The other night I went out for my very first try at capturing the northern lights. I know it was much more spectacular and special down by the fjord and away from the city, but up on the hill close to the woods where I live, it was not very spectacular. But still it was green and a bit mysterious anyways. I will test it out again, but there may not be many chances before next winter. I was not very happy with these, but I guess most of the reason is because it lacked that special something in how it looked from where I live.
Anyways, I hope you like my first try at these kind of shots.
I’m afraid there will not be much time for photography this week, so I thought I’d share with you some photos I took some years ago. It was a foggy winter day, and I went to the cemetery to capture the foggy mood. These photos are all from my Flickr photostream (not very active at Flickr these days, WordPress takes up all my time … ). I am posting them as they looked like when I first posted them to Flickr, I have not re-edited them. Enjoy
I have been in Oslo for work meetings the last two days. There wasn’t much time to go outside and I didn’t bring the camera. But before the first meetings yesterday I took a quick walk down to the harbour. This Instagram shot from the phone is taken towards the old castle and fortress, Akershus festning.
I promise I will post some photos taken with the DSLR soon.
As it seems as I will not be able to post proper photos for yet some more days, I thought I’d share a phone shot from yesterday. Yesterday was Mother’s day here in Norway, and it was a lovely day. I had the opportunity to go skiing on my own. I love skiing and walking with my family, but sometimes it’s just lovely to get a break from it all and go skiing in the woods on my own in my own tempo.
I will try to take the time to go for a lunch walk with the camera once a week. This last week´s lunch walk was on a cold, but beautiful day. I walked towards the Nidaros Cathedral and down to the river. I shot both in colors and in b&w.
The Nidaros Cathedral. I just loved how the light fell upon it that day.
A bit closer and in colors
“The Trondheim rose” (Trondhjemsrosen) is a city symbol for Trondheim. Chosen because it has been in use since the middle ages, probably as a symbol for Saint Olaf that was buried close to where the Nidaros Cathedral is situated today. The rose is the rosa canina, commonly known in English as the dog rose (sounds brutal to me I found this particular rose at a small monument down by the river Nidelva.
Because of the cold there were lots of ice down by the water.
I don´t care I´m freezing – I really like to photograph things in the cold.
On my way back to work, I went through the cemetery by the cathedral. Love the low winter sun.
And when I turned around it was hard to avoid my own shadow.
Snowberries (Symphoricarpos) in the winter sun.
I hope you enjoyed following me on my lunch walk.
I had a lovely morning walk on Saturday as I took the opportunity to bring my camera on my stroll to get the baby to sleep. It was cold, about minus 10 Celsius, and the sun had just come over the horizon.
Frosty railings by the dam close by.
A peak towards the pond through a frosty window in the shed by the bus stop.
I love how the frost makes everything look different.
After one day of mild and wet weather, the cold came back and created beautiful figures and sculptures all around. Add the beautiful December sun and I found lots of great motives. I hope you like this frozen drop.
My mum has Erica (very much like Common Heather) on the front porch. It´s nice both in the autumn and in the winter.
Tuesday in Larvik and the weather was so cold that the frost smoke (hope the wording is right) was floating above the water all day. This photo is taken at about 8.15 a.m. just before sunrise. I took a few photos later in the day too, so I have to share one more with you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being there in this fantastic December weather.
I was in Larvik for a work on Monday and Tuesday. Larvik is a town by the sea, a few hours south of Oslo. We stayed at the spa hotel “Farris Bad”, which is beautifully situated by the water. The weather was beautiful both days, and took a few trips outside during coffee breaks to capture the December light. The stairs comes down from the spa and we actually saw people taking a quick dip in the cold water before going up to the different saunas and jacuzzis.