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Portraits of Knut

Knut Neerland is a Norwegian photographer and musician. I probably took these photos around 2001-2003. Here’s a tune that Knut has contributed to. Knut plays an electric organ in this song. I play guitar, bass and sing. Sjur also plays guitar and sings, while Sjur’s friend plays the drums (I thought it was Ole when…

Night photo: Açores, Terceira, Portugal.

A night photo from Terceira, Açores

Nights – my favorite time of photographing. I love long exposures. Tonight I’m sharing this night photo for Paula’s Thursday Challenge.   I shot this one (technically speaking it’s these four shots) in Terceira, Açores. Angra do Heroísmo, locally referred to as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira, within the…

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Furuset Mosque

Furuset Moske: This mosque is located at Furuset in Oslo. If you’re arriving Norway via Norway’s main airport, Gardermoen, and take the airport shuttle bus or a rental car from there towards Oslo, this building is probably one of the first building that you’ll notice. This is the largest mosque in the Nordic countries and it…

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I was passing by the other day…

“the workers were hardly human. their eyes were glazed, stricken, insane. they laughed at anything and mocked each other continually. Their insides were stamped out. they had been murdered. ‘those are good men,’ said the cigar. ‘sure they are. half their salaries go to state and federal taxes; the other half goes to new cars,…

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צמחים בבית של אמא

In my entry for Paula’s Thursday Challenge this week, I’ve tried a technique called focus stacking. Focus stacking is a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images. Wikipedia I’ll probably…

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The Stave Church @ Folkemuseet

This is the stave church at Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Folk Museum) at Bygdøy, Oslo. The folk museum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history, featuring the world’s oldest open air museum and large indoor collections. The museum’s most popular attraction is Gol Stave Church. It was built around year 1200 and is one of 28 remaining stave…

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Create a list and follow tags in the WordPress reader

This is a neat feature for all of you that are registered on the WordPress platform. When you’re logged into WordPress, you can go to wordpress.com and create a list with tags that you’ll follow. I’ve created a list that I call “The Changing Seasons” and I’ve added the following tags: The Changing Seasons #TheChangingSeasons The…

Early morning winter light.

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 03

Another month has passed and it passed quickly (February is short). I took the time to shoot some photos from Oslo for this monthly photo challenge called “The Changing Seasons”. If you want to join the challenge it’s not too late yet. You can read about the few rules in the first post: Monthly Photo Challenge:…

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The Blue Bird

«there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you.»  – Charles Bukowski Make sure to visit strataoftheself.wordpress.com for more self-portraits.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

In general my life is lacking symmetry these days (as you can see in the last photo with the all the cardboard boxes and the mess): I’m moving (again), so blogging is set temporarily on pause/given low priority. Expect more (and hopefully better) photos and posts as soon as things have settled (probably around April).…