I don't get out often, so it was really nice to be able to go to the opening of Nordic Light International Festival of Photography last night. It's almost surreal seeing all these famous photographers walking around in my small town - if you're into photography and also fancy a holiday in Norway you should consider visiting Kristiansund during next year's festival! The weather was great yesterday, and just look at these surroundings... a perfect backdrop:
The opening concert was a real treat - if you're not Norwegian you've probably never heard of Odd Børretzen, but this 82-year old author, illustrator, translator and vocalist is pretty amazing. He has a very characteristic voice, and has a unique style where rhyme, rhythm and comic timing come together to create a quirky mood; perhaps best described as sometimes funny, sometimes melancholy - often both at the same time.
As for Mikkel Aaaland's Adobe Lightroom workshop I went to on Tuesday and Wednesday... that was brilliant! I'm gonna be doing pretty much all my post processing in Lightroom from now on - apart from when I want to do collages, add textures etc. Definitely try it if you're into photography and haven't already converted! Aaland has authored several books, among them a really comprehensive book about Lightroom 2 which I can heartily recommend!