Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading

The Language of Trees

Yesterday evening, we went for a walk in the woods. I love the evening light. With the trees swaying in the strong wind, it looked eerie, it reminded me of the Garden of Eden.

This time, I locked the exposure. I think it works a bit better.

A Cosy Evening

It is raining now, everything is so green.

I took a video this morning with the GoPro camera. I think I will try with locked exposure next time.

I also took this lovely photo of Lucy. She is such a character…

 

Improvement

I’m still looking for the right video editor (for my needs) because I don’t like Videopad, it’s very buggy, but I’m more pleased with these settings on my camera. The weather was grey and the sea fog isn’t withdrawing yet but tomorrow, it will be raining. It’s not easy to hold the camera with two leashes and having to check all the time what the girls are doing. I constantly have to tell them not to eat what they find (especially seaweed).

Geek Things

For my 50 th birthday, I got spoiled rotten, I got a smartphone to listen to Spotify in the car and a car stereo to play the content from the smartphone. No more listening to the same CD tracks over and over, then cutting the sound down with relief to enjoy a sullen silence. I love music, I’ve always listened to a ton of them. I love exploring and discovering new artists.

I also got the GoPro 7. Well… this is my gift to myself (on top of all the other things). Yesterday, I took a few videos and I’m impressed. I didn’t try particularly hard and I am new to all these settings, but I know now which settings I want. I spent the whole afternoon figuring out how to open the box (it is very confusing), watching lots of video tutorials, struggling with the bluetooth updating process, the waterproof case, etc (you got the picture). So at the end of the afternoon, I was ready to give it a try, took the girls for a walk and then… came the sea fog. It was beautiful though but the sun disappeared quickly. Very quickly. Here are two pictures:

My Punk girls:

I love the sparkles on the water. I also like the moment I near the water, it feels like I’m seamlessly drifting above the water, like in a dream. The stabilisation is really impressive, it is so smooth! The videos took a long time to edit and convert. The sharp setting on the camera is a bit too much for me, but I reduced it since then.

I think I’m going to have loads of fun! And the camera is insanely light, which is what I wanted.

In the morning, I took the girls to one of my favourite places. I love the woods, this is by far my favourite environment.

Pixie chilling out (it was warmish)

All this glorious greenery is so welcoming, like open arms…

Pixie hats

We sat there at the top of the slope for a while, just taking in… everything.

The water is so clear.

The sunlight sparkling among the reeds:

It was so warm in the early morning, I opened the entrance door of my house to let the girls enjoy their favourite TV channel : The Outside World. They do bark at everything, passing people, birds and who knows what else, and when I tell them to stop, they just keep on. On the other hand, if I threaten to close the door, they grow suddenly very quiet. They understand more than they let on.

My clever but very stubborn girls: