Linas Tattoo Convention 2017 – Part 2

Enjoy part 2 in my series of posts from the excellent Linas Tattoo Convention.

Yann Brënyàk

Yann Brënyàk

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Linas Tattoo Convention 2017 – Part 1

My first post with photos from Linas Tattoo Convention 2017.

Shelly d'Inferno, Grisha & Ingrid Mutschler.

Shelly d’Inferno, Grisha & Ingrid Mutschler.

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The Changing Seasons: January 2017

The Changing Seasons is here again. Like they say: “new year, new possibilities”, or perhaps you’re one of those people who don’t want to get out of your comfort zone? In that case: “New year, same, same”. Either way you’re welcome to join this challenge that will run throughout the year.

Havnelageret, Langkaia 1, Oslo.

Havnelageret, Langkaia 1, Oslo.

How you interpret “the changing seasons” is all up to you: a painting or perhaps a digital manipulation? One photo, a gallery with plenty of photos? Photos of the same place each month or different spots? A recipe (with an illustration photo that you’ve shot), your aging face, your declining health? Street, flash or portrait photography?
Be creative or don’t.

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Sunlight Through a Lamp

Sunlight through a lamp.

Sunlight through a lamp.

 

Here’s a similar photo I shot in Norway:

From this post: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/the-changing-seasons-november-2016

For the WordPress challenge: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/ambience/

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

Tjuvholmen Sunset

Sunset seen from Tjuvholmen, Oslo.

Sunset seen from Tjuvholmen, Oslo.

This HDR panorama is my entry to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/names/

Edit: It’s 18 photos processed as HDR, then I created a panorama out of the 6 HDR photos.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

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: November 2016

We had winter for a week or so, but it’s back to grey & wet again. Blah, blah, blah. November.

October was colorful, November is twig season and December is holiday season. November was a good month and it had a few slightly magic moments: the highlight was my trip to Marseille, but Oslo also had its moments. Here’s my November gallery:
(P.S. last month I did a minor change in the info about this challenge, as usual you can read it after the gallery)

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 2017.
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!

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Links to participants:

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/

Tattooed Guys at Warsaw Tattoo Convention 2016

Here’s a follow-up from yesterday’s post with tattooed girls. Now you get the chance to meet some of the men I crossed paths with at Warsaw Tattoo Convention. If you would like to see all my photos from this convention, follow the link to Flickr after this gallery.

See the full gallery here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9tXeR

I don’t agree, but some people might use the word Transmogrify (“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”) to describe tattoos. Transmogrify is the theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week. You can see more entries for that challenge if you visit WordPress: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/transmogrify/

Tattooed Girls at Warsaw Tattoo Convention 2016

Meet some of the beautiful, wonderful, sexy, lovely girls/women/ladies I crossed paths with at Warsaw Tattoo Convention. If you would like to see all my photos from this convention, follow the link to Flickr after this gallery.

See the full gallery here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9tXeR

I don’t agree, but some people might use the word Transmogrify (“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”) to describe tattoos. Transmogrify is the theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week. You can see more entries for that challenge if you visit WordPress: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/transmogrify/

Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga

I shot these photos on our trip to Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga this summer. I took too many photos to upload them all to WordPress, so if you want to see the rest of the photos you’ll have to visit my Flickr gallery – nearly 300 photos of wild, Norwegian nature, I promise you that the gallery is well worth a visit:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskBnsky8

Preikestolen

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We started in Oslo, rented a car and drove to the West coast of Norway.
The first day of hiking, we visited Preikestolen (English: Preacher’s Pulpit or Pulpit Rock), one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway (The two most visited is Oslo Opera House and Vigelandsparken in Oslo). “Preikestolen is a steep cliff which rises 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 ft × 82 ft)” – Wikipedia.

The hike to Preikestolen is an easy one. It has some small parts of uneven terrain and the beginning of the hike is moderately steep, but there are stairs built in the mountain, so anyone can do this hike. Even fat, untrained people can do it.

