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Great Metal Ball Of Ambience

A colleague and I went to Kalvøya ('Calf Island') today. We went very early, so as to have the place fairly to ourselves, and take advantage of the morning light. We did indeed take some pictures, but this island isn't terrible rich in adventure, even if it's beautiful, unless you count the nudists, so when people started arriving, we decided to go to the river town Drammen, a few miles down the road.

Drammen is actually two towns on opposite sides of the river; Drammen proper and Bragernes; that have sort of grown together. They've put a lot of effort into cleaning up the riverside. There are bridges galore and a lot of weird and interesting art. For example, the two giant metal ball speakers that sit opposite each other on the riverbanks. They are huge, very reflective, and play ambient music for passers by.

I took a lot of pictures today that I was pleased with. ;-)
This is amazing :))
I did a series of crystal ball shots this week :)
posted May 26th, 2012  
beautiful, just beautiful! Fav'd!
posted May 26th, 2012  
Very cool! I love the reflection of the tree, & it looks like it's about to roll right into the river! :D
posted May 26th, 2012  
Almost like a giant crystal ball. Beautiful. Fav
posted May 26th, 2012  
Cool view. Great art.
posted May 26th, 2012  
Ian
Lovely reflection in a well composed shot
posted May 26th, 2012  
@tandem02 Thank you! I've seen your crystal ball pictures; I think they're really fun!
@lanir Thank you! You're right; it really looks than way. I was really impressed with this installation; it's really large; almost 2 meters high. And it made a most satisfying *gong!* sound when I knocked on it... ;-D
@godders Thanks!
@jackie8 @cheribug Thank you so much!
posted May 26th, 2012  
@ianwm54 Thank you! Very much appreciated!
posted May 26th, 2012  
What a cool reflection! It looks like it is floating. Very nice shot!
posted May 26th, 2012  
Oh Wow!.....Now thats just Awesome!!! FAV : )
posted May 26th, 2012  
Cool reflection..a great ball.
posted May 26th, 2012  
So fun! I love this, and the reflection is very nicely managed. just wonderful!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Great reflection. This is awesome. Love to see you try a selfie in it.
posted May 27th, 2012  
This is amazing - and really like the Info you shared. Eager to see the rest of the photo shoot.
posted May 27th, 2012  
this is fabulous! what an interesting thing to have along the river... and playing music! tres tres cool :)
posted May 27th, 2012  
This is a great find !! I love that ball !!
posted May 27th, 2012  
this is really beautiful!
posted May 27th, 2012  
@quiltincats @annbo @sugarmuser @joanna628 @edie @x1nij @northy @danacarruthers @danig
Thank you, everyone! And for the fav's! ;-D Of course I couldn't resist taking selfies; who could? Take a look at today's upload.
posted May 27th, 2012  
Oooo I love this!
posted May 27th, 2012  
@frida ;-) Thank you!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Like the cristal ball! Nice Image through it too! FAV!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Absolutly amazing shot - well catured.
posted May 27th, 2012  
Well, you should be well pleased with yourself on this shot. You have outdone yourself!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta FAV and congrats on the PP. How lucky to have such a crisp clear blue day to shoot.
posted May 27th, 2012  
@sailingmusic Wowzah! Hadn't realized... Yay! Thank you! ;-D Thanx for the fav!
@gphelps5 Thank you!
@greekdaniel Thank you for the fav!

And a HUGE thank you to all that helped me get on PP! Rockin'! ;-D
posted May 27th, 2012  
nice find
posted May 27th, 2012  
bellissima!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Love it! :D
posted May 27th, 2012  
@kmrtn6 @pien27 Thank you! ;-D
@mpoppins Grazie mille! (Mi dispiace, non parlo italiano...)
posted May 27th, 2012  
eva
Beautiful capture. The reflections, colours and clarity are all amazing.
posted May 27th, 2012  
@redrucksack Thanks! Yeah, it really feels like one of my better... ;-p
posted May 27th, 2012  
How cool! Looks like an Anish Kapoor sculpture...
posted May 27th, 2012  
@smallenburg You are right; it could look that way; but Drammen county has chosen Norwegian sculptors for all the installations along the river, apart from one, as far as I know. I didn't get to see but a few... But this was definitely my favourite.
posted May 27th, 2012  
OH wow, this is fantastic! Definitely fav'ing!
posted May 28th, 2012  
Lyn
Ah, my friend . . . Congratulations on a spectacular shot!! Fav
posted May 28th, 2012  
@piratemuffin Thank you so very much! ;-)
@lyno ;-D Thank you, Lyn! Very much appreciated!
posted May 28th, 2012  
This is quite beautiful iitself.
posted May 28th, 2012  
You have made me think of posting one of my sphere photos from Dublin.
Yours is a beautiful shot in a splendid background.
posted May 28th, 2012  
@jennywren It's already one of my favourites. I think I'm going to try working it into a wallpaper...
posted May 28th, 2012  
@andrewrome365 You should. They make for great fun! ;-) I'm never going to be able to pass one of these again... ;-p And thanks for the nice comment!
posted May 28th, 2012  
Lyn
Hey, congratulations on the PP! I forgot to say yesterday that the blues in this shot are simply stunning.
posted May 29th, 2012  
Wonderful shot! Love the reflections and the blues in the photo! FAV!
posted May 29th, 2012  
@lyno Thank you! I got to stay there for 2 whole days! ;-D That was great fun.
@grannysue Thank you so much for both you nice comment and for your fav! ;-)
posted May 29th, 2012  
WOW - awesome shot - that is very cool - had to be a fav :-)
posted May 29th, 2012  
@megsy ;-D Thank you so much!
posted May 29th, 2012  
That's cool!
posted May 29th, 2012  
Hey congrats on the PP with this.
posted May 29th, 2012  
This is amazing - what a fabulous reflection in the globe!
posted May 30th, 2012  
@miley89 Thanks, Miley! ;-)
@sailingmusic Thank you, Myrna! I got a bit of a third day, too. Great fun! ;-p
@if1 Thank you, Ian! I'm personally very pleased with the amazing effect. ;-)
posted May 30th, 2012  
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