Christmas holidays is here and it’s a perfect time to use the camera. The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “My 2012 in Pictures”. Some of these photos are grainy because I shot them handheld in low light, which means I had to crank up the ISO.
Check out these images/logos for the Weekly Photo Challenge 2013:
The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is surprise. Last year I made some logo suggestions for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Well… New year, new logo, right? So, I made these new suggestions that are yours to use if you want to. They are Public Domain, which means that you can feel free to post them on your blog, alter them, print them in your local newspaper or whatever you feel like. As you can see I made different versions with both Canon & Nikon, plus one neutral for those of you that have other brands.
First here’s a gallery, then the photos are posted individually so it’s easier for you to donwload the one(s) you want.
Please follow the links to WordPress at the bottom of the post to learn how to add text and image widgets to your blog.
How to add text and image widgets to your blog:
And here’s the 2012 logo:
Delicate Oslo? Delicate is an adjective. If you look up the word at thesaurus.com, you’ll find that the definition of the word is: «dainty, weak»
When I shot this photo the chimneys caught my attention. It looks a bit like they fill up the sky with whatever it is that they’re spewing out.
Synonyms for ‘delicate’ can be: aerial, balmy, breakable, choice, delectable, delicious, delightful, elegant, ethereal, exquisite, faint, filmy, fine, fine-grained, finespun, flimsy, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, gauzy, gentle, gossamery, graceful, hairline, mild, muted, nice, pale, pastel, rare, recherché, select, shatterable, shattery, slight, soft, subdued, subtle, superior, tender.
So, which one of these synonyms suits Oslo? I guess an eclectic mix.
More delicate posts here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/photo-challenge-delicate/
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:
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:
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:
The Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is «Foreign» and it’s a perfect theme for me this week: The theme and the timing couldn’t have been better!
A few days ago, my uncle returned from a trip to Japan. Before he went we asked him to bring us some stevia. An easy task? Not necessarily. Because of the language barrier he had some difficulties explaining in the shop what he was actually looking for, but he came back with whatever it is that you see on this photo (which is hopefully Stevia…)
Another Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme this week is silhouette. These silhouettes, reflecting in the window, were found at the beach promenade in Tel Aviv during sunset.
Except from that: crazy busy these last says installing Linux on several computers, setting up network, printers etc…Unfortunately I haven’t had time to reply to comments in my blog or visit other blogs, but I’ll be back when the storm settles.
Check out more entries here: dailypost.wordpress.com – weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette
Swans, genus Cygnus, are birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. This one is a pretty big…swan?
According to Wikipedia:
«Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants.»
«Although swans only reach sexual maturity between 4 and 7 years of age, they can form socially monogamous pair bonds from as early as 20 months that last for many years, and in some cases these can last for life.»
More big posts here:
EDIT: Can someone please ask Sara Rosso why my pingback and comments doesn’t appear on the dailypost-site? As you can see above, I’ve already linked to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/weekly-photo-challenge-big/ but there’s no pingback and the comment I wrote there isn’t visible.. (I could have asked her myself if my comments appeared…)
There’s a a multi-photo challenge for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week and the theme is “Happy!” What a great way the celebrate the new gallery formats that WordPress just released!
I shot these photos of some skateboarders last Sunday and it makes me happy to see people skateboarding: it makes me remember the feeling of freedom we had when we were teenagers. We used to watch (what now has become) classic old-school skateboard movies on VHS, before we went out and tried to master some of the tricks. Some of our favourite movies were «Santa Cruz: Streets on Fire», «Powell Peralta: Ban This» and «Powell Peralta: Public Domain». There was also a couple of other movies, but I can’t remember the names.
When we started skateboarding it was still a crime to own a skateboard: The government decided to impose a ban because some kids had broken their arms while skateboarding. Remember: Your government always knows what’s best for you (and punishes those that don’t follow their regime).
