Saturday, July 13, 2019

Reflection at Frederiksberg Palace


Frederiksberg Palace  (not to be confused with Fredericksborg Castle) is a Baroque residence, located in FrederiksbergDenmark, adjacent to the Copenhagen Zoo. It commands an impressive view over Frederiksberg Gardens, originally designed as a palace garden in the Baroque style. Constructed and extended from 1699 to 1735, the palace served as the royal family’s summer residence until the mid-19th century. Since 1869, it has housed the Royal Danish Military Academy.

As crown prince, Frederick IV had broadened his education by travelling in Europe. He was particularly impressed by the architecture in Italy and, on his return to Denmark, asked his father, Christian V, for permission to build a summer palace on Solbjerg as the hill in Valby was then known.

Juzno is still under the weather but he thought it might cheer his spirit if he go back to photo editing.  To his shock, majority of the image files that were cataloged in Lightroom were missing.  It must have been wiped out when he updated to the latest version of Lightroom.  The whole revelation made his illness worse.  Oh well, he thought, it is what it is.  Que sera sera.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

On the Way to Geiranger


I believed we were still in Sognefjord at this time.  On the way to Geirnager.  Norway is the most scenic of the Scandinavian countries.  The weather changes rapidly depending on where one is.  This image reveals the snow cap mountains.  A few miles after, the snow would disappear and it is replaced by the green landscape.

Right now, Juzno is not feeling so well.  Perhaps coming down with a flu and maybe exacerbated by developing an allergy to the Texan weather, commonly called ad the Cedar Fever.  So for the time being, there might not be any new posts on this blog.

Thank you for your visits.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Leikanger Commune



The Leikanger Commune is located on the north side of the Sognefjorden, the king of the fjords.  A charming little farming village in Norway.  The industry in Norway is mostly agricultural and is subsidized by the government.  A farmer cannot just sell his farm to anybody but his or her eldest son or daughter.  If the son or daughter does not want to buy the farm, it is sold to the next in line, and so on.  When nobody wants to take over the farm, only then can it be sold to an outsider.  The paperwork is pretty lengthy from what I'm told.  Also, the farm cannot be used for anything else except for farming the original crop.  For example, the buyer cannot plant potatoes if the farm was producing barley.

Hope you enjoy.   

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Ice Plant LBO


Found this just today.  I might have posted this image some time ago.  It's an old one I shot in 2010 using the Original Lensbaby mounted on a crappy 8 megapixel Canon Rebel XT.  Everything was shot manually including the focus, the shutter speed and aperture.  Surprisingly, I managed to get a decent shot here considering I was just starting to get serious into photography at that time.  I learned so much about capturing images using the Lensbaby.  Focusing is selective and very difficult.  Everything had to be captured using manual settings.  The Lensbaby would not communicate with the DLSR.  So it forces one to persevere or give up.  As for me, I was loving the process and the results.

Hope your day is going well

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Last Days of the Sunflowers


The wild sunflowers on our front yard have grown taller than us and our olive trees.  It was time to chop them off before they got out of control.  We had to do the gig quickly as the weather was unforgivingly hot.  After a few minutes, I thought I was going to have a heat stroke.

The image above are some of the flowers I managed to cut from their branches.  They make for great photo op but they usually won't last long.

Hope your day is going well.