Category Archives: Norway

Frozen in Finse

This morning I got up early and climbed to the top of a mountain near Finse, Norway. I watched the sunrise from lower down where it wasn’t snowing as much and then continued on to the summit which was pretty wild! My camera was close to frozen at this point but it got the job done 🙂

Wikipedia tells me that this is where they filmed the ice planet Hoth in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back….this does not surprise me at all.

Frozen in Finse

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Sunshine in the Fjord

The weather tends to change quickly here in the Norwegian fjords, which is great for photography! Clouds come and go as they please and it’s especially beautiful when the sun rays pierce through them, diffusing glorius light over a soft palette of colour and shape….haha too much? 🙂

Sunshine in the Fjord

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The Boatsheds in Balestrand

I’ve stopped in Balestrand for a few nights and already done a little photowalk that ended up here at these wonderful little boatsheds sitting on the fjord. When I take a photo from a wharf/jetty structure like this I review the photos by zooming in super close to make sure there wasn’t too much up and down movement going on in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re bobbing up and down a little so it always pays to check! In this case there was some up and down movement so I cranked up the shutter speed and compensated with a higher ISO, problem solved!

The Boatsheds in Balestrand

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Drifting Through Sognefjord

I’m on a boat drifting quietly through the fjords of Norway, oh my lordie it’s beautiful out here! I don’t really have any plans over the next 4 or 5 days I’m just gonna go with the flow, stopping overnight at towns in the Sognefjord that pique my interest, which could be all of them…

Update: I left my tripod on the boat but they returned it to me the next day! Haha thanks Norway! 🙂

Drifting Through Sognefjord

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Epic Voringfossen

There are some things that just have to be seen to be believed and I think the Voringfossen waterfall is one of them. I mean just look at that thing, it’s SO EPIC! You’ll find it in Eidfjord by the way, close to the road that connects Bergen to Oslo, it’s well worth a look (just in case my all caps shouting didn’t make that obvious).

Epic Voringfossen

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Sunset Over Bergen, Norway

The hills above Bergen, Norway are great for hiking! I didn’t really know what to expect but there are lots of trails up there and the views are spectacular. I followed a fairly obvious path to begin with but as the sun began to set I went into full blown photographer mode trying to find the best sunset composition I could. I ended up going WAY off track but as I approached the EDGE OF A CLIFF things really opened up, just in time to watch the sun sneak below the clouds. Of course I had to walk an extra 4 or 5 kilometres back to my hotel but when I load the photos on to my computer later I’m always happy I made the extra effort!

Sunset over Bergen

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