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Sunset at Savonlinna - Savonlinna, Finland

Savonlinna, Lake District, Finland.

 

Well, well, where to start?! 7 months ago we had to flee a warzone amid riots and gunshots through stempede, with a lot of begging and tears, terrifing images in our minds, leaving our jobs, homes, dogs, neighbours and friends behind.. (which should explain my lack of posts and comments)

 

Well, I guess we left our life and one beautiful country behind, then travelled 15, settled down in the 16th, took over 15000 photos -give or take.. And now, while enjoying starting a new life I thought it's time I started posting some photos from our travels..

 

This photo was taken in Savonlinna, a small town set on islands amid the scenic lake district of Saimaa in eastern Finland. Lakes occupie 25% of Finland's Lake District (aka Finnish Lakeland) - all 187.888 of them. And as many tourist do, you can easily spend months striving to paddle across a couple of lakes with your canoe or kayak. Gliding smoothly across these serene Finnish lakes is really the way to enjoy the scenery of countless pristine islands, 'mökki's, lotus, water lilies, ducks, swans and sublime sunsets, sunrises.. And ohhh silence.. Did I mention sheer silence..

 

Camera: Canon PowerShot S90

Exposure time: 1/320 sec

Aperture: f/4.9

ISO speed: 80

Focal Length: 22.5mm

 

Processed with Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop CS5.

ps: please don't make me post the sooc photo to prove these colours are real (:

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Taken on July 28, 2011