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Good morning from Helsinki....it seems as if we have truly carried the sun around the world with us, we have had lovely sunny days since arriving. We are off to Estonia for the day which I am very excited about.
I have so many images from Helsinki, so will upload 12 today...sorry folks but its the only way i will get through them and give you an idea of the city.
V1 is a view of the city from the harbour
V2 the Alexander 2 monument on Senate Square
V3 Uspenski Cathedral
V13 is for Jukka (kuvailija) from Finland ....What is the significance of all the tortoise's dotted around the walkways in Helsinki?

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Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
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Date Taken:28 Jul 2013 - 12:15 PM
Focal Length:21mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.7
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Shutter Speed:1/320sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
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Title:A tour of Helsinki
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:29 Jul 2013 - 4:29 AM
Tags:Helsinki, Landscape / travel
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 4:53 AM

Excellent very well taken images.

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handlerstudio
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29 Jul 2013 - 5:03 AM

Thank you for this tour of such a beautiful city, Colleen. Great photos.

Peter

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Hermanus
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29 Jul 2013 - 5:04 AM

Good morning Colleen ! Cold and sunny here today Smile Lovely images from the far north Smile V1 is stunning and I must say I like the tortoise in V13 - maybe a reminder to slow down Smile I find the contrast in V8 interesting too Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 5:56 AM

Another wonderful and interesting set, Colleen, and I love the tortoise Smile Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 5:59 AM

A wonderful tour Colleen - there are so many magnificent buildings - superb set I very much enjoyed looking at them.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 6:38 AM

Fantastic set Colleen thanks for sharing.SmileSmile
Rob

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
29 Jul 2013 - 6:41 AM

This is Really Something ! - Untill now i have seen only my own photos of Finland and Helsinki on these pages. And now i can see Colleens beautiful images here. I have a funny and dizzy feeling,is it really true,or am i dreaming!? This feels very good! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin - Very excellent Colleen!!!!!!! I am happy now! --- Jukka.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ------ P.S. No icebears walking in the city!Wink J.

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Andysnapper
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29 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

Superb shots Colleen and the light is amazing. Carry on posting, its always interesting to see shots of places we haven't visited.

Andy

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HarrietH
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29 Jul 2013 - 6:47 AM

A really beautiful city and you have captured the astmosphere well. A really excellent series.

Harriet

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kuvailija
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29 Jul 2013 - 6:55 AM

Yes, and about the tortoises! They are ment to irritate the car drivers! Sad Earlier they made it with sement pigs ,now with the tortoises, maybe its funnier tha way ! ---- Jukka.

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pollisher
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29 Jul 2013 - 7:05 AM

A fabulous set.......Smile

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SUE118
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29 Jul 2013 - 7:39 AM

Wonderful diary of images and lovely memories for you. Hope you have now fully recovered. Sue.

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Nigeve1
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29 Jul 2013 - 7:47 AM

Excellent set of this very interesting city, V1 and V10 stand out particularly for me.
Nigel

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anglingandyq
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29 Jul 2013 - 7:54 AM

Excellent set Colleen

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netta1234
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:13 AM

Thank's once more Colleen for sharing your brilliant images of your visit to all these places that I've never been to.
I am a verry homely person.
This set is excellent Colleen,have a great and enjoyable day again todaySmile
NettaSmile

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Suzicoo
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:18 AM

a beautiful city which you have captured well,
Suzicoo

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NaturesHaven
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM

Nice set..............hubby said the last time he walked down near where the ship is moored it was -50c wind chill............nice to see the sun shining............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:34 AM

No mental image of Helsinki, so very interesting to see your excellent set of the City.

P.

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Caziwinkles
29 Jul 2013 - 8:38 AM

Stunning captures of this wonderful city Colleen. It feels like we are on this trip with you - sharing all these fabulous visits. Smile

Carol

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29 Jul 2013 - 8:40 AM

Beautiful shots. Smile

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morpheus1955
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

Excellent series of images, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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Lynniesefforts
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29 Jul 2013 - 8:43 AM

What a beautiful place this is!! Love the often pastel colourings of the buildings...and the weather looks perfect as well GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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richmowil
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29 Jul 2013 - 9:39 AM

Great set of images Colleen!! Thnaks for sharing , brings back memories!!

