Anne-Cathrine Nyberg: Blog http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Anne-Cathrine Nyberg kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:51:00 GMT Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:51:00 GMT http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u637934935-o313473116-50.jpg Anne-Cathrine Nyberg: Blog http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog 120 96 Day 175/366: Swimming fools http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-175/366-swimming-fools Day 175/366: Swimming fools Yet another day spent at the beach/hotel. The girls spent all day in the water. From early morning to late in the evening. They are such fishes! I swam a lot as well, too hot to just lay out tanning.

 

Beach day

Beach day

Beach day

She called the dolphin Delphi - very fitting for a dolphin bought in Greece!

Beach day

Friends!

View over Tolo beach

Overview of the whole beachside

Tolo evening Beautiful evening light

Olive heaven We ate a ridiculous amount of Olives, especially Emma - that and feta cheese are some of her favorite food, so she was pretty much in heaven the whole time we were here

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kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) 2012 365 366 Greece Life Mediterranean Nikon D90 Photography Project 365 Project 366 Swimming Tolo beach nikon sea summer vacation http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-175/366-swimming-fools Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
Day 174/366: Sara in Napflio http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-174/366-sara-in-napflio Day 174/366: Sara in Napflio Today we took the bus into the nearest bigger city, Napflio. It was the first capital of modern Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis. It is a beautiful city full of Venetian architecture. 

Bourtzi castle

The castle of Bourtzi

Emma in Napflio Emma in Napflio

Napflio day

Napflio day Napflio day

Streets of Napflio

Contemplative Sara Sara at dinner in the evening, back in Tolo

Night light Restaurant

Moonlit Mediterranean Sea Moonlit sea

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kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) 2012 365 366 Greece Life Mediterranean Napflio Nikon D90 Photography Project 365 Project 366 Tolo nikon sea summer vacation http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-174/366-sara-in-napflio Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:45:00 GMT
Day 173/366: Mythos http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-173/366-mythos Mythos beer

I love Mythos beer. It is bitter and strong in taste, and I drank several bottles every day :) 
 
This was a super relaxing day just hanging at the beach, which was situated one step down from our veranda at the hotel where we stayed. 
 
Seafood platter

Lots of seafood obviously in a fishing village

 
Relaxing day in Tolo
Emma chilling outside a closed down store
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kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) 2012 365 366 Beer Greece Life Mediterranean Mythos Nikon D90 Photography Project 365 Project 366 Tolo nikon sea summer vacation http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-173/366-mythos Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:15:00 GMT
Day 172/366: Taking in the Mediterranean Sea http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-172/366-taking-in-the-mediterranean-sea Day 172/366: Taking in the Mediterranean Sea

After a loooong day of travel that started at 4 am in the morning, the girls finally got to dip their feet into the Mediterranean sea. They were so happy! And looking forward to endless days of swimming. We were staying in Tolo, a small fishing village in Asini at the southern end of Peloponnese. It is a quiet, small, sleepy village where I have been a few times before, and my parents many times before... so a lot of the people running businesses there knows us. 
 
It is soooo hard picking out photos from this trip to put into my 366 project, as there are many, many photos that tells so much about what we were doing, where we were going and what we were seeing and experiencing there. 
 
This depicts so very well that first day of vacation to me, though...
 
It was a gorgeous first evening
Gorgeous first evening in Tolo, Greece
Romvi island
Romvi island
 
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kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) 2012 365 366 Greece Life Mediterranean Nikon D90 Photography Project 365 Project 366 Tolo nikon sea summer vacation http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-172/366-taking-in-the-mediterranean-sea Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:00:00 GMT
Day 171/366: Prepping toes http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-171/366-prepping-toes Day 171/366: Prepping toes

Sara and I had our own pedicure session, making our toenails pretty for going to Greece the very next day :)

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Day 170/366: Morning wait http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/7/day-170/366-morning-wait Day 170/366: Morning wait

Shot this just down from where I live, while waiting for my ride to work... I had a meeting quite early and having to get the girls ready for school as well as an almost one hour long bus commute would have made me late for it... so good thing my friend Bjørn Olav works at the same place, and that he was going a bit early as well this day, so I could hitch a ride with him - it only takes a bout 10-15 minutes to get to work by car. Sad but true! While I am glad there is a way to get to work by public transport, it does suck it takes such a long time.

