Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

In November and December the weather has been mostly in monochrome around here. But two days ago we got the whole palette. Let us hope it lasts well into 2014


Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 20, 2013

Climbing the Stairs

From Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany
This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B&W»

Have a nice Week-End and a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Burden

From a student performance.

This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B&W»

Have a nice Weekend!

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Dangerous Silver Medal

Just a bit of self-praise: Yesterday I won a silver medal in my Photo club's (Bekkalokkket Fotoklubbs) autumn contest. The theme here was "Humour" ...

The guys fighting it out are members of the medieval re-enactment group "Konghirden 1260".

Friday, December 06, 2013

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping in Bergen - before the snow came ...

This is my contribution to:  «The Weekend in B&W»

Have a nice Week-End!

PS In case you read the post below about Blogger and jpgs: I now use a LightRoom plug-in called Magic Export that allows  export of PNG-files that are not changed by Blooger - yet. However, I may change to WordPress sometime in the future.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Advent at "Bryggen" - and maybe a pause ...

"Bryggen" in Bergen is teeming with tourists during the summer season. But you may find one or two (and maybe some locals) before Christmas too.

PS Blogger has recently started applying an "automatic enhancement" to your pictures when you upload photos (jpgs) from your harddisk. For this they use features in Picasa, even though you don't use Picasa yourself. This can only be turned off if you use Google+.  I had no intention of using Google+ before, and even less now. There are workarounds, in this case saving the file in png-format. Only - I use Adobe Lightroom as my centre for photography; which don't save to that format as far as I can see. So I have to export it to Adobe Photoshop and save it from there. This creates an unnecessary PSD/TIFF file in Lightroom that has to be removed to avoid clutter. So, this blog will probably be quiet while I search for other solutions or other vendors. A pity if I have to close down - I started in 2006 ...