voir le spectacle de lumière de l’hiver. La zone principale où elle a été présentée est l’endroit la zone en face de la cathédrale d’Helsinki. La cathédrale est blanc et c’est pourquoi elle est excellent bâtiment de changer sa couleur.

Em Português:

Eu visitei na terça-feira em Helsínquia só para ver o show de luzes inverno. A principal área onde foi apresentada foi a área em frente à Catedral de Helsinque. A Catedral é branco e é por isso que é excelente edifício para mudar sua cor.

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Helsinki light show / Helsinki espectáculo de luces / Helsinki spectacle son et lumière

Look also / Mira también / Regardez aussi:

Lux Helsinki 2012

37 Comments »

  1. That’s such a beautiful structure all in white! It’s awesome in color! What a beautiful sight in winter!

    Comment by montucky — January 7, 2011 @ 07:51 | Reply

  2. Hi Montucky.

    Snow white is easy to change color. It was cold, too cold with Arctic wind coming from Siberia, when I photographed these photos. I had to take photos using gloves and mittens in my hands. It is unimaginable how cold the body of camera can be during winter.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 08:13 | Reply

  3. Excellent photo series once again Sartenada!
    My favourite photo is the Cathedral in the soft purple colour, in the last three photos. The building in the first photo isn’t the Cathedral is it?… but it’s beautiful under the lights too. I hope there was a warm room and a hot drink somewhere close by after this photo shoot to warm you (and your freezing camera) back up!

    Comment by kiwidutch — January 7, 2011 @ 08:36 | Reply

    • Hi kiwidutch.

      Thank You. In the first photo You can see the facade of the University of Helsinki. Well, after shooting my photos I went to the main railway station to warm myself beside of a nice hot cup of coffee. Inside the Railway station there is old historic restaurant Eliel. It was built in 1922 and planned by our famous architect Eliel Saarinen. Actually the son (Eero) of Eliel is more famous than his father. Eero Saarinen created for example the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Okay, I get lost in by-paths which are my vice. Sorry!

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 09:53 | Reply

  4. Il est grand temps pour moi de découvrir Helsinki !

    Comment by Joseph — January 7, 2011 @ 09:08 | Reply

    • Salut Joseph.

      C’est bien ça. Bienvenu! Si tu viendrais en hiver, noublie pas des vêtements d’hiver.🙂

      Belle journèe!

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 09:40 | Reply

  5. Beautiful and clear pictures! I love the colors. How did you manage to take such clear photos? Did you use a tripod?

    Comment by Nadezhda Konovalova — January 7, 2011 @ 11:36 | Reply

    • Hello Nadezhda.

      Thank You commenting. You made a very good question. I do not own tripod, but I have been thinking to get one. In these photos I used ISO 3200. When shooting, I stop to breathe holding by one hand on camera’s body and by the other hand at the end of lenses. Sometimes during summer I also listen to my heart beats and shoot between them, but now it was not possible, because it was cold and having my beanie deeply over my head, I could not listen to heart beats not even in my ears.

      Have a nice day.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 13:08 | Reply

      • This impressed me! ” I also listen to my heart beats and shoot between them” – words of a proficient!

        Comment by Nadezhda Konovalova — January 7, 2011 @ 14:25 | Reply

  6. Hello ! thank you for your message.
    Saumur is 25 km of my house.
    It’s a pity for your correspondent, me it is the similar with German.
    You thus know my region, it is great.
    I have 2 blogs of which one on Anjou.
    Good day.

    my other blog : http://sylvie49captureimage.aminus3.com

    Comment by Sylvie — January 7, 2011 @ 15:30 | Reply

    • Hi Sylvie.

      Well, It happens, that’s life. Yes, I liked the region very much and the river Loire. Thank You telling links too.

      Belle journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 17:40 | Reply

  7. I always enjoy light shows in towns, but this is especially beautiful with the snow. I particularly like the close-up of the clock tower in number 11.

    Comment by jackiequeen — January 7, 2011 @ 15:41 | Reply

    • Hi Jackie.

      Thank You for Your visit and nice comment. I remember that photo very well, because when I took it, I loved those shadows in advance.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 17:37 | Reply

  8. Every photo has been worth photograph! But so few people seem to be there, how long was this performance? How was the weather?

    Comment by Leena — January 7, 2011 @ 16:32 | Reply

    • Hello Leena.

      I guess that the low number of this show has something to do with the cold. Not only the cold, but the cold hard wind. The cooperative action (cold & wind) means that it is feeling on the skin more cold than it is reality. It lasted about 20 minutes and started every half an hour, so I was told. The show is terminating after this week.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 17:48 | Reply

  9. Ouch – I was linked to my old WordPress blog, I have there a private family blog and a couple other experimental blogs as well🙂 I am jumping and trying all the time different places.
    Now I am most active here:
    http://365project.org/lehy/365/2011-01-07

    Comment by Leena — January 7, 2011 @ 16:37 | Reply

    • Hello again Leena.

      Thank You telling the link. I’ll visit there.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 17:51 | Reply

  10. Une illumination très restituée.

    Amitiés.

    Comment by Joseph — January 8, 2011 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Bonjour Jopseph.

