From the Land of the Midnight Sun
In the summer months, the sun never completely sets in northern Norway. A wonderful experience.
The Old Lighthouse
In the Peace of the Evening II
A second shot taken in this beautiful location. Close to midnight in Lofoten, Norway - the land of the midnight sun.
Driving home from the mountains - I saw this rainstorm coming in and just had to stop and catch the last of the sunlight while it lingered on the little island in the lake
Small Beneath the Sky
Summer in Lofoten
Taken on a warm, early summer day on the northern coastline of Lofoten at Uttakleiv, Vestvågøy, Norway. A magical place all year round!
The Stone Wall
A sunset which was great to experience - taken at Hvaler in the South-East part of Norway
Running to the sea
Beach on Flakstadøya, Lofoten, Norway
In the Calm of the Evening
Boats moored in the river estuary at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK
Calm after the Storm
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The Beach at Midnight
Walking on the beach at midnight - watching the sun not go down. In the summer months, the sun never completely sets in northern Norway. A wonderful experience.
The power and speed of water in flood is always fascinating!
On an autumn road trip we came across this quiet lake with the amazing backdrop of autumn colours. Just had to stop and set up the camera.
Elm Tree Avenue
Moored for the night
A summer night in the harbour at Engersand, Drammen's Fjord.
A small fishing boat harbor, near Eggum, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. The water is blue and clear but very cold!
Last place to rest
Another Lofoten coastal shot taken on the same evening as http://500px.com/photo/41066264
In Lofoten many of the old fishermens houses (Rorbu) have now been converted into comfortable holiday homes for tourists - such as these in Reine.
The Lane in Autumn
Autumn colours in one last fiery display before the frost and snow comes and turns the scene to grey and white
In the Peace of the Evening
We arrived late in the evening at this small fjord in Lofoton. It was so beautiful. The water was calm and there was such a wonderful peaceful atmosphere. I hope that I have managed to capture a little of the experience for you here in this shot.
A cold mid-winter day close by where I live in Norway
A cold winter day. Taken from Lysaker Brygge near Oslo, Norway
Icy winter scene on the fjord near Drammen, Norway
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The Little White Bridge
From the gardens at Gulskogen Gård, Drammen, Norway
The Lighthouse II
The Sky and the Sea
Dramatic clouds with the low sun breaking through after a stormy day in Lofoten, Norway. I hope you can feel some of the drama that I experienced standing looking out from the rocks
Evening in Venice
I was totally charmed by this shabby, friendly, enchanting, unique city. It is so beautiful. Do visit Venice if you get the chance.
Stormy weather coming - on the beach at Southwold, Suffolk, UK
Another shot from my visit to Lofoten, Norway, earlier this year. The steep mountains rising straight from the sea are very typical of the Lototen islands. The wooden racks on the right hand side of the shot hold the stockfish/dried cod fish which are a vital part of the economy in northern Norway. They are exported all over the world after being dried for several months on the racks which you see here. http://www.nordnorge.com/EN-lofoten/?News=278
Waiting for Spring
A dip in my photo archive - I am so looking forward to this time of the year! Fruit trees in blossom on one of the many fruit farms in this part of south-eastern Norway.
Dramatic light and weather conditions in Lofoten, Norway - May 2012
In the Harbour
A small fishing boat harbour at Svolvær in the Lofoten Islands, Norway
Taken from the Hurtigruten cruise ship while sailing through the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Norway
Weather in the Lofoten Islands in Norway, can change from one minute to the next, but when the sun comes out - the light and colours are wonderful.
Taken from the Hurtigruten cruise ship on the way through the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. A dramatic landscape.
Lofoten: A windy day on the beach
With strong winds, freezing cold water plus rain on the way in from the atlantic, there was no swimming for any of the visitors to this beach at Ramberg, Lofoten, Norway
On the beach in Lofoten - Vikspollen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands.
In the northern part of Norway the sun doesn't go down for a few weeks each summer. It just touches the horizon before rising again. A great contrast to the the long, cold and dark winters in this region. It was an amazing experience sitting on this beach and just watching this phenomena.
Lofoten Evening Landscape
Taken on Flakstadøy, Lofoten, Norway on 01. June 2013
Summer in Lofoten II
Another shot from the beach at Uttakleiv on the island of Vestvågøy, Lofoten. Taken on 28. May 2013.
Another shot from my visit to the wonderful Lofoten Islands in north Norway in 2013
Norway has had some weeks of beautiful sun and warm weather this year coinciding with the start of school holidays. Perfect timing for once!
Out of Season
Southwold beach in Suffolk, UK in March. Not many tourists to be seen at this time of the year.
The beach at Uttakleiv on the island of Vestvågøy, Lofoten. Taken on 28. May 2013
A fishing boat on a grey day on the beach at Aldeburgh
Autumn is a beautiful season. I took a dip in my archive for this one. Hope you like it.
Just the Two of Us
A northern paradise - just a pity the water was only 12 degrees C.
A beautiful autumn evening in Norway
Into the Light
A walkway under an old railway track - now disused. Location Lier, Norway
The Magic Of Autumn
Autumn has been very beautiful here in the South-East region of Norway this year. This was taken on a walk yesterday. Crisp, fresh air and sun shining on the firey colours of the dying leaves. Autumn is a magical season - full of colour and surprises. A time to enjoy before winter extends it's icy grip.
