Bergen by train

Bergen by train

There’s not much going on at the train station in Bergen on a Sunday morning. It’s surprisingly empty of both trains and people for what used to be the capital of Norway.

While here I played around with the ticket machine and it seems to think it would take me 3 connections and 15 hours to travel from Bergen to a nearby village if I were to go via train. Google Maps had it down as an hour and half walk.

Still, a train station is a train station and there is always something photogenic about these lovely arched roofs. The lack of people simply made it easier for me to grab a shot and move on to my next destination.

I hope you have a great weekend everyone.

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Bergen bandstand

Bergen bandstand

There’s not much to say about this one; it’s a bandstand, and it was in Bergen.

There we go; my work here is done.

Have a happy Thursday.

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St John’s

St John's

It seemed that every attraction or semi-attractive piece of architecture in Bergen was having some work done to it last weekend. The combination of scaffold and Heras fencing was pretty dismaying to to view as I turned each corner and hoped for the best. It was rather amusing by the end of the it all, and I guess that’s what happens when you go off season.

I visited this church on the Saturday morning and my dismay here turned into relief as I worked my way around the fencing to find it was actually in front of the church rather than actually surrounding it – so I was at least able to get a clear enough shot of this one.

yay.

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Katten

Katten

On Saturday night I visited a popular tourist spot in Bergen where a lot of multicoloured wooden houses stand in a rickety row. I had been there earlier in my trip, and would come again later – Bergen is pretty small – but I hadn’t quite got the shots I wanted by this point.

As I was working my way around various different angles I decided to line up this doorway which had an interesting looking interior. Behind me was a cat that I had also seen earlier on in my trip, and so I positioned myself between it and the doorway you see here.

I guess this particular cat wanted to be the star of the show, however, as no sooner had I set up it decided to rub itself up against my tripod (don’t judge – we’ve all done it) and then move into the middle of the frame.

Perfect!

Or at least, it would have been perfect had I not been using my super wide angle which made the cat look miles away.

I was pretty sure I wouldn’t have time to change lenses, and so I simply moved the camera in and low to try a decent angle. Two shots in and the cat had decided that enough was enough, and sauntered off down the street.

Here’s the original image should you wish to see how much changed during post.

Katten- original

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Smallster

Smallster

For my final image in the B&W Challenge I went ahead and processed this image which I took while on a boat off the coast of Helsinki, and which I had always been debating on processing.

While looking through potential images to use in this series I stumbled upon this one and thought it would work quite well in black and white, and I also immediately thought it would be great to name it Smallster in honour of the person who nominated me for this challenge.

So from here on out, whenever I see a Chihuahua, I’ll think of you Ollie. ;)

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Entrance

Entrance

This door was somewhere in Helsinki.

I can’t quite remember the exact spot, but I think if I was in Helsinki right now I would be able to find it again. However, I’m not in Helsinki…and I’m rather pleased about that. Instead, I’m in a very wet London…but only for a short time before I head out to visit another part of Scandinavia later on today.

In 24 hours from the time of writing this I hope to be watching a sunrise in Bergen, Norway.

Have a great weekend all :)

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Helipad

Helipad

Day 3 of the Black and White challenge and we’re looking at a helipad that could be found atop some building in Kyoto, Japan.

I was shooting this through a pane of glass from a shopping mall which is attached to the main train station, so was pretty pleased that I managed to do so with very little reflection.

The cloud formations are pretty interesting, and made up for lack of helicopter coming in to land.

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