I posted a winter photo from Oslo just a few days ago and today, as luck would have it, the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is “Winter”. Here are a couple of more winter photos that I shot the other day, except from the last one which is from winter 2009. I wanted to share with you how beautiful the sky can be during the winter. 

Now, around winter solstice, the days are short and the nights are long, but the sunlight can really create some wonderful, amazing colors.
This photo is shot in the afternoon (click for large etc. etc):

Sunset in Oslo, December 2011.
Sunset in Oslo, December 2011.

As a photographer you have to move quickly when you’re shooting during winter-sunset and/or sunrise, because the special & magic light, can suddenly disappear – sometimes the very special light conditions lasts only for a few minutes!

Another afternoon photo:

Sunset over the Oslofjord & the ferry to Denmark. December 2011.
Sunset over the Oslofjord & the ferry to Denmark. December 2011.

So there’s no time to take breaks, and if you have to move around – make sure you move quickly! It can also be worthwhile to seek out the area where you’re supposed to take photos in advance: go there in the daytime, find the best placement, the best view etc.

And here’s a morning shot:Winter morning, Oslofjord 2009.

Winter morning, Oslofjord 2009.

Bring on the Fimbulwinter!