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A trip to Lofoten islands – Heningsvær

Henningsvær is a little fishing village about half an hours car drive from Svolvær. A lot of tourists visit this little village to watch the typical fishing village architecture.

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Henningsvær – a traditional fishing village
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Sea house just outside Henningsvær
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A cosy corner of Henningsvær
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A trip to Lofoten islands – Svolvær

As a part of our summer holiday we spent a few days in the Lofoten islands. We rented a boat house in Svolvær (Svinøya). Svolvær is a beautiful town situated just below the famous rock formation “Svolværgeita” (the Svolvær goat). Svolvær is a popular place to visit for tourists from all over the world and a lot of them arrive with a Norwegian cruise ship called “Hurtigruta”. “Hurtigruta travels the Norwegian coastline from Bergen and all the way up to Tromsø.

We visited a few more places too, which I will write about in later posts. Meanwhile please enjoy the photos from Svolvær.

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Svolværgeita in the fog
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View from Svinøya just outside Svolvær

A day in Lillomarka

Last sunday morning I went to Oslo and Solemskogen for a hike in Lillomarka with my friend Rachmilla. It was a beautiful morning, the sun was shining from a clear blue sky. Actually a little to bright for photographers but we went on a photo safari anyway.

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Rachmilla looking for something to capture (shot with my iPhone 7+)

We passed some small ponds with water lillys and dragonflies swirling around. Too difficult to shoot the dragonflies, I tried for a while but they cannot stand still long enough ;-).

I spent some times photographing little spiders on flowers in stead. Fascinating. I accidentally watched as one of the spiders killed an other insect. A bit scary, but off course spiders need  food too.

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Spider hunting from a moorland spotted orchid.

It was a lovely hike in the woods. Hopefully I will go back another time soon for more interesting objects to photograph. Hopefully a day just after the rain has stopped or maybe a foggy morning in September? We´ll see….

 

Winter shots (from the archive).

The past weeks I have been going through all my photos in the Lightroom archive. It was time to clean up and remove some of the photos. Some of the photos got a new edition and I edited some of them for the first time. As time goes by you see new possibilities in some of the photos. So todays post are some winter shots from last winter (January 2017).

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Frozen pine
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Ice skating

 

Lavender fields – Valensole

A really beautiful place to visit when in Provence is Valensole. It must be one of the most photographed spots on earth. I guess you have seen beautiful photos of the large, dark purple lavender fields with a lonely tree or a stone cottage. It is an amazing spot with the color purple and the strong scent of lavender. I hope one day to go back and spend some more time in these fields and take some amazing photos. For now just enjoy my summer memory from the Lavender field in Valensole.

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Winter holiday

Our girls had a week off this week, winter holiday at school, and we spent to days together. The winter weather was sparkling so it felt right to spend some times out doors. We went to Oslo just to be tourists in our own city and I tested if I could use my iPhone 7+ as a light camera when traveling. So today there are a mix of Nikon D7000 and iPhone 7+ photos in the post. I think they both work out just fine.

The other day we went for a walk along the coast line (Oslo fjord) and the light was so beautiful when we reached Sjøstrand.

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Barcode in Oslo (iPhone 7+)
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Detail from Barcode (iPhone 7+)
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Wonderful light at Sjøstrand (NikonD7000)

Landscape – photo challenge

This month, January, the photo challenge is landscape. Well, I think it has been a huge challenge due to different aspects like weather, were to go  and how to make the landscape interesting and not just a boring view……

The last weeks the weather has been quite grey and there has hardly been any light for landscape photography. The one day the sun was shining I managed to take a lot of pictures but none of the landscape pictures was successful. At last I did get some ok pictures even though they are taken on a very foggy day so I chose to present them in B&W mode.

The two pictures are taken from the same spot, I just turned 180 degrees.

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