ann thomstad p h o t o g r a p h y

+ 1. Landscapes

From the Land of the Midnight Sun
Autumn Pathway
The Old Lighthouse
In the Peace of the Evening II
Summer Rain
Small Beneath the Sky
Summer in Lofoten
The Stone Wall
Golden Sunset
Running to the sea
In the Calm of the Evening
Calm after the Storm
The Beach at Midnight
Spring Flood
Evening Light
Autumn Symphony
The Lighthouse
Elm Tree Avenue
Moored for the night
Blue Waters
Last place to rest
Flying By
Rorbuer
The Lane in Autumn
In the Peace of the Evening
Winter Day
Misty Morning
Coming Home
Winter Sunrise
Ice World
Mountain Waterfall
The Little White Bridge
The Lighthouse II
The Sky and the Sea
Evening in Venice
Rain Clouds
Hamnøy, Lofoten
Waiting for Spring
Lofoten Drama
In the Harbour
Lofoten Landscape
Lofoten, Norway
Lofoten
Lofoten: A windy day on the beach
Svolvær, Lofoten
Vikspollen Beach
Midnight Sun
Lofoten Evening Landscape
Summer in Lofoten II
Lofoten Scenery
Summer Time
Out of Season
Lofoten Beach
Rachel Linda
Evening Light
The Gateway
Just the Two of Us
Autumn Evening
Into the Light
The Magic Of Autumn
Season of Mists
After the Rain
The Red Barn
Norway in Winter
Floating in the Clouds
Alone but not Lonely
Winter Scene
Lovely Lofoten
Floodwater
The Cabin by the Lake
Old Farmstead
Old Farmstead II
Eidsborg Stavkirke
On the way to the Glacier
Skoger Old Church
On the Pilgrims Way
Winter Magic
The Red Barn
Ghost Riders
On a Winter's Day
The Old Gateway in Winter
Winter Pastels
Layers of Blue
Autumn Trail

From the Land of the Midnight Sun

In the summer months, the sun never completely sets in northern Norway. A wonderful experience.

Autumn Pathway

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.

Summer Rain

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

Golden Sunset

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

ISO100 1/160sec at f/6.3

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.

Spring Flood

The power and speed of water in flood is always fascinating!

Evening Light

Autumn Symphony

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.

The Lighthouse

Elm Tree Avenue

Moored for the night

A summer night in the harbour at Engersand, Drammen's Fjord.

Blue Waters

A small fishing boat harbor, near Eggum, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. The water is blue and clear but very cold!

Last place to rest

Flying By

Another Lofoten coastal shot taken on the same evening as http://500px.com/photo/41066264

Rorbuer

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.

Winter Day

A cold mid-winter day close by where I live in Norway

Misty Morning

A cold winter day. Taken from Lysaker Brygge near Oslo, Norway

Coming Home

Winter Sunrise

Ice World

Icy winter scene on the fjord near Drammen, Norway

Mountain Waterfall

ISO 100, 18mm, 1/5 sec at f/22

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.

Rain Clouds

Stormy weather coming - on the beach at Southwold, Suffolk, UK

Hamnøy, Lofoten

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.

Lofoten Drama

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

Lofoten Landscape

Taken from the Hurtigruten cruise ship while sailing through the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Norway

Lofoten, 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.

Lofoten

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

Svolvær, Lofoten

Vikspollen Beach

On the beach in Lofoten - Vikspollen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands.

Midnight Sun

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.

Lofoten Scenery

Another shot from my visit to the wonderful Lofoten Islands in north Norway in 2013

Summer Time

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.

Lofoten Beach

The beach at Uttakleiv on the island of Vestvågøy, Lofoten. Taken on 28. May 2013

Rachel Linda

A fishing boat on a grey day on the beach at Aldeburgh

Evening Light

The Gateway

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.

Autumn Evening

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

Winter Scene

Taken on a recent photo excursion in my local area. This track leads past where i live to a popular cross country skiing area.

Lovely Lofoten

Early Summer in Lofoten, Norway - 2013

Floodwater

The Cabin by the Lake

Old Farmstead

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

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 Magic

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

Ghost Riders

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 Pastels

Winter in Norway can sometimes be more colourful than expected.

Layers of Blue

From my home valley, in Lier, South East Norway

Autumn Trail

This is a shot I took last autumn on a trail in the valley close to where I live in South East Norway