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Yes, it is that time of the year - time for exams, during this December I will have a Portfolio exam, a written exam and several practical exams. I am looking forward to finish my studies, but at the same time I am a little sad that it is over for now. I would love to continue my journey to become a photographer. This time is really tight on the schedule so I just managed to post this blog today, I hope you will enjoy it, and a prayer of good luck for my upcoming exams would be much appreciated :-)

Talking about journeys, I recently went to Denmark, for the second time this year, on a photo-/ road trip with a friend of mine. And the result was interesting, but I will not share until I pass my Portfolio exam ;-)

On the way to Denmark I was so lucky to be at the harbor just before the break of dawn, this is, to me, such a magical time of the day

To overview the sunrise on the ocean is something I dream of doing every now and then


Denmark is known to be a really flat country, so I was happy to find these sand cliffs. It is possible to go for a walk along the edges for more than a kilometer, we didn´t because of the weather - and the fact we were traveling further that day

 The old light house was getting an upgrade, and I pray they will put it back to the style it used to have, it reminded me about The Great Gatsby era


I also spend time photograph children, for homework and practice of my techniques, I love it and I feel so grateful to the mothers (read; my friends) that lend me their time and children so that I can keep doing what I love. I am humble and happy today, looking at these pictures and thinking of the lovely time spent with positive and fabulous people.

Small princes, princesses and little elves - I would love to do more of this, I would love to be more creative to make even more stunning pictures for proud parents

And when I was the most busy, one mother shot a picture of me in action with her pretty daughter


Now I am proud to present to you, the really multi talented, Connie Hanks - please follow our circle around our blogs and take a look at what everybody has been up to the last month.


Lots of Love from Norway,


- Trini

Hello again,

I´m so sorry I missed out last month, but with school things have been rather busy, fun and fabulous. I missed you all and was so sure I wanted to join in this magic ring this month. Late September and October is the time for changes. The transformation of nature is yet again over us. I know that my cousin in Australia has just seen the signs of spring, but here in Norway we have just begun to see the colors changing. Actually from day to day the transformation happens around me.

Mushrooms are showing off in the forest too, and the most poison one is the most colorful one - even the nature says stop with the color of red.

Autumn is also about going to sleep, hibernate - I think it has become too sad to say that nature dies, because it happens every year. It is more a state of recharging, getting a new chance or just have a sleep. Well these old cars sitting in the forest is also reminding me of autumn, there is no secret that a lot of people on the northern hemisphere is experiencing a kind of depression these days. Going from the spring and summer with a lot of light and warmth to the cold and dark time of the year. Today is World Day of Mental Health and it is important to be aware that mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental health is not contagious and therefore we should not be afraid of lending a shoulder to each other. Next time it could be you experiencing some harder down time and who needs someone to listen to you. Always take care of your fellow human beings. After all, we are all one.

At least autumn is pretty in its color palette, and I am so lucky to know babies being born in this time of the year, too. And twice as lucky because I was invited to photograph the newborn. Here are a few from that photo shoot.

Welcome to our world, Hedda - may you have a strong, vice and good life ahead of you.

The fog is also a clear sign of autumn and winter getting closer. It is like a blanket over nature in the early mornings. I can´t wait to see more of this when I go to school.

I was also having a walk with this pretty one year old, she is about to let go of her walking-support. I guess it will be fun chasing her in the close future :-)

Happy 1st birthday, sweetest Kristine. I look forward to photograph you in your next year too :-)

It is not only in the woods that colors shows up these days. The sunsets are really strong and vivid.

And when the sun is set, it is time for a different scenery across the sky.

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.

With the pretty Aurora Borealis, the northern light, I say thank you for visiting my blog. And hope to see you back again.

I now hope you are ready for some more stunning pictures, please follow our 10 on 10 ring, I am proud to show you in the direction of the very talented Luciane Steiner, just click her name and be started on our circle.


- Lot´s of colorful autumn-Love from Trini,

Trine Lise in Norway,

We are already writing August 2015, this year went by in a hurricane, but I am not complaining, because the reason it feels like my life is on speed is because I am doing a lot of things. And to be honest, I can´t wait for school to start again in a week.

This month is all about perspective. So what is perspective? And what is it to me? And what is it to me in photography? The word ´Perspective´is a noun, used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things.

It means the art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other.

Synonyms to the word perspective are (among several); outlook, view, viewpoint, point of view, standpoint, position, stand, stance and angle.

This is how the boring, analytic, academic part of my brain starts working with a topic. The creative part is being pushed aside to find a logic solution to any challenge. So it is about time to put this in perspective since I now want to pursue the creative part of me. Sometimes we just need to look at it from a different perspective, and that is what I am hoping to achieve from this months challenge.

Using reflection is one way to find a different perspective on things. I am rather found of shooting reflections in different ways, I am not so good at showing them off to anyone, but those images sits in my hard drive and just wait, wait until I am free enough to show them to the world, or not. My academic, analytic part of the brain is so afraid of being a copy cat, so it holds me back. Even if I am told, over and over again, that it is almost impossible to shoot a photography that has not been shot before, I am still afraid of being a cheater or something, so I just keep them to myself for now.

Being the oldest or the only child in a family is also something that makes me put things in perspective. Suddenly you will find that you are the oldest one in your family, or maybe even the only one. There is no wonder that the older we get the more important family gets. I remember my dad when he turned 60 years, he suddenly started to visit his old relatives and even found a few new cousins thanks to Facebook. I am starting to feel the same way, and I am starting to look at old photography, do you have resent pictures of your loved ones? Did anyone write down who is who on your old black and white pictures left behind for generations? I think photography is really important to remember people and situations. I recommend you to go to a photographer and get the family portrait you have thought about for a while or of your parents, your siblings or together with your best friend, just before it is too late.

Or maybe you have another way of looking at it? Humor is a great way to find perspectives in life. Humor and sarcasm may bring different solutions than you had ever imagined.

To stand high in the mountain, looking down and at the view gives you a perspective of the surroundings. When I was a student at the university I learned that it could be very smart to get a birds point of view to see the whole picture. But when standing high up in the mountain it is easy to miss the beauty of the small things living at the edge of the ocean, so if you want to see the details you better find a possibility to be close to what you like to observe, like wide angle or macro photography, one is to see the whole area and the other to see the detail of an object.


At Kråkeslottet on Senja in the northern part of Norway someone spent summer in this cabin on the smooth rocks by the Norwegian sea, which is north of the Atlantic Sea.

 I find it easy to find different perspectives when surronding myself with beauty. And to me flowers are beautiful. By my work space I have a photography of flowers by Joyce Tenneson, and it is such a great inspiration.

And looking on other artists work is also a way of seeing things from a different angle, like the art exhibitions, music and theater at Kråkeslottet this summer. Art in July is an art festival in the high north.

 Since I started this blog telling you all about how afraid I am to copy someone I will end this article with a copy I made just because I had this article in mind. I think this is one of the best perspective views I have ever seen and the photographer I copied is a fabulous Norwegian photographer called Arnfinn Johnsen, my dream is to be able to join one of his workshops in the near future.


I hope you got a perspective on things reading your way down here, or if you are like me you need to see more about perspective, please follow our blog circle 10 on 10 to see if you get any wiser. I will point you to the next in the circle, the very talented and lovely Kristina Rust and see what she has been up to lately.

Until next time - I wish you new perspectives in your life,

- Trini