Happy Holidays!

Christmas season is over us. And we are getting closer to the end of yet another year. It’s been a inspiring year in so many ways. For me personally, I feel blessed to have been able to accomplish a lot of the things I set out to do in the beginning of the year, whether personal development, expansion into new business areas of photography, travels to various places of the world, teaching workshops and not the least the contact with all of you here in the blogger’s sphere. It’s been stimulating to discuss with many of you, exchange thoughts and getting feedback on many of my concept I have written about in this blog. Thanks for so much inspiration and encouragement.

I will log out for the rest of the year and enjoy a couple of weeks of holiday and time off. Before I do so, I want to wish you all happy holidays. And not the least may you have a wonderful start of the new year soon coming up. I’ll be back shortly after we have entered the new year.

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Happy Holidays

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This will be my last post of this year. I want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has followed my blog and showed it be either liking my posts or contributed to the many fulfilling discussions here. I also want to thank you for the support you have shown me and all the kind remarks throughout the year.

As some of us are about to celebrate the holiday which is about to begin—myself included—it’s time for me to wish you all peace and harmony whether you are going to celebrate or not. 2016 has once again been a year of much violence and unrest, but also of much inspiration and positive development. We can only hope that times eventually will change to the better for all humankind.

I will take a rest from blogging during the Christmas Holiday. But I will be back in the new year. Until then; I wish you all happy holidays and/or happy new year.

Happy Holidays!

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We are soon entering into the time when Christmas is celebrated in some parts in the world. As for myself I will try to get away from it all, by going travel. The next couple of weeks I will spend in Thailand. And of course, I won’t get away from it all, but I will enjoy being on the road again. And, really, Christmas is a good time to spend time with family and friends, but sometimes the commercial bit becomes a little bit overwhelming.

I wish you all Happy Holidays. I also want to thank you for keeping up with my blog and always posting encouragements and lovely comments. I very much appreciate your support. Thank you to all over you. See you next year!

Happy Holidays!

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Yet another year is coming to and end, we have just passed winter solstice and the darkest day in the year – and apparently the darkest in a very, very long. Next time the day will be as dark as this is supposedly in more than 4 billion years. That’s good to know… Anyway, it’s been another very interesting year of blogging. I have got to know new bloggers, kept the relationship with many of my old acquaintances while others have left the blogosphere. That’s the way it goes. I nevertheless appreciate the contact with all of you. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Don’t forget to captured the holiday with your cameras! Now I look forward to having a few days of holiday only to be spent with my family.

Merry Christmas

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The year is coming to a close – and Christmas is right around the corner. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who has either followed my blog, read, commented and/or liked some of my posts. It’s been great to getting to know so many of you, it’s been fun to exchange thoughts and ideas through our various conversations – and I hope we can keep in touch the same way in the new year about to arrive.

As some of you who follow my blog may know I have just returned from a photo assignment in Nigeria, which was very interesting, but also very challenging. I and my colleague Øystein really appreciate all the feedback so many of you gave us through the posts we made from Nigeria. Unfortunately we weren’t able to return all the comments and all the interest you showed while we were underway. Time simply didn’t add up for doing more than just our work. I really apologize for this, but I want you to know that every comment and every thought has been read by us and inspired us to do even better work.

For me it’s now time for a couple of weeks of holiday. I will head for the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico and just enjoy life and my love one. During these couple of weeks I will log off from cyber space. When January comes I will be back with new posts and start returning to you who have commented or shown interests in blog and revisit your blogs.

Until then, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace be with you.

Christmas Presents

Just before Christmas I was nominated to for two awards. First I got nominated for The Rudolph Award by Being Arindam, then just after I got nominated for The Candle Lighter Award by Kate Kresse. I want to thank both of you most earnestly and modestly. I often say that we should write, photograph or be creative not to please others, but do it from the bottom of our hearts. And I mean that most sincerely. At the same time it is indeed very nice to have your work be recognised by others, to get support and constructive feedback from people around you, letting you know that you are not creating in a vacuum. So again thank you very much Being Arindam and Kate Kresse.

A little about the awards: The Rudolph Award is to spread some holiday cheer by giving back to the givers. There are so many bloggers, who give so much. Whether it’s to your families, friends, community, your fellow bloggers, and/or to your craft – art, writing, photography, etc. So it’s just a way to thank those people.

Rules For The Rudolph Award:
Step ONE
Recognize two bloggers who:
1. Always give encouragement to others, by being a guiding light in the blogosphere.
2. Give tirelessly to their blogs and posts by sacrificing their time and talent; throwing out their deepest emotions, whether in words, art, photography, or another form.
3. Lend a hand to help fellow bloggers make their blogs even better.

Step TWO
In a post – it can be a short or long one – simply link at least two bloggers who you feel meet that criteria and why.

Step THREE
Copy and paste the image URL of the flashing “Rudolph Award” into the Image Widget of your blog.

So as part of The Rudolph Award I want to pass it on to the following two bloggers (among many others) who I feel fulfil the intention of the award. The both deserve it very much:

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Now The Candle Light Award is actually created by Kate Kresse. She has created it to encourage any post or blog that she thinks brings light to the world. As she says herself: «If you are looking for inspiration, hope, optimism, good advice, faith filled assurances, and even humor, these are good blogs to follow». There are no specific rules associated with the award. If any you think someone else is a Candle Lighter, you can surely give them the award anytime you want and as often as you want. But Kate Kresse would love it if you could send her the links for the blogs you do find worthy of the award, because she would love to see their blogs, too!. Their is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it.

So go out there and inspirer and encourage those many bloggers who deserve some attention!

Happy Holidays


Christmas is soon approaching and with that a time of sharing, love and appreciation. For most people it’s a time of gathering and reconnecting, a time for the family, a time when we put aside old conflicts and show compassion and care for each other instead. Christmas is also celebration and good food, presents, the glow in the eyes of children, singing, excitement, relaxation, good company and prayer and spirituality.

At the same time Christmas is one of the toughest times for those who have no family, for those who live on the fringes of the regular society, for those who cannot afford presents to their children, for those who live in despair, for those who starve – for all those for which Christmas is a reminder of all what they don’t have. We who have may use Christmas to somehow show compassion and love for those who don’t have. That would really be within the notion of what Christmas is supposed to be. I would like to challenge you all – and myself included – to do at least one good dead, and it doesn’t have to be big, that will make one or more of those for which Christmas is a hard time, feel somewhat part of the celebration, feel somewhat part of the sharing that Christmas is suppose to be.

On a personal level I will use the opportunity to thank everybody of you, who have followed this blog and given feedback and tremendous support, who have given so much of yourselves through my blog. You have truly inspired me to keep posting and make me feel what I am doing is appreciated and more than just scribbles for myself.

Finally, in a seasons of gifts and presents, I have been given a beautiful present by the blogger Being Arindam. He has awarded me with The Rudolph Award. I sincerely want to thank him for the nomination. I will get back to it in more details in a later post.

For now: Merry Christmas to all of you.