Tuesday, March 10, 2009

H is for Haze in ABC Wednesday

I have spent the last few days in Oslo, Norway, for a control at the the main specialist Hospital in Norway, Rikshospitalet (it all went very well). While I was in Oslo, I teamed up with fellow bloggers John and his wife Lene. They are a very pleasant couple I have corresponded with for a long time. We had planned a Photo safari in the Oslo area. However, the city was covered in HAZE - a phenomenon which The Columbia Encyclopedia defines like this:

haze, suspension in the atmosphere of minute dust or salt particles that are not individually seen but that nevertheless reduce visibility. So-called damp haze and dry haze produce different optical effects because the particles of each are of different sizes, with the dry haze particles being smaller. Damp haze may develop from dry haze when water condenses on moisture-absorbing dry haze particles. Continuation of this condensation leads to the formation of fog. A hazy condition often occurs in the summer and affects large areas from cities to mountains. Such a haze is often caused by excessive amounts of pollutants resulting from combustion; for example, the Smoky Mountain haze in Tennessee is ascribed to sulfate particles.
In this case it was probably a combination of exhaust, dust and water vapour. That did not stop us. They had thoughtfully brought tri-pods, and together we lined up to see what we could make of the new Opera house in Oslo covered in both snow and haze.

These are my results - thank you Lene and John for a pleasant evening and for the loan of a tri-pod!




Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.


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56 comments:

Monica said...

En trolsk stemning på disse bildene av et flott bygg:)

RuneK said...

Så fint å høre at alt gikk bra Rune! Dette var et annerledes bilde av Opera'n, men det var herlig. Lys, tåke og snø var en flott kombinasjon.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi RuneE,
I cannot follow the norwegian language but I like your HAZE, my H is here: www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

see you! JoAnn/Holland

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How great to meet with blogger friends!

We've had a bit of haze here too, soe from Toronto and some that comes up the Mississippi River Valley from the U.S. At least you found something fun to photograph through the haze!

Ackworth born said...

Great reflections in the water - haze is a time for photographing the near things - so good you were able to meet up with John and Lene

Janie said...

Beautiful building and lovely reflection. The haze makes it more interesting, too.

Mara said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Granny Smith said...

These are even more beautiful because of the haze! Perhaps I should try more photos through our San Francisco fog. How nice that you had a visit with blogger friends.

kadermo said...

Fan tastiskt vackra bilder, dimma/tåke kan skapa konstverk av det mesta.

Anne-Berit said...

Disse bildene var utrolig fine,Rune.Ble en spesiell stemning i bildene dine med den disen.
Gøy med bloggvenntreff da,man kan bli gode venner med denne bloggingen.Fint at kontrollen din på rikshospitalen gikk bra.Ha en fin kveld!

Anemone said...

HURRA :-)) for vel overstått kontroll med positive resultater.
Nå ble jeg også glad !!

Drømmende superflotte bilder Rune.
Tror faktisk det er de flotteste bildene jeg hittil har sett av den bygningen.

Varm gledesklem til deg

RennyBA said...

Yea; Oslo Opera House is a majestic building and you've captured this magic atmosphere in a wonderful way!

Glad all is fine with you. I'm going to Riksen tomorrow - cross your fingers for me :-)

RennyBA's Terella

Life with Kaishon said...

Your pictures are dazzling! I hope I get a friend some day with a tri pod! That would be delightful : ).

John said...

Disse bildene syntes jeg ble over all forventning tatt i betraktning hvor tåkete og dårlig sikt det var.

Takk for hyggelig omtale Rune og selv takk for en hyggelig kveld. :)

Anna said...

A stunning photo :)

HildeS. said...

Dette var nokre flotte og anleis bilete enn dei eg har sett av dette bygget før.
Operahus i vinterdrakt er flott.

Miss_Yves said...

Haze isn't good for
health, but your photo is really stunning!
I noticed that the opening of this beautiful building was
honoured
by the presence of king
Harald V of Norway ...

Rinkly Rimes said...

Haze! What an unusual concept. Something between a fog and a mist, at a guess. But all adding a sense of mystery.

Lene said...

Hei, Rune - og selv takk for en kjempekoselig Oslotur :) Og ikke minst - varmende omtale her på bloggen :)

Bildene ble knallfine, og jeg har sansen for tåkeslør - endel av det når man bor like ved en elv, ja :) Ofte inmari flott effekt på bilder.

Gratulerer med vel overstått sykehusopphold, og positive resultater!!!

Ha ei god natt :)

Liv said...

Det må jeg si!
Flotteste bildene jeg har sett av opera'n!

Aileni said...

Yes, very interesting but you could have sharpened them up a bit...
But come to think of it, that would have spoiled the whole effect you were looking for;)
They are, of course, very fine pictures.

PERBS said...

Great job! Glad you got to meet up with John and his wife. That sort of friendship is a keeper! Bet it was fun to get together with another photographer.

Glad to see you back. I am too. . .sorta of -- I have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks for your kind words on the loss of my brother.

