Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inverse sailing

Have you ever tried to look at the world a bit up-side down?
It can be quite rewarding.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Solo

My photo club has monthly themes as a way of enhancing the appreciation of inspiration among the members. The photo above was my contribution to the theme in Mars, "Solo". My interpretation might be called:

"Solo in Solitude"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sun on the ground

The sun is a popular guest in these parts of the world after a long winter. Yesterday it smiled at me from the shadow of a small bush. A bit weather-bitten perhaps, but a real smile in white and yellow non the less. It made my day.

Today we got ten cm of slush.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ready to go

To me spring begins on the first day of March, but Nature doesn't always agree with me. It has fooled us several times so far. However, today the thermometer in my car showed 10 degrees C while I was on my way to inspect how the winter has treated our summer cottage. There was still some patches of snow left, but at least this snowbell seemed ready to go.

My spring started today.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Star of the Show

In case you wonder, you are now staring a starfish right in the mouth. No, I have not started deep sea diving with a starfish clutching my camera's lens as a result. I found it "climbing" this not-so-clean plexiglass wall inside The Bergen Aquarium, which I visited the other day.

For the technically interested, the photo was shot handheld with a Canon EOS 7D fitted with a Sigma 70mm macro lens with ISO 3200, F. 3.2, and speed 1/100sec. Ambient light (halogen spots). Estimated distance 30 cm.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Foggy fjord

You seldom meet a photographer who isn't interested in the effects of fog. It often both hides and reveals - it hides distracting features and it reveals simple structures. It creates a very special light that is very intriguing to work with and also an atmosphere that is unequalled to any I know.

In this case it is a bank of fog that is lifting. The sun is about to break through in just a few minutes, but the three buoys is still all that can be clearly seen.