Friday, 31 December 2010

Starry night #3

The cabin at Holemark Gård on a dark, clear night.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tromsø #8

Two views from Håkøybotn looking towards Tromsø.
In the first there are no aurora to be seen, only a laser beacon and a passing aeroplane.
The second shows how the reflection from city lights can dim the Northern Lights.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Tromsø #7

Monday, 27 December 2010

Aurora #15


Sunday, 26 December 2010

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Friday, 24 December 2010

Tromsø #6

Tromsø taken from the top of the cablecar

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Aurora #10

After hours of overcast skies and snow showers (and playing with traffic), the cloud cleared to reveal a green auroral band (and a faint meteorite in the top left corner behind the cloud, but you will need to enlarge the picture to see this).

Saturday, 18 December 2010


After many dark hours waiting for the Northern Lights, I took to playing with the traffic. Actually, the road was so busy I had to wait 15 minutes for a car to come by to make this picture.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Aurora #8

Taken from Ersfjordbotn looking west along the Ersfjord.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Photos of the "polar night" taken at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
ISO 800, exposure 4 seconds

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Aurora #7

The cosy cabin at Holemark Gård where I stayed for a week with the Northern Lights sometimes dancing right over my head.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Møllebukta #2

Møllebukta beach, Hafrsfjord

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010


Friday, 10 December 2010


Sister ships in Stavanger Harbour

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ice #6

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Ice #5

Monday, 6 December 2010

Pavement Café #2

The lamps and blankets were out at this Stavanger pavement café, but with temperatures hovering at around minus 5 degrees, there were plenty of free tables.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Ice #4

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Window shoppers

Children from the local kindergarten being taught correct window shopping techniques, just in time to write to Santa!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Ice #3

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Sunset #10

The Three Swords monument, Stavanger

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Starry night #2

From the front doorstep

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

La tuttane få henga!

By the shores of Mosvatnet, I came across a tree adorned with dummies.
What exactly is going on here? Is it a special place where Stavanger mothers bring their babes for some sort of rite of passage into toddlerhood?
If anyone can explain, I'd love to know!

Monday, 29 November 2010


Sunday, 28 November 2010


Mosvatnet, one of Stavanger's lakes, is beginning to freeze, although it has not yet been declared safe for skating.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The mobile phone

The Rica Forum Hotel is an easily-spotted Stavanger landmark, known affectionately by locals as "the mobile phone".

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Monday, 22 November 2010

Would you buy it?

Unfortunately named tinned food, but clearly innocent enough in the Norwegian language.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Supermarket #2

A shiny new "Helgømat" has just opened in our district. This particular Norwegian supermarket chain always seems to involve a small natural history museum in its presentation. It's a shame there are no polar bears in this branch.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

Tananger Harbour #13

Tananger inner harbour