Photographer's Note

At the end of March I showed you a view of these same islands just in front of Helsinki harbour. You can view it here. This shot was also taken from the deck of a Viking line ferry leaving Helsinki for Stockholm. This time was summer at its best, even with a not so frequent heatwave, with temperatures approaching 30 °C in early afternoon. The photo was taken from an upper deck. Here you can also see the white ferry of Silja Line in the distance. It always leaves the harbour a few minutes before the Viking line ferry. Typically for a heat wave there were no clouds on the sky, not even in the evening. So the sky here is quite dull.

The first island is called Valkosaari and the one behind it is called Luoto (Swedish Klippan). On the right background is the Kaivopuisto neighbourhood. You can read more information on the islands in the above mentioned photo. A waterbus has just arrived at the quay of the NJK yacht club, bringing a bunch of people to the restaurant and taking of another one back to the city.

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In WS is an even wider view taken 9 minutes earlier, with the same focal length, but from a longer distance. It takes about 10 minutes for the ferry to turn around in the harbour after it leaves. The original is shot from the starboard side, the WS from the port side.

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