Sunday photoblogging: Oslo opera house

by Chris Bertram on November 23, 2014



gianni 11.23.14 at 11:15 am

Uppsala looks so wonderfully tranquil. Really like how you capture the long shadows and the vibrant reflections on the water.

Also very much enjoyed the effect of the window pane on the picture of the garden (after the blue eyed cat).


James Wimberley 11.23.14 at 1:59 pm



PJW 11.23.14 at 2:45 pm

Amazing. It made me think of the movie poster for Being There.


Alan White 11.23.14 at 10:43 pm

It’s like three windows into perspective! (As it were.) Another great study in composition.


QS 11.24.14 at 7:49 am

Certainly my favorite of your photos. Any advice for dealing with Flickr’s unfortunate sharpening algorithm?


Greg 11.24.14 at 4:13 pm

An opera house that looks like it drifted into the Oslo fjord after being calved from a space-glacier. And the sloping roof doubles as a venue for free concerts. Norway is absolutely brilliant.


js. 11.24.14 at 5:05 pm

This is lovely. Thanks.


Meredith 11.24.14 at 10:50 pm

I’m wondering. Why does the concrete in the city streetscape seem like a form of earth to me, while this Oslo Opera House leave me cold? (Not a comment on the photograph, but on what it “records.”) I am developing an aversion to glass and concrete, if they’re not put in the right places. Funny, since they are both made out of sand and/or clay, but they increasingly feel anti-earth/soil to me.


Tom 11.26.14 at 7:26 pm

I don’t want to write it every week but I love your style. The swing carousel is probably my favorite here. I like the emphasis on the geometry (or lack thereof), how even simple streets or objects can reveal beautiful shapes, lights and shadows. I like that there are not too many pics of people (even though those are beautiful too).

I take pictures too from time to time and my instinct, at least to my superficial eye, has been similar to yours. For example, I remember seeing some of your pictures of Frank Lloyd Wright’s house in Chicago and the angles were very similar to the ones I had shot few months before – though yours were much nicer.

To sum up, thanks for posting and sharing.

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