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Day 169/366: Friends and pavlova http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-169/366-friends-and-pavlova Day 169/366: Friends and pavlova After spending most of the day packing and cleaning and organizing and doing laundry, Bjørn and his daughter Maja came over to get some info on taking care of Emma's guinea pig, since he is staying with them while we are in Greece for 10 days starting June 20th. I told him they might as well eat dinner here, and he was not hard to persuade! We had gyros with leftover lamb, home made tzasiki and yummy potatoes, and for dessert I made pavlova. It was a hit as always. I have nailed the making of the meringue, which can be tricky.

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Day 168/366: Failed stress reliever http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-168/366-failed-stress-reliever

I have been kinda stressed lately, so much to organize and fix at the same time - everything from juggling bill payments, to different things I have to attend and plan out for the girls at the end of the school year, and make sure they have the right things with them on school days that are unusual now at the end of the school year, to pack and prepare and plan for the trip to Greece (Tolo in Peloponnese) on June 20th, not only for myself but the girls of course, and then my parents who are also going calling many times a day about the situation in Greece with the election, the banks maybe being emptied of Euro, and all kinds of other things in that regard... and of course having a full time position to keep up with as well, where it has been extra hectic as of late since so many of my department in Leikanger went on strike for more than a week, and they got way behind and now we all have to try our best to catch up, and it gets to be too much. Today was just one of those days I felt the pressure way heavy. I hopped on the bike, because usually exercise helps relieve the stress. It didn't this day though. 
 
Felt a bit better the next day when I felt I got a bit headway on most of the things I tried to organize.
 
(ps, seeing Spongebob and Patrick in this pic made me smile :))
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Day 167/366: Bergen light rail http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-167/366-bergen-light-rail Day 167/366: Bergen light rail Had to take a different bus to work today than my usual one, and the one I took went through the city. It makes for different photo opts than I have on my regular route. Here, we passed the light rail train that was just leaving the city. 

Black and white version

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kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) 2012 365 366 Bergen Nikon D90 Photography Project 365 Project 366 city light nikon rail sunny http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-167/366-bergen-light-rail Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:30:00 GMT
Day 166/366: Being present http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-166/366-being-present Day 166/366: Being present

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
 
If you have your attention on what is see its fullness in every moment you will discover the dance of the divine in every leaf in every petal in every blade of grass in every rainbow in every rushing stream in every breath of every living being. ...beyond memory and judgement lies the ocean of universal consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
 
I have quite a few photographer friends who are heavily dependent on their cars to get around. Both due to distances they have to commute every day, but also due to layouts of where they live, and the lack of possibilities to walk a lot on foot, or a lack of public transportation that will require that they walk to and from their homes to the public transport stops. I've always told them we see the world differently almost. Sometimes i envy them the reach and easiness they get with driving to new places or things they want to see and photograph. But, sometimes I feel they miss out on so much that can be found on the journey itself. I experience so much more of the smaller details every day. I get to be much more present in my own life in a way.
 
Like this tiny rainbow I caught a glimpse of as I  was walking through the city park here in Bergen, Norway, from a bus stop to the culture school where I was about to  attend my oldest daughter's end of the year piano concert.
 
Close up shot
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Day 165/366: Light http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-165/366-light Day 165/366: Light

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Leonardo da Vinci
 
Anyone who photograph just even a little bit, very soon get acquainted with the importance of light. It is... the essence of photography itself. The word photography is composed of two words that come from Greek: Photo means light, graphy (actually grafein) means to draw. To photograph means <i>drawing with light.</i>
 
A photograph is an image that is created with the technique that imprints light. The light acts like the brush a painter use, the imprint works as the paint.The imprint is what we see through the viewfinder of the camera. 
 
Well, explained short and sweet. 
 
I am lucky to be able to take photos in near daylight until midnight here in the summer (this was shot at 11:30 pm), and vice versa, be able to experience the winter here where daylight is almost non existent, with the challenges and opportunities that brings when it comes to photography. Also, I love the light streaming from the windows in this!
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Day 164/366: Sunlit http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-164/366-sunlit Day 164/366: Sunlit

Lovers alone wear sunlight
E.E. Cummings
 
Just loved the way the evening sun came though the window and made me enwrapped in warm hues after my post exercise shower
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Day 163/366: Spotified http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-163/366-spotified

Someone has discovered Spotify... and loves it. She made play lists all evening... Very eclectic music taste that is all her own :) And of course, one of the lists she made was the music from the Harry Potter movies.
 