      Merci beaucoup Joseph. Je te souhaite une belle journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — January 8, 2011 @ 09:09 | Reply

  11. Hello Matti,
    Les plus frileux n’hésiteront pas à sortir pour un tel spectacle ! Il réchauffe le coeur… et c’est bien là l’essentiel !!😉
    Magnifique.
    Bises et bon week-end.

    Comment by Marion B. — January 8, 2011 @ 16:35 | Reply

    • Salu Marion.

      Bien dite, j’aimais ça! Je suis une personne qui souffre du froid, mais pas du chaud. Assez de vêtements c’est la solution contre le froid. Je ce que je n’ai pas dit que je devais marcher à ma voiture à peu près deux kilomètres dans le vent froid, mais c’est la vie!

      Merci beaucoup.

      Comment by sartenada — January 9, 2011 @ 09:00 | Reply

  12. Wow! How beautiful in the white snow, majestic buildings and light colors! I haven’t seen anything like this. I enjoy the photos very much!

    Comment by Anna — January 8, 2011 @ 22:39 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Thank You. I am glad that my “Polar Photographic Tour” pleased to You.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — January 9, 2011 @ 09:02 | Reply

  13. Good morning Matti,
    From this series, I am again impressed. The first picture is a great introduction for this series. What is the purpose of the building? Figures 6 to 8 and 11 are my favorites. In Figure 6, I like the different colors in the cross. In Figure 11 I like the soft blue. In all the pictures is the architecture, including the colors, excellent expression. The beautiful colors remind me of the fantastic ice church. For those photos, I used a tripod, so nothing wobbles. I think that you had in these cold temperatures, cold fingers. I also feel the chill in my fingers when I make snow photos. I thank you for allowing me to watch this series and look forward to the next photos to your blog. Thank you for all your nice comments in recent days. I try to keep visiting your blog. We wish you and Anja, all the best and health on your common everyday ways. Dear greetings Christel and Detlev

    Comment by Christel — January 9, 2011 @ 08:12 | Reply

    • Hi Christel.

      I explain those buildings in my photos. In the first photo You can see the facade of University (founded in 1640) building. It is from 1832 and was drawn by German architect Carl Ludvig Engel. I give here the link to Wikipedia in which there is more detailed info:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Ludvig_Engel

      In photo 4, there is the Government Palace and drawn again by Carl Ludvig Engel.

      In the photo number 5, there are some old buildings opposite the Cathedral. Thank You for Your visit and nice comment.

      Comment by sartenada — January 9, 2011 @ 09:31 | Reply

  14. Matti – this is just an amazing sight – I would travel far to watch that, I’m glad you went there and showed us this! I have not seen anything like that here in Denmark. It is a great idea to make such a lightshow. Specially here in the dark winter😉

    Comment by truels — January 9, 2011 @ 17:09 | Reply

    • Hi Truels.

      Thank You commenting. You just touched the main idea. To get some light during the most dark time of the winter. Touché! So nice that You liked my photos!

      Comment by sartenada — January 9, 2011 @ 17:15 | Reply

  15. Wow!! This is so magical and beautiful!
    The light has totally transformed the religious buildings into something so modern and creative.
    A few years ago, we also had similar things projected on the Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, etc.
    But I don’t see them anymore in recent years…
    Sad, I wonder if that’s because of the economic downturn?

    Comment by London Caller — January 10, 2011 @ 04:33 | Reply

    • Hello London Caller.

      Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your comment. I guess, as You did, that economical reasons might determine what cities or towns are offering to their citizens with their tax money.

      Comment by sartenada — January 10, 2011 @ 07:29 | Reply

  16. Beautiful night shots. Love the lighting, very artistic. Your photograph shows them well :)>

    Comment by Saravanan — January 11, 2011 @ 11:05 | Reply

  17. Hi Sarito.

    So nice to read that You liked my post. Thank You.

    Comment by sartenada — January 11, 2011 @ 11:17 | Reply

  18. Wow really nice shots. Was it accompanied by music? Especially like the second last image (14).

    Comment by incompletehistory — January 13, 2011 @ 09:09 | Reply

    • Hi incompletehistory.

      That is right, with music, something soft music and unknown melodies to me. Thank You for Your visit and leaving nice comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by sartenada — January 13, 2011 @ 09:54 | Reply

  19. Mon dieu que c’est beau, cette fête de la lumière , conjuguée aux lueurs si spécifique des pays scandinaves. Une jolie balade en photo que fait chaud (malgré tout😉 au coeur

    Comment by Jean-Luc Marechal — January 13, 2011 @ 16:20 | Reply

    • Bonjour Jean-Luc.

      Oh, comment gentillement dit! Moi, je suis fier, moi aussi, car je n’aivais un trépied. Merci beaucoup.

      Belle journée!

      Comment by sartenada — January 13, 2011 @ 16:54 | Reply

  20. Very beautiful. I wish I could do a night shot like that.
    May I ask what camera are u using ?

    Comment by samokan — January 14, 2011 @ 03:02 | Reply

    • Hi samokan.

      Thank for Your visit and comment. I am so glad that that You liked my photos.

      Oh, I have old Nikon D300. I am not used to take night shots, but sometimes it goes well.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by sartenada — January 14, 2011 @ 07:46 | Reply


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