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Mountain Silhouette

I shot this mountain silhouette photo in January/February 2014 when we were in Alta, Norway. If you missed my previous posts on Alta, you’ll find them here: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/the-northern-lights-cathedral-sami-clothing/ http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/impressions-from-alta/ http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/impressions-from-alta-ii/ You can also find more silhouette photos in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/silhouette-2014/

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Monochrome Street Portraits

I shot some street portraits of these wonderful officers on my last visit to Jerusalem. I was passing by and asked them if I could take their photos, they both agreed and I shot 5-6 shots. These are the two best ones, which I’ve turned into black & white for Leanne & Laura’s «Monochrome Madness»…

Fiskmarkaðurinn notar fyrsta flokks hráefni í sköpun frumlegra rétta. Við verslum afurðir okkar m.a. beint frá bónda og varðveitum þannig sjálfbærni og gæði rétta okkar. Njótið vel. http://fiskmarkadurinn.is/

Fiskmarkaðurinn – Fish Market Restaurant – Reykjavik, Iceland

Fish Market, Reykjavik, Iceland: The restaurant itself looks very anonymous from the outside, just like any ordinary Icelandic building, but once inside you’ll discover a beautifully designed restaurant. The Asian-inspired cuisine is from Chef Owner Hrefna Rósa Jóhannsdóttir Sætran and it almost seems like it’s from out of this world (actually even Iceland itself feels like…

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Trollstigen & Trollveggen

These photos are from Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder) & Trollveggen (The Troll Wall) in Norway. Check out WordPress for more zigzag photos: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag/ Here’s part 2: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/trollstigen-trollveggen-part-2/

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The Seafood Museum in Ålesund

Enjoy these photos from the aquarium, or the seafood museum like I call it, in Ålesund, Norway. Atlanterhavsparken is the official name and it’s one of the largest saltwater-aquariums in northern Europe. See more photos from the mysterious underwater world: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/the-underwater-world-weekly-photo-challenge-%E2%80%93-wonders/ Check out monochrome photos in this excellent post: http://leannecolephotography.com/2014/07/30/mm22-monochrome-madness-week-22/

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Female Photographers

Why is it that Nikon & Canon focus (pun intended) mainly on male photographers, even if the ‘female market’ obviously is large and fast growing? A huge chunk of the market, regardless of gender, is of course the typical amateur photographer whose main focus is family and holiday memories, while the professional organisations still have…

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A trip to Ålesund, Norway

It’s been quiet in this blog lately. I had to finish up a whole lot of stuff at work before I could start my vacation and then we had a family member for a visit. We rented a car and drove to Ålesund – a city in the North Western part of Norway. It was…

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Barcode 0904

The old city vs the new. Quite a contrast. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/contrasts/ EDIT: Upon posting I received a message that this is the 500th post in this blog. I should have planned something spectacular for post #500, but it took me by surprise. Now you’ll have to wait ’till post #1000 to hopefully see something spectacular :)

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Negative Space – Monochrome Madness

For Leanne & Laura’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week I chose to focus on negative space. «Negative Space – the gap around and between the object / subject in an image.   When you compose a photograph, there are a number of rules (or ‘loose guidelines’ as I prefer to think of them as) that…

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My Largest Print So Far

I printed this panoramic photo of the Oslo Opera House as a gift to a relative. The measures are 40×120 cm. That would be approximately 16×47 inches using the idiotic system (it’ll actually make more sense to use nautical miles instead of the imperial system. In nautical miles the photo measures 0.000215983 X 0.000647948). It’s my…

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Barcode in B&W

These Oslo buildings are known as The Barcode. It’s mostly financial institutions, plus a few overpriced apartments. I have a lot of earlier posts from this area and I’ve also posted this one before only in colours (it looks better in colours I think). The B&W version you see here is for Paula’s «B&W Sunday».…

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Twist: Tourist in Your Own City

Every year the city council of Oslo arranges something called «Tourist in your own city» (turist i egen by), where everyone & anyone can get a free ticket for basically every cultural institution in the city. The ticket is valid only for that day and you can also travel on public transportation for free. This…

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Crowne Plaza City Center, Tel Aviv

This is Crowne Plaza City Center (the building on the right) and Bezek.  Bezek (bibezek) is Israel’s leading internet and international telecommunications provider. Check out these related posts in other blogs:  nylondaze.com/2014/05/12/downtown-day-noir/ bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/thursdays-special-graffiti/