Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year!

Tweet Quite a high ISO used for this image but it is fun to try and us other light sources. Best Wishes for the New Year!!

Painting with Light – again

Tweet I have figured out that 30 seconds is okay as a starting point with the camera on manual mode. You need time to light around the subject. I started with f/16 and adjusted up or down until the image was light enough but not burnt out. Use one focus point, focus on the eye […]

Annual Report 2009

A summary of my photographic journey in 2009.

Escaping Oslo

Tweet Most of the shoppers have vanished by the 24th, since this is our big night with the Christmas dinner and opening of presents. I had some last minute shopping to do and brought the camera. The temperature has gone up again, which makes the snow heavy and wet and perhaps more visible. This image […]

Merry Christmas / God Jul !!

Tweet I have to credit my aunt Bjørg for this image, taken on Christmas Eve in the sixties. It is me in the front, my parents and my brother. I remember being very proud because my granddad had made a bed for my doll, and my mum had made the duvet. So proud I had […]

On where to set your focus

Tweet For both of these images I have chosen to set the focus on the glass I am shooting through, and not what you actually see ouside the window or in the reflection. One tip is to try and hold the camera pointing 90 degrees onto the glass. For the image with the reflection this […]

A Quiet Day at Hukodden

Tweet Oslos most crowded beach in the summertime but blissfully quiet in the winter. I’ve done lots of landscape photography in this area when I first seriously took up photography two years ago. I do like a little life in the landscape. Next time I’ll bring some bread for the swans instead of pretending to. […]

Escalators and Moving Walks

Tweet I was fascinated by an image I found on flickr, showing a person standing still on a moving walk, while the world was flowing by. The inspiration has led to these images. One from the Gardermoen airport, with the camera on the moving walk, and two from the west escalators at Nationaltheatret train station. […]

The value of light

Tweet The sunbeams hit the water, and evening light is reflected back onto the hull of the boat. When scouting for interesting reflections try to pick a location where your main subject is lit up by the sun, or by artificial light.

Blue Sky

Tweet Winter brings amazing sunsets. Clear skies also bring cold days, like the -10 C below outside as I write this :-) This is an other shot from the rampant of Akershus Fortress in Oslo. The composition rule called “Rule of thirds” is about drawing two vertical lines and two horisontal lines across the image, […]

Another Tram

Tweet It was snowing in Oslo on monday night – which inspired me to browse through some earlier winter shots. This image is taken with slow shutter speed – I think it was 1/25 seconds – while I was panning the moving tram with the camera. The slow shutter speed and the wet March snow accounted for the snow […]

Painting with Light

Tweet A sneak preview from last night with the Foto Femme girls. We were trying out the painting with light technique. This image is taken with a 30 second shutter speed and a flashlight, in a completely dark room. The challenge is managing to sit still…. some room for improvement I guess :-)

View from the Rampant

Tweet The Akershus Fortress is right next to the town hall. The rampant is a good spot for a picnic or just an evening view of the harbour. These images were taken yesterday. It was a cold clear day with a hint of frost.

Silhouettes in the Sunset

Tweet This time of year the sun rises at approximately nine in the morning and sets at three. We only have six hours of daylight now. This also implies that the sun sets in a completely different place than in the summer. From Oslo Town Hall you can view the sunset on a clear day […]

Tram trip through Oslo

Tweet The first image shows the tram I am sitting on, reflected in the front window of the bus behind it. The second image is taken at a slow shutter speed as the tram turns, so only the couple to the right is sharp. The third image is a baby on a passing tram. I […]

A night at the Opera

Tweet A preview from my new series.



Autumn Competition Results in Oslo Kamera Klubb

Tweet “Homeward Bound” “Dream” “Cones” “Beach House” All my collections were awarded so pretty pleased with that. :-) I came in first and third in the digital category with the quadtych and pent-tych (?), called Homeward Bound and Dream. In the print category I came in third with Cones and got an accepted award for Beach House. […]

The Brain is Alone

Tweet A band that had a concert in Oslo tonight has a song called Hjernen er alene, which literally means The brain is alone. I asked the people who set up the light for this dog – if it was for some reason? The lady explained that the dog was called The Brain. And was […]

Reflections in layers

Tweet I like to add multiple “layers” in my images and three layers is usually what I im for. In the first image the woman is looking straight at me in a mirror inside a shop. Her face is also reflected in the window glass itself, and the back of her head is reflected in […]

Summing up POTY 2009 in Oslo Kamera Klubb

Tweet The longest lasting challenge of the year is the weekly submissions to the “Photographer of the Week” contest in the camera club. There are two categories – digital and paper.The competition ended yesterday and I landed a second place in the digital category. 13 points, just one point below Roy who won with 14 points.  I […]