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