Sunday, November 29, 2009

Screwed to the wall

No escape this way

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A roof and a lost balloon


You may see other things than trains at a station.
The Bergen Railway Station



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, November 27, 2009

A Monastic Bench

I'm back at the Lyse Kloster (Lyse Abbey). I don't really know if this is is a bench since I was not around in the 12th century when this was built. I can only imagine a couple of monks sitting down here for some intricate discussions.

My own interest in benches originated by reading the site published by PERBS and Kerri, and the site published by Malyss. Also, others showed an interest in the subject, so I started to take photos of benches I "stumbled" across and posted them on Fridays. It was never meant to be a "proper" meme (so it may not always be possible for me to find an appropriate bench for a Friday), but others joined me in publishing benches on (mostly) Fridays . I therefore never 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 list of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colour or monochrome?

The photos show a door opening into an old boathouse. Which version do you prefer?

The colour one?

Or the monochrome one?

For the technically interested: The original photo was shot using a Canon 40D with a Sigma 17-70mm lens. The initial RAW-file has not been cropped. The software was Photoshop CS3 with Camera Raw.

Monday, November 23, 2009

More Monastery in the rain

Some time ago I posted a monochrome photo from the 12th Century Lyse Abbey outside Bergen. It was raining hard, and I have tried to convey the impression the deserted ruin gave me.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Making haste

Will he be in time for his train?
The Bergen Railway Station.



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, November 20, 2009

A fountain in the distance

September by the lake (Lille Lungegaardsvann) in the City Park, Bergen.


James at Newtown Area Photo has a meme called Weekend Reflections. Post a reflection during the week-end, log on to MckLinky via his site - and you're on.

A bench while you wait

Some bench-owners are afraid that their benches may get stolen and chain them to the ground. In this case I doubt that it will be necessary. I would be a job for Obelix to lift it.

I think it is a much better idea just to sit down and enjoy the view. The bench is situated outside a small gallery - with it own fish.

However - even thought it is not provided by the local authorities for those waiting for the bus, it is a welcome place to sit down. And you can feel a bit "arty" at the same time.

My own interest in benches originated by reading the site published by PERBS and Kerri, and the site published by Malyss. Also, others showed an interest in the subject, so I started to take photos of benches I "stumbled" across and posted them on Fridays. It was never meant to be a "proper" meme, but others joined me in publishing benches on (mostly) Fridays . I therefore never 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 list of benches he finds on his way) might be profitable.

It may not always be possible for me to find an appropriate bench for a Friday, or I may not even have time to post it. But It isn't my last bench-post.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wheel(s)




This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Swimming Reflection


James at Newtown Area Photo has a meme called Weekend Reflections. Post a reflection during the week-end, log on at his site - and you're on.

Benches and boat

I live in a community that consists entirely of islands. I have have not visited them all, but from time to time I take the car and the camera for a spin and try to get better acquainted. The other day I visted one of the outermost islands, called Syltøy. And I found a small treasure. Above is just the start - a small urn.

Here you can see for yourself the set-up of urns and benches. It is a whole little meeting place for the local people.

The best of it all, is that it is situated in the middle of a roundabout - the last road before the North Sea. The main attraction is an old boat called a færing (it carried four oars).

November is quite the wrong time of the year to visit a place like this - I should have been there at the height of summer when this boat and the urns are filled with flowers. Luckily I have a blogging friend in the area called Ida who has shown this much better than me, as you can see for yourself here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Autumn Blossom

Even in November it is possible to find beauties in bloom. I found this little sun shining in a neighbourhood garden.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Q is for Qwerty

Someone must surely have used this Q before - it is unavoidable in such a PC-related area. But here goes with the Wikipedia story as usual:

QWERTY (pronounced /ˈkwɝːti/) is the most used modern-day keyboard layout on English-language computer and typewriter keyboards. It takes its name from the first six characters seen in the far left of the keyboard's top row of letters. The QWERTY design was patented[1] by Christopher Sholes in 1874 and sold to Remington in the same year, when it first appeared in typewriters. It was designed to minimize typebar clashes,[2] became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878,[2] and remains in use on electronic keyboards due to the network effect of a standard layout and the failure of alternatives to provide significant advantages.[3]


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

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

A Wired Gull

Enjoying the view


This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly

Friday, November 06, 2009

A Buoyant Reflection

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An old bench with a view

Not long ago we walked in an area I once knew well. This bench looked as if it had been there then. But is still served its purpose: Sitting on the bench we could see the youngest generation playing as it always has. Some things never change.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

P is for Paraglider

A Wikipedia definition:

A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing.
I prefer to stay on the ground with a camera. The picture was shot during "Ekstremsportveko" 2008, at Voss, Norway.


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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Visiting my old school

This used to be the caretaker's quarters. Once upon a time they really had caretakers.




This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at The Monochrome Weekly