The photographer’s Mise en place

Mara Eastern said in a post on my other blog that she wanted to see some nude dudes. Well, tomorrow I’m shooting a friend (he won’t be nude – sorry Mara), so today I decided to clean the camera, test the flash, charge the batteries etc, etc. The photographer’s Mise en place. Which again led to this self-portrait.

Testing different flash settings... Self-portrait. I still got stuff attached to me after a hospital visit yesterday (had to document it).

Testing different flash settings… Self-portrait. I still got stuff attached to me after a hospital visit yesterday (had to document it).

Mise en place (French pronunciation: [mi zɑ̃ ˈplas]) is a French culinary phrase which means 
"putting in place" or "everything in its place." It refers to the set up required before cooking, 
and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organizing and arranging the ingredients 
(e.g., cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, 
and other components) that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be 
prepared during a shift.[1] - Wikipedia

 

Resilient Retrospective 2016

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Here’s my resilient retrospective post for the last photo challenge I’ll participate in this year. I didn’t shoot all these photos in 2016, but I edited and posted them in 2016.

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The Changing Seasons: December 2016

Here we are: the last Changing Seasons post this year. As you probably know, I’ve decided to run this challenge in 2017 as well, which means that you have 12 more months to go out there and shoot. This will be the third year running this challenge and the rules for 2017 will be the same as in 2016. Those of you who aren’t familiar with this challenge already, can read the introduction to 2016 if you like, but the rules are always listed at the end of my posts.

December night in Oslo

December night in Oslo

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The Changing Seasons: September 2016 / V2

When I posted «The Changing Seasons» for September, I didn’t have enough time or whatever to create something for V2, so I decided to join my own challenge.

That’s why this is my entry to my own challenge «The Changing Seasons».

Album de oro de Cardinal Guzman

Album de oro de Cardinal Guzman

I spotted this Enrique Guzman album on the street one day, maybe a year or two ago, and I knew I had to make something out of it some day. This doesn’t represent September in any way, but in my defense I’ll mention that the photo of me there, is decades old and what’s more representative of changing seasons than your own, decaying self? Yey! 😀
If you want to check out the music of Enrique Guzman, you can find his stuff on YouTube. Personally I think it’s horrorshow and that you should check out my YouTube channel instead: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX1ahxKvmOSCD9yBz6WymLA

To read about the challenge, visit the following post and also check out the other entries. Lots of great photos from awesome people!

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/the-changing-seasons-september-2016/

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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Jötunheimr

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From Wikipedia: Jötunheimr (or Jǫtunheimr; often anglicized as Jotunheim) is the homeland of the Jötnar, the giants in Norse mythology.

The Legend
From Jötunheimr, the giants menace the humans in Midgard and the gods in Asgard. The river Ifing (Old Norse, Ífingr) separates Asgard, the realm of the gods, from Jötunheimr, the land of giants. Gastropnir, the protection wall to the home of Menglad, and Þrymheimr, home of Þjazi, were both located in Jötunheimr, which was ruled by King Thrym. Glæsisvellir was a location in Jötunheimr, where lived the giant Gudmund, father of Höfund. Utgard was a stronghold surrounding the land of the giants.

The Place
Jotunheimen (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈjuːtʉnˌhæɪmən], the home of the Jotnar) is a mountainous area of roughly 3,500 km²[citation needed] in southern Norway and is part of the long range known as the Scandinavian Mountains. The 29 highest mountains in Norway are all in Jotunheimen, including the very highest – Galdhøpiggen (2469 m). Jotunheimen straddles the border between the counties of Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane.