Flickr Photos

Langlielva
Langlielva near Elveli
Friends?
Introduction between a norweigan fjord horse and a halfling to see if they could share a paddock. The introduction went well - they now keep each other company in the paddock every day
Evening trees
Mist settling over the trees on a hillside behind a ploughed field
Gannet
Taken from the deck of the Scillonian III when leaving
Gannet
Taken from the deck of the Scillonian III when leaving
Gannet
Taken from the deck of the Scillonian III when leaving
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Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
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Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Guillemot wing stretch
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
We're watching you
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Guillemot wing stretch
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Gannet
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Gannet
Not too sure - a youngster - maybe 2 years? Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Curlews on Maiden Bower
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffin in flight
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffin in flight
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffins
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Soaring
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffin in flight
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffins
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffin and Razorbill taking off
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Puffins and Razorbill
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Seals
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
Guillemot afloat
Taken on a trip around the Northern Rocks
St. Mary's Quay
Taken from close to the shelter near Holgates
Sunset at Bishop Rock
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Sunset at Bishop Rock
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Sunset at Bishop Rock
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Bishop Sunset
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Bishop Sunset
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Bishop Sunset
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Sunset Silhouette
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Solo Seal
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Seal Group
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Sleepy Seal
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Seal on the rocks
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Guillemot takeoff
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Watching take off
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse - in this area there were lots of Guillemots and Razorbills sharing the same rocks
Razorbill - silhouette
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Razorbill
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Puffins
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Razorbill
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Razorbill
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Keeping an eye on us
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Catching the last sun
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Oyster Catcher's on the rocks
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Puffin landing
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Puffin preening
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Puffins in flight
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Puffins taking flight
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Manx Sheerwater
Taken on an evening sunset trip to Annet/Bishop Rock on the Seahorse
Pulpit Rock
Pulpit Rock taken across Old Town bay
Jellyfish
One of the common jellyfish on the islands - underside
Jellyfish
One of the common jellyfish on the islands
Dinghy Landing
Dingy Landing at Rushy Bay on Bryher. Osprey and Britannia
Blue Islands
Taken from the point just below Halangy - St. Mary's
Late Night Boat
Taken from the point just below Halangy - St. Mary's
Island Sunset
Sunset taken from the point below Halangy Down, St. Mary's
Blackbird
Blackbird at Carn Vean - St. Mary's
Sparrow
Sparrow looking for food at Carn Vean - St. Mary's
Samson Sunset
Sunset over Samson from Old Harry's Walls
Samson Sunset
Sunset over Samson from Old Harry's Walls
View from Sangenuten
View from Sangenuten - Ål - Norway
Frogner Hovedgård
Frogner Hovedgård on a winter's evening
Thames from Ferry Lane
The Thames from the Ferry Lane car park at Kew
Chaffinch
Chaffinch hiding out in some hay
Sunset
Sunset this evening - nature really can impress.
Tree frost
Trees with some covered in frost - close to Sørkedalen church
Anki Overdrive
Long exposure of an Anki Overdrive course - just for fun :)
Anki Overdrive
Long exposure of an Anki Overdrive course - just for fun :)
Fagervann
Multiple image pano - just a test of the X100S and Autopano Pro for stitching
Øyeren from Svarterud
Øyeren from Svarterud farm
Easter moonrise
Easter moonrise on a cloudy evening in the mountains
Palm House - Kew
The Palm House at Kew during the 2015 Christmas Lights
Thames at night
The Thames at night taken from the carpark at Brentford Gate, Kew
Golden Gate Sunset
Golden Gate Bridge in the sunset, taken from the top of Coit Tower
San Francisco
San Francisco taken from the top of Coit Tower
Golden Gate Sunset
Golden Gate Bridge in the sunset, taken from the viewpoint near Coit Tower
Golden Gate Sunset
Golden Gate Bridge in the sunset, taken from the viewpoint near Coit Tower
Golden Gate Sunset
Golden Gate Bridge in the sunset, taken from the viewpoint near Coit Tower
San Francisco
San Francisco taken from the viewpoint at Coit Tower
Golden Gate
One of the Golden Gate Brdige towers - taken from the bridge
Golden Gate
Golden Gate Bridge taken from Battery Spencer
Appledore sunset
Appledore taken from Redland House - Instow
Appledore by night
Appledore taken from Redland House - Instow
Appledore from Instow
Appledore taken from Redland House - Instow
Øyungen
Øyungen taken from a nearby hilltop
Strandafjorden
Strandafjorden from Sangenuten
Rødungen
Rødungen from Sangefjellet
Cloud Lines
The assignment was lines. I like this composition - with the power lines parallel to the hills behind but with the sunbeams in a contrary direction.
