images © Helen Eddy

We started in Tallinn, Estonia, went on to St. Petersburg, Russia. Then Helsinki, Finland (visiting Temppeliaukio Rock Church and to Hvitträsk, the home of architect Eliel Saarinen in nearby Kirkkonummi); Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania (with a visit to nearby Palanga); Gdansk, Poland; and Rostock, Germany (where we visited the botanical garden of the University of Rostock). A few of these images (those starting with “339d”) are from David Stafford, but the bulk is from one of the cameras of Helen Eddy. As a photographer, she loves to portray the beauty she sees. As as artist, she loves to experiment with the digital effects available to her as she sorts through her work. A couple of the notable effects you’ll find in fourteen of these images are "kaleidoscope" and a warping tool called “tiny planet” (you’ll see why it is called that). Enjoy!