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Smell of peat in Oslo

It is Easter time. I am sitting at home in Oslo, working on a book. It is light rain outside. So what do I do to cheer me up? I lit a piece of peat in my Scottish house in the window sill, and a wonderful smell is soon surrounding me.
And reminding me of all my visits to the Scottish islands!peat smoke

Oslo, January 2017

Oslo today. A dull day with Scottish rain. No snow. No snow yet in this winter country! They tell us we shall have some snow tomorrow. That will be good for the children who want to be outdoor skiing and playing.
I took this picture in the Royal Garden when passing through on my way down town. I intended to take some pictures of the new Munch Museum that is being built. But my bad legs would not carry me all the way there. However, the weather was not very good for photography anyway…

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God Jul!

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Nå er det jul igjen… (snart)

Once again – Christmas.
Along the main street in Oslo there is always a very busy Christmas alley, with a lot of people are selling all kind of farmers food and handicraft, like knitted woollen articles.

Jeg tok meg en lite tur i julegata ved Karl Johan i dag, lørdag før jul, men klarte ikke å fullføre på grunn av menneskemengden og trengselen.dscf6728-x

Hvor ble det av all snøen?

Where did all the snow go?

Dette spurte jeg meg selv om i dag tidlig da jeg så ut av vinduet ned i Pilestredet der det ikke var hvitt, bare regnsvart. Ifølge værmeldingene skulle det komme masse snø, men i Oslo var det én plussgrad, så det ble ikke hvitt. Men jeg leste etterpå at det hadde vært mye snø andre steder på Østlandet. Oh well…
Slik så det i alle fall ut i Slottsparken da jeg gikk til byen i dag.

The weather forecast said “lots of snow”, but when I woke up this morning I was kind of disappointed. However, it was to mild here in Oslo, but the temperatures are going down and more snow expected.
The image is from the Royal Palace Park when I walked to town today.

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Skygger og silhuetter

 

De fleste av dere vet sikkert at å fotografere betyr noe i retning av å male med lyset. Men jeg har funnet at det kan gjøres på mange måter. Om sola står høyt på himmelen, synes mange at det er fint fotovær. Ofte er det et vanskelig vær å ta gode bilder i. Derfor leker jeg meg også med skygger og silhuetter, selv om det ikke blir særlig tegning i det mørke i bildene. Prøv selv!

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Photographing in what many people regard as perfect weather for picturetaking, is often the opposite. But I am often taking picture where shadows and silhouettes will be dominating the finished image. Against the rule of exposing so you have some light in all parts of it. Go out and play with this light, it is great fun!

 

 

To hunder – Two more dogs

Dere skjønner sikkert at selv om jeg har katt selv, er jeg også veldig glad i hunder. Her er to flotte eksemplarer av arten til…
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I own a cat myself, but also like dogs very much. I hope you excuse me for showing more dogs.
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