Today I got up early to shoot some photos in a neighbourhood in Oslo called Gamlebyen (meaning: the Old City).
Those of you that have followed this blog for a while might recognize the park with the lake in it? Yes, it’s the same place that I went ice skating last winter.
The water is a fake lake and it’s supposed to be a reconstruction of the Oslo Fjord shoreline as it appeared around 1300 CE. The water is filthy & polluted, so swimming is NOT recommended (but ice skating is!). The name of the park is Middelalderparken (the Medieval Park) and in this area, development is not allowed due to all the historical ruins. In the Medieval Park you’ll find the ruins of Church Clemens, Maria Church and the Royal Palace.
The Photo Challenge from WordPress this week: This should be a simple challenge for most of you – find a picture of people or things which are together in your picture.
“Share a picture that means TOGETHER to you!”
I shot this photo two years ago, but I wasn’t pleased with the result so I had to take it to my digital darkroom. (Digital “darkroom” is the hardware, software and techniques used in digital photography that replace the darkroom equivalents, such as enlarging, cropping, dodging and burning, as well as processes that don’t have a film equivalent. – Wikipedia).
Here’s the result:
Recently I posted two photos from a trip we had to Mallorca in 2010 and as I was sifting through my photos, I came across these from The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma.
I googled The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma and found that it has an interesting history as well as architecture. Apparently the great Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi was involved in the building of this Cathedral too. I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona to check out his famous architecture there. Maybe someday…
These tips are intended for bloggers that enjoy sharing their photos online. Most bloggers out there have a digital camera and adds pictures to their posts. Many bloggers, like myself, also participates in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Some of you have pure photo blogs, while others add photos to a post – a trick that can help your readers make the text more easy to read.
This post is my attempt to help those who are interested in learning more on the subject.
The challenge for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “Sun”.
We’ve done sunset before, but what about when the sun, in its full glory, is the feature of your photo? Here’s a picture of a Roman alleyway, and the sun transforms this normal scene into something magical with its rays.
To me playing with lights & shadows is an integral part of photographing and in my opinion you’ll find the best natural light during sunrise & sunset. Don’t get me wrong: this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to shoot some nice photos during broad daylight. Remember to keep your camera with you & keep your eyes open for that next shot.
These two photos are heavily photoshopped. The first photo is not one, but two images combined together, and on both of them the background has been tampered with. I shot these some years ago when I was hired to do some shooting for a film festival called Bollywood Filmfest in Oslo.
As we arrived Grenoble from Paris with our rented car, I couldn’t help to notice the fun fair – or the Tivoli as it’s also called. Immediately I decided that I would go there one evening to take some pictures. So we brought our friend and the camera and headed over: All the coloured lights against the dark backdrop was an excellent opportunity to shoot some photos!
Check out the other photos from the fun fair – the Tivoli in this gallery: (more…)
When we went to visit our dear friends in Grenoble this Easter/Pesach/Days-off-work, and I promised you that I would keep you updated with some photos from Grenoble. I’ve already posted two in a post called Evening in Grenoble, and today I felt that the time was right to post another photo: this one slightly more photoshopped than the other two
Here’s one of Grenoble’s many fountains – one of countless charming features to this charming city.
(Needless to say, but as always you can click the image for larger version).
Any feedback (positive/negative) or questions is highly appreciated.
- Evening in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Emploi (movingtogrenoble.wordpress.com)
- Chateau d’eau, place Grenette, Grenoble. (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- At the fun fair – the Tivoli in Grenoble (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary Fight (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
I think WordPress came up with an interesting subject this week. In fact so interesting that I think I’ll post a second post for this challenge later – I still have a lot of photos from France that needs post-processing and some of them might be suitable.
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains has led to the city being known as the “Capital of the Alps.” (source: Wikipedia)
“Share a picture which means JOURNEY to you!”
Recently I translated this travel article I wrote from Nepal. Now I’m on a journey to the French Alps, so I don’t have time to write. But I’ll leave you with these two photos from Oslo:
- Weekly Photo Challenge (dailypost.wordpress.com)
I promised you that I would translate this into English and here it is: This is a travel article I wrote for a newspaper several years ago, concerning daily life in a small village just outside Pokhara Lakeside, Nepal.
Pokhara – that’s where I’m located between sunrise and sunset these days. Where I’m at during the hours that we refer to as sleep, is somewhat unclear. I assume that I’m sleeping in the little stone house that I rent outside the city and outside the tourist area. But, as they say in Spanish:
Pregunta a las Mariposas (go and ask the butterflies).