Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dog for Sale




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Friday, January 29, 2010

The season for Reflections

Laid up for the season.


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A stool - not a Bench?

Someone just left...
From Rodos (Rhodos, Rhodes), Greece (2008)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

B is for Berry

Obviously a RED berry.


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Strange birds

Found on a roof this morning.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sun, snow and music

From Byparken (The City Park), Bergen



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Friday, January 22, 2010

Reflective splash

Mallards dive for food also in the winter.



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Hiding bench

A bench is hiding in Bratlandssmuget.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A is for Arctic Atmosphere

Absolute Arctic Atmosphere All Around.



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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Light and shadow

Lines and spaces.


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Friday, January 15, 2010

Reflective and refractive

Like many natural minerals, teeth can be both reflective and refractive, but usually not to this extent. Here is one tooth from the front

Here seen from the side. They look as if they were made from a high quality, precious, crystalline substance.

Here is one whole side of the upper jaw. And the mineral? It is called ice.



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A bench for you?

Last Sunday in the middle of Bergen. Please sit down...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Z is for ZERO (or rather, below ZERO)

Zero of course relates to the freezing point of water in the most commonly used temperature scale, known as the Celcius scale:

Celsius (also historically known as centigrade) is a temperature scale that is named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who developed a similar temperature scale two years before his death. The degree Celsius (°C) can refer to a specific temperature on the Celsius scale as well as a unit to indicate a temperature interval
From 1744 until 1954, 0 °C was defined as the freezing point of water and 100 °C was defined as the boiling point of water, both at a pressure of one standard atmosphere.[citation needed] Although these defining correlations are commonly taught in schools today, by international agreement the unit "degree Celsius" and the Celsius scale are currently defined by two different points: absolute zero, and the triple point of VSMOW (specially prepared water). This definition also precisely relates the Celsius scale to the Kelvin scale, which defines the SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature (symbol: K). Absolute zero, the hypothetical but unattainable temperature at which matter exhibits zero entropy, is defined as being precisely 0 K and −273.15 °C. The temperature value of the triple point of water is defined as being precisely 273.16 K and 0.01 °C.[1]
Now that Wikipedia has told us this, we can return to see what below Zero means in practice. - snow, ice and frost mist. These phenomenons have been widely observed in the Northern hemisphere during the last weeks. Above are two examples shot right after sunrise, and below is one shot a little later in the day. The last one was shot at -18 C - on the coast.




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Monday, January 11, 2010

A Freezing Pigeon in the Park

Even the pigeons of the city seem to feel the frost. This one sat as quiet as a professional model while I took at least ten photos. I think he spotted me.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Winter morning by a fjord

Shot yesterday. The temperature was -15 degrees C. A colour version is here.



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the pole...

"First the snow fell on me"

"Then the sun woke me"

"At last I froze..."


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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Benches in the winter

The benches in Bergen have put their winter clothes on - positively knee deep in snow. And this was on New Years Eve...

The two girls, Malyss and Paulie, who inspired my own interest in benches are also very fond of snow. So what else can I do but to dedicate this post to them?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Y is for Yard

According to Wikipedia:

A yard is a spar on a mast from which sails are set. It may be constructed of timber, steel, or from more modern materials, like aluminum or carbon fiber. Although some types of fore and aft rigs have yards (see below), the term is usually used to describe the horizontal spars used with square sails. In addition, for some decades after square sails were generally dispensed with, some yards were retained for deploying wireless (radio) aerials and signal flags.
Then I have learned something new today :-)

BTW, The ship with these yards was a usual the barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl.




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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Going down

A young gull is about to land on the water



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Friday, January 01, 2010

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon the Moon is Blue - as it was yesterday when a partial lunar eclipse occurred. There was a slight haze in the air, but I did my best.