Last weekend I finally was able to go for a long-weekend road trip to the west of Norway, and the Atlantic Road as the destination.
Started out from home the drive went up to Lillehammer, and then up to Dombås where the night was spent at a small cabin. From Dombås you can drive up to Reinheimen National Park, via the Slådalsvegen which is this summer open dirt road that goes from Lesja to Vågå. Up here you get a good view of Dovre National Park.
We drove a couple of miles in one the Slådalsvegen up from Lesja, to get som sunset photos over Dovrefjell. The views up here was amazing!
My son started playing PeeWee Flag football this year, and since the team’s playing field is only 2 minutes away from our home we have been to all the home games this spring. Last Saturday the seniors played and I had with me my camera (X-T1 + 18-55mm), just to get some shots of my boy running out on the field with the big players.
When the coach saw that i had a camera, he asked if I would like the photograph the whole game, so I ended up with my first sports photography gig!
Only having the 18-55mm with me, I couldn’t get close in on the action that day, but got some descent overview shoots of the game.
But this Saturday I came prepared, as the junior team was going against the neighboring town. I had with me the XF55-200mm, so I could get close in on the action!
Yesterday morning I watched the sun rise from the Dunes of Maspalomas and walked around in the sand dunes looking for compositions. The color photos are taken with the ClassicChrome film simulation and the B/W are with Monochrome+G film simulation, all photos taken with the Fuji X100T.
El Oasis is an natural reserve on the southern tip of the island of the Gran Canaria, with it sand dunes it is almost like an small desert.
For the last week I have been training up a new coworker who has been so distracted at every single little alert and notification that pops up. Seeing this and feeling how annoying it has been tying to work with and talking to someone that constantly looks at the phone every time it makes a little sound or has to open an email as soon as the notifications pops up got me thinking and reflecting about how I handle this.
I have to admit that I too easily get distracted by the notifications I get. I have always thought that I don’t let my phone get in my way, but reflecting and thinking on this I have to admit that I also check my phone every time some thing pops up.
Thinking about it I have almost all notifications on.
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Messenger, Flicker, Instagram, YouTube, email and almost all other apps on my phone.
And this is not how I want it! It feels like the phone have control over me instead of me having control over the phone.
So starting from today I have turned of notifications for all the apps, only have messages and Messenger on, and I have logged out of all the sosial media apps.
By doing this I’m hoping to get control over my phone and my life, not wasting time and spending more quality time with my familiy and concentrating on my photography.
Wish you all a happy Sunday!