Østblokka - The Eastern Bloc

Østblokka – The Eastern Bloc

Last week I entered this photo for Leanne & Laura’s «Monochrome Madness Challenge».  The unofficial name (which is basically only used/known by locals) of this apartment complex in Oslo is «Østblokka». Østblokka means Eastern Bloc and it refers to the architectural style of the building, which resembles the style used in the old communist countries…

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Israel 1970′s: Psychedelic Slide

This is the third post in my series with retro photos from Israel: «Israel 1970′s». I’m not sure, but to me it seems that not only the music – but also the slides, were more psychedelic back in the 1970′s… For more Monochrome Madness, check out Leanne & Laura’s posts: leannecolephotography.com/2014/03/12/the-monochrome-madness-challenge/ lauramacky.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/standing-alone/ If you want…

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Forced Perspective

When I saw the theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week, I immediately thought of forced perspective – not cropping images.     «Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking…

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Thanks to Those Who Wrote

I had the honour of having the photos in my post «A Tribute to Mom» shared in a writing challenge from WordPress. There were also other bloggers that had their photos shown as “visual inspiration”. As a result of this, several bloggers wrote stories based on their own photos or on some of the photos that…

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A Tribute to Mom

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week is to post a three-picture-story. This is my story and this post is a tribute, not only to this mom, but to all the mom’s out there. Thanks for the effort! We owe you all much love and respect! Click on the first image to see the gallery…

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Impressions from Alta II

Here’s the second gallery of photos from Alta. These are shot with my Canon EOS 600D. Like I mentioned in my previous post, the EOS 600D had difficulties handling the white balance at the ice hotel, while the Canon Ixus 130 reproduced the special light & colour pretty accurately. The greenish colour in yesterdays posts…

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Impressions from Alta

As you know from my last post, we recently went for a visit to Alta. I’ve separated the photos in two galleries. The first gallery is photographed with my Canon Ixus 130 pocket camera. The second gallery is shot with my Canon EOS 600D – which is a much better camera than the pocket one –…