Emma is writing in her diary in the background. Chilled evening, which is rare in our house. 
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Day 162/366: BADS performance in the park http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-162/366-bads-performance-in-the-park Day 162/366: BADS performance in the park It was "Nygårdparkens dag" (a day celebrating a local park) today, and Emma's theater troupe BADS (Bergen Amateur dramatic Society) was invited to do a shorten version of their play Cinderella. Hence, Emma and her their friends from class who is also part of the crew, dressed up as mice once again. 

Performing!

The beautiful park

 

Sara and her best friend goofing around. Most of the time spent at the park, the two of them were playing Harry Potter - running around re-enacting scenes from the films/books. They are both obsessed with the books and films, which is so awesome!

 

It was a fun family day in the park
 
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Day 161/366: Zafran laugh http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-161/366-zafran-laugh Day 161/366: Zafran laugh

Today we went to a Persian restaurant called Zafran for dinner. Way back in February I bought a coupon for 2 servings of Persian tapas, and it had to be used by June 10th. So we were cutting it close!
 
The food was lovely, as was the place and atmosphere. It is definitely somewhere I'd like to go again. And even the girls liked the food. Sara the ground meat shish kebab, Emma the chicken kebab and the rice.
 
Here the girls are hanging outside after we finished our meal. Not sure what was so funny on the phone there!
 
The yummy food
 
Emma outside
 
Came upon this old, abandoned garage as we were walking towards the light rail afterward
 
The garage made for a good photo shoot opt! Luckily, I have tag along, free models! 
 
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Day 160/366: Tree Of Life http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-160/366-tree-of-life

I love trees. I feel deeply connected to them, and they have always played a vital role as a source of spiritual inspiration and comfort to me. The older and more crocked/tall, the better. With big, deep roots. In mythology, trees are regarded as very powerful, and almost every mythological system has a powerful tree as part of their myth. In Norse mythology we have Yggdrasil, or the evergreen world tree. It represents the world's meridian and serve as a connection between people, the powers of the heavens and the earth. In mythology, trees take on magical powers and become the centre of our fascination – they offer us a sense of the unknown. Of our past even beyond ourselves. They offer us a living reminder of events so wondrous as to be beyond our comprehension. To be able to see and touch such a tree is a powerful experience, although we cannot physically draw from it any of that power - we are unable to grasp the complexity of these feelings, the tree has a superiority over us.

A sense of belonging is something many people strive to achieve in a community. The tree with its firm base symbolises that concept of ‘roots’ and an element of an ongoing relationship with our surroundings. The canopy drawing in energy from its environment is symbolic of our need to absorb our cultural heritage in order to feel in tune with our evolution from times past. The drive to find an historic link with our present lives is almost instinctive and propels us forward as if on a quest to attain status and find a reason for being. The material strength of the trunk and its part in holding the tree together is perhaps symbolic of our need for inner strength.
(Tim Partridge)

A different shot and edit

 

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Day 159/366: Sunny summer evening http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-159/366-sunny-summer-evening Day 159/366: Sunny summer evening This is shot at almost 10:30 pm, after coming back from the city where I had dinner in the city with some of the people I went to accounting class with the spring of 2011. We're getting close to the lightest day of the year here, June 23rd. As said before, we are a tad bit too far south to experience the midnight sun, but there are only about 2 hours or so of it being dusky late at night even here now.

 

The view up towards the mountain situated right behind where I live...

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Day 158/366: Culinary http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-158/366-culinary Day 158/366: Culinary I love making food when I have have and/or make the time to do it properly. It is a skill I want to develop and perfect even more! Today i made a concoction of  tagliatelle with breaded chicken, and a sauce made of light cream, white wine, onion, tomatoes, sugar peas and parmesan cheese. So good!

Finished meal

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kineline@gmail.com (Anne-Cathrine Nyberg) 2012 365 366 Meal Nikon D90 Photography Project 365 Project 366 chicken dinner nikon pasta http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-158/366-culinary Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Day 157/366: Resilient http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-157/366-resilient Day 157/366: Resilient

The physical powers of the body cannot be separated from the rationale of the mind and the emotions of the heart. They are one and the same, a compilation of a singular being. It is in the harmony of these three-body, mind, and heart- that we find spirit.
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Spirit. In every language in all the Realms, surface and Underdark, in every time and every place, the word has a ring of strength and determination. It is the hero's strength, the mother's resilience, and the poor man's armor. It cannot be broken, and it cannot be taken away.
R.A. Salvatore
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Day 156/366: When only mom will do http://annenyberg.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/6/day-156/366-when-only-mom-will-do Day 156/366: When only mom will do One of those days where a cry was needed... For no particular reason. And, at those times, only mom will do. I love this girl so much. 

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