Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 10

October is here, but I’ll show you some photos from last month. For those of you who don’t keep up with such trivialities, I can reveal that we’re talking about September.

Nothing exciting happened in September, but I did manage to take a bunch of photos after all.

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Autumn Morning City Sunrise

With a little bit of “I don’t care”-attitude and a slight tilting of your head, this photo is perfectly leveled.

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Tilted? I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about…

Another entry for Lucile’s photo rehab.

The Barcode – Night Photo from Ekebergåsen

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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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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 08

Time for another post in my series «The Changing Seasons». All the photos in this gallery were shot in July.

July has been a fantastic month! Three weeks of vacation and plenty of things to do: I’ve had a lot of Couchsurfers staying with me, from different places such as: Israel, Poland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia. Whenever I have Couchsurfers visiting, I try my best to show them the city and to socialize. This has also been a great opportunity to take plenty of photos: photographically speaking, July has been an extremely productive month – considering the number of photos taken (creatively speaking, perhaps not so much since most of the photos are just quick snaps). I’ve also taken my son on trips to both Dovre and to the North of the country (more posts will come from Sandhornøya shortly, I’ve already posted two). If you want to see mountain photos from Dovre, you should check out my Musk Ox Safari posts. (You’ll find links to all these posts in the end of this one).

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You have probably forgotten about this, but throwing stones in the water is a lot of fun.

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 07

I run a Monthly Photo Challenge called The Changing Seasons. The photos in this gallery were shot in June.

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. Summer has finally arrived here, so the temperatures are good and the people seem happy. Oslo isn’t such a bad place to live during summer. I must admit that I didn’t shoot a lot of photos of Oslo last month, but I did share plenty in the previous post in this series…

If you feel like joining this challenge, these are the guidelines:

  • 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.

 

Check out other participants galleries:

Oslo is my hometown

These photos from Oslo are left-overs from yesterday’s large gallery – a part of my monthly photo challenge: “The Changing Seasons” and my first post for WordPress’ Photo101: «Home».

If you want to know more about «The Changing Seasons», check out my first post here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/monthly-photo-challenge-the-changing-seasons-01/

Or, click the image below to see all my previous posts in this challenge.

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 05

For my monthly photo challenge «The Changing Seasons» this month, I experimented with the shooting technique. These shots were taken after having 5 or 6 beers with a friend. After the beers I got on my bicycle to ride home and decided to take photos on the way, so around half of these were actually shot while riding my bike with one hand on the bars and the DSLR in the other hand (almost a kind of extreme sport). I was pretty much shooting on random. The results of ‘shooting & riding’ was (of course) plenty of blurry, totally useless, shots that I deleted, but some of them turned out OK.

 

What’s «The Changing Seasons»?
The rules of this monthly photo challenge are simple and the idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously – to capture the changing seasons throughout the year. I started this challenge in January with photos that I shot in December, so in this gallery I present the photos that I took in April.

  • 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.

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Feel free to use this widget in your blog if you like. Click on the image to see my previous posts.

 

Links to participants posts: 

Açores Photo Gallery – Faial Island

The photos in the following gallery were shot in the area near Terminal Maritimo in Horta, Faial Island, Açores, Portugal.

f/1.8 | 30 sec | ISO-100 (of course you can click the image for a large version)

f/1.8 | 30 sec | ISO-100 (of course you can click the image for a large version)

I’ve posted many of these before, but I’ve re-edited the photos in this gallery.

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 04

Like Charles Bukowski put it: ‘The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills‘ and it’s time for the fourth post in this blogging event that I’ve named «The Changing Seasons».  This photo project will run throughout the year and everyone with a blog and a camera is welcome to join (you can still join even if you’ve missed out on the first posts).

The rules are simple and the idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously, to build up your portfolio, get some photographic experience and have fun. This way you’ll capture the changing seasons throughout the year. I started this challenge in January with photos that I shot in December, so in this gallery I present the photos that I took in March.

These photos were all shot in Oslo on different days during March and with different cameras (my DSLR and my pocket camera). The photos that look like spring has arrived, were shot about a week before the ones with snow.

Rules:

  • 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.

Check out the participants blogs:

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Feel free to use this widget in your blog if you like. Click on the image to see my previous posts.

