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Photo of amazing red sunset at midnight in northern Norway

May 21st, 2007 · 37 Comments

Photo of amazing red sunset at midnight in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on May 15th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen! I hope I have managed to recreate a small percentage of natures beauty in this shot.
The time was 11:30PM in the evening and whole sky and sea was red. When you see sights like this you take way too many shots. Afterwards it is really hard to decide on which picture to show.

Will be away for some time so the blog will be not be updated so frequently in the next couple of weeks, but will try to post some photos.
Please let me know if there is anything special you would like to see on my blog 🙂

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 42 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Tags: Clouds · Coast · Evening · Landscape · Midnight Sun · Mountain · Nature · Night · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean · Sunset

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // May 21, 2007 at 4:14 am

    Absolutely stunning. What an incredible shot. Thanks for sharing

  • 2 Tony // May 21, 2007 at 4:35 am

    What an amazing shot. How lucky you are to be surrounded by so much beauty. I’m going to look around at the rest of your photos.

  • 3 Nadia // May 21, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Muito linda a foto, o por-do-sol é sempre à meia-noite aí?
    Todo dia venho aqui pra ver as fotos, parabens, são muito bonitas

  • 4 BobC // May 21, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    That colour really is quite intense! What an amazing capture.

  • 5 sciura pina // May 21, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    GREAT SHOT

  • 6 Susanne in Key West // May 21, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    And there are so many other places who claime to have THE BEST sunsets ever. They all have NO IDEA where the REAL breathtaking sunsets happen: up there in northern Norway! I love and enjoy your wonderful work every day!

  • 7 B. Kitty // May 23, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    This is my favorite photo you’ve ever taken.

    Absolutely flawless. I look forward to reading you every day.

  • 8 Luiz // May 24, 2007 at 1:12 am

    WOOOW,man!
    Amazing pic!!!!!!!!
    It looks like another planet!(no,I never been in another different world!heeheheh)..but it seems!

  • 9 Josef // May 25, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Amazing shot!

    I have a new photoblog up at http://fotografiker.se where I post photos taken with my new camera. Check it out!

  • 10 Bobby // May 26, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    I just love sunsets. You took a beautiful shot.

  • 11 Mark // May 27, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Just looking through the blog catalog and came across yours, i am glad i stopped by the sunset and the other pictures are amazing. I am going to add your link to mine so other people can see your images.

    Cheers Mark

  • 12 Barbara // May 27, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Amazing shot. It must have been surreal in person.

  • 13 Peter S C // May 27, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Wow! It takes a lot to impress me – this shot is stunning. Is this type of sunset a regular occurence or was this a one off?

    Peter S C

  • 14 ely // May 28, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    PErfect! you’re a pro! I’m amazed by your photos!!

  • 15 Annalee // May 29, 2007 at 4:55 am

    Oh wow, this is a lovely shot!

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  • 17 Brown Baron // Jun 1, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful doesn’t seem enough to describe it .. great work.

  • 18 bubble // Jun 2, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    Didn’t come for a while, have another a lot of and beautiful photograph again.

  • 19 BolaO // Jun 4, 2007 at 10:57 am

    I love the sunset,it’s an amazing pic.

  • 20 OceanMom (Deb) // Jun 5, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    This is an amazing photo! Very beautiful and the contrast between sky and sea and then the dark outline of the land is wonderful.

  • 21 prill // Jun 11, 2007 at 4:40 am

    My God!! Uncredible!!!!!!!!! =o

  • 22 Flora Earl // Jun 11, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Another beautiful pic. If you would allow me, I would love to use one (or more) of your images as headers for my travel blog. Please email me if you are agreeable to this.

    Regards
    Flora

  • 23 lisaq // Jun 14, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    that is truly one of the most amazing, beautiful sights i have ever seen!

  • 24 ozlady // Jul 9, 2007 at 5:39 am

    Very intense colours and wow! the clouds!

  • 25 trish // Jul 11, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    ~swoon~

    Seriously. I’m just… awestruck.

  • 26 Jym // Aug 5, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!

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  • 28 CurlyToes // Aug 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Wow! What an amazing colour — and so late in the evening!!

  • 29 Vishnu // Aug 17, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    11.30 in the night is pitch dark here in India. :).

    And wow!! what a sight!! If you are saying this is just a percentage of the original I would love to take a look at it in person.

    Btw, can I use this as my desktop??

  • 30 GO! Smell the flowers // Aug 17, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Great, warming image and such a deep red. Great flower smelling stuff – love your work!

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    The best word that I can think of to describe your photos, and this one in particular, is GLORIOUS. I found you through your joining of Authority Blogger Forum.

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  • 34 Peter C // Mar 17, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    hi i really like this photo and i wondered if you have copyright on this photo, if you do please may you allow me to digitally edit it and use it in my Ict yr 11 Coursework. here is the website of the course we are doing if you want to check.

    http://www1.edexcel.org.uk/spbs2007/d203/html/SPB203Index.htm
    please may you e-mail me soon, thankyou.

  • 35 rajji // Jun 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    hi, I have never seen this eye capturing picture in my life before.You are so lucky that u been there & you have done a great job.

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  • 37 SAURAS // Jan 26, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Thank u for loading this picture here.Thanks for sharing this experience.