Out and a boat

Dear blog and dear readers. I’ve neglected you. Me + regularly update my blog = not true. Sigh.

Well, here I am. Finally. So what has happened since last time I blogged? Two good things at least. I don’t think I’ve told you, but I’ve had some issues with one of my lenses and my new camera. I have a 18-125 mm lens that wouldn’t work properly with my D7. Whenever I tried to zoom with it, the camere couldn’t take any photo because it said it wasn’t connected to the lens. When I didn’t zoom or if I used the lens on my old camera, it worked fine. I was going to take both the lens and camera to the store where I bought it, and have it checked out. I never got that far. Last saturday I was in a wedding and I had promised to bring my camera. Before I left, I thought I should check that lens once more, just try it onc more if it would work. And guess what? It worked. The problem magically disappeared! Awesome sauce! I’m a bit afriad it will happen again, so I’m crossing my fingers whenever I use the combo, the D7 and the zoom lens.

The other good thing, is that I bought a new memory card for my camera. I’ve been talking about doing it ever since I bought the new camera. The photos comes out huge ( 5181×3456 pixels/ 5-9 MB) and that means less photos available on my 1 GB memory card. My new memory cards hold 16 GB which probably is way more than I need, but I thought it was better to have too much space than too little. We all know how annoying it is to be in the middle of a photoshoot and then finding out your memory card is full!

The weather has sucked lately. It hasn’t been weather to be out photograhing. In addition to that, I’ve had some days being sick and even more important, I’ve been watching a lot of football (soccer for you americans!) since the UEFA Euro 2012 is now. Norway is not participating since we’re simply not good enough, but there is still countries to cheer on and fun matches to watch! At the office where I work, we have a bet going on – who will win UEFA Euro? The ones who has participated have bet  100 NOK. The winner gets the money. If several people have bet on the same team, we share. I’ve put my money on Spain, so I’m rooting on them at the moment.

Anyways, back to the weather, which I really was going to talk about.

A few days this week, however, has given us great weather. It only lasted two days though, yesterday the weather was back to being sucky; 16 degrees, cloudy, some sun, but rain most likely coming. I took the oportunety to go for a photowalk on thursday. I had to take advantage of the great weather and I very much had an urge to shoot again! Almost three hours and 368 photos later, I was home from my trip.

Early I came to the conclution that I would focus on bikes and boats. On my way to the Asian Cubical as I l ike to call it (It’s an Asian fast food place and the building is like a cubical, photo of it will have to come later!)  to buy spring rolls, I found some great bikes to photograph. On my way to the fjord after my little meal was finished, I spotted some more bikes. Down by the harbour I saw boats, water, fishermen and more. I knew I had to capture that.

I have to devide all my photos into two posts. First I’ll give you the boats, harbour, fjords and all that comes along. The Oslo harbour is lovely, you can see a previous shoot here. I hope you enjoy it.

I got to see the boat Chrisitan Radich. It’s a beautiful ship. The vessel was built for training sailors for the Norwegian merchant navy. It did that for many years. Now it ison the charter market and has also participated in sailing races. You can read more about the boat on Wiki.

As you can see, the weather was perfect. The sky was blue and the hot sun made beautiful sparkles in the water. There were a lot of people fishing by the harbour that day. You could see them lined up next to each other, trying to get that one big fish. Some had brought their whole family down to the harbour and some was fishing solo.

So, where will we go next? We’ll go to the city center and have a look at all those great bikes, but that’s next time.

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