Well, skateboarding is legalized now and people can perform this sport/activity with the blessings of our beloved rulers. Here’s my recent skateboard photos and I’ve also added a clip from one of the Powell Peralta movies that I mentioned.
If you’re interested in watching more of these movies, you can copy and paste these links:
You can also check out other entries for the Weekly Photo Challenge:
I was wondering what happened to the Weekly Photo Challenge last friday: for many of us bloggers it’s the highlight of the week, where we get to see a lot of interesting photos and interpretations of the theme from fellow bloggers. As a social online event the WPC is something that connects bloggers and can often make you discover new blogs that you might wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. It turned out that the new WPC-post was scheduled by Sara Rosso and that it didn’t fire off as planned because of some technical glitch. Finally it’s here and the theme this week is “Mine”.
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)
You’ll find more of my music in these posts:
Rainy day, dream away… Rain is also a part of everyday life.
“Some people get wet others feel the rain” – quote from one or two Bobs (people argue whether Bob Dylan or Bob Marley said it first)
Who knows who said it first? Who cares and does it really matter anyway? What do you prefer to do on rainy days? Go out and feel the rain? Or perhaps stay inside to play guitar, read a book or catch up on some blogging?
Related articles in other blogs
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life romceg.wordpress.com
You’ll find more of my music in these posts:
I’ve already posted this on Google+ and now it’s time to share it in the blog.
This is my second entry for the Near & Far weekly photo challenge at WordPress. The photo was shot at Hotel Do Caracol in Terceira, Açores, Portugal. In the background you can see Monte Brasil, a peninsula located on the south coast of Terceira Island in the central Azores Islands, near the city of Angra do Heroísmo.
Here’s a few randomly selected other blogs:
See more entries at: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/
The theme for the weekly photo challenge is “Urban”, in addition to that Miz Roket had a post called “Pieces of a Home” where I wrote a comment were I said: “Perhaps I’ll borrow your idea and shoot some photos around the apartment”.
Here are my plants, growing in my urban garden:
Many surprises can come out of merging two different entities into one. Sometimes this fusion of the elements is what we call art. - Cheri Lucas, Weekly Photo Challenge, WordPress
Super-excited about the Weekly Photo Challenge this week. Last week I had a look at the History of Tattoo, this week I’ve chosen 3 photos that represent the theme “Merge”.
1. To cause to be absorbed, especially in gradual stages.
2. To combine or unite: merging two sets of data.
1. To blend together, especially in gradual stages.
2. To become combined or united.
How about you, did you like the WPC this week? Please share a link to your post if you’ve posted for the challenge this week.
Fellow bloggers interpretations:
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Flickrcomments.wordpress.com: Merge
- Windagainstcurrent.com: Merge
- Betigaklaten.wordpress.com: Merge
- Eagerexplorer.wordpress.com: Merge
- Laavventura.wordpress.com: Merge
- Warmhotchocolate.com: Merge
- Brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com: submerging
- Bukaningrat.wordpress.com: Merge on panoramic
- Annarashbrook.wordpress.com: Merge
“When I get down to my last dime I’ll just walk over to skid row.”
“There are some real weirdos down there.”
― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye
Here’s the continuation in my series The History of Tattoo, originally written in Norwegian for an international tattoo chain. Did you miss The History of Tattoo Part 1: Polynesia and New Zealand? If so: I recommend that you read Part 1 first because, like most historical lessons, this one is also in chronological order. In the first part we learned about the Maori traditions and how Captain James Cook and other explorers & sailors unknowingly brought “ta-tu” or “tatau” from Polynesia & New Zealand to the Western world. Now we’ll have a look at the cultural appropriation and the growth that took place in these early days of tattoo.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple. This week the team over at WordPress decided to go for another color in the Weekly Photo Challenge: ” – what kind of purple caught your photographic eye? Share a picture that means PURPLE to you!”
I like photographing and I love photographing people! These photos were all shot at the Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade in Oslo earlier this summer. With so many colorful personalities around, this event was like a photographers dream!