Tuesday, September 29, 2009

K is for Kayak

My contribution for K has of course a definition - from Wikipedia as usual:

A kayak is a small human-powered boat. It typically has a covered deck, and a cockpit covered by a spraydeck also known as a skirt. The kayak was used by the native Ainu, Aleut and Eskimo hunters in sub-Arctic regions of northeastern Asia, North America and Greenland. It historically was, and often still is, propelled by a double-bladed paddle in the hands of a sitting paddler. Modern kayaks come in a wide variety of designs and materials for specialized purposes.
And as you can also see: You can have one - or many...


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Sunday, September 27, 2009

A puddle in Weekend Reflections

James at Newtown Area Photo has just started a new (and linky free!!) meme called Weekend Reflections that sounds very promising. Post a reflection during the week-end and give him a notice - and you're on.

I take part with this one from home. Very representative for our climate right now.

A Night at the Opera

A foggy, winter night at The Opera House, Oslo, Norway




This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bench of the week (26)

Travelling has always involved a certain amount of waiting. And when you wait you don't want to stand around but sit down somewhere. In other words: Benches are needed. That is also the case at the Railway Station in Bergen, where I found this one.

In fact, I found several.

They gave a bit of life to the large hall.
And what do you see when you sit down on one of them?

Perhaps you see a train preparing for departure to Voss.

Or only a small, unlucky traveller who just missed his train. Maybe he should have gone to the airport.




My own interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one and post them on Fridays. This is not a "proper" meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays (or any other day for that matter), they are of course welcome to do so. I have therefore not made a blog roll, but visits to my former posts (see archives in the sidebar), to the previous mentioned sites and to Gerald's site Ackworth Born, Gone West (he keeps a small tab of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A door in the autumn

Or the other way around...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

J is for Jellyfish

Today's contribution to ABC Wednesday has a lot of sting to it. Wikipedia has this to say - for starters:

Jellyfish (also known as jellies or sea jellies) are free-swimming members of the phylum Cnidaria. They have several different morphologies that represent several different cnidarian classes including the Scyphozoa (over 200 species), Staurozoa (about 50 species), Cubozoa (about 20 species), and Hydrozoa (about 1000-1500 species that make jellyfish and many more that do not)[1][2]. The jellyfish in these groups are also called, respectively, scyphomedusae, stauromedusae, cubomedusae, and hydromedusae; medusa is another word for jellyfish.
All this is no doubt nice to know after you have vbeen stung...



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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Anyone home?

It all depends...


This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bench of the week (25)

A reflection of one bench in a window
An indication of two more outside
A step backwards is indicated

The bench in the window disappears
The two outside are still there
Even more benches come into view
Further steps backwards are indicated

The bench from the window is now outside
The three white benches are not alone
They are just having a break

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My own interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one and post them on Fridays. This is not a "proper" meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays (or any other day for that matter), they are of course welcome to do so. I have therefore not made a blog roll, but visits to my former posts (see archives in the sidebar), to the previous mentioned sites and to Gerald's site Ackworth Born, Gone West (he keeps a small tab of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I is for an Inarguably Incapacitated and Inadequate Boat

This boat Is Indeed Incapable of being Introduced Into the sea. It would Immediately be completely Immersed In the Ice-cold water. It would be both Inept and Inelegant, and It would Indubitably Invalidate any Insurances held by the boats Inhabitants.





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Sunday, September 13, 2009

R.I.P.

The dove has landed.




This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Election time

There is general election in Norway on Monday. As usual, the language of politicans is not always as comprehensible to ordinary people as one should want. In many ways it has been a wet performance.

Many feel that the distance between people and politicians increases, and populist initiatives from certain quarters have tried to exploit this.

But on the whole, experts say, it has been a dull and grey election-campaign with only the odd spot of colour.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A feather in my cap from Imac

Normally I don't display Awards on "The front page" - they flourish around the net like dandelions in the lawn. But not this one. It was tailormade by my good blogging-buddy Imac for just three people - and I was one of them. In his accompanying post he says:

2) = Rune Eide = for his photo of - Hanging Drops
Very nice of you Stewart - it is very much appreciated.

Bench of the week (24)

I have just joined a local photo club called Bekkalokket Fotoklubb - Bergen (a name, BTW, that is of very local origin). One of the very first nights were spent outside for a course in evening, outside-portrait photography - taught by professionals. A thing I need to know quite a bit about. We spent the time in an old part of Bergen called Nordnes. Of course I found a bench among the old houses - and a well one kept too. A white bench with a white background ought to be difficult, but I was helped by the fading evening light (I hate to use a flash if I can help it)

Since this was a course in outside-portrait photography - why not place a charming lady on the bench? And so I did - here is the lady, and she is adding quite a bit of value to the bench in the process.

PS For the technically minded - I had decided to use a prime lens (Sigma 70mm/2.8) that I mainly use for macro photography - and come what may. And it did, but it is amazing what can be achieved by the use of feet when you have no zoom. BTW, the ISO was 800 for both pictures. And I have her permission for posting the pictures.

My own interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one and post them on Fridays. This is not a "proper" meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays (or any other day for that matter), they are of course welcome to do so. I have therefore not made a blog roll, but visits to my former posts (see archives in the sidebar), to the previous mentioned sites and to Gerald's site Ackworth Born, Gone West (he keeps a small tab of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Visiting Ant Lily

Sometimes one is lucky.

A POTD for the Water Drops

David at authourblog has once again given me a top spot on his Post of The Day!!! Or rather it is the water drops of our approaching autumn that received it. This will help me through the approaching darkness ;-) - Thank you David!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

H is for Hanging drops

The autumn is fast approaching. The rain has come to stay. The water drops are Hanging from all nature.





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Sunday, September 06, 2009

All that is left

Sund, outside Bergen.



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, September 04, 2009

Bench of the week (23)

This week I'm back at Tjorehagen, a garden I have shown you before (1, 2). Enjoying the beauty of such a garden is both an emotional and a physical challenge. What is then better than to sit down even on "common" garden benches and digest what one has seen?

Looking the other way we see what looks like an old stone bridge - maybe that also might be worth an inspection?

And it is...

Tjorehagen specializes in rare species of rhododendron. We don't leave without at least one. It may help us through the autumn darkness that approaches.


My own interest in benches stems from the site published by PERBS and Kerri and the site published by Malyss. Also, others have shown an interest in the subject, so I have started to take photos of benches when I "stumble" across one and post them on Fridays. This is not a "proper" meme, but if anyone else would like to join me in publishing benches on Fridays (or any other day for that matter), they are of course welcome to do so. I have therefore not made a blog roll, but visits to my former posts (see archives in the sidebar), to the previous mentioned sites and to Gerald's site Ackworth Born, Gone West (he keeps a small tab of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

G is for Gulls

What else could it be?





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