Thursday, 28 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 22

Some summer holiday shots captured in Borgholm on Öland in Sweden.

Heavy clouds with rain and tunder is comming....

Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden, is today only a ruin of the fortress that was first built here in the second half of the 12th century and many times rebuilt in later centuries.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Some night shots from Drammen

Iso 100 - Focal lenght 10mm - Apertur f/8 - Shutter speed 30 sec. - Tripod - Remote trigger - Mirror lockup.

Ypsilon pedestrian bridge between Drammen Park (on the Bragernes river bank) and the Science Park (on the Strømsø side).

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Formula 2000 - Drammen

Some shots from the formula 2000 race at Drammen river last saturday.

Formula 2 boats are equipped with 2-liter Mercury stock engines generating 200 HP and speeds up to 200 km/h (125 mph). Hulls of Formula 2 are the same as for Formula 1 boats and they reach minimum length of 4.8 meters and minimum weight of 513 kg (including the pilot). Due to their specially designed tunnel hulls, Formula 2 boats are able to turn almost instantaneously incurring more G forces than any other racing machine on the planet. Starting 2008 all boats racing at international venues are equipped with safety crash boxes.

Mikki Fors from Suomi Finland wins the race and the Europa CUP and Scandinavian CUP

Monday, 25 August 2008

Odd Shots On Monday # 17

Barrel (geometric) distortion made by the wide angel lens.

Lighthouse Lange Erik - Öland Sweden

The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Some summer holiday shots from Norway # part 5.

Ålesund is a city and municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Jugendstil architecture.

Ålesund was established as a municipality January 1, 1838. Borgund was merged with Ålesund January 1, 1968. Sula was separated from Ålesund January 1, 1977. Ålesund received city rights in 1848. It is the administrative center as well as the principal shipping city of the Sunnmøre district. The Ålesund agglomeration has a population of 45,299.

Ålesund was originally known as Kaupangen Borgund, kaupang being Norse for marketplace or town. The West Norse form of the current name was Álasund. The first element is (probably) the plural genitive case of áll m 'eel', the last element is sund n 'strait, sound'.
Until 1921, the name was written Aalesund.

Ålesund municipality occupies seven of the outer islands in the county of Møre og Romsdal: Hessa, Aspøy, Nørvøya, Oksnøy, Ellingsøy, Humla and Tørla. The city centre is located on the islands Aspøy and Nørvøy, while Hessa and Oksnøy contain residential areas. The second largest island, Elingsøy, used to be accessible only by boat or by road via Skodje municipality, but a subsea tunnel was built in 1987 to make travelling between the island and the city centre more convenient. The tunnel is 3,481 metres long, and is currently being upgraded. Situated 236 km north northeast of Bergen, Ålesund is adjacent to the Hjørund and Geiranger fjords, the latter being on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
The municipality covers an area of 93 km2. The population is 41,385, making the population density 430 people per km2. The population of the agglomeration, which includes parts of the neighbouring municipality
Sula, is 45,299. The municipality also contains three small, separate urban areas — Hoffland, Årset and Myklebost — with a total population of 1217.
The city has a pronounced maritime climate with mild and windy winters; the coldest month of the year, January, has a mean temperature of 1.3 °C. The lowest temperature ever recorded at
Ålesund Airport, Vigra is a mere -11 °C.
(Source - Wikepedia)