Sognsvann trees
Sognsvann trees in low mist
Bryher from Tresco
Bryher taken from King Charles castle on Tresco - showing Cromwell castle lower in the foreground and Hangman's in the centre
Penzance Station
Night Riviera waiting at Penzance Station
Samson from Porth Thomas
Samson from Porth Thomas with sunset reflected in the bay
At the beach
Elizabeth and Philip on Porthmellon, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly
Samson from Porth Thomas
Night skies over Samson taken from Porth Thomas, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porth Thomas sky
After sunset sky over Porth Thomas showing Samson
Old Town Bay
Old Town Bay from Carn Leh
Buzza View
View over Hugh Town from Buzza Tower, St, Marys, Isles of Scilly
Porth Thomas by night
View from Porth Thomas by night. St. Marys, Isles of Scilly
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Thrush - This fellow was obviously completely habituated to people staying in the flat - not only did he hang around but kept trying to sneak indoors. Here taking a look at the strange photographer blocking his way.
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Porth Thomas sunset
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Elizabeth on the sandbar between Gugh and St. Agnes
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Philip on the sandbar between Gugh and St. Agnes
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Elizabeth and Philip on the sandbar between Gugh and St. Agnes
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Elizabeth - lunch at Polreath (St. Martins)
Panorama3-done
Eastern Isles from St. Martins
Porth Thomas sunset
Porth Thomas sunset showing Samson and a bit of Newford Island
Panorama2-done
View from Porth Thomas
Winter Oak
Always been fascinated by oak tree branches. Saw these after a heavy snowfall - loved the abstract patterns.
Early January Star Trail
Early January Star Trail Stacked image of a time lapse taken on the 12-13th January 2013. For the time lapse - see <a href="https://vimeo.com/57319766" rel="nofollow">vimeo.com/57319766</a> This time lapse was taken with a non-optimal focal length (fairly long) due to location, which means shorter exposures than normal - 15 sec with 1 sec between. You can clearly see several plane tracks (straight lines that are at a different angle to the star trails) as well as one helicopter (the one that looks like a drunk plane :))
Reflected Sunset - Revisit
A revist to <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/3920312606/">www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/3920312606/</a> - finally got fed up with the two cables top right so took them out.
Winter Skies
Bleak skies after the first snow hits Oslo this winter
Evening at Øyungen
Evening at Øyungen late September 2012 - rain moving in from the west.
Nedre Blanksjø
View over Nedre Blanksjø in Oslo Nordmarka
Evening view from Østhorn
Evening view from Østhorn
Evening view from Østhorn
Panoramic evening view from Østhorn
Evening sky from Østhorn
Evening sky from Østhorn
Sunflower head
Sunflower head - macro with raynox diopter
Sunflower
Sunflower - macro with raynox diopter
Lily pollen - yum!
Hover fly (syrphidae) on a lily
Sunset from Tryvannstårnet
Sunset taken from just beside Tryvannstårnet
Oslo by night
Oslo taken from the road between Frognerseteren and Holmenkollen ski jump just after midnight
Mouse
Popped by the hut one evening. Taken with flash - not as patient as the toad - scarpered after a couple of shots
Mouse
Popped by the hut one evening. Taken with flash - not as patient as the toad - scarpered after a couple of shots
Toad
Popped by the hut one evening. Taken with flash - was very patient - didn't seem at all bothered
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Oslo fjord from Frognerseteren T
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Hey guys - look up there
Rose and raindrops
Rose petals after the rain
Time Lapse Stars
I'm currently working on a time lapse from the evening 30th April to 1st May. 571 images - will be just under 20 seconds long. Thought I'd do a star trail of them too - just for fun. The thick white bar on the right is the moon gradually moving out of shot. Taken from a viewpoint on Voksenkollveien in Oslo.
