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31 Dec 2016

Happy New Year 2017

For all of us – Happy New Year 2017

May the HOPE always be with You, during the New Year

Happy New Year 2017

29 Dec 2016

From summer journey

Some memories from summer journey to the North

It was unforgettable journey. First time I visited Lofoten island. Weather was not so good, but enough for the first time. This year probably I repeat my journey.

The whole December, weather in Bergen is so bad. Is worm and rainy. Sky is grey, light is bad. The Holiday storm was crazy. Bad time to photography. When I search my archive, I see all the good photos was already posted here on blog. So I decide to play with some of them in black and white. Trondheim was just a short break on the road North. And I only visited and photographed the most visited places. I do not like cities, I prefer landscape. I feel better with open space around me. Landscape is not so spectacular in black and white. I decide to play with the city photography. So here it is. From summer journey – Trondheim.

From summer journey

 

25 Dec 2016

Early summer morning

Beautiful memories, early summer morning somewhere in Norway.

During this December I was busy, but I had free mind and time to rethink. This blog exist four and half years. It is a long time, because I posted minimum one photo per day. It gives 1640 photos. Big job. I posted more than this minimum because many post included more than one photo. Sometimes even more than ten. It was not commercial project, just for my (and maybe yours) pleasure. It started from photos taken by idiot camera, through the mobile camera to the four different more professional cameras. The last one is really good one, Canon EOS 750.

So, now comes the time when I will change the blog formula to post only occasionally but much more professional photos. When I changed the camera and my screen, I see by myself, how terrible sometimes pictures I posted. I am still only amateur photographer, but I want to be little bit more profi. Do you think it is a good decision?

This decision have also some other side. I think I started to much project through the social media. Three different groups plus my own profile and blog page, it is only on Facebook. One group and profile page on G+. Own profile and Scandinavia Lovers Gallery on Instagram. Activity on Ello, Pinterest, View Bug, You Pic and many more. When I watch on this everything now it is terrible how many times I had to spent with computer to manage it all. And this is the other side of my decision. In 2017 I think I will shut down many of this projects. I want to get much more time for myself and the family. And this is what you all understand. So it is time to say Goodbye social media, and Hello to the life without it.

Picture for today. Reedited picture from one of my summer trip. Early summer morning on the road through the Norway.

Early summer morning

24 Dec 2016

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to All of You

Happy Holidays

Without any special greetings. This year is/was so Sad, and I do not see reasons to be happy or to celebrate something special. Of course I spend this time with my family and we will try not talk about any difficult things. I think best way to be normal in this abnormal world is to shut down TV, radio and internet connection. Separate yourself from any information. Escape. This is what I wish myself for the next year. I love you all my friends, readers, visitors and enemies. Happy Holidays to all of You

20 Dec 2016

Christmas on Bryggen

Christmas on Bryggen, one of the few signs in Bergen

This will be probably the hottest December in Bergen. Chance for any snow in this year disappear. Christmas time in Bergen will be grey, dark, rainy and worm. Temperatures between 7 and 10 degrees. I hope someone from You will get the white Christmas. Winter mood is much better for the photography than the weather I have here. It is already one month without any walk with my camera. No fresh pictures to post for you. This is my last short visit in Bergen. It was 10th December. Christmas on Bryggen.

Christmas on Bryggen

17 Dec 2016

December mood

There is not December mood in Bergen

Probably this is the hottest December until I am in Norway. It was only few days with temperature below zero. The whole rest days temperature is between 7 to 10 degrees, and is rainy and dark. Days are short. Long dark afternoons and evenings. I am so glad I am busy in this time. We have 30 percent chance to get a White Christmas. Crazy but real. December mood in west Norway.

Some picture taken on the beginning of December. Stavangerfjord ferry leaving Bergen in the already afternoon sun. It was around 1 pm.

December mood

09 Dec 2016

One summer day in Hardanger

It was a beautiful one summer day in Hardanger

I love Hardanger, I love the road to Hardanger from Bergen. Many times in summer I visit this beauty p[art of Norway. Also in autumn time is worth to visit it. This is the apple region. Always along the road are the places where is possible to bay apples, or other fruits, or the apple juice. Nice to try fresh fruits here with the view on Hardangerfjord and clean, fresh air. On the road between Bergen and Norheimsund, is many places obligatory to stop and enjoy. Even if I was there many times. The two most important is the two waterfalls. The first – Fossenbratte and the second one – Steinsdalsfossen. Both are beautiful. About two years ago close the second one was built the new parking and modern building for Tourist information. I photograph this building many times but never had time to present it. So, on todays photo from one summer day in Hardanger I present the picture of the second waterfall Steinsdalsfoseen taken through the panoramic window on it. This scene I photograph also many times, but this one I think is the good enough to present for You. I hope You will like it.

Because is Friday evening I wish you all to have nice time all around the world.

One summer day in Hardanger

07 Dec 2016

Million beautiful valleys

This is one from the Norway`s million beautiful valleys

Still bad weather. For today the forecast show 70 to 100 mm of rain per day. At 9 am was still dark. Crazy but beautiful place. Even in the dark. Four days without post is little bit to much, I think. So today I present something from the autumn. This is one of million beautiful valleys in Norway. With the autumn colours. It was breathtaking to see it in nature. The place where I stop and I do not know what to say. I wish you all good weather and good condition. Soon I will present more, I hope.

Million beautiful valleys

03 Dec 2016

Continue experiments with pictures

Still bad, dark and rainy, so I continue experiments with pictures.

I tried so fast learn something about black and white photography editing. Still something new to discover. I like it. And because it take a long time it is good for this kind of weather and short dark days.

The black and white photography requite different glance. Is even little bit more difficult then colour.  So, my probes does not look nice because I use my old photos taken for colour. Some of the transferred to black and white looks good, not perfect. I wait for better weather to try take some for black and white. So, now I have only this. It gives me possibility to create different effects. Not every my tools is good for this kind, but my preferred on ACDSee is surprisingly good. Even if I do something with RAW files. Probably is many other, and better tools. If You have some solution please write me something about it.

This is my old photo taken in Bergen in June 2016. This is Klosteret. Continue experiments with pictures. I think is nice done, but you may think different, please comment below…

Have a nice Saturday

Continue experiments with pictures

01 Dec 2016

Almost perfect reflection again

Some try in black and white, almost perfect reflection again

Nothing to do, bad weather over west coast of Norway, good time to play with some pictures. I think I have to really try harder with landscape in black and white. Now I am looking for my way through it. Next step, I will try to add some other effects to it. I am so curios how it will look with additional painting effect. So maybe tonight I will try it. Do you have some idea about your own photos? This everything happened because every single day I see millions of beautiful pictures on every social media, and slowly I start to hate it. Not the picture, but the perfection on it. Have a nice evening, and here is almost perfect reflection again

Almost perfect reflection again