Oslo is colorful

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I’ve been working on a project to showcase Oslo as a colorful city. My main subject is colorful buildings. Well, it’s not really a new project, I did photograph a lot of colorful buildings last summer (see this post and this post for instance). Now I’m at it again and this time I’ve even created a #hashtag so you can see all my post at once on Instagram. #osloiscolorful is the hashtag I created. (It was not easy, since I needed to find a hashtag no one had used before.)

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I always fall for fall

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It’ a bit strange that I’ve been so hooked on black and white photography l lately. I’m quite a color person, weather it comes to dressing myself (I own pants that are yellow, red, orange, blue, green, purple and black and I have 6 different colored Converse shoes) or interiour (my kitchen cabinets are RED, I have a yellow wall in the livingroom, a blue wall in my bedroom and the inside of my front door is bright green).

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Oh how I love the colors of fall

The weather report said, no wait it was the newspapers who put it up BIG that we would experience a case of ‘indian summer’ this weekend. On the front page of several tabloids you could see a big sun and them promising 20 to 25 degrees celsius. I know, from earlier experience, that weather reports not always are reliable, so I didn’t count on any ‘indian summer’. After all it’s the 2nd of October today.

I thougth I should finally bring out my camera again and get some of those lovely fall colors in pixels. Even thought the hot weather might not occure, I thought it would be a bit sunny at least. 15 degrees and sun would be fine by me. I decided to home to the contryside, because fall is easier to document in the countryside than in the city.

What happened? Yesterday it was the foggiest day in a long time. When I woke up and went on my balcony I could not see the fjord. I hardly saw anything. The fog left around noon, but the cloudy weather stayed. And it hasn’t left yet (sunday evening).

At first, I was annoyed by the weather and the lack of sun. I wanted to catch the fall colors in shining light, not in a gloomy, rainy weather. But as the hours went by today, my urge to pick up my camera and photograph outpowered the gloomy weather. It stopped raining after a while and I decided to go explore the outside.

Who needs sunlight? You can get great photos in gloomy weather as well. After I came home, uploaded over 200 photos to the computer and started to look at them, I was pleased. All the yummy colors hit me in the face with a BAM. But it’s not only the colors that appeal to me, it’s also the shape of all the leaves and their veins. Isn’t maple leaves just gorgeous? And when you see a leaf looking just like a heart, you just have to smile, don’t you? At least I do.

Here is a collection of what I managed to photograph today. I’m very happy with the result. The explotion of colors and shapes makes me happy. I but the photos in mosaic, to makes things eaiser for me. You can click on the mosaic’s to see the photos bigger, thus more details.

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