via Alkali Lake, Bolivia.
These beautiful clouds indicating a shift in the weather, was caught today while out hunting for a “Second-Day-of-Summer-photo.
14. April is – according to the ancient Norwegian calendars, Runic Calendars (primstav) the first day of summer. Hence today would be the second day of summer. As you can see, the fjord today is calm like on a beautiful summer day – but the snow reveals that we still have som way to go before the spring feeling turns into a summer feeling…
Never ever burn yourself out on negative stress. There is a very fine line between positive stress (I am busy, but I am coping) and negative stress (I am busy, I am not coping and the world is in utter chaos / I am experiencing traumatic events and don’t have the time or the resources to cope with it).
Without going into the finer details of what negative stress does to you psychologically and biochemically – once you crossed the line into negative stress it can have a serious – life shortening – impact on your health like insomnia, which I am suffering from. But insomnia has its perks (no, just kidding). At least you get to see your surroundings at all possible hours. So failing to do what I was supposed to do, I made this photo at 5 am standard time (6 am DST) of the sunrise gleem.
Nope, not the one from Milo, but the faithful planet that also is known as The Morning Star or Evening Star. Venus is the brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon. Although beautiful seen from a distance, this is a very hostile place to be. The pressure of the atmosphere is 93 bar (your car tire is a couple of bars…) and the temperature is around 460°C.
Made an HDR composite today of the sun peeking over the Ankenes mountain.
I captured this magnificent photo in february by the Old Skagen (Gl. Skagen) Beach, Denmark. Erosion of the sandy dunes is a big problem. Most places the shifting sand has been stopped by planting gras. But it is a formidable force they’re up against out there on the north-western tip og Denmark. Although it is a practical problem for people wanting to live there – the erosion have a beauty of it’s own. Well captured in this photo.
I have totally fallen for these brilliant voices. The Swedish sisters in “First Aid Kit” Music Johanna and Klara have voices with really similar vocal harmonies, BUT the tiny little difference makes this duo MAGICAL!
Please watch this musicvideo by First Aid Kit performing their new single “Emmylou” This is the second single taken from the new First Aid Kit album, The Lion’s Roar, available on Wichita Recordings.
The night is getting lighter and soon the Midnight Sun will be shining – thus making it impossible to see the spectacular phenomenon – Northern Lights (Aurora borealis). But still the night is dark enough to se the occasional Northern Lights. Although I am too busy at the moment to spend hours out in the cold gazing for this beautiful light show – yesterday I just had to.
I only shoot photos in RAW-mode. Hence it takes a lot of hard, manual labor to “develop” them into JPEGs suitable for showing here. And there it is again time… Well, I’ve processed one with the planet Venus shining brightly through the vail of the Northern Lights above the Ofoten Fjord.
One of my mother’s little friend – a Great Tit (Parus major) – coming in for landing in the hollow coconut used as a feeding station.
Lovely! I’ve been tried fooled today (sorry, better luck next year) and I’ve managed to execute a few well-played pranks – for wich I have been thoroughly amused. So next year I am expecting revenge ;o)
Of course my blog has also been a scene for a small prank – namely the previous post “I’ve rounded 100,000 visitors to my blog!!!”. It would have been quite nice to have had more than 100,000 visitors – but my real counter shows just well over 15,000 ;o) As the observant reader might have noticed – the false “hit counter” has been stuck all day on 100,001 visitors…
I don’t know what has happened – but in one and a half years – I’ve rounded 100,000 visitors!!! Just take a look at my counter here on the right… It’s UNBELIEVABLE!!! Thank you all for making this blog such a HUGE success!!!