7 thoughts on “rainy afternoon

  1. vidar

    You can actually get the picture you want by selecting long shutter mode from the menu; shots ranging from 1-15 seconds. Maybe you can even record a few seconds of video to show everyone how incredably wet Bergen is at the moment:)

  2. Henning

    He he! This picture sums up autumn in Bergen. In this city you see the autumn pass from under an umbrella. And winter for that matter. But hey, come springtime and it’ll all be forgotten. Or at least forgiven.

  3. Jill

    Spring is good in Bergen, that’s true… And at least we don’t get much frost. It’s not just in Finnmark frost has arrived, Anders had to scrape frost off his windscreen in Oslo yesterday. He suggests we start using the Sami system with eight seasons instead of four: that way we could have good, crisp beautiful, colourful autumn AND evil, cold, wet, miserable, dark, gloomy autumn.

  4. Helen

    Hello! Norwegian in Melbourne, Australia here.. I see you have been here! The link to your site was in my ‘recommended reading’ list .. I’m doing my Master of Arts in Communication, and in the subject Cultural Convergence we are talking about blogs.. and stuff, u know 🙂

    Anyway.. love your site with information relevant for my upcoming essay!

    Good luck with your PHD… and yeah, I guess I should say something about the picture:

    I am so happy I am heading for summer and not winthr.. 😉

  5. Anders

    I disagree with Vidar. Long exposure will give you blurry lines for rain, wich is poetic, but not what I think you want. If you want the raindrops, turn on the flash! The quick flash of light is able to freeze drops and splashes (as well as it gives you smaller aperture and quicker exposure)

  6. Jill

    The flash! I hadn’t thought of that! Cool! Thanks, Anders!

    I haven’t found any way of setting the shutter time on my nice new digital camera (which disappoints me, because I enjoy the effects you can get with shutter speeds, both for fast photos and for focus depth) but I can choose between different speeds: ISO 50, 100, 200, 400. No faster. And ISO 400 isn’t fast enough for a drop of water.

    I’ll try with a flash. It’s still raining so I’ll have plenty of opportunities…

    Oh, and Helen, great to know a Norwegian in Melbourne’s dropped by! Enjoy Melbourne and let us know if you start blogging yourself 🙂

  7. vika

    Oh wow, this is one of the best photos I’ve seen in a while! Uh, don’t suppose you’d be willing to send me a slightly larger version, so that I could put it on my [electronic] desktop?..

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