Tuesday, September 28, 2010

K is for Keel

According to Wikipedia,

In boats and ships, keel can refer to either of two parts: a structural element, or a hydrodynamic element. These parts overlap. As the laying down of the keel is the initial step in construction of a ship, in British and American shipbuilding traditions the construction is dated from this event. Only the ship's launching is considered more significant in its creation.

The first one shows two very small Keels on two very small crafts, but Keels they are supposed to be. They had obviously been put ashore for the winter (if you wonder about the rather vibrant colours, I have used what is called a HDR-technique).

The other day I found one of them still lying on the jetty - in September. Maybe the Keel was Kaput.



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

Friday, September 24, 2010

A bridge in a pond

Sometimes you have to look down to look up.


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, September 21, 2010

J is for Junk

The hobby photographer is even interested in taking photos of Junk.
In other words - Junk photos...



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

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Water tower NYC



This is my contribution to Dragonstar's The weekend in Black and White.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Benches and reflections from Hania harbour

It has been awhile since I posted any benches, other subjects have prevailed. However, I have shot one or two that might be of interest to the "bench-blogging community". In addition, a colleague of mine has also shot a few that he showed me (he is a much better photographer than I am) and which I'm sure others will appreciate too. Here are the links to his Filckr photos:





First class all of them.

My own photos this Friday are from the harbour of the Cretan city Hania ( or as Wikipedia puts it: Chaniá (Greek: Χανιά, /xaˈɲa/, also transliterated Chania, Hania, and Xania, older form Chanea and Venetian Canea, Ottoman Turkish خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.)

The town is ancient and its history varied, and so is its geography. These photos were taken in the so-called Venetian harbour with the Egyptian Lighthouse. And of course show some of the many benches that stands along the quay and where you among other things can study your newspaper...

... or study some of the many fisherman, or...

...try a bit of fishing yourself.

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, September 14, 2010

I is for Invasive Iberian-Indigenous Immigrant

I wondered - Is this Individual what Is known In Wikipedia as:

The Spanish slug, scientific name Arion vulgaris, more commonly known in English-speaking countries under the incorrectly applied Latin name, Arion lusitanicus, is a species of air-breathing land slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Arionidae, the roundback slugs.

This is a highly invasive slug species. It is often considered a pest, not only in areas where it has been accidentally introduced, but even in places where it is indigenous.

It Invaded Norway during the latter '90s In a large scale Immigration that Immersed us In an Iberian Infection of our gardens.

In fact, It got so bad, that Immense restrictions were Instigated to keep this Invader from coming Inside our horticultural Institutions.

Or Is It just Itself?

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

Friday, September 10, 2010

Someone was here

What we leave behind is soon forgotten.

This is my contribution to Dragonstar's The weekend in Black and White.

Autumn leaves in the sky, or...

... floating on a small lake


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, September 07, 2010

"Hurtigruten" heading for Helios

The Norwegian passenger/cargo/cruise line called "Hurigruten" (The Norwegian Coastal Line) travels daily from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the north - that is, along most of the Norwegian Coast. In this case it is the ship "Nordnorge".

It leaves Bergen at 20.00 every evening, and if you are lucky, it heads (almost) straight into Helios.

A trip is highly recommended.

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

Friday, September 03, 2010

An Egyptian Family Photo

The family was found at Neues Museum, Berlin. Nefertiti was not available for portraiture.


This is my contribution to Dragonstar's The weekend in Black and White.

Greek Evening Atmosphere

A fountain of light on Crete.



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.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The autumn is getting closer

I found this one a couple of days ago. No doubt about it - the Norwegian autumn is getting closer.