Autumn Play

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. Autumn is the time of the year, when every leaf is a flower. There’s symbolism in the way how the nature starts to fall asleep and is turning in bright colours. It’s just like when the sun is pulling back to her sleep the sky explodes in most wonderful colours.

Yeah, I love autumn. Samuli is learning to like it too, but he gets a bit down when the season gets darker. He’s a basic Finn that way.

However we had a blast last saturday. Leaves give such great colour to backgrounds and are great photo props!

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Construction, part I

We’re finally getting a hold on the site and starting to undestand about adding galleries and pictures. One big problem is that this site doesn’t seem to like Safari so much. I’m having hard time constructing this site with my Mac and I have to view most of the changes through my PC laptop.

However, today we added quite a lot of shots to the galleries. I really like the portrait part, I love all my models and always remember how fun it was working with them when we took the photographs. There’s something opposite with the landscapes, though. I hate most of my landscape shots, while Samuli’s landscape pictures are excellent. He really knows how to use contrast and colours and make a simple and interesting composition. I want to blame my old wide angle Sigma that does horrible distortion, chromatic aberration and vignetting to the images. But I know the most fault happens behind the camera, not inside it. Somehow yet I think my solitude images are pretty good. Why is it that a person in the picture makes the landscape so much better?

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However, even with a small downer from the fact that I’d love to have better landscape shots, it’s so great to see how this site is building up! Like when you see couple of snowflakes falling and suddenly you see car-shaped piles of disturbing cold white material everywhere. Wait.. that wasn’t too positive, was it?

I’m probably going to design some kind of logo for us this week if I have the energy.

Keep on rockin’!

Annamari

It starts

Alright, so we’re trying to get this thing going on! Wow.. own homepage! What should I talk about first… oh yes, the name. Soluna Images. Weird, huh? We thought that Untouchable photography was a bit too long, and Samuli said that he would like that the name would emphasize how our style is so similiar yet they complete each other. Like yin and yang? I asked. And suddenly it came to me.

Sun is our primary equipment when we shoot, but we enjoy the light of the moon and stars too. I have a cat named Luna (she looked magical and she has a pattern of a full moon in her butt!), that’s why she was named after the moon. We’ve also been thinking about getting a dog at some point and have joked about naming him Sola. So I suggested if we could come up with something like Lunasola.. then Samuli googled a bit and found that there actually is a term Solunar theory, which means that the action of the sun and the moon influences the activity of all living beings in nature. It sounded perfect. Also in a Finnish mouth Soluna means “as a cell”. It’s also some kind of cough medicine, haha! However, I think it fits us perfectly. Soluna Images. Soluna

 

Annamari