Winter Photos (re-edit)

I’ve been cleaning up a hard disk and editing some old photos in the process…

Gamlebyen Skole

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 04

Like Charles Bukowski put it: ‘The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills‘ and it’s time for the fourth post in this blogging event that I’ve named «The Changing Seasons».  This photo project will run throughout the year and everyone with a blog and a camera is welcome to join (you can still join even if you’ve missed out on the first posts).

The rules are simple and the idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously, to build up your portfolio, get some photographic experience and have fun. This way you’ll 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 March.

These photos were all shot in Oslo on different days during March and with different cameras (my DSLR and my pocket camera). The photos that look like spring has arrived, were shot about a week before the ones with snow.

Rules:

  • 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 the participants blogs:

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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.

I’m (still) in the process of moving to another apartment (I’ll be moving in the end of this month), so I might be slow when it comes to replying to comments and visiting posts.   

Find all the previous posts in this tag: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/the-changing-seasons/

Oslo reflections in a thin layer of ice

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The thin layer of ice won’t last long…

This is a little preview of what’s to come in my next «The Changing Seasons» Post. It’s also my entry for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week. Check out the changing seasons challenge here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/the-changing-seasons/

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 03

Another month has passed and it passed quickly (February is short). I took the time to shoot some photos from Oslo for this monthly photo challenge called “The Changing Seasons”. If you want to join the challenge it’s not too late yet. You can read about the few rules in the first post: Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 01

The idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously, to build up your portfolio, get some photographic experience and have fun. If you do post something, please leave a link to your blog in this post.

The photos in my gallery were shot on different days in February and with two different cameras (DSLR and pocket camera).

I’m looking forward to see your entries!

Last month the link section was a bit unorganized and for some reason I didn’t get all the pingbacks (sometimes WordPress’ pingback function doesn’t work properly – I don’t know why), so there was 4 of you that “went under the radar”. Luckily I discovered those 4 when preparing this a few days ago and I added the links to the post.

Check out the participants entries: 

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons 02

A month has passed already! As many of you already know, I decided to have a photo project going throughout 2015 – a blogging event, a monthly photo challenge without too many rules and on the 7th each month, I promised to be posting a gallery containing 10-20 pictures from Oslo’s city center.

The rules were simple and I’m very glad that a lot of you decided to join the challenge. If you haven’t joined, but feel like joining, it’s not too late. The idea behind it is to get you to shoot often and continuously, to build up your portfolio, get some photographic experience and have fun. This way you’ll capture the changing seasons throughout the year. I could write more about this, but it’s easier if you check out the first post and read all about it there: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/monthly-photo-challenge-the-changing-seasons-01/ Here’s my gallery with photos from downtown Oslo. These were all shot on the same snowy morning early in January. I’m looking forward to see your entries!

Rules:

  • 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).
  • 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 the participants blogs (those with full links have updated posts for this challenge):

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Feel free to use this widget in your blog if you like.

EDIT: I’m in the process of moving to another apartment, so I’ll be slow when it comes to replying to comments and visiting posts.   

ABFriday 32: Follow your own footsteps

A man with an umbrella is following his own footsteps in the snow / A man with an umbrella has a feeling that someone is following him.

A man with an umbrella is following his own footsteps in the snow / A man with an umbrella has a feeling that someone is following him.

Stacy is arranging something called «After Before Friday». Here’s what she has to say about it:

After-Before Friday posts provide an opportunity for photographers (amateur and seasoned, alike) to share their photos, and if they wish, their post-processing decisions. The photos will provide a fun “wow” factor; the post-processing descriptions, the “how.” The goal is to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at others’ work while picking up helpful ideas along the way that each of us can use as we work with our own photos.

This was my process: I merged three photos into a panorama in Photoshop (but I ended up using only two of them), saved the file as TIF and opened it in Lightroom. In Lightroom I played around with the settings, Most importantly I added midtones (sat clarity to 100) and removed the saturation for all the colours except yellow. I also did some brightening. You can see all the settings in this gallery:

Here’s a link to Stacy’s post. It’ll be live on Friday afternoon. http://visualventuring.com/2015/01/16/after-before-friday-32/