For a Hagenaar in Oslo

I almost forgot the last few pictures.

Although Norway was great, it was also very nice to see a real city again when arriving in Kiel. They had traffic lights! More then 1 supermarket!

Ofcourse, in Norway we didn’t really visit the big towns like Oslo or Lillehammer. But I did long for a bit of city again.
A friend of mine emigrated to Oslo, and she lived in the same town as I live now. When we where nearing home and the sun was setting, I watched my country with tourists eyes and tried to capture that from within the car. With dirty windows. And those annoying guardrails kept popping into my picture, and if it wasn’t that, it was poles or trees in my picture!

Here are the surviving pictures:



Somewhere after we got home we watched the movies “Cars” for the first time. This did affect my view on the picture somewhat. I get a “cars” feeling to it.

Next: The skyline of The Hague, seen from the highway A12 when you enter the city.





I have asked you allready 3 times, but now I really want to know:

Which picture do you like most?

Norway – nature

And here is the last set of holiday pictures…

So beautifull! I especially was impressed by the colours of the glacierwater and the moss.

I’ll select a few of the most special ones first, and then add the bulk.

Taken on sea, at Kaupanger, at Nigardsbreen Glacier and Telemarken Canal, and some pictures from along the way. Oh and waterfalls. Plenty of em.

Made through the window of the Colorline “Fantasy” – From Kiel to Oslo.

This is all real. No editing. It just looks so… unreal, I know!

I just love these colours. I should cut a bit off the top of the picture, and then enlarge it.

I like stones. And moss. And closeups of them. Or just a big rock with moss.

The moss, stones and water… so new, fresh, intense.

Where are we? the moon?

You know what, if I continue I’ll put half of the pictures up here in large size.. I’ll just add a gallery which will include above pictures as well!

Any favourites?

Norway – family holiday

Next, on to 34 family pictures!

I tried to look at them as objectively as possible to see if they are interesting to people who don’t know us (very well) too. Ofcourse we adore our son and I’d love to post all 500+ pictures we made of him, but I think you’d be a bit bored of them ;).

Some of them are – I think – quite special, some are just family pictures and probably only interesting to people who know us. Nevertheless, I share them with you :).

Please let me know which ones you like!

The next post will contain most pictures or our holiday – the nature ones. Nature has a bad habit of being beautifull in almost any picture 😛 Hence there will be many of them.

Norway – close-ups.

Here some pictures of our holiday in Norway from May 13th till May 28th.


I seem to have some difficulty narrowing the amount of pictures down, so I’ll split them up in seperate posts.

First I’ll show you the smallest selection. The close-ups and specials. (That doesn’t mean the other pictures aren’t special, just these are kind of focused on one subject.)
The pictures are converted from .NEF (Nikon picture file of about 12 MB) to JPG’s, and reduced in size as well, to around 250-35 KB, so there is some quality loss.

My partner and I try to make interesting pictures of our surroundings.

Are there any pictures you particularly like? If so, why?

Windmills, snow and trees

I’ve been a little quiet after my posting spree – it’s been very busy with work and I had to catch my breath from that cardmaking spree! I’m slowly working on another card for the FrenchKissed challenge Love me Two, but I’m still working on the first card and want to make 2 more.

During some walks the past few weeks I took pictures, with cardmaking or just “backgrounds” in mind. These images could be reworked into a card or collage very nicely. If I’d had the time I would edit them a bit for you and show some possibilities, but time is one thing I haven’t had the past week and next week doesn’t look much different.

If you have any questions about the pictures just ask away. Clicking on the image will take you to the bigger sized one, then right click and choose save as. If you do download the images, please let me know, I’d love to know how you are going to use them 🙂