Oslo Pride Parade 2016

Here’s a gallery from Oslo Pride Parade 2016 that took place this weekend.

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The Changing Seasons: June 2016

The summer has finally arrived. Here’s this month’s «The Changing Seasons».

I’ve been busy lately and still haven’t visited all your posts from last month. Basically it’s been a mix between a lot of work and a whole lot of nothing. Doing nothing in particular also takes a lot of time. The latest news is that a few days ago I got the following message in my inbox on Instagram: @cguzmanofficial

«Hi Cardinal!
We freaked out with your Instagram feed 🙂
Most probably you already know it, but let us tell you how fantastic is your sense of art. We see hundreds of accounts each month, and yours is something apart.
We can’t believe that you are not followed by thousands, but that’s one of the mysteries of social media…
Anyhow, we are here to back you :D. Honestly, we don’t follow many people, but we think you really deserve it»

Needless to say, but that was an awesome message to find in the inbox.
Anyway, enough blah, blah, blah. Here’s my V1 gallery for «The Changing Seasons». I might, or I might not, post V2 later…

 

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’ll add links to your posts here until the end of the month.

Also make sure to out my spreadshirt shop:

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Norwegian shop (NOK):
https://shop.spreadshirt.no/1123203/

English (EURO):

http://shop.spreadshirt.no/100035802

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Det Gode Selskab – Rooftop Party @ Rockefeller

Some photos from Det Gode Selskabs rooftop Party at Rockefeller, Oslo. 28.05.2016.

Thanks to the organizers, dj’s and the numbers of people that showed up to make this party so great!

More photos from the event here:
https://www.instagram.com/cguzmanofficial/
https://flic.kr/s/aHskAGKhwp

Inked Model @ Rooftop Party

Beautiful, inked, alternative model @ Det Gode Selskab, Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo.

Beautiful, inked, alternative model @ Det Gode Selskab, Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo.

This Saturday ‘Det Gode Selskab’ held an event at the rooftop of Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo.
More photos from this event will be posted shortly(-ish).

Tattoo, before & after

Got some more work done by the talented Marius Meyer today.

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Tattoo by Marius Meyer | Instagram: @mariusmey

Tattoo by Marius Meyer | Instagram: @mariusmey

I’ll upload some more photos once it’s healed.

The Changing Seasons: May 2016

Warmer weather = more time spent outside = more photos. I love that combination. These are my photos for The Changing Seasons this month.

The 17th of May is Norway’s constitution day, a jubilee that is celebrated with children’s parades. That’s why my V2 photo this month is a picture from the parade.

Barnetoget, 17 Mai i Oslo 2016.

Barnetoget, 17 Mai i Oslo 2016.

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: 

Also make sure to out my spreadshirt shop:

kvinner-spreadshirt-1123203

Norwegian shop (NOK):
https://shop.spreadshirt.no/1123203/

English (EURO):

http://shop.spreadshirt.no/100035802

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The Changing Seasons: April 2016

“The Changing Seasons” is a little bit late this month. I messed up the dates, got busy writing on a long post and suddenly the 20th of April had passed already… Oops!

I had to hurry up and get this post ready this morning and here is the gallery for April:

I’ve been playing a lot of guitar this month. Both alone and with other people. There was a jam-session with some couchsurfers earlier this month (you can check it out in one of my previous posts) and I’ve been jamming with an ukulele playing friend of mine. That’s why this guitar is my V2 photo this month.

One of my guitars.

One of my guitars.

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: 

Also make sure to out my spreadshirt shop:

kvinner-spreadshirt-1123203

Norwegian shop (NOK):
https://shop.spreadshirt.no/1123203/

English (EURO):

http://shop.spreadshirt.no/100035802

The continuation of Dumporamas

You’ll find a lot of panoramic images online and they’re mostly depicting beautiful & scenic landscapes or stunning cityscapes.  Photos that try to make the world look like this beautiful, magical place, making you think “Oh, I wish I was there to see it myself”, or “What a wonderful place”. We all know it’s false advertising.