I’m (still) in the process of moving to another apartment (I’ll be moving in the end of this month), so I might be slow when it comes to replying to comments and visiting posts.   

Find all the previous posts in this tag: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/the-changing-seasons/

Oslo reflections in a thin layer of ice

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The thin layer of ice won’t last long…

This is a little preview of what’s to come in my next «The Changing Seasons» Post. It’s also my entry for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week. Check out the changing seasons challenge here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/the-changing-seasons/

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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: The Changing Seasons 01

The idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously, to build up your portfolio, get some photographic experience and have fun. If you do post something, please leave a link to your blog in this post.

The photos in my gallery were shot on different days in February and with two different cameras (DSLR and pocket camera).

I’m looking forward to see your entries!

Last month the link section was a bit unorganized and for some reason I didn’t get all the pingbacks (sometimes WordPress’ pingback function doesn’t work properly – I don’t know why), so there was 4 of you that “went under the radar”. Luckily I discovered those 4 when preparing this a few days ago and I added the links to the post.

Check out the participants entries: 

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Oslo – A Village on Steroids

Oslo is a village on steroids and I’m looking forward to the rage roid…


Except for the panorama, all of these are shot from Ekebergåsen – a place where you have a nice view over the city. From here you can see Holmenkollen, The Barcode Area, the Opera House, the harbour, the city center and most of what Oslo has to offer.

Check out other places in Jo’s Monday Walk: http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/jos-monday-walk-whitby-in-winter/

Train Landscapes

A train gallery for the weekly photo challenge this week.

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star effects | double

A few weeks ago a fellow blogger asked me how you get the star effects on artificial light in night photos. That person thought it was a stupid question, but I disagree. I think it’s a good question and I think that it’s good to ask about stuff. Without asking questions, there would be no new knowledge.

In my two example shots, you can clearly see the star effect appearing when shooting at a small aperture (I shot at f/22).

Compare the two shot at 25,0 sec at f/22, ISO 100 and 2,0 sec at f/4,5, ISO 100.

The theme for #photo101 today is Double.

If you really want to get nerdy and dirty, here’s further reading on the star effect for you:

Barcode Nightscape

On the edge of the Oslo Fjord you’ll find the Barcode area. I went there on Monday night to eat at one of the new restaurants and to take some new photos of the area.

In these two shots I’ve played with different looks: one outrageous, almost HDR looking photo. The other a bit more toned down, but still sparkling. Personally I prefer the slightly toned down version, but I know that a lot of people like pictures that are highly saturated. Especially when it comes to night photography.

 

 

The theme for #photo101 today is Edge.

If you want to find out more about the Barcode area, you ‘ll find info on Wikipedia about the style and the controversies:

Some are enthusiastic about the fresh architecture, the “champagne apartments,” and the unmatched opportunity to reshape the urban landscape and relieve pressure on a rapidly growing city without diminishing existing green space. However, there has been widespread criticism of the heights and designs of the Barcode buildings, both from architects and from citizens of Oslo. The Barcode has been described as a barrier between the fjord and the rest of the city that will destroy Oslo’s character as an open, low-rise city with a lot of green space and cast a permanent shadow on adjacent neighborhoods for the benefit of a rich few. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode_Project_%28Oslo%29)

 

Landmark: The Oslo Opera

The theme for #photo101 today is Landmark and the Opera House in Oslo fits that category.

OsloOpera_8830Last year I printed this panoramic photo on an aluminium plate measuring 40×120 cm (that would be approximately 16×47 inches if you live in one of the 3 countries – Liberia, Myanmar or USA – that are still using the archaic imperial system). Trivia: I once worked in construction and I was part of the large team that built the Opera. Here you can see the printed version of this photo: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/my-largest-print-so-far/

Krakow Night Streets


I’m participating in WordPress’ #photo101 project, where the aim is to publish photos every day for the next month. So, if you’re following this blog and get email updates of new posts, you might want to turn off the email notifications (unless you don’t mind being spammed by “new post notifications”). These were shot in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland. I can warmly recommend Krakow: beautiful city, beautiful girls, good food.

The City Center of Ålesund – Gallery

Enjoy my last post from Ålesund – a photo gallery with random photos.

«Ålesund is a town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre, and the center of the Ålesund Region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture.» (Wikipedia)