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: April 2017

One Norwegian poet once said: «Jeg velger meg April (I choose April).» Well, April is here and so is «The Changing Seasons».

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Waiting…

Happy Songkram, Pesach, Easter or whichever holiday you’re celebrating these days. Here’s my entry for Paula’s challenge. Can you see how shiny it is? It’s because it’s a brand new photo. Shot it last night.

Night photo from a cemetery in Oslo.

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The Changing Seasons: March 2017

«The Changing Seasons» is back once again…

Fuck Up Point in Oslo – my V2 this month

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Magic Reflections in Marseille

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:

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

Here’s the reason I went to Marseille:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/salon-international-du-tatouage-marseille/

Photos from Belfast

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.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/h2o/

The Changing Seasons: September 2016

Gamlebyen Sport & Fritid

100% boredom as usual: Last month I had the privilege to exclaim “Summer vacation is over and it was freaking awesome!”. This month I can reveal that the autumn is here and that it has been extremely average. Absolutely nothing exciting has happened in the month that has passed. You can’t win every time.

Here’s this month’s «The Changing Seasons»:

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 2016. 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!

Links to participants:

I’ve designed some shirts. Check them out here:

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Norwegian shop (NOK):
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English (EURO):

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The Titanic Afterparty

A photo gallery from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention after-party that was held at Cabaret Supper Club in Belfast.

Once again thanks to Mr. Carson & his family for arranging the convention and thanks for inviting me to the after-party. Much obliged.

Check out my articles on “The History of Tattoo”, plus photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

My previous posts this convention:

 

Surprise, surprise! I got this message from the WordPress team today:

WordPress Anniversary - 5 Years
Let me also add, for those of you who don’t know, that I’ve had my tagline: «Encyclopedia Miscellaneous – ‘quality’ blogging since August 2011», since September 2011.

Both this after party and my WP anniversary is  definitely a rare event, nothing you’ll see every day.

Night Shots From Bangkok 2:4

The continuation of random night shots from Bangkok.

I think the curves in the red car looks nice in this night shot. Make sure to check out and follow my official Instagram for more photos: @cguzmanofficial

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2016. (Click the image above to see more WPC posts in this blog). 

Night Shots From Bangkok 1:4

Some night shots, street photography, a portrait of Rogue Seraphim, plus some photos from a shop in Bangkok. Random Bangkok stuff.

It has been hectic lately, so I haven’t blogged much. Hope you’re all having a great time and that you enjoyed my little gallery from Bangkok.
I’m glad to say that I’ll be returning to Bangkok in 2017.

 

Check out Paula’s post too:

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/thursdays-special-here-and-there/

Thursday’s Special

Thursday’s Special

Night Photography Guest Post

Paula asked me to write a guest post on the subject of night photography. So, that’s what I did.

Head over to her blog to read the post: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/guest-photo-challenge-night-photography-by-cardinal-guzman/

Thank you Paula!

The Changing Seasons: February 2016

What a perfect theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week! Just in time for this post in “The Changing Seasons” challenge that I finished up today!

If you don’t already know about “The Changing Seasons” challenge in this blog, you can read the “guidelines/rules” in the end of this post.  February is here and it’s definitely not my favorite month. I’m not sure if I have a favorite month, but if I do, it must be one of the summer months. I just generally like the summer. I don’t hate February or anything, but since I’m living in the Northern hemisphere, February equals winter time: in other words we’re talking snow, rain, wet, cold, darkness, naked trees, dark forests – you know, all that stuff that probably inspires the makers of black metal music.

Since my last ‘Changing Seasons’ post, I’ve shot exactly 14 photos of Oslo and they basically all look the same since they were shot at the same vantage point and on the same night. I haven’t been out much with my camera lately. Come to think of it I’ve hardly been outside at all (unless you’re counting commuting of course), but every month I have to go out and capture something.

February and winter time is perfect for indoor projects. There was a blogger that posted a photo of a vodka bottle – I can’t remember which blogger it was (at first I thought it was Amy, but it wasn’t. Then I thought maybe Laura…). Anyway, it  was someone who uses the arbitrary retared rollercoaster system (link opens in new window) for measurements, because her bottle was measured in some kind of mathematically weird way. Since I have the same bottle at home and I felt inspired by this blogger, I decided one evening that I should play with it too. You’ll see one of those photos in the gallery. Also, I added one from last weekend’s visit to the tattoo convention in Budapest. Now, before you ask: yes, I actually went all the way to Budapest just to attend a tattoo convention (I realize that it’s kind of geeky/weird, but hey! I love tattoos!). Later I’ll write-up a post about the Budapest convention, complete with photos plus an interview with Hungary’s most talented artist ((which also happens to be probably the world’s most beautiful tattoo artist), but for now I’ll only share this one photo.
I have two more photos from this event in my other blog if you’re interested: https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/balogh-daniels-photos-from-budapest-tattoo-convention/

What else happened in February? A major thing, for me: a bunch of February’s ago, I was born. Every year that has passed since then, I’ve been around long enough to make another ride around the sun on this circus of a planet. 🙂 That’s why that is one of the things that I’ve always associated with this month. The summer is still far away, but slowly, slowly we’re getting there… (יש תקווה).

Enough random blah, blah and scattered thoughts. This is my V2 post for February:

Birthday wishes | Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday / What a Circus! / You’ve made another round around the sun

For the changing seasons V1, I have this tiny gallery. The photo of the skull is actually more of a V2 photo, but who cares? 🙂

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 2016. 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!

 

Check out the links to other entries:

 

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 12

December is here and 2015 is soon coming to an end. As usual I’ll show you some photos from last month for «The Changing Seasons»-challenge.

Night photography: construction site.

Night photography: construction site.

 

 

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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.

Changing Seasons 10 - 2015

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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!

Add me on Instagram. You might get lucky: https://instagram.com/cardinalguzman/

A Drunken Night in Krakow

Drinking and photographing. Point& shoot camera. Krakow Night Life. I’ll let the pictures tell the story of this photographic journey through the night…

This is my entry for Paula’s Thursday Challenge, but several of my other blogging friends have also posted street portraits/street photography the last days, so I encourage you to visit their posts too:

The Nights Watch

Night photography of a statue in the streets of Horta, Faial Island, Açores, Portugal.

Night photography of a statue in the rainy streets of Horta, Faial Island, Açores, Portugal.

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