Friday, April 30, 2010

Monochrome Benches

I haven't posted any benches for a while - indeed, I haven't posted very much lately. Other things have kept me busy and will continue to do so for some time. However, today I have combined my interest in monochrome photography with my interest in benches.

These are located in Nordnesparken (The Nordnes Park) in Bergen. There are several groups of these concrete benches, and each one has its own distinct pattern on the seat.

Some say that concrete is a dull material, but as you can see, it doesn't have to be.

In my opinion, the dull one in this trio is the plain and ordinary park bench to the right.



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monochrome Windows

Trees and masts all grow in the windows around here. The ship is (of course) Statsraad Lehmkuhl.



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

A Reflection that will Grab You

I found this friendly guy drifting around in Bergen Aquarium, but I kept my distance.



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

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Those were the days

In these days of grounded air transport a small flashback might be in order. I shot this photo in the spring of 1977 in the harbour of Bergen. The ship is one of the old ships of The Coastal Express. These ships no longer berth here, since this area is no longer open to the public - due to the "security measures" (an extremely ugly fence) imposed by the Schengen rules (They stop absolutely nothing but photographers). The cranes are no longer here, either.

The photo was shot with a Mamyia 1000 DTL probably fitted with a Mamyia/Sekor 55mm/1,8 lens. The film was Kodak Tri-X and I developed it myself. It is scanned from the original film and post-treated with Photoshop CS4.


This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

Friday, April 09, 2010

A concrete relic from WW2

Another memory from 70 years ago, when the Nazis occupied Norway on April 9. This is the remains of a very small window/ventilator in a concrete bunker they built at the old Bergenhus Fortress.


This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

Reflective Relic from WW2

Seventy years ago today, WW2 came to Norway the hard way. This is the remains of a searchlight I found at Fjell Fortress, built by the Nazis.


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

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

L is for Lupus Lupus

The full name is Canis lupus lupus - or better known as the Common Wolf or the Eurasian Wolf.


Today's post is an entry in the SIXTH round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt. For more, you can log on via the MckLinky enabled site

Saturday, April 03, 2010

What do you see?

I found this when I was out strolling the other day. What do you make of it?



This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Mallard in a Marina

Time for a reflective swim.


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