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My personal top 5 favorite sunset pictures from the summer 2008 in Northern Norway

December 18th, 2007 · 112 Comments

Sunsets might not be the most original or artistic thing to photograph, but I still love a good sunset photo because it reminds me of how beautiful the nature can be.
Here is my personal top 5 favorite sunset pictures that I photographed during the summer 2007 in Northern Norway.
Update: Title supposed to say 2007, not 2008.
You can now buy the 2009 Norway photo calendar that includes some of these sunset pictures.

You can click on each title to read more about the individual photos.

Photo of sunset at 01:30 AM

Wide angle picture of sunset on a beach in northern Norway

Photo of amazing red sunset at midnight in northern Norway

Photo of incredible red sunset in northern Norway

Picture of rowboat and beautiful sunset in northern Norway
Hope you enjoyed the photos :)
All pictures taken with an Olympus E-500 DSLR.

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Tags: Clouds · Coast · Fjord · Landscape · Midnight Sun · Mountain · Nature · Night · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow · Summer · Sunset

112 responses so far ↓

  • 1 vaggelis vlahos // Dec 18, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    fantastic collection, very artistic work. well done

  • 2 aliasinkhorn // Dec 18, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    The page loaded, the photos appeared, and in an instant I lost my breath. These sunset photos are superlative!!

  • 3 Jenty // Dec 18, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Wow! I absolutely love the second one and the last one :)

  • 4 Cheryl // Dec 18, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Just gorgeous! I love the red one.

  • 5 phanerothyme // Dec 18, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    So, you got yourself a time machine?? Where did you buy it?? Nice Shots by the way, lovely actually ;) Have a nice Christmas

  • 6 n8 // Dec 18, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Hey Thomas what plugin do you use for that cool image effect? The one that fades up with the loader over the page. I’ve been looking for that, but don’t know what it’s called.

  • 7 chica // Dec 18, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    amazing photos. My favorite is the second one.

  • 8 Chris // Dec 18, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Great photos as normal

    Nate I think it may be lightbox

  • 9 Thomas Laupstad // Dec 18, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks all :)

    Yeah, I’m using lightbox. Had to try several different plugins to get it to work. Using WP lightbox JS 0.8.2.

  • 10 n8 // Dec 18, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Right on that’s what I was looking for. Thanks for the heads up guys!

  • 11 zawadi // Dec 18, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Really beautiful Sunsets….
    I love photography B&W mainly, but these pictures are really good work and Norway looks really nice.

  • 12 Jonathan // Dec 18, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning – Mother nature was wearing her finest clothes.

  • 13 Claire // Dec 18, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    All superb but number 5 is my favourite :)

  • 14 CurlyToes // Dec 18, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Superb Pictures! Number 1 is my favourite too. Very nice.

  • 15 gaston monescu // Dec 18, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    makes me wish i was sitting on a snowy porch eating a bowl of fish soup and hearing the sounds of cooking coming from inside

  • 16 Kelly // Dec 18, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Wow! Beautiful pictures!

  • 17 PixelHead // Dec 18, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    Really sweet pics. I am envious of both your photography and your beautiful environment.

  • 18 Steve // Dec 18, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Lovely camera work

  • 19 steve // Dec 18, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    cool photos. glad i bought the calendar :)

  • 20 jamiz // Dec 18, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    wow i would love that picture 3 as a desktop wallpaper

  • 21 Joe // Dec 18, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    I love these photos.. is there any way you can send me the apture/shutter/iso/ timing info?. I just bought the olympus E-510 i am in love…

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  • 23 Jaybird // Dec 18, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Most impressive thing to me is that these pictures come from the future. I am viewing this in 2007!

  • 24 Chuck // Dec 19, 2007 at 12:04 am

    Simply gorgeous. I’d love to see more like these anytime!

  • 25 kevin // Dec 19, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Stunning pictures! I love these.

    In the second photo your timing couldn’t have been more perfect, and I love the framing.

    I was surprised that these are summertime pictures, they look autumny to me…. looks like a wonderfully unique place on the earth, would love to visit.

  • 26 Mik // Dec 19, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Sheer jaw-dropping beauty.

    I don’t suppose you’d direct your admirers to larger resolutions?

  • 27 ipatel // Dec 19, 2007 at 12:30 am

    beautiful picture thanks

  • 28 Michel // Dec 19, 2007 at 12:55 am

    PLEASE PLEASE make them high res as my desktop.Between working I could just take a short mini vacation just looking at your shots!

  • 29 lianne // Dec 19, 2007 at 2:14 am

    Love the pictures! When I look at them it feels I am on vacation instead of just staring at my desk top. Very, very nicely taken, thanks sharing the photos, love ‘em

  • 30 Stellare // Dec 19, 2007 at 2:30 am

    Great shots. Northern Norway is a very special place! Good luck with the project, too!

  • 31 Norman // Dec 19, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Breath taking pictures of sunset. Love them.

