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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post

    I didn't explore the carpenters house last time, but now I walked up and behind, and found these motifs

    When I look at old houses, and see details like these points on the windows and the brackets above the window...I remember that someone cared to take the little extra time to make the useful and necessary bits decorative. In our world today, I think so many of these little touches are left out...in so many ways and in so many areas. Not just architecture. The "little extra bits" is what made/makes us civilized, I think. So many in the world no longer take the time/trouble to do that little extra bit.

    Okay, off my soapbox. The photos are BRILLIANT, Big S....

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you, Cecilia, for your nice comments!!!

    The thing is, this Viken farm has made me work a bit more with my camera, and belive it or not, the images you see is the first shot and only shot.
    I don't like fireing off 6-8 pictures and then try to pick out the best when I come home.
    Fairly satisfied with my images from today, and I used an extra few seconds to compose and set up my motif in the seeker before I pressed down the trigger.

    I'm not saying this is the way to do it, but when the motif is not going anywhere, as in this case, I'm all for it.

    My goal is to get better and better every day, and by the help of you other photographers here at CVF, I'm learning something new almost every day.
    So thank you so much to all of you!!!

    I can promise you I will take pictures down by the farm when comes both spring and summer.
    What I've seen from my autumn and winter pictures, is that I expect the spring (maybe) and the summer images (surely) to be a bit "duller".
    Even though I "hate" the winter, I now see that with a special lighting, this is the season that gives us the most beautiful images.

    So friends, put on some warm clothes and get out there to take great photos this winter!!!

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  • Seagull
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    Oh Svein, I am absolutely at a loss for words to describe just how wonderful it has been to follow you on this winter walk. What a photographer you have become. So many motifs, and the mood and the special light!
    It is such a pleasure to recognise places and details from the autumn, as well as to enjoy the differences the seasons bring. Literally “seeing things in a different light”. Just look at the ways that snow and frost pick out new motifs –and give us a new vocabulary too – I just love the crocodile jaws trees!

    The fence by the barn in #21 is absolutely beautiful, and that second photo in #19 with the snow on the straws and the light catching it. I am very drawn to the image of the boat by the path with the house beyond, but really there is something special about them all.

    I will not allow you to forget further walks in Spring and Summer!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Soon to return home after two hours on a photo shoot




    And at 1500 I was back home. You see the spottermobile Ford Escort parked outside, and a part of Reinsfjell in the background to the right


    Hope you enjoyed the trip as I did....

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  • Sterkoder
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    Frozen hips again




    The path through the forest from the road to Viken Farm to my house














    Walking through this forest was just like walking through a norwegian fairy tale made lively by Ivo Caprino

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  • Sterkoder
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    Reinsfjell in the background


    Abandoned boat here also...




    You see....? A seagull....








    Sunset at 14:35


    A small frozen pond
    Last edited by Sterkoder; December 5th, 2010, 21:56.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Fence by the barn










    Then it was time to walk down to King Haakon Den Godes place, and on my way, I found some frozen hips


    And also a wintery fern


    A breakwater from our time


    Nothing much left from the time of the vikings, but these boathouses are not exactly new

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  • Sterkoder
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    I think I like old abandoned houses




    Remember the glowy bright yellow birch there from the autumn images? Not much glow left.


    And down by the farms own boathouse was still this boat by the tree




    Someone is waiting for summertime


    Hmmmm....


    Had to pass the carpenter house again when leaving the area




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  • Sterkoder
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    Remember the glowy green straws from post #4...?
    Here's how they look in December






    The mountains on the island Tustna just east of Kristiansund looks great in the sunset


    Then I came up the road down to the beach, and I thought this was a great motif; the huge "crocodile jaws trees" in the front with snowcovered bushes on each side




    Old windows are always facinating




    I didn't explore the carpenters house last time, but now I walked up and behind, and found these motifs


    The photographer in the window reflex was deliberate
    Last edited by Sterkoder; December 5th, 2010, 23:56.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Glow in a row of low pines




    Inside a small forrest I couldn't enter a few months back, due to too much leaves.
    Not so this time


    Looking over my shoulder


    Before the path brings me into the wide open space by the sea again




    You shoul hear the comforting sound!


    Rocks looking like an old whale (Cecilia: the rocky seagull was covered in snow. Couldn't find it...)


    Just had to picture my footstep


    And this was the view towards Reinsfjell and into the fjord

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  • Sterkoder
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    Then there was that milk container again...




    The carpenter house


    Not as many colours as in the autumn images, but the winter images also has their charm




    Fungus on that tree again


    Wintery fence




    Snowcovered fencepole


    Snowy pine
    Last edited by Sterkoder; December 5th, 2010, 21:41.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Now, you've all seen my images from Viken Gård (Viken Farm) at Bjerkestrand taken this autumn.
    Today, it was about time to take the walk down to the farm again, and take some winter images.
    Some of the images are the same (I guess you'll recognize the positions and motives anyway) and I also made a walk down to some boathouses by the seaside.
    These boathouses stand at the same spot where the viking king Haakon Den Gode moored and docked his ships in the 900s.
    King Haakon Den Gode had his base and farm at Bjerkestrand when he ended up in a fight at Rastarkalv with Eirik Blodøks' sons in 955.
    Well enough history for now, over to the 81 images from today, starting at my house at 1300 hours...., and ending at the very same spot two hours later.
    Sit back and enjoy! (Hopefully)







    Big S say 'Hello!'




    Somehow, the snow managed to fall in the woods but not outside, on the edges...




    The branches on these five huge trees looked like open crocodile jaws
    Last edited by Sterkoder; December 5th, 2010, 23:44.

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  • Sterkoder
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    You make me blush!
    I'm not sure if I'm even close to the standards set by myself, but me too also see some improvements.
    So, to your comments:

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  • pakarang
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    The thing that keeps on striking me, is that there is a talent within Sterkoder which is about to be unleashed.

    The only thing he now needs to do, is to get out much more often and take a lot more pictures. You are starting to see details, and compositions that work very well. That is great progress... don't you ever dare leaving your camera behind from here on and forward!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you, Bengt!!!!

    You are so right when talking about where to find motives.
    I'm not sure about the mathematics, but I guess 80-90% of all my pictures have been taken from the seat of my car, not because I'm lazy (well, to be honest, maybe), but because the possibilities here in Kristiansund are such that I don't have to get out of my car to take pictures.
    Therefore, when using my (our) feet, I will see the area I live in from a totally different angle, and an un-numbered amount of new motives will show themselves.

    Then again, when it comes to these images from Bjerkestrand; I must admit that if the sun hadn't been that bright and sharp, I doubt my images would've been something to write about...

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