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A photo essay from Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna sea smoke at -22 degrees celsius


When warm sea and cold air collide the result is stunning sea smoke. These pictures are from Suomenlinna island and from a ferry before it.


January 6th, 2017



Pasi Markkanen

pasi@suomikuvaa.com
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It was forecasted to be -22 degrees celsius (-7.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the morning and the sea was still mainly open so I woke up early hoping to see some sea smoke. When I got myself in the Helsinki Market Square there were some people photographing already.






View from the ferry was very surreal at times






Sea smoke was letting just a little bit sun through






Mesmerizing texture in ice was colored by sunrise






Everything was covered in frost and fog. Rising sun changed the color palette every minute






Sea smoke was passing through the island






Sun painted all the ice and snow with warm colors






Winter seed heads were still standing






Sea smoke wall was a spectacular view






It kind of looked like the sea was boiling






Sun got higher and the fog started to fade






All the branches had beautiful frost coating on them









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