Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9th - Stairway to heaven?

Like many of the pictures in this advent calendar, these were taken in Bergen a couple of years ago. The city best known for its rainy weather had a sudden snow fall one day and I grabbed my old Canon A1 and a course-grained black&white film and shot the entire roll during the snow fall and the following day. Then, promptly forgot about the whole thing for a few months, until the finished roll popped up in a drawer when I moved back home for the summer. :) I had no idea what it was... Fortunately I decided to develop and copy the pictures from the whole roll and it was like experiencing the whole two days over again!
I'm addicted to snow flakes and have so many varieties of them! Here is one of the first dies I bought - it needs something in the center though, to cover up all the layers. And when I saw the MS Stars border punch I had no choice but to have it. ;)
Bergen is a city with lots of long and short narrow stairs, climbing the steep hills surrounding the city centre. They wind around trees and house corners and most of them are actually a part of the public street system although they often feel like little private structures. This is one of the longer ones - near the top it's so narrow you can stretch out your arms and almost touch the houses on both sides! As you can see, I experimented a lot with longer exposure times that day. I like the contrast of the whimsical blurry photos of this quirky staircase agaist the clean sharp layout...
Papers: Kreativ Hobby Vinterdrøm Isdans, Papirdesign Snøvær, Bazzill bling
Embellishments: QK snow flake dies, QK Phoebe SkinniMini, QK Emily Classic, Martha Stewart Stars border punch
Other: Glimmermist Pearl

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