Down by the harbour

Saturday morning I woke up 8 o’clock in the morning. When I finally dragged myself out of bed 08.30 and looked out the livingroom window, I saw it was foggy outside. The fog was thick as cotton and I could not see the fjord. Instantly I wanted to hurry outside and take photos of the fog. For a really long time now I’ve wanted to capture fog on camera and this was a golden opportunety.

Unfortunately the fog moved faster than I did. When I had showered, get dressed, eaten, checked out a few things online and was out the door, the fog had lifted. I could only see a tiny bit of fog down by the harbour. By the time I got down there, it might be gone as well. But I decided to go down anyway. Even if I missed the fog, I might be able to take photos of other beautiful things.

I’m so pleased I didn’t give and went home. Spending time by the harbour was fun and interesting and I really enjoyed walking alongside the fjord. Click on the mosaic to see the photos more up close.

Here you can see Aker Brygge (top left) and the boat Crown of Scandinavia (top right) which goes to Copenhagen. On the bottm left the sign says ‘boats to the islands’ and the bottom right shows a photo of myself with chairs and reflections of the fjord.

The more industrial side of the harbour. The light was gorgeous at this hour. I was taking these photos around 11.30.

Look at the blue water; isn’t it just beautiful. The hues of blue. Ah, it’s just candy for your eyes.

Walking alongside the harbour I saw quite some tourist. I heard several forrign languages; I guess it was people on vacation in Norway. I also saw people sitting on the dock fishing.

One thing I love is to be on a big boat (like the ones that goes between Oslo and Copenhagen for instance) and stand on the front deck and look at the open sea. I especially love when the boat is so far out, far from the shoreland and all you see is the open sea. That view is breathtaking.  The bottom photo to the right reminds me of such view. That photo is really taken close the harbour.

I didn’t get any photos of fog, that I have to wait for, but instead I got some lovely shots of the harbour/fjord. It shows that even though you don’t get what you want the most, the thing you get can be quite good too.

I miss that light!


November is one big sigh. It’s not autumn, it’s not winter and christmas is here, but not here. And then there is the missing light that makes it so fun to photograph. It’s never around anymore, that golden light.

There is no light when I head for work and no light when I’m leaving the office at 16.00 either. Only time I can catch some good light is around noon on saturdays and sundays. But I’m not even¬†certain to get some light then either. The evil clouds and grey weather might be there and mess things up.

Who wants to go photographing in grey weather? Not me at least.

I’m longing for some snow and sun to bright up my side of the world and give me some nice light to shoot in. In the meantime, I’ve just have to look at some memories of that nice golden light.

I checked the weather cast for this weekend. It’s gonna be full sun on sunday and one degree below zero. Brr. It’s getting colder. Then I have one mission on suday – go shooting! Hopefully I won’t suffer from a bad hangover since I’m going out on saturday. Wish me good luck ;)

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