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/
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:
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)
The theme for #photo101 today is Landmark and the Opera House in Oslo fits that category.
Last 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/
I printed this panoramic photo of the Oslo Opera House as a gift to a relative. The measures are 40×120 cm. That would be approximately 16×47 inches using the idiotic system (it’ll actually make more sense to use nautical miles instead of the imperial system. In nautical miles the photo measures 0.000215983 X 0.000647948). It’s my largest print so far and I’m pleased with the result. It was printed on an aluminium plate (No! Not aluminum, but aluminium).
These Oslo buildings are known as The Barcode. It’s mostly financial institutions, plus a few overpriced apartments. I have a lot of earlier posts from this area and I’ve also posted this one before only in colours (it looks better in colours I think). The B&W version you see here is for Paula’s «B&W Sunday».
- Paula’s post: bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/bw-sunday-moving-on/
- Original post: cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/new-years-gallery-2014/
- More Barcode: cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/barcode/
I’ve shot many photos from this area. If you want to see more, check out these posts:
I joined Akam’s Photo Club on a photo walk a couple of days ago.
When I left home the sky was grey and it was raining a lot, so I actually stopped 5 meters outside the door, turned around and considered to stay at home instead. Then I thought that it would be good to meet some other photo nerds, so I defied the weather and went to meet them. I’m glad I did because we had a good photo walk, the weather cleared (well, sort of – it was still raining now and then during our walk) and besides, I needed to get a break from the house after having spent too much time inside during the holidays.
Here it is: the last (and largest?) gallery from me this year. They were all shot a few days ago on the photo walk. See you in 2014! Enjoy life!
There’s not much to say about this post. The title says it all really. If you want to see more photos from the Oslo Opera, you can follow my tag: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/oslo-opera/
Ten days ago I made a panorama of the Oslo Opera House. I wasn’t quite satisfied with the result, so I decided to do a remake.
The Oslo Opera is and the surrounding area is, as you’ve probably noticed, one of my favourite places to take photos. I think the building itself is very nice and there’s also a lot of interesting photo opportunities in the neighborhood. On top of that it’s also in proximity to where I live and I’ve helped to build the Opera House (I worked in construction at the time).
A panoramic view of The Oslo Opera House in Bjørvika in Oslo.
Wikipedia: The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord.
Here’s a gallery of recent photos from Oslo.
On the photos you’ll see the Eastside of the Opera house (with tiny red slave barracks), the Bjørvika area, Sørenga and the financial district they’ve named The Barcode.
Woke up early one morning, so I brought my camera and went for a walk to capture the light. More photos to come.
Ever wondered how a village on steroids looks like?
I’ve posted several photos of the Oslo Opera House earlier, but none of them in sunlight like these. Went down to the Opera house in Oslo last night to take some photos, all of these are shot between 20:00 – 21:00 in the evening.