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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Around The City – Oslo

We spent 3 days in an incredibly hot Oslo recently.  As you can see from this shot, the sun was strong and created good shadows.

Nothing Is Straightforward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Nothing Is Straightforward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Both of us were captivated by the Royal Opera House opened in 2008.  It has lots of sloping areas for sun-worshipers to spread themselves across and is of course, ideal for urban snappers.

Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

The lines and angles drew us both and we took many, many shots.

Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

We took full advantage of the glass which provided some interesting reflections.

Taking The Photo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Taking The Photo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
There And Back. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
There And Back. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This shot is of Paul lining up a shot (in his summer hat!) and his cousin Gro, having a seat and lining up a shot of her own.

A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I like the half shadow across Gro on this one.

A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Lynn in her summer hat.

Quadraped. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Quadraped. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stepping Forward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stepping Forward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

The glint of sunlight and the retro feel drew paul’s eye to this boat.

Speedboat! Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Speedboat! Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Snapper snapped snapper again.

Lining It Up. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Lining It Up. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And vice versa.

Akker Brygge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Aker Brygge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Aker Brygge Pavement. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Aker Brygge Pavement. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Statue of Jens Olav Walaas Selvaag, a Norwegian engineer with an interest in designing affordable housing.  I don’t think those flats surrounding him would be regarded as affordable, even by Norwegian standards but some interesting architecture.

Reflected. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Reflected. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Just outside the stylish Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, located in Aker Brygge and designed by Enzo Piano, we found this sculpture surrounded by lines and shadows.

Head, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Head, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

So did someone else.

Shadow Lines. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Shadow Lines. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Inside the Astrup fearnley, art lovers against a window out onto the Oslo Fjord.

All In A Row, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
All In A Row, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We didn’t find out why there were various South American music and dance groups parading round but we enjoyed the lively sounds – and colours!

Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I took this one from the window on the plane on the way home – the sun setting over a fjord opening out onto the North sea.

Fjord Sunset. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fjord Sunset. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

 

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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

In An Oslo Garden

This is a bit of a change from our normal work.  We were staying with Paul’s cousin Gro who has a beautiful garden in Oslo – and the sun shone the whole time.  So, we had an excellent opportunity to experiment with some macro  photography.  Oh, and we have included some colour…

Close-up of a member of the onion family – allium.

Pale Green. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Pale Green. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

I think this is actually a weed but I loved the structure and the colour.

A Subtle Blue. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Subtle Blue. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This is the allium again.

Explosion Of Green. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Explosion Of Green. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Again, not sure what this bee is sipping his nectar from but it was an apian favourite.

Hovering. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Hovering. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Normal black and white service is resumed – this is the blue weed again, also a favourite with bees.

On The Move. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
On The Move. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The pollen area that attracts the bees.

Delicacy. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Delicacy. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

An onion in the vegetable garden.

Know Your Onions. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Know Your Onions. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Another close-up of the centre of a flower.

Whiteness. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Whiteness. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This one we recognised – the poppy.

Slowly Opening. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Slowly Opening. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Similarly, we could name this, the common dandelion.

Dandelion - Detail. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Dandelion – Detail. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

As is this.

Dandelion - The Remains. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Dandelion – The Remains. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

After all that photography, the well-placed deck chair was pretty inviting.

Inviting. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Inviting. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

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