Season of Mists
The sun rises and lights the ground mist lying in the valley
After the Rain
A shot I took earlier this year in the forest behind where I live. It was a fine experience to see the sun lighting up the mist after the rain shower had passed by.
The Red Barn
A snowy winters in Norway
Norway in Winter
After weeks of cloudy, dark weather with plus degrees and rain here in southern Norway - we finally get a day with snow followed by blue skies and sunshine. Medicine for the soul!
Floating in the Clouds
A small village in my local valley which appears out of the clouds and almost looks like it is floating.
Alone but not Lonely
From a recent photo excursion in my local valley - Lier, Buskerud, Norway
Taken on a recent photo excursion in my local area. This track leads past where i live to a popular cross country skiing area.
Early Summer in Lofoten, Norway - 2013
The Cabin by the Lake
Part of the pictoresque group of old farm buildings preserved at the Telemark Museam at Eidsborg, Norway
Old Farmstead II
Another view of the old farm buildings from the Telemark Museum at Eidsborg, Telemark, Norway
Eidsborg Stavkirke (Stav Church) in Telemark, Norway. Dated from the middle of the 1200 century.
On the way to the Glacier
On a recent journey towards the western coast of Norway, we came across this little farmhouse nestled at the head of the valley under the glacier "Folgefonna". In the winter there is no sunlight on this spot - from September to April making it a tough place to farm. Read more about the Folgefonna glacier here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folgefonna
Skoger Old Church
Skoger old church is a church of stone from the middle ages on the farm Hanaval in Drammen municipality, Buskerud county, Norway. Construction year is estimated to be between 1200 and 1220 and the church is thus one of Drammens oldest buildings.
On the Pilgrims Way
Best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone contributing on 500px!! This shot is taken a few days ago in Lier, South East Norway, on part of the Pilgrim's Route which eventually leads over the Dovrefjell mountains. It connected the historically important cities of Oslo and Nidaros (now Trondheim) in Norway. see this link for more information - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim%27s_Route
Winter light is magical. It is astonishing how there can so much variation of colour in the same scene taken at varying times of the day or just days apart. The mist from the low lying cloud was a bonus.
The Red Barn
Winter scene in South East Norway, near Drammen
A foggy day with frost clinging to the trees and snow on the path. Two riders appearing through the fog made interest in this scene for me.
On a Winter's Day
Soft sunlight coming through the fog gives a warm light on a cold winter's day
The Old Gateway in Winter
An old gateway at the entrance to the churchyard.
Winter in Norway can sometimes be more colourful than expected.
Layers of Blue
From my home valley, in Lier, South East Norway
This is a shot I took last autumn on a trail in the valley close to where I live in South East Norway
Melting the Mist
The rising sun slowly melts the mist away on this beautiful morning
Coastal Scene: Southern Norway
A wild and windy day at the coast of Southern Norway (Lista)
Evening at Loshavn, Southern Norway
Taken in early May at Loshavn, a picturesque costal village near Farsund, Southern Norway
Moored for the night
A lovely little harbour at Jøllestø, near Farsund, Lista in the South of Norway
Traditional Cottage / Sørlandshus
We were lucky to stay in this pretty traditional Lista cottage when we stayed at Nesheim, near Farsund in the southern part of Norway. This type of house is very typical of the style of houses in this area.
A beautifully restored traditional cottage at Lista, Southern Norway
Misty autumn morning on the forest trail
A magical morning on the mountainside above the city of Drammen in Southeast Norway.
A colourful sunset scene taken on the 01. Nov. 2015 by the river in the city of Drammen, Southeastern Norway
Oak Trees in Autumn
Early mist gave way to a wonderful light on this morning. Taken near my home in Lier, South East Norway
Took this shot on Christmas Eve some years ago, and have now done some re-editing.
Autumn by the River
Found this while tidying in my archive :)
Bridle path in winter
Winter Scene in Norway
On the way home
A small lane close to home. A nice early evening light on a short winter day.
The Blue House
Daybreak! At last some promise of some sunshine after weeks of gloomy weather
Had no idea that this beautiful light would fill the sky when we were driving home through an area of trees and snowy fields. So happy I had the camera with me.
Drammen's Fjord, Norway. In mid-winter the fjord often freezes.
Into the mist
A small track leads into the mist. After a gloomy dark day, the fog started to lessen and the trees appeared. The light in the background is from a group of large salad greenhouses that shine through the dark all year round.
The Wooden Church in Winter
Taken just before the sunsets
It is extremely cold at the moment in this part of Norway, so photo shoots are limited to how much my fingers - and the camera battery - will take. It was minus 13c on the day I took this.
Minus 13c when mist and frost combine to dekk the trees with shimmering ice. Worth freezing to look at scenes like this!
Bitterly cold temperatures and wind make lovely sculpted lines in the snow and frost hangs from the trees. Worth risking frostbite for sights like these :)
Another day is over
Just along the trail from where I live. So lucky to have this area on my doorstep
The long period with double figures in minus degrees has laden the trees with hoar frost.
Frozen Apple Trees
Minus 15c - brrrr