Still Testing – in Oslo

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Once or twice a year I have to go to a hospital in Oslo (the Norwegian capital) for a medical follow-up for a few days. And this time I brought my new Olympus along. Here I have tried to catch the evening atmosphere outside the hospital.

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And a bit more atmosphere at the local tram station.

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A bicycle is always an interesting object for a photographer. I found this one basking in reflected light on the side of a fast food restaurant near the hospital.

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And of course also a photo of the inside of the hospital – a hospital with a somewhat unusual internal architectural layout.

And the follow-up? It went very well. And so did the camera do.

PS The comments section is ABOVE the photos đŸ™‚

 

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Bergen Harbour by Night

I appreciate the value of tripods, I just don’t like to drag my (at least) 2.5 kg one around too much. Also, I find that some of the immediacy and spontaneity of many photos disappear, if that is what one looks for. So the other night I had a small tour around Bergen harbour (“VĂ¥gen” in Norwegian”) to see what I could do with the equipment I had and the support I could find.

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Across the water towards “Bryggen” (“The Wharf” – on UNESCO’s World Heritage List). The blue light is from a passing ambulance.
1/25 sec, f/2.8,ISO 4000

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Towards “Torget” (“The Market”). The lights at the top right and left are from the tops of two of the seven mountains surrounding the central part of Bergen.
1/20sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400

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Strange bedfellows – modern oil-related ships and a medieval fortress (“Bergenhus”)
0.3 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600

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A couple of girls waiting for one of the coastal catamarans.
1/20 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500

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If you get hungry, thirsty or want a party – that can be arranged, too.
1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200

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Or you can find a quiet little nook where you can study the reflection of a quayside shopping mall and its Christmas decoration.
1/8 sec, f/3.5, ISO 3200

I admit that a tripod would have been better, but my shoulder would have been sorer …