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A gray and wet 17th of May – The Norwegian National Day

May 18th, 2007 · 5 Comments

A gray and wet 17th of May - The Norwegian National Day
Taken on May 17th 2007 with Olympus E-500 digital camera. Click image for larger view.

17th of May is the Norwegian Constitution Day and the National Day. We celebrate that our constitution was signed on May 17th in 1814.

Was a very gray and wet day here in the north, but had to take a shot of the family house with a wet flag blowing in the breeze.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 14 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway
Added a touch of HDR (high dynamic range) in Lightroom.

Tags: Norway Norwegen Norge · Spring

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // May 18, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Looks so isolated being used to mainly big city living.

  • 2 Trine // May 19, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Nydelig. Var vått her også! Skikkelig grønt og frodig på kysten ser jeg.

  • 3 Steve // May 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    I really like this photo; I find it haunting. Very nice.

  • 4 OceanMom (Deb) // Jun 5, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    This is how I picture the rural parts of Norway in my mind, and I would imagine it is much how my grandparents knew the countryside to be…

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