Excellence FIAP

EFIAPI have been a member of a local photo club called Bekkalokket Fotoklubb for six years. The club is again part of Norsk Selskap for Fotografi – NSFF (The Norwegian Society for Photography). The society is a member of Federation International de l’Art Photographique (The International Federation of Photographic Art) – a bit complicated, isn’t it?

Today I received news that I have been awarded the distinctionΒ Excellence FIAP. The distinction is based on the results obtained in various international contests (called salons). I have never looked upon myself as an especially excellent photographer, but now I can at least pretend to be one πŸ™‚ .

C’est magnifique – n’est pas?

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Arrecife

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Arrecife is the largest city on Lanzarote. The authorities on the island recommend that the doors and windows are painted brown, blue or green. I don’t know about the sweaters.

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As in any other city, people may pass each other by without even looking

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Or maybe the mobile phone gets all the attention when a nice girl walks by

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Have a nice week-end!

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An Island in the Sun

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It has been a bit quiet around here, but there are reasons. We have among other things spent some time on an Island in the Sun, in this case Lanzarote in Spain. Although sunshine and warmth dominate such trips, there are more than beaches and sand to be found on Lanzarote. Always nice for a hobby photographer.

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Local fishermen brought the catch of the day to the shore for cleaning and gutting. More than one photographer was interested in this procedure …

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Lanzarote is most famous for its many volcanoes. There are more than a hundred of them with even more craters. Luckily most of them are extinct and the last eruption was in 1824. This moon-like landscape is from the national-park Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. Once seen – never forgotten.

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But there are also many other beautiful and quiet spots. This is from the village of Yaiza. It has several times been chosen as the prettiest village in Spain.

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And of course there were sunsets …

Have a nice week!

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