Dump-o-rama / Dumporama

Dump-o-rama / Dumporama

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The Changing Seasons: March 2016

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.
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The Changing Seasons: January 2016

Welcome to this challenge that’s called «The Changing Seasons 2016». As most of you already know, there are two versions to choose from this year; 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.

The bikes in Bjørvika

The bikes in Bjørvika

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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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Ocscarshall Slott 2015

On Saturday 12.09.2015, the annual National Photo Walk (I’ll refer to it as NPW2015 from now on) was held in Norway. Anders Beer Wilse was a guy with a camera that lived in the old days.

Anders Beer Wilse - Ocscarshall Slott 1847. Bygdøy, Oslo. Norsk Folkemusem.

Anders Beer Wilse – Ocscarshall Slott 1847. Bygdøy, Oslo. Norsk Folkemusem.

At some point in 1847, Anders decided to bring his gear and head out to Bygdøy, a peninsula in Oslo, where he photographed Ocscarshall Slott (Oscarhall Castle). Then, much later, someone invented the internet and after that again, Norsk Folkemusem (Norwegian Folk Museum) decided to post his photos on their website. If Anders was alive today, he probably would have been a passionate photo blogger with a boring, normal job.

Approximately 168 years after Anders, I brought my camera and headed out to Bygdøy for the NPW2015. The theme of NPW2015 was “My Saturday”, but as a side-mission/bonus-mission we could walk in Anders’ footsteps and replicate his stuff. The image that I shot, is part of my «Then & Now»-series. You can check out my previous entries by following the tag: «Then & Now»

Cardinal Guzman - Ocscarshall Slott 2015. Bygdøy, Oslo.

Cardinal Guzman – Ocscarshall Slott 2015. Bygdøy, Oslo.

Oscarhall was probably someone’s happy place at some point… https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/happy-place/

 

 

 

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.

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The Barcode – Night Photo from Ekebergåsen

barcode9120129Linked up to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/grid/

Busy days lately. Been spending time at the gym every day (except Thursday). Have a great weekend everyone!

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 09

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).

The Opera

The Opera

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 08

Time for another post in my series «The Changing Seasons». All the photos in this gallery were shot in July.

July has been a fantastic month! Three weeks of vacation and plenty of things to do: I’ve had a lot of Couchsurfers staying with me, from different places such as: Israel, Poland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia. Whenever I have Couchsurfers visiting, I try my best to show them the city and to socialize. This has also been a great opportunity to take plenty of photos: photographically speaking, July has been an extremely productive month – considering the number of photos taken (creatively speaking, perhaps not so much since most of the photos are just quick snaps). I’ve also taken my son on trips to both Dovre and to the North of the country (more posts will come from Sandhornøya shortly, I’ve already posted two). If you want to see mountain photos from Dovre, you should check out my Musk Ox Safari posts. (You’ll find links to all these posts in the end of this one).

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You have probably forgotten about this, but throwing stones in the water is a lot of fun.

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Beach volleyball @ Grønland, Oslo

More B&W photos in Paula’s post: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/black-white-sunday-geometry/

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 07

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:

Oslo is my hometown

These photos from Oslo are left-overs from yesterday’s large gallery – a part of my monthly photo challenge: “The Changing Seasons” and my first post for WordPress’ Photo101: «Home».

If you want to know more about «The Changing Seasons», check out my first post here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/monthly-photo-challenge-the-changing-seasons-01/

Or, click the image below to see all my previous posts in this challenge.

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 06

Last month I experimented with a drunk, bicycle photo technique for the challenge. This month I took things more slow and tried out my new camera for «The Changing Seasons».

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, so in this gallery I present the photos that I took in May. Here’s my “20 shots” from last month (new camera, sorry, couldn’t help myself. Rules schmules…I still have more photos that I’ll post in a follow-up post):

  • 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.

Click the image below to see my previous posts, or read this post to learn how to Create a list and follow tags in the WordPress reader.

