This year I decided to extend fall season by traveling up north. In Finnish Lapland I found myself amongst reindeer and all hues of red, orange and yellow. The finns call it ‘Ruska’. It’s a word that encompasses the leaves vibrant colors, as well as the very moment of autumn. Ruska is one last reminder to enjoy nature before winter arrives and covers the land in snow.
This year I was there mid September and we timed it very well with the most intense fall colors just before the trees dropped their leaves. When Ruska is at its peak will of course be slightly different every year due to the weather that season.
I flew to Helsinki where I met up with a team from KAUAS Creative. I was heading up north with them to make this video, about the new 20mm lens released with OM System. (A lens that I was the only one to have used before it’s official release!) From Helsinki we flew to Rovaniemi where we had rented a car, and then we drove further north towards the barren mountains and lush forests, susirajan takana.