Friday, May 22, 2009

Bench of the week (9)

This week's bench can be looked upon as a representative of the public benches in Bergen. This one is one of the many that is placed around the lake "Lille Lungegaardsvann" in "Byparken" (TheCity Park) in Bergen.

Below is the same bench seen from the other side with the Bergen Art Museum (formerly an office building for local The Electricity Board) in the background.

I have not made this into a meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays, they are of course welcome to do so. Give me a hint and I'll come visiting.

PS If anyone should think they I have been too heavy with Photoshop lately, I have not. The clear colours and saturation is due to the use of a Polarizing filter on my main lens. It acts like a sun glass for the camera, and is a very old technique. I have just used it more often lately.

29 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That looks like a sturdy bench. I bet it's comfortable to sit on.

I like the look the polarizing filter gives. My camera might like to try some "sunglasses" too. :-)

Dagrun said...

Å sukk, jeg blir nostalgisk av alle disse Bergensmotivene. Ikke ofte disse benkene får stå tomme på en solskinnsdag forøvrig...:)

(skal tenke på benkeutfordringen, nå kryr det ikke av benker her jeg bor nå, men noen kan sikkert oppdrives...)

Heges fotoblogg said...

De gamle benkene i Byparken er fine.

Takk for tipset om filter!

Lurer på om du var der samme flotte solfylte morgen som meg? ;-)

ArneA said...

Hvil deg min herre.
Benkene er til for refleksjon (og å si Ja)

Malyss said...

The bench is very classical, simple, but put in such a lovely place!..Under the shadow of the tall trees, right in front of still water, surrounded by elegant buildings;all is so peaceful. It would be impossible to resist to sit there for a while..

Anne-Berit said...

Fine benker,og for en flott og velstelt park dere har der.

Randi's Tanker said...

Ååå, dette var et herlig gjensyn med "Lillelungeren". Lenge siden jeg har vært der!

Nydelige bilder fra en av de deilige oasene i Bergen.

Ha en flott helg!

Phoenix C. said...

What a beautiful spot to have a bench - I would certainly love to sit there. And then I would go into the Art Museum!

John said...

Flotte benkebilder Rune. Ser at dere har hatt godvær. Her er det skikkelig ustabil omdagen, reine vestlandsværet :)

Barbara Martin said...

RuneE, another set of wonderful photos of benches to sit upon and relax in a calm area. My bench is up.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh how I wish I could visit Norway! Lovely peaceful views across the water. (I like the way the yellow flowers have been planted on the first photo - quite giraffey!)

Heather said...

Wonderful photographs and beautiful views. I shall take a photo of my bench shortly and post it on my blog later this evening.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Så det er hos deg solen er ja :) Her kommer det ned i bøtter og spann i dag. Pene bilder, ser du har brukt filter her, det blir utrolig pent. Bergen har mange flotte benker å by på, må snart prøvesitte dem tror jeg. :)

God helg.

Anne said...

Du så flott det må være å sitte der å skue over vannet du..., og kanskje ser du noen tøffe trønderkjerringer i en rusten skulptur der ennå???

Og polariseringfilter = ønsker meg jeg også... du synes det hjelper??
Bildene er nå flotte i alle fall, det kan jeg da se :-))

Jeni said...

Lovely, relaxing bench scene! I love the combination of the water and the shade the trees cast on the bench. Great shot, but then, aren't yours always that? I'm much inclined to think they do.

Svein said...

Utrolig flott by :-)

Anne said...

Neida!! Skulpturen er ikke fra trøndelag kan du skjønne, men de rusty girls har nok ligget der ja :-))

Cheffie-Mom said...

I love the green trees- Happy Summer!

RennyBA said...

I've been sitting on that bench by "Lille Lungegaardsvann" a lot of times - thanks for taking me down the memory lane!

RennyBA's Terella

GMG said...

Hi Rune! Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been busy with my parents’ health; almost 180 years to care... ;)
Great shots! It's always a delight to land on your blog... And seeing Bergen on a sunny day, something I didn't, is a treat!!!

Blogtrotter is paying homage to Vilnius as European Capital of Culture 2009 and waits for your comments. ;) Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

Leni Qinan said...

Always sunny! I love that kind of light -even if it's got with an old technique. The results are beautiful-. Benches are great in Bergen. Makes you feel like sitting in the sun and enjoy the beautiful sight.

Wenche said...

Fin benk! Er så deilig å sitte der å sjå utover vatnet, og dessutan sjå på folkelivet. Bergen er ein utruleg flott by.

PERBS said...

Are those yellow flowers Daffodils or yellow Tulips? I love how they were planted to resemble a swag. Beautiful area to sit and ponder awhile!

Enjoyed your Friday bench! Will visit the other two who said they ahve a bench also.

Heather said...

I would have posted my bench photo had the laptop co-operated, but after trying for an hour last night I gave up in disgust. It will hopefully appear before next Friday! Or should I keep it until then?

Old Wom Tigley said...

Very beautiful place to rest awhile.
That is very interesting about the filter you are using.

Abe Lincoln said...

It is a stunning location for a bench or benches. I saw one the other day that must be a hundred years old. It looks that old.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rune
Thanks for stopping by Wiggers World... You asked about Gimp... All I know is that I downloaded it a month or so ago and at that time a only dabbled... and was impressed with what I ended up with.
It was recommended by a friend of mine who as done some great work with it.
As for comparing it to PhotoShop I can't.. I've never owned a copy. All the programs I tend to use are free... either from a magazine or downloads.

I can tell you that the down load was fine and there as been no trouble with the PC since.

Also that the Owner Manual for Gimp is on line.

I hope that helpsd... if not nip over and have a browse around.

Tom

Lew said...

What a beautiful spot to watch the world! On my trip to Colorado I noticed the difference my sun glasses made. Now I need to get a polarizing filter for my Nikon. I had one for my old film SLR and gave camera and filters to my son.

imac said...

What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy and while a way the time.