28 September 2009

Words alone (test)

In November I will be without web-access for most of the month. I will be on a ship with a satellite link that allows text-only emails, once a day. That's what this test is about; to post to the blog via email.

It's a shame I'll be unable to post pictures while on the go, but I promise I'll pester you with them when I get back. :-)

24 September 2009

Frosty Morning

Pentax K-7, DA*60-250/4, tripod
1/400s, f/6.3, ISO 400
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Still from the canoe trip. Temperature dropped just below zero one night. At sunrise there was a thin layer of frost on everything, and the water steamed because of being slightly warmer than the air.

23 September 2009

Along the river

Pentax K-7, DA* 16-50/2,8
1/160s, f/8, ISO 400
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22 September 2009

Autumn tradition

It must be called tradition by now. Nearly every year I go to Rendalssølen to photograph autumn colours. That's how it started out, anyway. The first experience made me want to go back. And so did the second experience, when I did go back. This was the fifth time I returned, and it won't be the last if I can help it.
For two years now, I have had my eye on a watershed in a broad valley, right in the heart of the area, and have been wondering whether it would be traversable by canoe.
Long story short, it is.
And quite probably the most beautiful stretch of canoeing I have ever done. Quiet, meandering rivers and streams, wide wetlands with birds and beavers. All the animals were very shy and difficult photographic subjects. I will keep that in mind for later, but for now I'm content with the harvest of landscape shots I got this time. I will post a couple as I get around to process them.
Here's one shot from the first evening's campsite, the title is the name of the lake.

Pentax K-7, DA*16-50/2.8 at 50mm
1/4s, f/16, ISO 200, tripod.
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17 September 2009


It's been a month since the last post.
There's been very little photography lately, except a good gathering with friends in Greenwich last week-end. A whole lot of other stuff has happened, though, and my anticipation is rising before a Big Event in November.
Tomorrow, however, there will be a small event. It's time for the yearly trip to Rendalssølen, my favourite spot in the Norwegian mountains. There should be a good dash of colour up there now, and the weather forecast looks half decent.
Fingers crossed that I'll catch something to show for myself when I return.