I live a busy life, no time and lots of work. So that leaves me with little time to comment on your photos...

I'm a over 60 year old software designer and an amateur in photography. I don't speak or write in English very well; my native language is Finnish.

My mission is by using my camera show things the way I see them. Most of the time my photos include small subjects; small things surprise me all the time.

I use PhotoShop to improve my photos, mostly to check the contrast, sharpness, and saturation. Sometimes I like to even do some heavy manipulating and tricks.

I like to fix my photos so that they look the same as when I take them. As you know, the camera doesn’t always capture things the same way as an eye does. Sometimes I remove disturbing elements in a photo, which then I mark with 'heavy Photoshoped photos' or 'manipulated' tags and description.

30 years ago I quit photographing after a 5 year photoholic period. Bask then I used a film camera of course. When our boy Joona was born on 23.8.2004 we decided to buy a digital camera. That was a big mistake because now I’m a photoholic again.

Thank you dzadnip for help me with English text!


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Here I visitting: Japan, Russia, USA, Sweden, United, Kingdom, Spain, Norway, Latvia, Greece, Israel, Germany, Belgium, France, Estonia, France, Denmark and rest time I visit in to Finland :)
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Water dropletFractal ~ mathematical   beauty

Cameras
Meny people ask what type camera I have.
Here is some technical informations:

My current camera:
Canon EOS 40D
Lens: EF-S 17-85mm
Other: Extension tube EF 12 II

Earlyer cameras:
Name: Panasonic DMC-FZ7
Megapix: 6.0
Opical zoom: 12x
Digital zoom: 4x
All photos of this camera include tag: lumix and www.flickr.com/photos/digikuva/tags/fz7/


My first digicamera:
Name: Olympus Camedia C-460
Megapix: 4.0
Opical zoom: 3x
Digital zoom: 4x
Macro: 7cm
All photos of this camera include tag: olympus or none


My groups:
Helsinki by night
Finland seasons: Spring
Finland seasons: Autumn
Finland seasons: Summer
Finland seasons: Winter
Finland - sky
Finland - lakes and sea

My test blog: DigiKuva

The Flickys

I was nominated this year 2005 The FLICKYS for a categorys:
Funniest Photo
Floral Photography
Photo Commenting
Self-Portrait Photography
Outstanding/eloved members of the Flickr community
And a non-voting category:
Flickr Souls Who Inspire

Thanks to all whos voting me :)

Photos of digikuva (7)

  • Storm Ahead by Ashif Hassan
  •  by Ruhi Chanda
  •  by Ruhi Chanda
  • Mushroom and Mosquito by X-99
  • 巴里-印度尼西亚 by kesenhoo
  • Pandora by st.janne
  • Pandora by st.janne
  • Prints for Sale! by Krissyjade
  • Explored-#425 on 09 OCT 2010 by HamimCHOWDHURY  [Read my profile before you fol
 

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    Digit-Ized says:

    "Heikki has this fantastic ability to see great things in small objects. His comments are always uplifting and often bring a smile. Pictures of his loved ones are tributes to what a family man should be, in my opinion."

    December 6th, 2009

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    godisinusall (GreyReb or Chris) says:

    "Your photos here at Flickr are full of color, imagination + a gifted person, with a keen eye, to present, well composed photographs ! The details are perfect, even in your experimental images. You amaze me on how you have created some of your pictures that you share here at Flickr. It was an imperative to write this note to you. And to say I have learned quite a bit from viewing your photos and how they were created. Thank you for being such a kind + giving person. Keep up these awesome photos.
    I hope your Lego Master son, picks up your photographic qualities, sharing his views, his way !"

    March 22nd, 2010

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    Nicholas Viltrakis ((( roAE ))) says:

    "This Gent has the gift of enthusiasm and the spark of creativity. I am constantly impressed by the diversity of the types of images he both tries and succeeds in mastering. His willingness to share what he has learned is the icing on the cake! Thanks a lot! You are awesome!"

    October 26th, 2007

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    tintinian says:

    "Heikki is one of the most creative photographers I encountered on flickr. It is allways a joy to see something new from his work!"

    April 9th, 2006

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    painter of horizon says:

    "Digikuva is a great man, he has teach me a lot about life. He is a really artist, he be successful, where ever he deside to proceed. He is my father and my hero."

    December 9th, 2005

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    Dean Forbes says:

    "Heikki is one of the most prolific and creative photographers I've met on flickr. He takes on most any subject with his lens and creates wondrously colorful images.

    He seems genuinely fascinated with the world around him, from the smallest household item to the grand architecture of his home town.

    I always look forward to seeing his next creation, and every day he produces several!"

    November 30th, 2005

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    morning_rumtea says:

    "He is sure a lovely, funny man."

    October 17th, 2005

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    Kevin Day says:

    "Like so many photographers here in Flickr Heikki has a wonderful eye to spot the mundane and make it beautiful, but what makes him stand out is his warmth and generosity in the praise and encouragement he gives to so many others. He was one of my first contacts and quite possibly one of my best discoveries on Flickr... oh and I love and admire his mistakes in English (I know he will not mind me saying that because of his nature)"

    August 2nd, 2005

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    rheauchyr says:

    "If I could tag photographers as a favourite instead of individual photos, digikuva would be the first I tag."

    July 22nd, 2005

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    Johanna Hernandez (Jossu) says:

    "One of my favorite photographers on here by far. Maybe it's the material maybe it's his style. I just love them all!"

    July 19th, 2005

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    jon|k says:

    "digikuva is one of the most creative people i've seen on flickr. his unique viewpoint gives everyone great insight into his everyday life. not only that, but via his pictures he's a wonderful ambassador for finland!

    he is prolific but that doesn't mean his pictures are generic or hackneyed. he manages to keep them fresh and intriguing--his passion for photography shines through."

    June 30th, 2005

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    scheiro says:

    "I love the photos carried out by Digikuva because this artist has a perfect command of the forms, of the lines always very pure which are reinforced by bright colors.

    My friend Digikuva is a Master in art to photograph the objects of the daily, these objects which accompany us in our everyday life although we do not pay often attention to them.

    For me, Digivuka gives us to see things which are close for us but which would not be revealed to us without his excellent eye! And thanks to him these objects take life and become splendid.

    Moreover Digikuva can speak with the flowers and all that there is of beautiful in our world."

    June 29th, 2005

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    * K A Z Z I E * says:

    "MACRO KING with heart, humour,talent and generous charm .
    Heikki brings his photo's alive with daring creative skill~ always pushing the boundaries.
    Thank you for sharing your "world"! winks * kaz"

    May 19th, 2005

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    *cindimh* says:

    "digikuva has an innate talent - a gift! his photos are creative, innovative and brave; yet sweet, sentimental and beautiful. he has the finest artist's eye i've seen in quite some time! bravo! i am so happy he shares his talent, advice and generous soul with us on flickr!"

    May 3rd, 2005

Name:
Heikki (digi) Luhtala
Joined:
March 2005
Hometown:
Hyvinkää
Currently:
Helsinki, Finnland
I am:
Male and Taken
Occupation:
Senior solution devrloper
Website:
Hammerkit.com