Posted on June 12, 2014
I am leaving my safe, little home in Norway in only four days, travelling all the way to Indonesia for a month. I’ll be working as a volunteer research assistant, handling wild animals in both terrestrial and marine sites, diving in some of the worlds most species rich waters with the most amazing coral reefs and getting my diving certificate. It all seems a bit unreal still, there’s been so much to pack and prepare for this trip that I haven’t had much time to think of the actual trip itself yet! I’m bringing my Nikon D7000 + a GoPro 3+ Black camera so that I can get some cool underwater shoots, but there’s no internet where I’m going, so all the pictures and videos will be uploaded here after I get back. For the first time in years I finally feel like there’s nothing keeping me here in Norway, and that it’s time to do whatever I want without having to consider anyone else. The feeling of no strings attached is both extremely relieving and a bit scary, but right now it feels kinda nice not knowing what the future brings. This is going to be an adventure for life, and I can’t wait to get there!
Posted on June 8, 2014
Summer means our yearly visit to the Norwegian Zoo in Kristiansand, with my two dear friends Camilla and Elisabeth! We always try to go before the busiest summer months start, simply because it can be so stressful to walk around and look at the animals when there’s literately thousands of people trying to do the same. Just like last year, we picked a perfect day! There were so few people, and the weather wasn’t too hot and sunny, so the animals were all active and easy to spot. We even got to see some proper lion action (as well as the tigers!), which rarely happens since they usually just sleep in the shade when it’s hot. I’ve been to quite a few zoo’s, but I got to say that there’s no other zoo that can even come close to the one in Kristiansand! Always a great success, as it was this year as well (:
Posted on June 6, 2014
Ever since I was a little girl, a spring time tradition has been to pick a huge bouquet of Lily of the Valley and give to my grandmother (and usually also one for mum!). After she passed away, the tradition was still kept alive, and every year me and my dad go out together and pick the biggest bouquet possible and put it in a vase on her grave. This flower means a lot to me, it is one of my favourites. When I was 18 I got a memorial tattoo for grandma of this flower, and whenever I see them or smell them, I think of all the nice memories I have of her.
Posted on June 4, 2014
Me, my dad and my sister went on our first boat ride for the summer a couple of days ago, and I actually remembered to bring my camera with me! It’s so nice being back home and breathe in the fresh salt water air again, I wasn’t aware of how much I actually missed these little things while staying in Edinburgh. There is truly no place like home, especially during the summer!
Posted on June 1, 2014
I’ve been home for almost a week now and the weather’s been sun sun and more sun ever since I got back. So incredible nice to be home with my family and just relax and do whatever I want without stressing about exams. I’ve been really busy since I got back, my days have been filled with things to do from morning to evening, and I have so many photos to share already!
Posted on April 12, 2014
Model: Sòl Geirsdòttir
Photo/edit: Marie Danielsen (me)
Some more photos from the shoot I had with Sunniva (Sòl) last summer, in context with her band, Vǫluspá, releasing their first album. We wanted to experiment with different backgrounds and lighting to see how we could create a different mood with the same outfit. I quite like the forest background, it works well with the viking-theme we usually go for, although it was a nightmare to shoot here with thousands of mosquitoes trying to eat us alive. We suffered through it though (Sunniva the most, being the one with the least amount of clothes) in the hope that some of the photos would turn out great, which I think they did!
Also, if anyone finds my editing to be horrible, bear with me, I’ve never had any Photoshop courses, so all my photos are victims of try and fail, or try and succeed! The more I edit though, the more I learn, and the more I love the endless possibilities that Photoshop give us.
Posted on April 3, 2014
Just some photos from my weekend in Norway, when I went to Aas Univeristy to surprise my best friend, Elisabeth on her birthday! Norway was a bit colder than Scotland, and here spring was just starting with beautiful crocuses and green patches everywhere. Perfect for a walk with the camera.
Only got one month left of 2nd semester of uni before I’m done with exams, which means little time to do anything but uni work. I still got some photos from the photoshoot with Kate and Sunniva left that I’ll post, just so it won’t be complete silence here for a month!
Posted on March 30, 2014
Finally! Here’s some of the photos I took of Sunniva last summer, in context with her band, Vǫluspá, releasing their first album. Check out their songs here or on Facebook here . I love how the colours in the background compliment the feathers she’s wearing, and I’m quite happy with the way these pictures turned out. I have a few more photos I’d like to share with you guys, so stay tuned 🙂
I’ve been wanting to change my blog theme for a while, and finally got around to do so, giving it a more professional look and making my photos HUGE so that they stand out more. What do you guys think?
Posted on February 27, 2014
Tested out my 35 mm with some long exposure pictures of Edinburgh by night, with mixed results. Most of them got rather blurry (should have brought my tripod!), but some of them turned out quite nice!
Posted on February 5, 2014
Went for a walk with my camera in the nice Edinburgh weather yesterday. Got pretty surprised when I saw that spring was already in full motion, in February! Not sure what to think about that, but at least there was a lot of nice things to take pictures of.
Was stretching my long, awkward body over a fence to get a decent picture of some pretty snow bells in someones garden, when the owner, a sweet old lady opened her door and was like “Sweetheart, just come into the garden and take all the photos you want!”. She was so adorable! After getting a couple of good photos she even invited me to “just sit in her garden whenever I want, if I need somewhere to relax and want to enjoy some pretty flowers”. Almost picked her up (she was pretty short, but then again, compared to me, everyone is) and hugged her flat as a pancake! Made. My. Day. Thinking of printing one of the pictures and framing it to her as a gift.
Just turned 23 (5th of feb).
Another year older, definitely not a year wiser.