…and we have more bikes!

This weekend has been cold, really cold. On friday I went to a town two hours away from Oslo. It’s called Elverum. I got a friend living there and went to visit her for the weekend. When I came there friday evening, it was about -18 C outside (0 Fahrenheit). Saturday the temp. was stable on -18 C., but this morning when I got up, Bjørg’s husband told me the temp. had dropped to -24 C. (about -11 Fahrenheit). That is friggen cold. Thank god it wasn’t as cold as that when I arrived Oslo today. It was ‘only’ -15 C (5 Fahrenheit). Have any of you experienced this cold weather?

It has been perfect winter weather to photograph in. Yesterday we were out on a hourlong walking trip. It was so nice, even though it was cold outside. You only need warm enough clothes, and then you’ll be good to go. I took some photos while walking. You couldn’t walk outside and not capture that lovely winter day. I have used my camera today too. First on my way back from Elverum. I took photos from the bus.

When I arrived Oslo today and I walked out of the Bus Terminal, I saw a pretty bike. I knew I had to photograph it and in the next second I found out I wanted to go hunting for bikes. As you know, I can’t get enough of bikes! On my adventure, an old guy spotted me standing on top of a concrete brick trying to photograph some stairs. He was going down those stairs and blocked my photo opportunety. When he saw me, he stopped and stared at me. I turned around to photgprah something else, because I could sense the guy wasn’t happy. After a short while, I turned around again and took a glance at him – he was still there. Then he pierced his eyes into me and yelled ‘YOU’RE A SPY’! Then he walked away… I had to bite my lip not to laugh ;) Have you ever experienced such things being out photographing?

After nearly two hours outside, I came back with quite some bike photographes. I  had to search extra hard, since it’s wintertime and there isn’t as many bikes outside as in the summer. On my walk, I saw some bikes I’ve seen many times before. Some bikes are definitely abandonned.

Here are what I found today:

130113- 130s 130113- 167s 130113- 178s 130113- 196s 130113- 210s 130113- 213s 130113- 220s 130113- 237s 130113- 239s 130113- 251s 130113- 257s 130113- 296s 130113- 311s 130113- 313s 130113- 324s

Next time I will come with the winter photographes from this weekend.

Stay tuned! :)



12 responses to …and we have more bikes!

  1. The coldest winter day I’ve ever experienced was -52°C — no lie! It was my first year of high school and they didn’t even close it for the day. However, Saskatoon is usually in the -20’s and -30’s this time of year. Too cold!

    As for the photos.. I love them, as usual :) I find abandoned things have so much character and the camera soaks it in perfectly. I tend to take pictures of furniture I see on the streets and in alleys because of this. They look so lonely, don’t they?

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for you kind and long comment. -52C?! Holy crap! that’s cold. Brrrrr! I’m glad I’ve never experienced such cold before. I also like to photograph furniture I see on the street. It appeals to me in a strange way. I rarely see any though, sadly. They look lonely yes. And abandoned!

  2. The bike photographs are absolutely incredible.

    I have to say, I have never been accused of being a spy whilst photographing; that is hilarious! I would have died laughing :D

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thanks a lot for the comment. That comment from the old guy was indeed hillarious ;)

  3. I always love your bike pictures, and it’s great to see that bikes are still out in that cold weather. Does anybody ride them, though, in the cold? I used to ride my bike to school in the Bavarian countryside and in the winter I mainly had to brave slush and ice, not -18C. The coldest I’ve experienced was in Ottawa in February during a business trip when my hotel wake-up call announced that it was -31C outside! Why would I want to go out in that, especially in pantyhose and business suit? How I managed that, I don’t know!

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for your kind and long comment! There isn’t many riding bikes these days, not with the snow and everything. Pantyhoses, business suit and -31C doesn’t sound like a good combo ;) I’m used to cold weather, but I’m not sure I would’ve managed that!

  4. ellawilliams

    These are really lovely, great sense of atmosphere. I have to say I’m suckered in by the old school bike style – not enough people ride these beauties in England! Again, lovely shots.

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you! :) I’m in love with the old school bike style myself, as you probably have noticed. The bikes have so much character!

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