More patterns here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern/
This is the photo from my previous post from this area:
EDIT: I’ve added a widget on the right side of my blog so that the archive is available for those interested.
A photo from the hospital Ullevål Sykehus.
Ten days ago I made a panorama of the Oslo Opera House. I wasn’t quite satisfied with the result, so I decided to do a remake.
It looks kind of good at nights, but a daytime version of this photo would have been grey and boring…
The Oslo Opera is and the surrounding area is, as you’ve probably noticed, one of my favourite places to take photos. I think the building itself is very nice and there’s also a lot of interesting photo opportunities in the neighborhood. On top of that it’s also in proximity to where I live and I’ve helped to build the Opera House (I worked in construction at the time).
A panoramic view of The Oslo Opera House in Bjørvika in Oslo.
Wikipedia: The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord.
Same photo, cropped and uncropped version.
A few days ago I posted some photos in a post called «Details from The Last Day of Winter». This photo is from the same area.
My friend said that he always used Photomatix Pro for his HDR-photos, so I decided to try it out. Normally I use Photoshop for all my image editing and occasionally Adobe Lightroom. I decided to make 4 different versions of the same 3 bracketed photos and post one of the original photos, so that you (and I) can compare.
I’m new to Photomarix Pro, so the result probably looks different from it would if I were familiar with the software. First the original photo and at the end there’s a gallery for easy maneuvering:
Went for a photo walk today.
Played around with this photo I shot in Reykjavík.
The Lutheran Cathedral was built 1788-1796 enlarged and renovated around 1847. At the time of its inauguration 1796, all inhabitants of Reykjavik found room in the building.
There has been a church on this site since around 1200 AD. The sand for the masonry was imported from Denmark as if there were no sand to be found in Iceland. It was in this church that Iceland’s national anthem was first sung in 1874.
“Do you have a photo which invites the viewer to look beyond?”
Sometimes I love wandering around alone, taking photos in the middle of the night. This is a photo from one of those sleepless nights.
Two brand new photos from Sagene Kirke.
More from Sagene Church in this post:
We went to the Oslo Opera to see the Nutcracker the other day. To me the Nutcracker is a sign that the holiday season – the Mid Winters Blot (Mid-Winter Fest / Christmas) is about to begin.
Normally when I’m around the Opera, it’s just to shoot some photos, but this was my second time being there to see a show. It is not allowed to take pictures during the show, so I had to hide the screen on the Canon Ixus compact camera while taking sneak photos without being able to aim. It’s fair to say that I ended up with a whole bunch of useless pictures, but this one was close to OK:
The Nutcracker, is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, 18 December 1892, on a double-bill with Tchaikovsky’s opera, Iolanta.
Here’s an older photo, shot a few weeks ago:
There’s a Norwegian photography website (www.akam.no) that has a forum for photographers. Every second Sunday they have a theme (similar to the Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress) and for the theme on Sunday the 25th of November they asked me to be the host. The theme I chose was Negative Space and this is what I wrote (and the photo I posted):
«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 you’re supposed to keep in mind. This is in addition to the purely technical aspects of photographing. Typical examples of such rules are: lines, shapes, colors, the Rule of Thirds and vanishing points.
A useful tool that is often overlooked when talking about compositions is what’s called ‘Negative Space’. Negative Space is, simply put, the air filling the picture. Such air / empty space can be useful to guide the eye, or to emphasize details in a picture.
So, now I hope many of you go out with your cameras to think really negative (pun intended) and record your contributions.»
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If you want to see how other Norwegian photographers interpreted «Negative Space», you can follow this link:
Feel free to come up with your own photographic interpretation of Negative Space and leave me a link here in blog.
The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is green. Sara Rosso over at WordPress is always encouraging people to come up with new posts, which I think is great because after all it’s called a photo challenge (with emphasis on the word challenge). Where’s the challenge in posting a link to your old post like many bloggers tend to do?
Anyway, this time I didn’t even look in my catalog for a “green” photo, but went out and took some new photos. I went looking for something green, or something that could be interpreted as green, and here are the results:
I captured this bollard down at the docks. It was a rainy day, so I brought my old camera (suitable for these conditions, because I’m not afraid if the camera will get a little bit wet).
This is Sagene Kirke (Sagene Church) in Oslo.
Sagene Church is located in Oslo, Norway. The church was built in Gothic revival style and it was consecrated in 1891. It was designed by architect Christian Fürst in neo-Gothic style (a renewal of the gothic style) . There are 600 seats (most of them are probably not taken).
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week: «Share a photo that means GEOMETRY to you!» So, I chose these photos from two different parts of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.
The bridge is called גשר המיתרים (The Strings Bridge), while the graves on the photos is shot at The British War Cemetery (בית הקברות הצבאי הבריטי בירושלים) in Jerusalem. The cemetery is located between הגבעה הצרפתית (The French Hill) and האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) on Mount Scopus. By the way: someone told me that the The French Hill has nothing to do with France, but that it’s named after some guy named French.
Other bloggers entries:
Fontaine au lion in Grenoble, near the bridge Saint-Laurent. The lion symbolizes the city, defeating the Isère river, represented by a snake. Sculpture by Victor Sappey, 1843. Sappey was inspired by the violent encounter of the two rivers, which was often punctuated by devastating floods. The fountain was carved directly into the stone.
At first I shot a version of this photo in the middle of the day, but the hard light ruined the atmosphere, so I decided to return in the night-time and shoot it again. To me it’s something solitary over this statue in the sense that you’ll have to fight your own fights in this life: no one can fight them for you.
Now that you’re here, please enjoy this clip with classical guitar. I composed the tune while my friend Sjur made the rhythm. We played this song in my mom’s funeral and it’s called “A Tune For Mom”.
Here’s another fountain sculpted by Vitor Sappeys: Chateau d’eau, Place Grenette, Grenoble.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary (dailypost.wordpress.com)
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