Summer project + other projects

Over 2/3 of my summer project is done. I have now 26 days left. I have to say I’m quite proud of what I have achived so far. There hasn’t been many days when I have complained or wished to end it. Even on the rainy days I’ve managed to get some good shots. Like I said in my last post, rain doesn’t limit you. Rain can be beautiful.

I wanted two diptyches every week. I don’t think I’ve managed that, but it’s not a big deal. As long as I’ve managed to take a photo a day throughout the whole summer, I’m happy.

Having a photoproject going, is a good way to keep the photography alive. You improve with every new shot you take. And improvement is good.

I’ve been thinking of what to do when this project is over. Will I start a new one or will I go back to just shoot whenever I feel like it? I think I want to start a new one. But what? And how often? One thing I’m sure of, it won’t be a 365-project. I’ve tried that once, and it was hard. I could of course just do a no-themed 365; just take a photo each day. But I would like a theme.

I have a few ideas though:

  • 52 self portraits (one each week)
  • 52 sundays (or another day, just take a photo one particular day. The photo must say something about that day)
  • 52 monochrome photos (one each week)
  • 52 food shots (one each week)
  • 30 days of food (one each day for a month)
  • 30 days of monochrome photos (one each day)
  • 30 days of Oslo (one each day. Requires me being in Oslo for month, not going anywhere)

Is there any other good ideas out there? Don’t be shy, bring it to me!

There is no rush to decide. First I have to finish the project I’m doing now.

Today I decided to walk the last part of my way home from work. It was raining. My shoes were almost soaked just by walking ten steps from the busstop. So when already was wet stepping out of bus number 20, there was no use in waiting for the next one. If I walked home, I could take some rainy photos.

Here are a few more shots from today.

Seeing the two last photos together, I see that the colors match. Not sure if they match in a diptych, but the colors looks great together.

Rain, rain, rain & some more rain!

Today has been an utterly grey day. It’s been raining more or less all day. There has been a few time the sky has closed its floodgates.

 

For me it has been a slow day. Rainy days like this usually makes me bake something. But I’ve been baking two days this week (bread on monday and chocolate cake on tueday), so I figured out I rather do something else. Thinking back on this day, I really don’t how this day has gone by so fast. It feels like I haven’t really done anything. I watched TV, read in a really, really sad book which made me cry big tears, been to the grocerystore where I said hello to a girl I went to junior high school with, talked to my uncle, eaten tomato soup and chatted with Chantie on msn.

Time has passed fast while the rain has poured down. If you overlook that my dad & uncles crops is on its way to drown, rain is not bad. It’s just a little boring when it rains so much and for so long; an entire day!

I had not much inspiration for taking any photos for my summer project today. This morning I really wondered what I should shoot. I thought it would have to be something inside because of the weather. When I made tomato soup I thought I’d take some picture of that. I took photos of the soup, but when the floodgates opened up for real, I thought I’d rather take some rainy photos and make one of them the photo of the day. The rain represent this very day.

These rainy shots reminds of this diptych I made about a year ago; then reasons to not feel down even if it rains. In addition to the ten reasons I can add a reason to not feel down; you don’t have to water your outdoor plants! The rain will take care of that for you.

Oslo by me

The Royal Palace.

The weather has been good today. It hasn’t been vert hot, but at least no rain and not so much wind as the last days. I went downtown Oslo today to take some pictures. I wanted to get some pictures of the city Oslo. I do take pictures in Oslo almost every day, mostly of flowers. And by those pictures, you can’t tell it’s from Oslo. It can be from anywhere. Many of the shots I got today, you can tell it’s from a city.

The tourists has arrived Oslo. I was not the only one walking around with a camera today. Most days I feel like I’m the only one. Now I can take pictures without people looking strangly at me. I even got stopped by a man asking me how my holiday was. I told him that I lived here. Then he said ok and left.

My trip lasted about two hours. This is some of the pictures I took:

The national Theater.

Peopole getting off and on the public ferrie to Bygdøy; which contains museums (Viking ships and more)

Some more boats by the fjord. This turned out as the photo of the day.

Top: part of a boat. Bottom: water (the fjord)

In the park behind the Royal Palace. It belongs to the Royal Palace, but is open for visits during spesific hours. It’s not huge, but pretty.  There were ducks in the pond.

Adn here are the ducks.

Some beautiful architecture. Reminds me of a fairytale/pricess castle.

Stortinget: it’s the seat of Norway’s parlament.

Taken by Stortorvet. On the right GlasMagasinet (mall). The yellow building holds a restaurant. They said it has been ghosts there, a the second floor, but that a medium has taken them to the other side (or what they do with them).

Summer diptych

This is photo number 7. A week has passed and I’m enjoying this summer project very much! It’s a lot of fun.

Today I wasn’t very inspired. I didn’t really have any ideas and didn’t know where to go to find inspiration either. Looking at my flowery skirt, I thought why not take a photo of this pretty skirt? Instantly my brain started to work/spinn and I found out I needed to do a diptych. I took on some old stone bracelets, fetched my camera and went out on the balcony. After I few shots I realised needed grass under my feet. I put on some shoes, fetched my keys and went outside.

After I’d taken a lot of shots, I picked some flowers. I bought two tiny green vases on IKEA a while ago. I wanted to fill one of them with flowers. I would love to show you a photo of them, but I will have to wait. I got an idea for tomorrows shot which includes the vase and the flowers. Another diptych.

When I had processed the photos and made the diptych I see Shanon tweet this: WordsToShootBy is new today! “Body” was the theme: WordsToShootBy Great contributions. I shot my legs in the car.

The concept is to make a triptych and I did a diptych, but we both had a body theme. Funny coincidence. I bet I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. I love the concept WordsToShootBy is all about!

I would love to be a part of something like that, but for now I just have to make my own diptyches and admire what they do. It’s not so bad either!

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