Sunday, August 29, 2010

photomission: Jean Michel Jarre: fighting the elements

Last night, August 28, was a chance to see one of my favorite electronic gurus, Jean Michel Jarre. I saw him in concert when he was in Oslo several years ago, but it was an inside show, so the experience was missing something. Jarre should be experienced outside.
I had a couple of friends who wanted me to buy a ticket... but I opted to prioritize photography. This was a chance to take some superb photos... I hoped.
The elements would be challenging however, as it was raining almost all night long. So in addition to the cold weather, I was trying to balance an umbrella over my camera while focusing and adjusting the camera.
I am glad I prioritized taking pictures. I could hear Mr Jarres music perfectly from the other side of the Akershus Fortress walls, plus I could move around freely to compose my shots. At 11:30 pm I ran from the concert arena to the other side of Aker Pier to get a perfect view of the Fortress lit up with laser beams and fireworks!
I was not home until 2 am, cold and wet... but a nice hot shower, and a hot cup of cocoa warmed me right up as I started loading up the over 200 shots from the long night.

Friday, August 13, 2010

gaustatoppen panorama

This is 4 photos spliced together. Taken Saturday at 7 pm.
A breathtaking view!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

oslo grand prix 2010

Thor Hushovd invited his friends back to Oslo for the second annual Oslo Grand Prix, to raise awareness and money for the Cancer Foundation. A great sight to see all these famous cyclists in downtown Oslo. I even managed to get autographs from Kurt Asle Arvesen and Steffen Kjærsgaard :-)
I posted these on Facebook... but here you can see them larger.

Friday, August 06, 2010

panorama Eidfjord

No matter how many photos I splice together, it`s nearly impossible to get the grandeur on "film".

rainbow over Eidfjord

A beautiful rainbow greeted us this Saturday morning.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

back in Eidfjord II

The pier in Eidfjord.

back in Eidfjord

Thursday evening. The Norseman Crew is packed into the Bergslien hotel. It is nice to be back.
Photo was taken right at sunset... around 10:30 pm to be exact.