Perigee Moon
Moon at perigee - May 2012
backlit cone
Backlit cone seen while out walking.
Muscari
Muscari flowers in macro - both rings and raynox diopter.
A Mountain Night
Star trail taken over a mountain hut in Buskerud, Norway. Made from 19 images f4 ISO 200 - set at 5 min image, 5 min 1 sec interval. Under testing - f2,8 was giving almost daylight on the ground, f5,6 was too dark. It should have been a far longer trail - the plan was for 5 hours worth - but at 4 hours I noticed that the moon was swinging round and nearly into shot - so I headed out and found that both the main battery and the battery grip battery had drained in the cold. A hazard of -10C photography :)
Shell
Shell in black and white - just for fun
The Grove Waterwheel
Can't decide if I like the black and white or the rust colours
The Grove Waterwheel
Can't decide if I like the black and white or the rust colours
The Flying Leopard
Phalaenopsis orchid in macro - both rings and raynox diopter.
Femsjøen Aglow
Fantastic evening sky to welcome us to Femsjøen this summer
Neutral Density tests
10 stop ND filter. Post processing in Silver Efex Pro 2. Just testing ;)
Star Trail - test of longer exposures
27x4 min exposures on this one (first one using an external intervalometer) - with a 5 sec gap between each. f8, ISO 200. Not sure the pause is needed - and you can clearly see the gaps (have read that it allows the sensor to cool down - but those gaps in the trails are annoying).
Black headed gull in flight
This is as close as I can get with a 200mm plus 1,7 extender. Starting to practice getting birds in flight and guess what - it's hard ;) Would have preferred more of the underwing visible - but it flew past so fast. More practice needed.
Star Trail with Tree
Third attempt at a star trail. 83 images @f8/ISO400/30sec. The foreground lighting is from a single frame - a car drove past and the headlights lit the trees. Merged with starstax.net
Second star trail
Second attempt at a star trail. Longer (this one has 96 images @30 sec/ISO320/f13). Merged with starstax (starstax.net). Darker than the first attempt (less light pollution) and aimed right up at polaris rather than over a foreground.
Star Trail
First attempt at a star trail. 51 shots at 30s - 10s between shots. 16mm fisheye f11 ISO 320
Moonrise
Moonrise over the trees
Look Daddy - yellow clouds
Elizabeth's view from her bedroom window this morning grabbed her attention :)
Water drop
Water drops from melting icicles. Would have liked to get closer with a macro lens - but had to hang out of an upstairs window to get these as it was :)
Smart and proud
Smart and proud in his new party costume. Just a grabshot (taken with the compact) so a little grainy - but I love the expression on his face.
Gaustad evening
The evening sky taken over the fjord.
Gaustad evening
The evening sky taken over the fjord.
Silent Keys
This weeks #TwPhCh challenge is Menneskeskapt - Manmade. You can view the keyboard as a manmade artefact - but also the music - silent as it may be in this image.
Morning Sky
Morning sky over Blindern I'll take a chance that there's enough yellow here for this weeks #TwPhCh round #TwPhCh075 - Gul (yellow). At least it looks yellow to someone with my colour vision ;)
Aremark skies
Wide angle HDR of the skies above the water channel between Aspern and Aremarksjøen
Hoppalong
Sitting pretty under a potato plant
Elizabeth
Elizabeth at the playground in Gaustad woods near to Rikshospitalet
Accidental bokeh
I'll have to admit to this one being a total accident - the lens wasn't seated properly and so didn't focus. That said - I wish I'd intended it - I like the effect it gave ;)
Sognsvann
Just playing with some odd settings at the extremes of their ranges - I get a dream association from this one ;)
Vestre Aker Kirke
Pushing HDR a little past where it starts showing as an effect - but I liked the result for this one.
