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Juniper and pine

During winter spruce, juniper and pine are still green and can be nice targets for some macro photography.

Juniper droplet
Juniper with droplet

 

Barnål med is
Frosty pine needle

The photos are from two different days this January. Juniper with droplet are from new years day, a rather warm winters day were the snow was about to melt. The frosty pine needle was captured this week were the temperature was about -3 Celsius and the sun was rising.

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Color hunting

Winter in Norway can be somewhat colorless because the days are quite short (the sun is up just a few hours) and the weather can be quite grey. The snow are covering up potential targets for a macro photographer. But sometimes if you take your time to observe your surroundings you can find something unexpected.

Kjuke m dråpe
Droplet hanging from a sort of fungus on a tree log
Eple
We passed through a garden of apple trees, some apples still looked fresh

Happy New Photo Year

Todays photos is also a part of the photo series I took for the “Braking the rules” challenge (like the three photos in yesterdays post; “Trees from below”). In the two images below the object in focus is centered in the frame. Which sometimes works out quite well in my opinion but it depends of the rest of the composition of course. But I’m not an expert on the golden rules for photography and that’s why I found it difficult to break them ;-). Anyway, performing these challenges are truly a good opportunity to see things differently and learn some new approaches.

I wish you all a happy 2018!

grønt blad 1

Dråpe m bokeh

Trees from below

Today I played around in the forest taking pictures of trees from below. Lying on my back I was happy there was nobody around. the pictures are for a challenge: “Braking the rules” . I found it quite difficult because I am a lazy photographer which couldn’t care less about photographic rules 😉

I wish all of you a happy new year with a photo I have called “Forest fireworks”:

Forest fireworks

I did a few more tree photos too:

 

Winter and nature

Still some little treasures to be found in winter wonderland!

Bregne m snø
Fern and snow
Dråpe m bobler
Frozen droplet
Kongle m snø
Alder cones

Shape of a leaf

I love walking in the forest in winter especially when there is just a little bit of snow covering the ground. The last week it has been impossible to get around on the paths were I usually walks because it has been quite icy. But yesterday there was a snow fall and a change in temperature so today I finally was able to take a little walk. On these walks it is always interesting things to observe or photograph in the surroundings. I always get so fascinated by how the leaves curl up in different shapes when they are drying out in the autumn. Some of the leaves still are hanging on to the the branch even though it is winter and they should have fallen to the ground. They are quite beautiful I think.

Tørket løv i motlys 2
Beautiful shapes, I think.
Tørket løv i motlys
Can you see the heart?

Photo stroll – benches

Yesterday we visited friends in Fredrikstad. We went to the old town to look at the christmas market and just enjoy the environment. I just fell for some benches by the river. This is a part of my idea of learn to do something different than macro photography 😉

Hope you enjoy!

Benker i Gamlebyen 2Benker i Gamlebyen

 

Winter shots (from the archive).

The past weeks I have been going through all my photos in the Lightroom archive. It was time to clean up and remove some of the photos. Some of the photos got a new edition and I edited some of them for the first time. As time goes by you see new possibilities in some of the photos. So todays post are some winter shots from last winter (January 2017).

Frosted nail ed. 2
New edition
Furu kvist m rim
Frozen pine
Skøytespor
Ice skating

 

Sunrise

This autumn I have attended a photo class to learn more and hopefully be more skilled as a photographer.

Todays post contain two of the home-work-photos from the course.

I have a favorite spot nearby were I like to take my dog for a walk and sometimes I will take some photos too. The theme for these two photos are “Morning time” and “Selfportrait”.

The self-portrait of me and my dog are captured by the use of a remote control.

Morgen på Hvalstrand
Reflection
Morgenstund på Hvalstrand
Selfportrait of me and my dog

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