The Changing Seasons: September 2017

September is here and brought autumn with her. This is the third consecutive year that I cover September in this challenge and after this (as you probably already know) there’s only 3 months left of the year.

Oslo Opera, Bjørvika.

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The Changing Seasons: October 2016

Autumn has definitely arrived. Colorful leaves on the trees and the ground. Rainy days, cold, chilly, then suddenly a couple of “warm” and sunny days. It’s a beautiful season, but at the same time it means that winter is coming.

Here’s my gallery this month: a couple of the photos are from the last days of September, but most of them from the beginning of October.

V2: My Version 2 this month

In 2012 I shot a photo of Akerselva (Aker River) one early morning. Yesterday I went there again to re-shoot the area, not only that particular place, but several spots along the river. You can never fully recreate a photo and get the same result, because it’s too many random things that you have no control over, but it’s still fun to re-shoot places and compare the shots afterwards. In 2012 I was there early in the morning, yesterday in the afternoon, so obviously the light was different, but also the foliage. Different cameras and optics were used in the two shots.
I’ve added the original photo for comparison.

All the photos from yesterday’s photo-walk is uploaded to my Flickr account, so make sure to check out the gallery there.
Here’s another one for comparison, it was taken next to Hønse Lovisas Hus:

There’s a lot of Akerselva photos in the Flickr gallery, plus some videos from the opening of the local skate park.

What’s this «Changing Seasons» blogging challenge?

«The Changing Seasons 2016» is a blogging challenge with two versions: the original (V1) which is purely photographic and the new version (V2) where you can allow yourself to be more artistic and post a painting, a recipe, a digital manipulation, or simply just one photo that you think represents the month. Anyone with a blog can join this challenge and it’ll run throughout 2017.
It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t join the first month(s), late-comers are welcomed.
These are the rules, but they’re not written in stone – you can always improvise, mix & match to suit your own liking:

These are the rules for Version 1 (The Changing Seasons V1):

  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery.
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.

These are the rules for Version 2 (The Changing Seasons V2):

    • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
    • Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month.
    • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!

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Links to participants:

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 11

‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever. And we both know hearts can change. And it’s hard to hold a candle. In the cold November rain.

It doesn’t really matter, because I’m following the same procedure as I’ve done throughout the year and I’m posting photos from the previous month. That means that these shots are from October…

Click the image to visit the Flickr Gallery for this month (opens in a new window).

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Autumn Leftovers – Just Thursday Bloghop

I’ll share these leftover photos from autumn with the «Just Thursday Bloghop».

The question this Thursday is “What’s your favorite time of day?”
My favorite time is the morning – the time around and right after sunrise, when you have a softer light and longer shadows than during the middle of the day. Also the afternoon/evening when you get the same long shadows and a beautiful light. I’m also a sucker for night photography – setting up a tripod to get those long-exposure shots – I love it. I like the feeling of walking around alone, in strange cities at night, capturing those special scenes. Like I did when I visited The Açores last year (see two examples here & here).

Go have a look at the other «Just Thursday Bloghop» bloggers favorite times of day: 

Pop of Colour: a single leaf

The theme for #photo101 today is Pop of Colour.

A pop of colour and a touch of blur.

A pop of colour and a touch of blur.

In this photo I’ve desaturated the colours, added some saturation to the leaf and added a blur to tone down distracting parts of the image.

Here’s another one. More a touch of colour than a pop of colour.

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Waiting for freshly brewed coffee.