Vestre Aker Kirke
The depth of field on this one is halfway between two places - not enough for the church but too much to isolate the middle row of gravestones (particularly the head). I still find it a pleasing composition even so.
Wegner
The family grave in the grounds of Vestre Aker Kirke
Winter Wonderland
Water that has dripped from the roof down onto bushes with the temperature close to freezing. One flash camera left low, one camera right - level with camera. View <a href="http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4407165308&amp;size=large&amp;posted=1" rel="nofollow">Large on black</a>
Havna allé in the snow (larger crop)
This is <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/4259809323/">www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/4259809323/</a> but with a different (the original) crop. <a href="http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4262317833&amp;size=large" rel="nofollow">View On Black</a>
Havna allé in the snow
<a href="http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4260573196&amp;size=large" rel="nofollow">View On Black</a>
Havna allé in the snow
Smaller crop of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/4262317833/">www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/4262317833/</a> <a href="http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=4259809323&amp;size=large" rel="nofollow">View On Black</a>
Elizabeth watching the Elves in Santas Grotto
Elizabeth completely focused on watching the Elves while visiting Santas Grotto
Gaustad Sunrise - the #TwPhCh community edition
The fourth and final crop. This one is based on all the discussion on the one that was suggested by vipspips in the comments of the first and second shots (all still clear everyone?) - and I believe is as close as I am going to get to the image I saw for myself when standing at the busstop in the mornings. It's also the first one with a real edit made apart from exposure adjustments etc. A road sign has been removed. The description of the original shot: Taken as part of this weeks twitter photochallenge - #TwPhCh024 - Lys (light). But its a shot I've been meaning to take for a while now - I see it when I take the bus from nearby some mornings.
Gaustad Sunrise - the vipspips crop
Yet another crop. This one is suggested by vipspips in the comments of the first shot - and I believe is far closer to the image I saw for myself when standing at the busstop in the mornings. Taken as part of this weeks twitter photochallenge - #TwPhCh024 - Lys (light). But its a shot I've been meaning to take for a while now - I see it when I take the bus from nearby some mornings.
Gaustad Sunrise
Taken as part of this weeks twitter photochallenge - #TwPhCh024 - Lys (light). But its a shot I've been meaning to take for a while now - I see it when I take the bus from nearby some mornings.
Gaustad Sunrise
Taken as part of this weeks twitter photochallenge - #TwPhCh024 - Lys (light). But its a shot I've been meaning to take for a while now - I see it when I take the bus from nearby some mornings.
The Sound of Silence
Just kicking ideas around for this weeks TwPhCh challenge - sound. Flash photography of metal makes for fun dealing with specularity.
Reflected sunset
Revisited in <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/8349642097/">www.flickr.com/photos/chrissearle/8349642097/</a> - got fed up with those two cables on the top left.
Elizabeth's Lunch
Elizabeth's lunchbox for tomorrow. The egg is placed in a japanese egg press while still hot then cooled in place - so it takes and holds the form - in this case a rabbit (we also have a fish, a car and what I think is supposed to be a teddybear head). Food colouring has been added afterwards. The biscuits (dog and duck) are homemade oat/spelt biscuits. And on the cheese are small stamped out pieces of nori (seaweed). Sometimes I think my things are taken a little too far - but there is no doubt my kids love this kind of stuff.
Morten at work
Taken on the first Oslo TwPhCh meet. A chance shot. Taken as a &quot;let's see what exposure the camera makes of this light&quot;. Slightly out of focus too in the detail. But - I do like the feeling in it - and given that I didn't really get any top shots - it'll do ;)
Rock stripes
Taken on the first Oslo TwPhCh meet. Reminder to self - check what aperture you're really on - don't see the 2 and think ah - 22 - 2,8 also starts with 2. *sigh* However - the formations in the rocks round Bygdøy/Huk are fascinating ;)
Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis orchid
The trees are listening!
Taken on a trip to the botanical gardens in Oslo.
