This summer a tattoo artist friend of mine from New Zealand came for a visit. She spent a week here and since Oslo is a small city it only takes a few days to see everything this city has to offer, so we decided to go hiking in Jotunheimen for couple of days. On the way there we made a stop at Hedalen Stave Church.
Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan (Thai: วัดอรุณราชวราราม ราชวรมหาวิหาร) or Wat Arun (Thai pronunciation: [wát ʔarun], “Temple of Dawn”) is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.
This is the last Weekly Photo Challenge hosted by WordPress, so I figured that I’d post a large photo gallery as my final post. Thanks to the team at WordPress for hosting this challenge for many years. Respect.
Enjoy the photo gallery:
If you take the river boat up Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, you’ll find the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho / Wat Chetuphon).
Posted for Paula’s B&W Sunday.
Heddal stave church is a stave church located at Heddal in Notodden municipality, Norway.
So then I got this idea about driving a cheesecake truck
«The Changing Seasons» is back once again…
This church is in a village near Linas, France.
The Changing Seasons is here again. Like they say: “new year, new possibilities”, or perhaps you’re one of those people who don’t want to get out of your comfort zone? In that case: “New year, same, same”. Either way you’re welcome to join this challenge that will run throughout the year.
How you interpret “the changing seasons” is all up to you: a painting or perhaps a digital manipulation? One photo, a gallery with plenty of photos? Photos of the same place each month or different spots? A recipe (with an illustration photo that you’ve shot), your aging face, your declining health? Street, flash or portrait photography?
Be creative or don’t.
It’s not magic – it’s only reflections, but reflections can be a lot of fun for a photographer.
I captured these when I visited Marseille a couple of weeks ago.
More photos from Marseille:
Here’s the reason I went to Marseille:
There’s not much to say about these photos. I experimented with some hdr water photos, some random night shots and street art. They were all shot in, or on the way to, Belfast.
For Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.
On Saturday 12.09.2015, the annual National Photo Walk (I’ll refer to it as NPW2015 from now on) was held in Norway. Anders Beer Wilse was a guy with a camera that lived in the old days.
At some point in 1847, Anders decided to bring his gear and head out to Bygdøy, a peninsula in Oslo, where he photographed Ocscarshall Slott (Oscarhall Castle). Then, much later, someone invented the internet and after that again, Norsk Folkemusem (Norwegian Folk Museum) decided to post his photos on their website. If Anders was alive today, he probably would have been a passionate photo blogger with a boring, normal job.
Approximately 168 years after Anders, I brought my camera and headed out to Bygdøy for the NPW2015. The theme of NPW2015 was “My Saturday”, but as a side-mission/bonus-mission we could walk in Anders’ footsteps and replicate his stuff. The image that I shot, is part of my «Then & Now»-series. You can check out my previous entries by following the tag: «Then & Now»
Oscarhall was probably someone’s happy place at some point… https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/happy-place/
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Busy days lately. Been spending time at the gym every day (except Thursday). Have a great weekend everyone!
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Check out Leanne’s post for more: http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/08/05/mm-2-22-monochrome-madness-bridges/
Back in 2011 I wrote a post called «The Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, Valdres». A few weeks ago I had a Couchsurfer visiting me from Poland and since she’s very interested in old architecture and Viking stuff, I decided to re-process these old photos and post them again.
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.
Click the image below to see my previous posts, or read this post to learn how to Create a list and follow tags in the WordPress reader.
Links to participants posts:
- I’ll add your links here after you’ve posted them, but don’t be afraid to leave a link to your post in the comment section too!
This fountain is located on the sea-side of Oslo’s City Hall. The building in the background is Nobel Peace Center. My entry for Leanne Cole’s “Monochrome Madness” challenge that’ll be online in approximately 6 hours from now.
Edit: Leanne’s Monochrome Madness is online now: http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/06/03/mm-2-13-monochrome-madness-water-theme/
Make sure to check out Justine’s “Perspective” post too: http://eclecticoddsnsods.co.uk/2015/06/02/eclectic-corner-12-perspective-photography/
One night while I was exploring the streets of Horta, I came across this statue and took 3 bracketed shots with my Canon EOS600D (EF50mm f/1.8 II lens) at f/1.8, ISO 100. Now, three years later, I finally sat down and processed the images. It took me a while, but I like the results so it was worth the wait. I decided to make two versions, in the second one I added a small touch of blur and darkened a few parts. If you look at the walls, you can see how the forces of nature has been wearing and tearing on these buildings during the years. Here are both the photos in a gallery, which version do you prefer?
Would night photographing during the middle of the night, alone in an unknown city, get your adrenalin pumping? I can assure you that Horta was a quiet and safe place, but if you want to see adrenaline related shots you can always visit Paula’s challenge: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/thursdays-special-adrenalin-response-to-guest-challenge
In the beginning of January I had a guest post in Paula’s blog on B&W architecture photography. Head over to Paula to read the full post (links to the original post and the follow-up post is in the end of this post).
The idea of my guest post was similar to my “Changing Seasons Challenge”, but it was all about B&W Architecture. Shooting the same place, to see if you could come up with something new: new angles, lines, curves, etc. It can be a good practice to try to reproduce shots – you’ll probably notice that it’s difficult to get the same shot twice, even if you try.
Anyway. Here’s my gallery and please check out Paula’s post for the full article and check out the other entries.