Yes, really, today I did this very difficult thing. Do you know what it is? It is to ask people if I could take their portraits. Oh, I feel so stupid, and the devil sits on my shoulder saying “dont do it, are you stupid? go around asking people for a portrait, no normal person does that”. And the other voice says to me “do it, you make it, it isn’t stupid, it is good for you, you make documentation of the real life, the life the way you see it, the life the way it is through your eyes. It is a good thing to do. And you are not the only one, and you improve your photography to a new level. That’s great, go ahead!” And today I listened to the “do it” voice and I met four positive people and two babies. I was so happy.
Crazy, I have bought a new lense😃This is one of my first pictures with it. I think I’m being satisfied. It seems great to portrait, but I will primarily use it for streetphotography.
Today we went for a walk on the "siksak" path. There is a path that go from the town to a viewpoint. The view from the top is amazing.
This day we had fun with silhouetts. I turn my camera NikonD7100 on effects "silhouetts", and guess what happen, it make silhouetts.
In the evening we went for a walk at the old road ( gamleveien)
and we made silhouetts again. The evening light was so beautiful and of course I had to take pictures.
Norway is a country with much wilderness. If you want to experience this you can buy a flight to Alta, rent a car and drive further north. We drove to Hammerfest, The northernmost city in Norway. The landscape is so huge. It is mountains and widen, fjord and seas. And it's raindeer. We saw a lot of raindeer, eating grass along the way. Here is some pictures from today.
Raindeer along the road.
From Oslo to Alta.
Sunset over Hammerfest. Panoramapicture, me sitting left in the picture. The photographer is Silje Schiørn.
Birds are fascinating. They are busy all the time trying to find food. It is meditative to watch them fly and hear them signing. With a 300mm lense and a tripod, we can come very near also the small ones. When the light conditions also are great, like it was this morning, the portraits can be really beautiful.