I left a comment on each of your posts since Duck on a Mirror.

Just before you left, I posted a macro that you didn't get to see and I wonder if you might like to go back to see it and give me some words of encouragement. It is from my post on Saturday, Feb. 28. I like the little photo but if you click on it, it is even better. Well, I think. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Babooshka said...

Perfect images of ghostly haze. You 3 meeting would be a great occasion as you are all such brilliant photographers. Stay healthy. I need to see my Norway skies.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful -- to quote Babooshka -- ghostly haze! It was the first thing I thought of too! How fun for the three of you to meet up! Thanks for sharing. Stay well!

david mcmahon said...

So glad to know it all went well. I do like the idea of the photo safari.

Wish I could come along too!

nessabates said...

Lots of haze but a beautiful reflection :)

photowannabe said...

I actually think that the haze added something to your shots. I like the glowing effect it created. How nice that you could meet some fellow bloggers.

Alan said...

Good choice for H and an excellent photo. I like the building - it is perfect for reflecting off of the water on a hazy night - they must have had this in mind during its design. :)

esnorway said...

ja fint alt gikk bra.håper du hadde det hyggelig i oslo fine bilder også.

Tumblewords: said...

The photos are superb! I like the haze, in this instance. The Opera House looks so ethereal, mystical, magical. Beautiful!

Barbara Martin said...

The haze gives the photos an etheral appearance, as if the viewer is looking into another world. Wonderful!

RuneE, I hope you're feeling all right.

Grace and Bradley said...

Hospital and Haze, very good "H". Lovely photos, I like the reflection

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Härligt fotograferat Rune, snyggt jobbat. Haze då tänker jag på en gammal goding Purple Haze den är rätt schysst också.

Ha det gott.

Hugs, Tyra

THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

raf said...

Good to hear it all went well, Rune.
What a difference the tripod made...from hazy/ghostly to ethereal/splendid!

Randi said...

Først må jeg si at det var godt å høre at det gikk bra med deg på undersøkelsen.

Ett utrolig stilig bildet...rart å se hvor forskjellig to bilder av sammen bygningen ble. Tåken gav jo en flott ekstra effekt.

spacedlaw said...

Very ghostly!

Michele said...

Absolutely magical... done very nicely indeed!

ArneA said...

First photo magnificent. Second not so good because the volume of Haze is not given the right place within your frames.
Beautiful colors.

Neva said...

This is a very fantastic Haze shot! It really looks beautiful. Aren't you glad you could use a tripod (although I never have mine when I need it!)

Malyss said...

First, I'm glad everything went well in the hospital.
Haze is something totally unknown here. We NEVER have such a thing. So I find it gives a wonderful mood to your pictures. The opera (which did not exist when I went to Oslo)seems to be floating between sky and water, like a kind of ghost..The snow and the reflects
add a mystery and a magic touch. You were inspired!

naturglede said...

Synes bildene din ble bedre enn noe annet jeg har sett jeg. Nydelig og spesielle.Håper du får en fin tid framover nå.Nyt dagen:)

Carolina said...

Glad your hospital check up went well. Hope you are feeling alright.
Those photos are just beautiful. I especially like the top one.
How nice to meet John and Lene. They are great photographers too. Must have been great to go on a 'photohunt' together.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i'm glad to hear you are well - and those photos are really wow!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful "H" Photos! I really like that last one. So pretty! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

nonizamboni said...

Glad all went well--as evidenced by your usual fine photography.
The haze really gave this building a life of its own, didn't it?!
Thanks for sharing.

richies said...

You used the haze to make beautiful photos

An Arkies Musings

Siw Aina said...

Så gøy med ett litt annerledes bilde av den norske opera. Fantastisk flott stemning du har fanget, du er dyktig!

Lew said...

I'm glad the Doctors found you in good shape! The opera house is a fantastic work of architecture and the haze adds to these images. I have seen John and Lene's photos of the opera house. Oslo is also a beautiful city.

Marie said...

Wow these photos are magic. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Petunia said...

Nydelige og trollske bilder:)

kml said...

I think the haze adds nicely to the atmosphere and lighting. Well done!

The Things We Carried said...

Glad to hear the hospital control went well!

These photos look like a magical science fiction, futuristic place. Lovely.

pictureeachday said...

Wow, that's some serious haze! The photos still turned out beautiful I think, maybe more so because of the haze :)

Pat - Arkansas said...

Wonderful photos, Rune! I think the haze added to the overall effect, which is beautiful!! Lovely "H".

Thanks for your visit and kind comments on my "H" post.

Dick said...

Good shot, great atmosphere

GAWO said...

Godt å høre at kontrollen i Oslo gikk så bra. :-)
Og så fikk du med deg et bloggtreff også. Det hørtes helt topp ut. Synd at det var tåke, men for bildene sin del var det bare spennende. Noen flotte resultater har dere i hvertfall fått til. Jeg likte å se Operahuset i en ny drakt.