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Waves over seawall, ocean in uproar

April 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Waves over seawall
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Strong winds hit the local Norwegian village Laupstad and you can see why they built this seawall. At the current tide the seawall is 2-3 meters above sea level, but still the waves get over it.

The seawall was built in 1930s to protect the fishing boats from strong winds. It was made by hand!
It is truly amazing that is still stands after 90 years of battering.

Notice the seagull in the upper right corner of the photography. The seagulls were just floating on the strong winds and actually seemed to enjoy the bad weather 🙂

Information about the photo:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Tags: Coast · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean · Seawall · Waves

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Photo of snowy seawall in the winter // Jun 2, 2007 at 12:17 am

    […] some other photos of the seawall with waves hitting it, here and […]

  • 2 Hana // Feb 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    “The Tempest Plays! – Exhilarating!