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.
It used to be a petrol station here. Now they’ll build some housing units. Last weekend (13 & 14th of April 2013) there were 2 rapes in this area: one gang rape in a parking garage, plus one the next night where a woman was knocked senseless from behind before she was raped.
This is the only 2 Michelin star restaurant in Norway. I can’t afford to eat there, but at least I can afford to sneak around outside, taking pictures at night.
Hopefully you already know this, but I will tell you anyway: you can click the image to enlarge it and then click it again to enlarge it even more.
All of these photos, except the one with a view from the hill over a city, are taken in Grenoble. I don’t remember the name of the other city, but it’s right next to Grenoble.
We had some friends that lived in Grenoble, so we went there to visit them a couple of times, but a few days ago they moved to a country far, far, away. Hopefully we can visit them there some day!
It looks kind of good at nights, but a daytime version of this photo would have been grey and boring…
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.
― Charles Bukowski, Factotum
Here’s a gallery of recent photos from Oslo.
On the photos you’ll see the Eastside of the Opera house (with tiny red slave barracks), the Bjørvika area, Sørenga and the financial district they’ve named The Barcode.
Woke up early one morning, so I brought my camera and went for a walk to capture the light. More photos to come.
For the Weekly Photo Challenge this week I chose this photo of Mount Pico. I was supposed to post this earlier, but I forgot all about it. The photo was shot during one of my sleepless nights.
“Mount Pico (Portuguese: Montanha do Pico), is a stratovolcano and highest point on the Portuguese island of Pico in the Azores. Further, reaching an altitude of 2,351 metres above sea level, it is more than twice the elevation of any other peak in the Azores, and the tallest mountain in Portugal.” (Wikipedia)
Sometimes I love wandering around alone, taking photos in the middle of the night. This is a photo from one of those sleepless nights.
The Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress this week is reflections.
See more entries here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/reflections/
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 just posted a photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge theme ‘renewal’ earlier tonight, but in the spirit of the challenge I went and ‘renewed myself’ by taking some fresh shots. I’ve taken multiple light trail shots of the train earlier, but this time I tried out a new, elevated angle.
What images does Renewal conjure for you? Get creative. Think beyond the usual images (a sunrise, a birth). - Cheri Lucas, WordPress
Here’s two of them, fresh out of the camera:
Renewal in other blogs:
Here’s a fresh evening shot from Oslo.
As always you can click the image for a larger version.
Captured these trains passing by the other night.
I like shooting long-exposure photos and capture light trails like this. The autumn has started and this is the perfect season for this kind of photography, because I don’t have to stay up all night (or get up in the middle of the night) in order to catch the perfect light (or shall I say darkness?) conditions.
This is a nargileh with fruit tobacco. It’s also called shisha, sheesha or hookah in different parts of the world.
In this photo I’ve blended 4-5 photos with different exposures together.
- Check out Deanne’s nargileh here: obsoproject.wordpress.com – Turkish Water Pipe
Pariserhjul is the Norwegian term for ferris wheel.
On our last night in Horta there was a full moon, so I got up in the middle of the night, brought my camera and shot some photos.
In Norse mythology, Hjúki (Old Norse, possibly meaning “the one returning to health” and Bil (Old Norse) are a brother and sister pair of children who follow the personified moon, Máni, across the heavens. Both Hjúki and Bil are solely attested in the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by the great Icelandic historian and poet Snorri Sturluson. (wikipedia)
In modern terms Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. A full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent (ecliptic) longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees. (wikipedia)
The Old Norse Men divided the year into two equally long periods – summer and winter. A man’s age was measured according to the number of winters he had lived. Like most other ancient calendars they followed the lunar phases – from new moon to new moon or full moon to full moon.
There’s a fantastic photo of Melbourne over at pdf34.wordpress.com – curves. You should really go check it out! It’ll cost you only a click and a few seconds. I decided to join in on the “Travel theme: Curves” that wheresmybackpack started. At first I was planning to post an erotic and suggestive B/W photo, but I realized that it wasn’t related to travelling, so I ended up with this photo from Horta, Portugal instead.
Here’s a random list of a few other entries: