Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 06

Last month I experimented with a drunk, bicycle photo technique for the challenge. This month I took things more slow and tried out my new camera for «The Changing Seasons».

For those who don’t know, «The Changing Seasons» is a monthly photo challenge with a few basic guidelines. I started the challenge in January with photos that I shot in December, so in this gallery I present the photos that I took in May. Here’s my “20 shots” from last month (new camera, sorry, couldn’t help myself. Rules schmules…I still have more photos that I’ll post in a follow-up post):

  • Find a location near your home. Each month take somewhere between 5-20 photos and post them in a gallery in your blog (I’ll post mine on the 7th, but you can choose your own publishing date).
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons (this makes it very easy for others to follow the challenge using the WordPress reader if your blog is running in the WordPress platform).
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.

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82 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 06

  1. Lovely set of shots. Quite a variety, from the birds to the bare bum (I wonder did it get burned…) Now that it’s summer over there, your town certainly looks more cheery. The warmer weather would probably make for easier getting around. Hope you are having fun with your new toy.

    • A bare bum is definitely not an ordinary sight in the middle of the city center on a busy Saturday!
      Nearly all of these were shot on the same warm day – a summerday in between all the cold & rainy ones. The weather has been really bad lately, but I’m sure we’ll get some nice and warm days too.

      • Very daring for a bare bum out like that! In Australia, if the police comes by you’d get told off. Hopefully more warm days for you and you can share more of what summer is like in Oslo. It’s been cold, wet and dreary so far in Melbourne this winter.

        • If the police had spotted him, he would have been arrested and probably been charged for being drunk in public. Cold, wet and dreary sounds like a typical winter!

  2. A brilliant set of photos! Many of them are so quirky – why try to tan your ass in a park? – and many of them are almost untypically cute, as the tulips and fountains. But most important – there’s a TRAM! 🙂

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  4. I note you were in a random kinda mood for this months selections 😉
    Lovely to see people out and about enjoying the sunshine and the tulips of course!

  5. I don’t need to visit Oslo.. I can see it all here. This is an exciting gallery. I really love your pigeon 🙂 Mine is coming shortly. Have a good day, CG!

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  7. You’re getting some really nice shots with your new camera CG I take it you ‘re enjoying it muchly .
    Month 6 already !! surely not …. good to see some fun going on 🙂

  8. CG this is a beautiful gallery, they are gorgeous photos, bums and all!! I was at my parents’ house when I saw your post and they both said the photo are fabulous – a great snapshot of your space.

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  11. St. Hanshaugen is really interesting, I should keep it in mind for the next trip. 🙂 New photos every month? Might be tricky, I’ll see what I can do about it.

    • New photos every month, but they can be from the exact same place if you like. One of the participants is photographing a tree in her garden. I’ve chosen the wide subject: “downtown Oslo”, but St. Hanshaugen isn’t even downtown…. I wrote the rules in this challenge, but I don’t even follow them strictly myself!

  12. Wow, Max. I’d say your playing with your new camera was hugely successful – so many brilliant pics and I have so many favourites. The bicycles are such an interesting art fixture (I’m assuming that’s what they are) and the shot from inside the tunnel is great. That kind of shot would give me a lot of trouble. ok – lots of your pics would give me trouble – like the blur of the tram with the flowers. Nice.

    What a difference from winter to now … everything looks so vibrant and alive.

    Like others before me, I questioned the bare bum. Since you mentioned it was in front of the parliament buildings, I can’t help but wonder if there is some kind of political statement in there 😉

    • The bikes are bike racks meant to lock your bike too. You can see night shots of them here:
      I love playing with my new camera(s) and I love the fact that it’s warmer and more pleasant to live in this part of the world now! The bare bum was a drunken statement more than a political one and it surely made people laugh. There’s so many different ways to spread joy in this world and this was one that you don’t come by so often. 😀

  13. Fabulous images, CG. Love the bicycle images, and I prefer the tulips in colour. 🙂 The bare buns pic is hilarious. Never seen anything quite like it. Well spotted. 😀

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  17. what a fantastic set, Cardinal… I was just about to write under the metal bikes on Bjorvika shot that it is incredible (I honestly can’t make up my mind between the bw and the color)… then I clicked on the next one, St. Hanhaugen, it’s just as incredible… then the Freia shot with that beautiful street… and the lunch in the sun, which is such a great everyday scene… wow… these all give such a great sense of the place…
    even the ass detals lol 😀 well, maybe one of them was not so incredible lol…
    great set once again..

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  20. Wow! What a difference a month makes! The fountains, the tulips, children playing and people meandering. This is my favorite post of your in this challenge thus far. B&W is my fav when it comes to photography, and the mix with the color photos in this selection is wonderful. The colorful clown in a B&W world is top notch. The humor or the B&W sun-bather who is mooning the world made me laugh. Oslo is gorgeous. My favorite photo of the whole bunch (thanks for posting so many — thoroughly enjoyed perusing) is P5150051.The composition, the lighting, reflections in the water — the whole image is stunning! Love it.

    Here is my entry for this month. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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  26. It’s tulip time there still? Ours are long gone. Interesting to witness the differences. I love your fountains but my favourites are those bike shots. Beautiful! 🙂

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