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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

By the sea (Stavern, southern Norway)

The last week I spent in Stavern, together with my family. This is a beautiful little town by the Oslofjord. In the summer the little town are packed with tourists, some of them arrives by sailboat from Denmark, Germany and Holland. Mostly the town are packed with Norwegians who has their summer houses in the area.

I decided to try to photograph my surroundings on this trip. I also decided I should try some long exposure shots.

I hope you enjoy my experiments.

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Boats in the sunset with moon
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Mølen (long exposure)
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Stavern (long exposure)

 

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….

 

Romance

Oslo Operahouse is a popular place to visit for tourists so it is almost always crowded with people. I went there on saturday to try to shoot some photos for a photo challenge, the theme was “The color White”. The opera house in Oslo is a white building, so I went to take some architecture shots. I felt quite lucky when this lovely couple passed me on the roof, she in a white dress and a lovely hat. I followed them for a little while (on a distance of course) and took some shots. Todays post is the one shot that I think was the best one.

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Balconies in black and white

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Balconies at Sinsen in Oslo (Norway)

Photo stroll – benches

Yesterday we visited friends in Fredrikstad. We went to the old town to look at the christmas market and just enjoy the environment. I just fell for some benches by the river. This is a part of my idea of learn to do something different than macro photography 😉

Hope you enjoy!

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Sunrise

This autumn I have attended a photo class to learn more and hopefully be more skilled as a photographer.

Todays post contain two of the home-work-photos from the course.

I have a favorite spot nearby were I like to take my dog for a walk and sometimes I will take some photos too. The theme for these two photos are “Morning time” and “Selfportrait”.

The self-portrait of me and my dog are captured by the use of a remote control.

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Reflection
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Selfportrait of me and my dog

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)

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