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Feel free to use this widget in your blog if you like. Click on the image to see my previous posts.

Links to participants posts:

Frank Znort Quartet

This weekend a lovely couple from Prague came for a visit. On Sunday I took them to see Frank Znort Quartet play live at Blå.

Frank Znort Quartet live at Blå (this Sunday they played with a guest bass player).

Frank Znort Quartet live at Blå (this Sunday they played with a substitute bass player).

Every Sunday at around 16:00, they play an acoustic set outside the bar:

“Frank Znort Quartet (FZQ) is a jazz / punk big band from Oslo. They are known to have held a free concert every Sunday since they began playing in 1998.
They started with their Sunday concerts at St. Hallvard’s bistro in Gamlebyen (the Old City of Oslo), but eventually moved to Grønlandshagen. In the Mid-2000s, they played for a brief period at Café Con Bar. Since 2007 they have had their performances at Blå. FZQ has never been a quartet and currently has 18 permanent musicians and a growing number of guest artists.
” – Wikipedia

Some photos from Sunday 31.05.2015 (keep in mind that I’m still in the process of figuring out my new camera):

Some hours after the acoustic show, they continue the concert inside.

Here are some photos that were shot when they were still playing at Grønlandshagen back in 2006 (They were more punk and more fun back then, but it’s still nice to go to see them live once in a while).
I was lucky enough to be guest appearing on a song called Jimmy Jass, which is my re-written and Norwegian version of The Clash’ “Jimmy Jazz”. These were shot by my friend Simon:

 

Check out FZQ in these links (or check out some more of their material on YouTube, there are lots of clips):

MM: Fountain @ Rådhuskaia

This fountain is located on the sea-side of Oslo’s City Hall. The building in the background is Nobel Peace Center. My entry for Leanne Cole’s “Monochrome Madness” challenge that’ll be online in approximately 6 hours from now.

Fontene på Rådhuskaia, Oslo.

Fontene på Rådhuskaia, Oslo.

Edit: Leanne’s Monochrome Madness is online now: http://leannecolephotography.com/2015/06/03/mm-2-13-monochrome-madness-water-theme/

Make sure to check out Justine’s “Perspective” post too: http://eclecticoddsnsods.co.uk/2015/06/02/eclectic-corner-12-perspective-photography/

Street Portraits of Gunn

Gunn had some awesome tattoos, so I asked her if I could shoot some photos of her and post them in my blog. She obvisouly agreed. Gunn is from a Norwegian city called Trondheim and if I remember correctly, she got her ink at Purple Pain Tattoo. I believe that she also mentioned Flaming Heart Tattoo, but I’m not 100% sure about that (I didn’t write any of the info down).
Edit: Gunn stopped by the blog and gave me the correct name of the second tattoo studio: The right arm is done by Roger and Izzy at Lowlife Tattoo in Trondheim. Both studios are located in/around Trondheim.

Thanks for being sporty and letting me shoot your portraits Gunn!

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 05

For my monthly photo challenge «The Changing Seasons» this month, I experimented with the shooting technique. These shots were taken after having 5 or 6 beers with a friend. After the beers I got on my bicycle to ride home and decided to take photos on the way, so around half of these were actually shot while riding my bike with one hand on the bars and the DSLR in the other hand (almost a kind of extreme sport). I was pretty much shooting on random. The results of ‘shooting & riding’ was (of course) plenty of blurry, totally useless, shots that I deleted, but some of them turned out OK.

 

What’s «The Changing Seasons»?
The rules of this monthly photo challenge are simple and the idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously – to capture the changing seasons throughout the year. I started this challenge in January with photos that I shot in December, so in this gallery I present the photos that I took in April.

  • 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.

Click the image below to see my previous posts, or read this post to learn how to Create a list and follow tags in the WordPress reader.

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Feel free to use this widget in your blog if you like. Click on the image to see my previous posts.

 

Links to participants posts: