Winter flight

It was January and the sun was just returning to Kirkenes with its -30° Celcius. The flight went from Kirkenes to Oslo where it was not much warmer.

This is an experiment, my first attempt to combine pictures with audio. I asked my husband, a professional musician, to make some music to accompany my series of pictures. He made this especially for this project. To check out more of his stuff, see

The polar night

The polar night is coming to an end, and the sun is finally reaching up above the horizon. Just barely, but still powerful. To see the sunlight, we had to walk up to a height. Today is the first day I have actually seen the sun for a week. The pinkish, smudged, red ball hovering over the blue fjord, took my breath away. I wasn’t the only one to stop and try to capture the beauty. These pictures are taken during the last few days in Kirkenes, Norway. All the pictures are taken midday, and this is as light as it gets. The final pictures is from Gardermoen, near Oslo.

12 hours, 12 pictures, 28 kilometers

The 25th of August I participated in Oslo Photo Marathon. 140 people started the marathon at 11 am this beautiful Saturday in Oslo. 130 made it to the finish line. During the day the participants would receive 12 assignments in a given order, three assignments at a time. The participants would pass check points at a given time where they would receive the next three assignments. At the end of the day, the final delivery would have to be handed in by 11 pm. And by this time the participants would have to delete all the pictures they weren’t handing in, so all they would have left on the memory card was 12 pictures. The pictures had to be delivered in the same order as the assignments were given, and the pictures were not to be altered after they were taken.

So, I put on my good shoes and headed to the starting point full of anticipation and excitement.

The assignments were soft, green, near, light, border, portrait of a stranger, red, round, triangle, tight, wet, darkness.

I walked 28 kilometers (17,5 miles) that day. I learned a lot. I have 12 pictures to show for it. Some I like, some I don’t. I wanted to finish, so I handed them in anyway. Taking the pictures in the given order was really challenging, not to mention choosing and deleting! At least I’ve got some ideas for next time, and I’m looking forward to next time round. What a great way to burn energy!