Here’s some Norwegian music for you: a song I recorded with a friend/some friends. I’m playing bass, guitar & melodica. My friend Sjur is also playing guitar. Some guy from Texas that just happened to be in the recording studio while we were recording is also playing…guess what? You’ve got it! Guitar. While Sjur’s friend is playing drums.
Hope you’ll like the song. The video is just a bunch of random pictures.
You’ll find more of my music in these posts:
Do you know where these photos are taken? Here’s a hint:
“The legend of the Flying Dutchman concerns a ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. It probably originates from 17th century nautical folklore. The oldest extant version dates to the late 18th century.
Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.” Wiki
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The theme for WordPress’ weekly photo challenge this week is “Simple”.
That made me think of this photo I took when I lived in a small village in Nepal. The local farmers were busy planting rice in order to take advantage of all the water that pours down during rainy season.
Here’s my Nepalese neighbors busy on the rice paddies: their method & tools are simple, eco-friendly, brilliant & ancient.
Other bloggers interpretations:
Just want to inform people: the ice at Vannspeilet in Gamlebyen is perfect now! One of the buildings nearby has had a water leak, so the ice is smooth & perfect. I was lucky enough to be the first man on the ice!
So if you live in the area, bring your skates and come out to play!
- The blades are sharpened (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Good Morning Oslo! (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Pictures from the historical Old City of Oslo (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Ice Skating & Night Skating (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
I did some research for a photo project I’m planning, which means I had to take a few test shots. Here’s one of them:
For this project I’ll might need some artificial lighting, but the finished result is supposed to be dark, so too much light will ruin the atmosphere.
The light depends on which direction I’ll end up shooting. This photo is shot in the darkest end of the building, using only natural light, but when I’ll arrange the photo shoot we might end up photographing in the brighter end as well.
The plan was to finish this project today, but I need a helping hand and my friend was busy so it got postponed.
Stay tuned for more!
This turned out to be a perfect entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge.
Sleepy people on their way to work. A christmas tree closing in on death. Christmas decorations, waiting to be packed and stored in cardboard boxes (where they’ll have to wait, just to repeat their short career’s around the same time next year). A tiger with a frozen head – they say you can rub his balls for good luck (OK, so I just made that up, but you can always try). A tram & a bus seen through the icy window of a bus. The central train station.
Early in the morning, hours before all the pick-pockets, junkies & drug dealers have arrived and started their business…
I’m a grass widower now, but luckily not for long: yesterday, tonight & tomorrow – that sums up my 2 nights & 3 day’s career as a grass widower. To me that’s plenty of time, because I don’t really like not having my wife around.
Anyway, so I had to spend my time as a grass widower wisely. The result of this career was that last night was spent to write on a yet unpublished post in the blog, while tonight I went out to a local pub to meet an old friend that I haven’t seen for many years. I also managed to combine so that this rendezvous included a second friend.
Since we were seated next to the billiards table I couldn’t let the opportunity of shooting a photo pass by…
The result would’ve been better if I used a tripod (which I didn’t bring), but it’s decent enough. At least decent enough for now. Perhaps I’ll bring a tripod next time…
(Read this post in English – click here).
Nå som det er midtvinters og snøen ligger spredt som et teppe over store deler av landet, så kan det passe å ta en ekstra titt på de vakre snøkrystallene og deres historie. I historien om snøfnuggene finner vi også en fortelling om den gode, grundige, vitenskapelige undersøkelse, hvor empiri – beviser – møysommelig blir samlet:
Now that it is mid-winter and the snow has spread like a carpet over large parts of the world, I believe the timing is just about right to take a second look at the beautiful snow crystals and their history. In the history of snowflakes, we also find a story about the good, thorough, scientific investigation, where empirical data – evidence – is being painstakingly collected:
Here’s my entry for the first Weekly Photo Challenge 2012. I shot these photos back in 2006, but to compensate for the old photos I made these new Weekly Photo Challenge badges & top header (please check them out & feel free to use them as you wish).
I wish you all the best of luck for 2012, and keep up the blogging. May your posts rock the world!
I decided to add a link to all the other bloggers who participate in this first Photo Challenge of 2012. There’s a lot of GREAT entries!
I made this suggestion for the Weekly Photo Challenge logo for 2012. They are Public Domain, so feel free to post them on your blog, alter them, print them in your local newspaper or whatever you feel like doing to them.
EDIT: I added these versions with the blue wordpress logo in the center, and cleande them up a little bit. My first versions are at the bottom of the post. Click the images for full size, save on your harddisk & upload to your media library.
And here are the ones I posted in the original post:
You can also use the header. It’s 960×260 pixels.
If you need a logo in a different resolution, just let me know and I’ll resize & post it in the comment section below.
And for all you purists out there, I “made” these (just altered the original WordPress ones):
As always you can click the images to see bigger versions…
Here’s another winter photo. This one is more romantic than the previous ones (a bit over the top actually). I don’t have many wise things to say about romance, so I’ll let Squirrel Nut Zippers provide the words & music to accompany this picture.
Tel Aviv promenade (known in Hebrew as Ha Tayelet) is a promenade that runs along the Mediterranean seashore in Tel Aviv, Israel. During the time around World War II the all the piss & shit from the city was poured directly into the sea, so bathing was prohibited (and disgusting) and the beach was neglected. At that time you could also find many gambling joints & brothels along the promenade.
If everyone on Earth should have the same consumption as an average citizen of Libya, we would need 1.8 planets to live on (if you compare to Norway the figure is 2.3, USA 5 Source: Globalis.no – 01.01.2012)
I’ll present you this recipe for libyan soup, but first some background information. (more…)