Hedalen Stave Church – Revisit

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. 

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Reclining Buddha Temple | Wat Pho | HDR

If you take the river boat up Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, you’ll find the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho / Wat Chetuphon).

At the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho).

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Details from The Stave Church @ Folkemuseet

This is a follow-up post for one I wrote a month ago and an entry to Paula’s challenge. Read the story behind this stave church in the original post: The Stave Church @ Folkemuseet.

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B&W Architecture Guest Post 2:2

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.

I shot this photo last summer.

I shot this photo last summer and it was the photo that started it all.

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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.

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B&W Architecture Challenge 1:2

I have a guest post at Pauala’s blog. It’s in two parts and the first part is out now. Head over to Paula’s blog, to check out the post and join the challenge! https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/guest-challenge-architecture-in-black-white/

Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk

This is obviously a manipulated photo – the Cardinal version of Travis Bickle:

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«Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk.» – Travis Bickle. Original photo: 1976, New York, USA, Image by © Steve Schapiro/Corbis

The theme for #photo101 today is Treasure. The rain that washes the trash off the sidewalk, Taxi Driver, they’re both treasures.
If you’ve got time to waste, you should check out this list https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/movies/

We’re only here for a moment

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We’re only here for a moment.

The theme for #photo101 today is Moment. We’re only here for a moment, try to enjoy it while it lasts.

Here’s a tune from that a friend and I played in my mom’s funeral (which was not the one on the photo above). I guess the best way to describe the tune is classical guitars.

Jerusalem 9372: Solitude

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A Nun in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The theme for #photo101 today is Solitude, so I thought that this photo of a nun in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the capital of Israel, Jerusalem, would be suitable.

According to psychologytoday.com, Solitude is the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Solitude is desirable, a state of being alone where you provide yourself wonderful and sufficient company.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated as Calvary (Golgotha), where Jesus was crucified, and also contains the place where Jesus is said to have been buried. The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. (source: Wikipedia)

 

Rosekyrkja – The Rose Church

The Rose Church in Stordal

The Rose Church is an octagonal wooden church dating from 1789 C.E. It is famous for its wall paintings which cover the whole church’s interior. The paintings depict scenes from the Bible and stylized floral decoration in typical Norwegian style.

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shtreimel, שטרײַמל and a Jewish family

This spring I spent a few weeks in Israel where I, among other things, did a photo shoot (you’ll find one of the photos in the link section at the bottom of the post). When I was there Kathryn at vastlycurious.com asked me about the shtreimel. I’d figured that I’d use the answer I wrote her as a separate post, so here’s the explanations on this famous Jewish fur hat. The fur hat is called a shtreimel, which is a Yiddish word: שטרײַמל.

I met this lovely Jewish family in Jerusalem.

I met this lovely Jewish family in Jerusalem.

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On Top in Jerusalem

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«On Top» is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week. I’m currently in Israel and here you can see the hat fashion in Jerusalem. I don’t have lot of time to catch up with blogs these days, but I’ll be back in action soon. In the meantime, you can check out more top notch photos here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/on-top/

Shabbat Shalom! שבת שלום

Edit: Make sure to check out this post too: http://observations-of-a-canary.com/2014/04/17/williamsburg-stroll/ It was totally accidental. Thanks to themofman.wordpress.com for pointing it out!

 

Reflections of Jerusalem – השתקפויות של ירושלים

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«Reflect: to consider where we’ve been in life, where we are now, and where we’re going. […] This week , in a post created specifically for this challenge, show us an image that says reflection. It could be a person who helps you see things clearly, a place you go to collect your thoughts, or an object that reminds you of your achievements. You could also go for something more literal, like a reflection in water. Or something that demonstrates both interpretations of the word, as I’ve done in this shot.» – Ben, WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge

Enjoy my gallery: «Reflections of Jerusalem – השתקפויות של ירושלים»
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Krakow; St. Mary's Basilica; Poland.

Krakow; St. Mary’s Basilica; Poland.

Krakow; St. Mary’s Basilica; Poland. Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven; Kościół Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny (Kościół Mariacki); Rynek Główny w Krakowie – główny rynek Starego Miasta w Krakowie.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/grand-photo-challenge/

מסגד אל-אקצא

I played around with Photomatix today and decided to create two different versions of the same photo: one made with Photomatix and Lightroom, the other with Photoshop and Lightroom.

The motive is the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel.

After the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem in 637 CE, Umayyad Caliphs commissioned the construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock on the site.[4] The Dome was completed in 692 CE, making it one of the oldest extant Islamic structures in the world, after the Kaabah. The Al Aqsa Mosque rests on the far southern side of the Mount, facing Mecca. The Dome of the Rock currently sits in the middle, occupying or close to the area where the Bible mandates the Holy Temple be rebuilt. – Wikipedia

Edit: I decided to add this third version. It’s post-processed in Photoshop & Lightroom, but not as HDR.

Third version: Lightroom & Photoshop (but not HDR)

Third version: Lightroom & Photoshop (but not HDR)