One Norwegian poet once said: «Jeg velger meg April (I choose April).» Well, April is here and so is «The Changing Seasons».
Time for another “Changing Seasons” post. If you don’t know this challenge, you can read more about it at the bottom of this post or in the introduction post. Those of you who follow the news and such, are probably aware that it’s March by now. This means brighter & warmer days here in this part of the world.
I haven’t taken a lot of photos in March – I’m still in this kind of hibernating winter mode, but I did manage to get enough photos for a gallery. No exceptional photos, but acceptable results from a photographer that’s been busy hibernating.
Autumn is here already, but I still have late summer photos to show you for «The Changing Seasons». All the photos in this gallery were shot in August.
August means the end of summer and back to work, so it hasn’t been nearly as great as July was, but I met up with fellow blogger Joanne Sisco and I’ve had a few Couchsurfers visiting, attended a couple of events, plus I went for a trip to Italy (of course I’ll post photos from this later and I still have more photos to share from my trip to Sandhornøya in the North of Norway).
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:
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 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!
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).
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.