Me, my dad and my broher Øyvind went camping in a mountainarea in Norway called Jotunheimen (literally: home of the giants). Here’s Øyvind sitting by the campfire.
*** The pictures are no longer generally available for downloading, but if you ask me, I can make them available. ***
I’m always looking for stuff about Norway in the news and on sites like digg, reddit and slashdot. Here’s an article about the Norwegian prison system. Consider this: the toughest sentence you can get in Norway is 21 years. And the crime level is still one of the lowest in the world.
I observe that the Norwegian car adventure Think is finally getting wind in its sails and some publicity abroad. Think got a long feature article on CNNMoney.com this week. The saga of Think is a tale of a good idea and good technology meeting nervous Norwegian venture capital, of Ford stepping in with big bucks just to lose faith a year later even though it had produced more than a thousand vehicles. After that it has been bought and sold twice and is currently owned by Norwegian investors again (uh-oh!). And they’ve finally announced they’re going to sell cars again, after years of development.
This is the link to CNN:
Company website: http://en.think.no/
Picture of my friends Bjørn and Emma getting married in 2007.
Picture of my friends Bjørn and Emma’s getting married in 2007.
Picture from my friends Bjørn and Emma’s wedding, in 2007.
The sunset set the whole horizon afire in Hønefoss, Norway. You see quite a few magnificent sunsets from this location. Too bad about the wire in the foreground, I didn’t have the opportunity to find an unobstructed vantage point.
I shot this flower with my 300mm. It has an incredibly shallow depth of field at full extension, which makes shooting moving objects very hard. It was windy, so you can see that the stem is blurry but the flower itself is sharp, but with a softness to it.
Hi, and welcome to a new and better Laurelindon. I abandoned the old look – it was a blind alley and I simply could not make it look good. I’ve been studying Web 2.0 extensively lately and hopefully, and I’ve tried to follow the Web 2.0 design tips and guidelines.
Also, the photo albums have been given a complete facelift, which in my opinion looks much classier. I have also rewritten the PHP architecture to make it more robust and efficient, as well as to add some features. All information is now stored in XML rather than in a propietary txt format. The biggest innovation, however, is the introduction of a thumbnail view for each album.
So this is what I’ve spent my summer holiday doing :P It’s pretty sad, isn’t it? I have no life, I fully admit. Anyways, hope you enjoy the changes, there’s a lot of hard work behind them. I’m aware that there are still bugs and glitches, but I don’t believe they should impair your experience.
Cecilie, Øyvind and I went on a weekend trip to a waterpark and amusement park called Bø Sommarland.
My brother Øyvind in front of a raging torrent of water trying to go through a too-narrow channel.
The legendarily rainy summer of 2007 created a lot of water, all of which had to go somewhere. These cascades have been dammed and the water is used for electricity production (no, different cascades than the ones in previous post). The cascades are normally dry at high summer – except for this year.