Tuesday 14 October 2014

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Monday 13 October 2014

Reflections of Narnia

A beautifully-sited mirror sculpture on Austvågøy in the Lofoten Islands, Norway.  Created by American artist Dan Graham in 1996

It is as hard to explain how this sunlit land was different from the old Narnia as it would be to tell you how the fruits of that country taste. Perhaps you will get some idea of it if you think like this. You may have been in a room in which there was a window that looked out on a lovely bay of the sea or a green valley that wound away among mountains. And in the wall of that room opposite to the window there may have been a looking-glass. And as you turned away from the window you suddenly caught sight of that sea or that valley, all over again, in the looking glass. And the sea in the mirror, or the valley in the mirror, were in one sense just the same as the real ones: yet at the same time they were somehow different - deeper, more wonderful, more like places in a story: in a story you have never heard but very much want to know. The difference between the old Narnia and the new Narnia was like that. The new one was a deeper country: every rock and flower and blade of grass looked as if it meant more.”   

C S Lewis 

Sunday 12 October 2014

Farm #6

 I have driven past this farm nearly every day for the last five years.  Finally, I stopped the car, stepped out, and took the lens cap off.  I have always found the colours of the house and its barn so pleasing against a blue sky.

Saturday 11 October 2014

Sverd i Fjell #24

One last photo of Stavanger's favourite monument before we leave forever.  This time the tide is out so the rocks are visible, and a calm windless night produces the perfect reflection.  They really are all different ....... honestly.

Friday 10 October 2014

Thursday 9 October 2014

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Printze Valley #2

From Plan de Fou

Monday 6 October 2014

Sunday 5 October 2014

Saturday 4 October 2014

Friday 3 October 2014

Thursday 2 October 2014

Beach #11

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Monday 29 September 2014

Mackerel sky

Sunday 28 September 2014


Saturday 27 September 2014

Friday 26 September 2014


Thursday 25 September 2014

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Tuesday 23 September 2014


The equinox is today at 0229 GMT

Monday 22 September 2014

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Friday 19 September 2014

Thursday 18 September 2014

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Aurora watching

This photo was taken three nights ago at Randaberg

Monday 15 September 2014

Sunday 14 September 2014

Saturday 13 September 2014

Friday 12 September 2014

Thursday 11 September 2014

Sunspot 2158

(image from Spaceweather.com)

As I photographed the hazy sunset this evening, I was annoyed by a speck of dust on my lens. No amount of effort would remove it, and I eventually concluded that it must be a sunspot. Imagery from www.spaceweather.com confirms that it was sunspot 2158.  More excitingly, I realized that I took my photo just minutes after this sunspot had unleashed an X1 class solar flare.
 Let's hope I'll have some aurora pictures to post in the coming days!

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Nothingness #3

"Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness.
 It's like the ultimate rest.
 It's better than the best sleep you've ever had.
 It's a quieting of the mind.
 It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings.
 It keeps life fresh."
Hugh Jackman

Tuesday 9 September 2014


Monday 8 September 2014

Sunday 7 September 2014

Saturday 6 September 2014

Seagull #11

Friday 5 September 2014

Beach #10

Thursday 4 September 2014


Skagen Bageri, one of the oldest buildings in Stavanger, which used to be a consulate, and where you can now get good coffee and cakes.

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Cruiseship #6

Stavanger Harbour

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Monday 1 September 2014

Aurora #88

Yet another shot from a few nights ago.

Sunday 31 August 2014

Saturday 30 August 2014

Aurora #87

Another view from two nights ago here in Tananger

Friday 29 August 2014

Nothingness #2

which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness
 is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.”

Thursday 28 August 2014

Aurora #86

Tananger, first aurora of the season, and a pretty one too!

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Tuesday 26 August 2014