On the wings of a bee
Couldn't get this fellow to sit still enough to get 100% focus - but the wing is clearly visible here.
Old barn with a rusty fan
Taken as a possible shot for #TwPhCh challenge 12 (old). En mulig svar til oppgaven 12 for #TwPhCh (gammel). A different (non-centred) crop.
Old barn with a rusty fan
Taken as a possible shot for #TwPhCh challenge 12 (old). En mulig svar til oppgaven 12 for #TwPhCh (gammel).
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Old barn with a rusty fan
Before the storm
We're expecting a storm this evening. The wind is already picking up - and causing waves to come in to the bay.
Before the storm
We're expecting a storm this evening. The wind is already picking up - and causing waves to come in to the bay.
Before the storm
We're expecting a storm this evening. The wind is already picking up - and causing waves to come in to the bay.
Before the storm
We're expecting a storm this evening. The wind is already picking up - and causing waves to come in to the bay.
Blue
Third view. Same shot as the second but with a different crop (flash effect cropped).
Blue
Second view for #twphch003 &quot;Rundt&quot;. Off centre vase, flash instead of work lamp and with dome diffuser on.
Blue
Work lamp off to one side. Not sure - does it make the highlights too blown?
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Shop attached to the kitchen of a restaurant on Aker Brygge
Hettemåke and biscuit
Kornmo biscuit for those who wonder :) One of those pics where you kick yourself afterwards. The ISO was way too high but I forgot to check it. Hence a noisy image. However - its one of those &quot;the shot that got away&quot; :) I'm impressed by the D700 follow focus too - now I'd like to try again but with a longer lens.
Stop/Go
Taken for the #twphch Twitter Photochallenge. A balance between a long enough exposure to allow the t-bane to move - short enough to fix the barriers. With the light available I chose to prefer the movement of the train - so the barriers are slightly moving (they bounce after they descend).
Stop/Go
Taken for the #twphch Twitter Photochallenge. A balance between a long enough exposure to allow the t-bane to move - short enough to fix the barriers. With the light available I chose to prefer the movement of the train - so the barriers are slightly moving (they bounce after they descend).
Trailer on Green Porth
Taken on an evening stroll in the fog. I find myself drawn to this image - perhaps due to the peace and quiet when I took it.
Dandelion clock
An object lesson in how the slightest breath of wind can ruin a macro shot :/
Kikut
An old picture taken on the slopes of Kikut in Nordmarka - which I find myself being more and more drawn to.
Gathering clouds
I quite liked the play of light on these clouds - picture is cropped but otherwise untouched. I did try this one in black and white - but felt that the colour version in fact worked better.
Elizabeth
A set of three grab shots - taken under natural sunlight through the lounge window.
Elizabeth
A set of three grab shots - taken under natural sunlight through the lounge window.
Elizabeth
A set of three grab shots - taken under natural sunlight through the lounge window.
16 hours
We arrived home from the clinic today with our new son - this was taken 16 hours after he was born. Each time I look at this image I am amazed at how much expression and communication I can sense just from that half open eye. A wonderful feeling. Today really has been the perfect day for Mum, Dad and big sister too :) Perhaps not the best technical shot (very hard to hand-hold a macro lens in low light) - but - that said - I don't think I could find a better shot to express just how I feel right now.
The Moon
Some test shots of the moon - testing a tamron 200-400 f5.6 lens
The Moon
Some test shots of the moon - testing a tamron 200-400 f5.6 lens
Agapanthus
A reminder of the flowers that grow on the Isles of Scilly
Early morning at the beach
We have a hut near a lakes edge. This is taken from the sand at the edge of the water in the early morning (the wind is often at its lowest early on). Just makes me think of peaceful summer mornings :)
Bål
Coffee on a campfire. I'd love to go back, take this shot again without the ski-boot toe in the bottom :)
Skispor
Cross country ski-track over the marshes. I like this image - but the slope of the hill gives a strange horizon. I had to choose either the track and the trees or the horizon - and this was the result.
Furu
This pine is close to the mountain hut. Everyone who knows the area knows this tree - and it is often the focal point for photographers.