Twenty-twenty

Twenty-twenty

We made it. The year is 2020 and if you are reading this I’m going to presume you are one of the lucky ones who made it through Christmas and New Years celebrations in one piece.

This is the first blog post of the year, a mere 14 days in. With any luck, I’ll remember to post a little more regularly throughout the upcoming year. If you want to be at the cutting edge of these blog post updates, make sure you subscribe to the blog.

So, what’s happening?

I bought a new camera.

After noticing that I have a lot of expensive photography equipment that gets used twice a year, it was time for a spring clean. During Spring 2020, I will sell all the DSLR cameras and lenses that are collecting dust. In the meantime, I picked up a Sony Cybershot RX100 IV.

Since it’s a small compact camera, I don’t expect to be taking the professional-level nature and wildlife photography I was hoping to with the DSLR. Yet, the new camera is small enough to fit in my pocket and carry around with me most of the time. It’s great to whip from the pocket and sporadically snap what I see.

Like these two unedited examples:

And also the photo at the top of this post (of the two cats) is from the new Sony.

New logo for oslo.town

Maybe you read the blog post about oslo.town or maybe you didn’t. Either way, what you need to know is that I was using the Oslo Kommune logo for the site, but recently made a few tweaks so it looked similar, but different.

I have turned St. Hallvard, the patron saint of Oslo, considered a martyr because of his defence of an innocent thrall woman… into a mastodon elephant. Yep. Sorry about that.

A logo that riffs on the Oslo Kommune logo, but features a mastodon instead of St Hallvard.

Charitable efforts

I’m not here to blow my own trumpet, but I made an effort to sign up once more as a volunteer at the Norwegian Red Cross. At least once a week, I’ll be helping out at a homeless shelter in Oslo.

If you are in Norway, there are many things you can do to help. Check out the Røde Kors pages to become a volunteer. If you are not in Norway, find your local alternative.

Elsewhere, you might have noticed there were some intense bush fires in Australia. Charities like WWF Australia are taking donations and are on the ground, ready to help. Give ten kroner, one quid, a dollar – every little helps.

Leave some comments below. Or don’t. Just stay out of trouble.

Bye.


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