Streets of Rauma

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Vivalo, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Here are some shots from the streets of my home town. First three are to demonstrate the FOV difference between Pana 14mm 2.5, Pana 25mm 1.4 and Oly 17mm 1.8. The rest are shot with Oly 17mm 1.8. These are from today but I might continue this thread later with past and future shots.

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    -Ville
     
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  2. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Ah, familiar neighborhoods (I used to live in Eurajoki). For some reason I haven't taken the time to photograph the city though... Maybe I'll do that next time I'm in town. And nice pics btw.
     
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  3. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Some shots from today. All taken with E-M5 and 17mm 1.8.

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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    A lovely town and many nice images. I always enjoy seeing the different architectural styles of normal homes in different parts of the world.
     
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  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Lovely town, my mother's birthplace. From memory, Rauma was the only place that wasn't burned down during WWII. I was there around 40 years ago, seeing my grandmother, but can't remember much at all about it. Would like to visit Finland again one day, those photos certainly add to the desire.
     
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  6. zap

    zap Mu-43 Veteran

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    nice shots!!
     
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  7. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The Natural State
    Nice set of shots with beautiful colors. That 17mm is one versatile lens.
     
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  8. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

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    Finland
    Nice connection to Finland OzRay. You should definitely visit again. Old Rauma has street network partly from medieval times. It's also one of the world heritage sites in Finland. And it's living part of the city with modernised houses and permanent residents. I visit there every year because our summer house is nearby.

    And of course we have here in Finland a lot more to shoot as well :)



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  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    My father and all of his family came from Simpele and surrounding areas, and when I was in Finland, I spent a lot of time around there and northern parts. The lakes areas are amazing and the furthest north I got was Inari. To say there is a lot to photograph is an understatement.
     
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  10. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mike Kaplan
    Thanks for posting - some beautiful buildings in the first set!
     
  11. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Finland
    Thanks for your kind comments. Ray, nice to know about your connection to my birth town. I've lived in Inari also (more accurately in town of Ivalo, hence the name Vivalo), and I can confirm that old Rauma is nothing compared to the pure wilderness that Finnish Lapland has to offer. Hopefully you are able to come here again some day!

    -Ville
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Thanks again. I love seeing photo of Finland, hopefully I'll be able to return again in the not too distant future. My wife also went there many years ago at mid-summer with my mother and she loved it. Helsinki was the most memorable for her and she said it was just like Melbourne in many ways, with the trams, old buildings etc.
     
  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    A beautiful town and a terrific set. :2thumbs:
     
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  14. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    It was kind of a flat and boring overcast day when I shot these, but I went out to shoot anyway...

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    and some shots from my neighborhood at evening with PL 25mm 1.4

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  15. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

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    Finland
    Thanks, made me wait for the summer. We visit there every summer and now sometimes between (my son lives there nowadays).
     
  16. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    Really enjoyed these photos. It's nice to see other parts of the world, especially parts so different from where I live.

    I was wondering, is there a significance to the locks hanging on the fence?
     
  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Great series, Vivalo!
     
  18. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Thank you! Nice to hear that somebody enjoy photos of my modest hometown. The locks are by people in love with each other who have been there. Matero, we should meet and have a cup of coffee at Kontion kahvila next time when you are around here.
     
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  19. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sure, why not. I try to remember when I'm planning my next visit :thumbup:
     
  20. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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