Kjeragbolten

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The second day we walked to Kjeragbolten. “Kjeragbolten is a boulder located on the mountain Kjerag in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The rock itself is a 5-cubic-metre (180 cu ft) glacial deposit wedged in the mountain’s crevasse. It is a popular tourist destination and is accessible without any climbing equipment. However, it is suspended above a 984-metre (3,228 ft) deep abyss.” – Wikipedia

The hike to Kjeragbolten is much more interesting than the ones to Preikestolen and Trolltunga. It has some technical parts and, according to visitnorway.com, it’s a demanding trail: “The hike starts at Øygardstøl south of the Lysefjord by the Lysevegen road above Lysebotn. This demanding trail traverses several ridges, and climbs 570 metres. To avoid wear and tear and accidents, please use the marked trail.” – visitnorway.com

Trolltunga

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On the third day we hiked to Trolltunga (the Troll’s tongue). It’s an easy hike, without any technical parts, but it’s a long hike.
Here’s what they have to say about it on visitnorway.com:

“Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is breathtaking. The hike starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains, takes 10-12 hours (23 km in total to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. It is a long and hard hike. The hike is usually possible to do from mid-June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid-September. Consider carefully whether you are in good enough shape and have the right equipment before setting out. There is no mobile phone coverage along the route.”

My Italian friend and I did the hike in 6 hours, but the others that we were traveling with, completed it in around 9-10 hours.

If you’re going on any of these hikes: Bring food, water (you can refill the water bottle on the way) proper hiking boots and warm clothes. The weather can change quickly, so it’s a good idea to bring warm clothes in a backpack and to be prepared for possible rain.
Also: leave your walking sticks at home – it’s just stupid and you should rely on your own balance. There’s absolutely no reason to use walking sticks!
(This post is my entry for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge – check out WordPress for more).

Visit my Flickr gallery:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskBnsky8

The Local Skatepark

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Gamlebyen Sport & Fritid

Gamlebyen Sport & Fritid is the local skatepark. They held an opening show some weeks ago. It was an official opening for the playground and new skateboard area for kids. A skateboard contest for adults were also held. Check out my Flickr gallery for more photos and some short clips from this event:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskJP6kE9

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/

Edgy Summer

I’ve been on the edge several times this summer, so WordPress’ Photo Challenge this week had the perfect theme.

Here’s a small gallery from my hikes to Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten, Trolltunga and Besseggen.

More edgy photos here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/

Follow this link to see my Flickr gallery with photos from Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskBnsky8

Double Rainbow | A Bottle of Vodka

WordPress wants us to interpret “Mirror” in their Weekly Photo Challenge this week.

These are my interpretations, the double rainbow was shot while hiking Besseggen a couple of weeks ago, while the vodka bottle was captured at the beach in the North of Norway back in July. I created the panorama from several shots. Unfortunately the software made a little glitch in the rainbow…

Double rainbow, Besseggen, Jotunheimen.

Double rainbow, Besseggen, Jotunheimen.

 

Someone left this empty vodka bottle at the beach.

Someone left this empty vodka bottle at the beach.

Check out the challenge:

Besseggen Hike

Shot this earlier today. Hiking at Besseggen in Jotunheimen, Norway.

Also trying out how WordPress works with my new phone.

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

The Changing Seasons: August 2016

Summer vacation is over and it was freaking awesome!

Now I’m back at work and haven’t had the time to process all of the photos from this summer yet but, as you can see from my previous post, I’ve posted the ones from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention in Belfast. Still I have a bunch from the North of Norway, plus another bunch from a trip I arranged to the famous Norwegian places: Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga, to process. This was the first time that I arranged such a trip, so you can say it was pretty rare. Blah, blah, blah, here’s this month’s «The Changing Seasons»:

 

V2: My Version 2 this month is (of course) tattoo related.

The name hannya (般若) is a Sino-Japanese word for prajna or wisdom.

The name hannya (般若) is a Sino-Japanese word for prajna or wisdom.

 

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:

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

English (EURO):

http://shop.spreadshirt.no/100035802

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