Women in a shopping mall in Helsinki Finland
Recently I was going through some photos I had saved to CD and found this one. It is not a great photo: the light is too bright and the composition is a bit weak--but I really like the women. Each one is a bit of a character with definite visual idiosyncrasies. I like the variation in ages and styles and I like that this photo, among the many that I took in Finland, takes me back to that wonderful country where the trains run on time and during July there is almost no night. Families take their children swimming at 9:00 p.m.--after dinner at home or a picnic at one of the hundreds of small lakes. The Finns I met were such genuine people, no pretense or ostentation, just people going about their lives deliberately, with both imagination and precision. Today I was reminded again how much I enjoyed my time in Finland.