Doors II

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We’ve had some great days weather-wise here in Oslo (Norway) the last days. It’s been over 20 degrees celsius and very sunny. I took the opportunety to go out on a photo trip on sunday, after dropping of a friend, who had visited me, at the bus station. Once again, I decided to go door scouting, since I love doors so much. I went to the west side of Oslo this time too, but in a slightly different area.

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Doors – a revisited photo project

So I talked about starting a new photo project a few posts ago and in my last post told you I had found out I wanted to photograph doors again. Last week I got around to scout doors. You see doors everywhere, but I don’t want the ordinary ones, I want the special ones. The really cool ones. I went to the west side of Oslo, where I had spotted a door I wanted to photograph. I photographed that one first (it’s the top photo) and then I walked around the nearby streets to find some other doors.

There is many great doors on the west side of Oslo. Here are a few of them. I hope you’ll like them. Hopefully I’ll be able to go door scouting again soon.

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A photo a day – pt. II

As I wrote a two posts ago, I’m doing this photo challange on Instagram until I figure out what my real photo project will be about. I’ve figured out what I want my real photo project to be about, but lets focus on the Instagram photo challange for a second.

I’m doing quite good, still enthusiastic about it and thrive to make a great photo every day. I don’t want to post any crap, so I spend lots of time thinking about what to photograph. It’s definitely harder to photograph when you just use your phone and don’t have all the different settings to help you out.

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Phototrip: doors, doors and more doors

As stated in my previous post, I went on a photo trip last saturday. In addition to various things, I photographed doors. After I came home and had looked through all the photos I’d taken, I found out I really like blue and green doors. They are usually the prettiest one. Brown and grey doors are usually a bit duller. I wouldn’t mind a orange, purple or yellow door, but they are hard to find. It is sure on my list of things to look for and I do, but so far this year I haven’t spotted any.

What I have spotted is this:

Out of these doors I think I like the top door best; with the blue color and the horisontal lines. I also like the green door very much as well. The color is gorgeous and the vertical glasses is a nice touch.

Which door like you the  most?

 

The door is open again

Like I’ve said before, I’m taking up my door project. Karin pointed out in a comment on one of my posts that a book with doors of Oslo would be great as a coffee table book. I have to agree with her. So know I’m on the look out for the best doors of Oslo. I want the doors that stands out; the special ones; the ones that people points at and say ‘hey, that was a great door’.

Yesterday when I was out photographing, I also photographed doors. Here are a selection of the best doors that I found yesterday.

If you’re not satisfied and want to see more doors, go look at my door set on flickr. You’ll get 201 doors there. I hope that will satisfy your door kick.

More doors to come in the future. Stay tuned.

Everything has to come to an end

It’s official.

My door project is coming to and end. 163 doors too soon. I have known for a while that the ending has been near, but I’ve tried to keep on as long as possible. First I thought I’d stop halfway, at 183 doors, but then the holidays came and I had time to concentrate on it. So I kept on.

Then I thought I should stop at 200 doors; a nice and even number. But that was on friday. And I thought, why not go on for two more days. It’s weekend and I still have time.

Now it’s sunday and todays door is taken and ready to be uploaded to flickr.

It’s a new year and the spark is missing. Just thinking of searching for doors in the dark makes me sigh. I don’t want to do it. Before Christmas I shot doors when I went to get the groceries for the office. I’ve shot all the doors there is to shoot between my office and the grocerystore. That option is still no longer avaliable. So then it would’ve been back to searching for doors in the dark. That is no fun. Not only is it dark, it’s cold too! Brrrr.

This project should be fun, not a drag. And now it’s more of a drag than fun. So that’s way I’m stopping.

Another reason is that I didn’t got time to take pics of anything else. You may think that one door each day won’t take much time and that there should be plenty of time to shoot other things. It’s not. It kept me from shooting other things. And I don’t want to be one-dimentional. I want to shot lots of things.

Now that I’ve had two weeks off, I’ve had time to shoot other things like snow, bikes, landscapes etc. It’s been great! I’ve loved every second of it.

When I think back, I don’t see this as a failur. I see this as a huge acomplishment! I managed to take one door every day for 202 days. That’s 6 and a half months. If that’s not good, I don’t know.

Looking back at all my doors, I’ve found a few faves. I’ve picked nine to share.

I know I won’t start another 365 project. It’s too big of a c0mmitment. But who knows, mabye I’ll start a smaller project. Maybe a 52 weeks project? ;)

Stay tuned.

Project reflections

I was so happy when I watched the weather report this morning before I went to work. The lady said it would be sunny today! I was almost jumping up and down by exitment. It’s been so cloudy and quite rainy lately. And rain and clouds doesn’t go well together with photographing doors. So whenever the sun is up, I jump out of joy.

Almost every day I have some errands to run while being at work. It’s either going to the postoffice or buying groceries. And there are doors on on the way. So I bring my camera and I quickly snap a picture.

As I said, it was sunny today, so I brought my camera when I had to delivery a package to the postoffice for my colleague Pål. I was fast and it took like 30 seconds to get a picture. I’m quite satisfied with the result.

This project it going well at the moment. I’m motivated and havne’t complained in a while.  At least not this week. haha. I guess it’s because we’ve had two days with sun! The sun makes things a lot better. Now I wish the snow would come, so it would brighten up this side of the world a bit. It would do my photographing good!

I got 19 doors left and then I’m half way! It’s less than 3 weeks. I’ve neve really thought I would make it half way. I remember when I hit rock bottom (read about it here) the 20th of September. I thought the darkness would kill this project. I had taken my 97th picture that day. Now, 67 doors later, I’m still doing it. The project is not dead. The darkness didn’t kill it. That makes me very happy. It’s over 2 months since that incidence. It such s long time ago, even though it feels like yesterday.

Sitting here thinking about the darkness and light, one thing comes in mind. It’s only 25 days until winter solstice andafter that day, the day will be come a little bit longer every day. The day will be a little bit brigher every day. So I’m thinking; if I managed to take decent picture up to winter solstice occures, the darkness shouldn’t be a problem after that day either.

The darkness less problematic now than I thought back in September. It still a pain in the ass and it makes this project a whole lot more difficult than it would’ve been if it only had been bright evenings. But, it’s not impossible.

Now, I don’t think it’s the darkness that will kill this project, if anything is to kill it. I think it rahter could be me getting bored of this project. That is possible. It won’t happen now though. And that’s because I got to things inside me. 1) determination 2) will-power.

I’m gonna end this like I did in another post last month:

Watch out doors! I’m on a mission. You’re about to be shot!

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