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WhiteRose1
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:13 AM

Excellent city tour, Colleen. Wonderful architecture and the figures in v10 shows the scale so well.

Dave

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Tish1
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:34 AM

I hear tell, that Helsinki is well worth a visit; your images prove that I hear is correct.............. Well now that I have been to Helsinki, where am I going next GrinGrinGrin

Tish

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Nikonuser1
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29 Jul 2013 - 10:38 AM

A super series of images Colleen, well captured Smile


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Irishkate
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:14 AM

A very impressive set of images of what looks like a very beautiful city.
The light has been much kinder to you than in St.Petersburg.
I don't know much about Finland at all so this is very educational.
This isn't a holiday choice for many people - so very interesting.
Hope the rest of your holiday is great.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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boov
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:29 AM

Fabulous tour......

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digital_boi
29 Jul 2013 - 11:39 AM

last time I was there was 43 years ago so it is nice to see so many fine captures from there Colleen you eye is in good form

Graham

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 12:45 PM

Lovely set. V7 and V9 for me.
Matt

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Jul 2013 - 1:45 PM

We're certainly getting treated to a variety of scenes and architecture, Colleen! Wink Another very lovely set, I'm enjoying seeing these places I'll probably never get to see Smile
Trev Smile

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mikbee
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29 Jul 2013 - 1:57 PM

Another fine tour around the city Colleen.
Some nice architecture here.
And the tortoise is the national emblem of Finland.
The locals are so laid back,they just like to take life in the slow lane !!
Mick.

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Quoise
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29 Jul 2013 - 2:57 PM

Such an interesting set! Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2539 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 3:28 PM

The buildings of Helsinki are very beautiful, well captured,

Ali SmileSmileSmile

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kathrynlouise
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29 Jul 2013 - 3:42 PM

A superb series Colleen. Don't think i've ever seen such beautiful buildings Grin

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brian17302
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29 Jul 2013 - 4:52 PM

Super Helsinki photo tour with wonderful buildings.
Love the significance of the tortoises as described by Kuvailija
Regards Brian

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29 Jul 2013 - 5:24 PM

Well taken pictures

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29 Jul 2013 - 7:23 PM

Enjoyed these immensely Carol - will return later for a more relaxed view.
Joan.

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29 Jul 2013 - 7:55 PM

Very strong set Colleen , lovely light Smile

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29 Jul 2013 - 8:14 PM

Wonderful images Colleen, some lovely buildings too. And i love the tall ship in the harbour

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29 Jul 2013 - 9:03 PM

The TV programme "Wish You Were Here" with Judith Chambers comes to mind Coleen. Another superb set of travel photographs, each worthy of a vote. I particularly like image number one and ten. The sense of scale an proportion in image number ten is staggering.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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29 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

V1 is a splendid image
and internet too slow to see the others!
Ju

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AngelaSeager
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29 Jul 2013 - 9:20 PM

Wow Colleen, these are fantastic images and well captured!!! Looking forward to your visit to Manchester shortly. Can't wait show, explore and enjoy everything Manchester has to offer with you, ie, architecture, abstract, street, landscape, landmarks, black and white....would love photography enthusiasts to join us....it will be a relaxed, social event to walk, talk and shoot together....and this invitation is free!

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29 Jul 2013 - 9:52 PM

An awesome Colection Colleen. Thanks for the visitSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

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Holmewood
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29 Jul 2013 - 11:21 PM

Lovely set Colleen. Cathy

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30 Jul 2013 - 8:44 AM

first class image
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BIGRY1
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30 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

A wonderful tour your have treated us to again!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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WesternRed
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31 Jul 2013 - 6:26 AM

Great composition and detail in these 13 . Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

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4 Aug 2013 - 8:13 PM

A wonderful virtual guided tour of this beautiful city, v1 with the tall ship was the perfect choice as the lead

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