  • 32 Stellare // Dec 19, 2007 at 3:13 am

    Great pictures from a great place – North of Norway, close to the pole.

  • 33 portorikan // Dec 19, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Ridiculously beautiful. Great photos.

  • 34 Nikhil // Dec 19, 2007 at 4:23 am

    Awesome pics.. especially the second one. Is it possible to get a high res from somewhere to use as a desktop wallpaper?

  • 35 bsilvia // Dec 19, 2007 at 5:38 am

    Wonderful!
    Would you take me to this places (as a guide)? Norway… hmmmm… not so far from Croatia :)

    S*

  • 36 leland // Dec 19, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful pictures. What a spectacular sunset you have captured, thanks for these.

  • 37 bloggernoob // Dec 19, 2007 at 10:54 am

    makes me want to weep. great job with the diggs. awesome!!!

  • 38 Kathy // Dec 19, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Simply gorgeous!

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  • 40 Elizabeth // Dec 20, 2007 at 7:36 am

    I noticed the time on the first picture….. sunset at 1:30 am! that is so cool!

  • 41 Dave // Dec 20, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    I have tried taking sunset shots and i found out one very important thing, the sun goes down in Malaysia very fast when it hits the horizon. By the time i set up my cam the moment is lost :) . Remind me to set up a shot very well in advance please and then only maybe i’ll have something to show. I like your sunset shots.

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  • 43 Free.hat // Dec 20, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Hello!

    You truely have a great eye for picturesque images! This is an amazing collection of sunset images! So beautiful… thanks for sharing nature in Norway!

  • 44 Beth Ellen // Dec 21, 2007 at 5:13 am

    Truly superb sunsets!

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  • 46 Patricia // Dec 21, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Absolutely some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve seen. You are a real artist with a camera! Thank you for sharing.

  • 47 Jenn // Dec 21, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Beautiful!!

  • 48 Marisa // Dec 22, 2007 at 11:00 am

    I like the first one. It’s like a painting.
    Can’t believe we’re living on the same earth, jungl. :mrgreen:

  • 49 Stevo // Dec 22, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    These are absolutely stunning. I love sunset images, I wish I could capture ones like these.

  • 50 benhurjun // Dec 24, 2007 at 5:09 am

    Stunning sunsets, at dawn?! In the Philippines, the sun sets between 5-6pm at any given day of the year. Now I have a longing to come visit Norway! And how about Aurora borealis? That could be pretty interesting too! Cheers!

  • 51 Bennie // Dec 25, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  • 52 Chelle B. // Dec 27, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Those are the most beautiful pictures I have seen in a long time!

    I can’t believe how much it reminds me of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons right near me. Are you certain you are in Norway?? :p

  • 53 Sofia // Dec 28, 2007 at 4:51 am

    Hi Jungl. Gr8 job!! Luv itz so much. Hope 2 c more sunset…

  • 54 Web 97 // Dec 31, 2007 at 12:13 am

    2 more Diggs and you’re up to the magic 1000. Congrats :)

  • 55 Ana Viola // Jan 4, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Congratulations.
    Thanks share.

  • 56 reward rebel // Jan 4, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I’m gonna have to come back to look at more of your very beautiful pictures, they’re stunning. Thanks for sharing your visual perspective of the world;-D

  • 57 Susan Johnson // Jan 7, 2008 at 8:45 am

    WOW! You have a wonderful talent.. I enjoyed viewing all of your photos! :)

  • 58 yishun // Jan 7, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    it is so beautiful, i love the sunset.

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  • 60 pts // Jan 20, 2008 at 7:31 am

    man..i floored down!amazing ..

  • 61 janet // Jan 22, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Wow!!it beautiful picture i like it.

  • 62 Lolidude // Jan 23, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Very nice pictures! I’m from Norway :)!

  • 63 Stacey // Feb 20, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    These are absolutley Amazing! You are very talented.

  • 64 Philip // Feb 21, 2008 at 12:50 am

    Hey guys.. I have some really nice sunset pictures from my canoe trip in Laverendrye National Parc in Quebec.
    Check it out..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/18212606@N07/?saved=1

  • 65 aliasinkhorn // Feb 21, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Sunset at midnight … mesmerizing … I love it.

  • 66 ImaNicePerson // Feb 21, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Awesome pictures!

  • 67 Vikashnsingh // Feb 26, 2008 at 5:52 am

    wow, This is the art of photography!

  • 68 Mark // Feb 26, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Wow, I guess you ran into some polar bears there?

  • 69 naza // Mar 7, 2008 at 8:27 am

    OMG those pictures are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ausome i love picutures like that they really toch me.

  • 70 javihm77 // Mar 8, 2008 at 7:35 am

    wow!! I liked so much your photos, I am from Guatemala.
    I posted your photos in my blog, they’re really amazing pics

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  • 72 Flojera // Apr 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    those pictures are equal like my beatiful Albania

  • 73 BIJU BOTANY // Jun 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    it s joy for ever . I like second one.
    beauty , beauty ,beauty every where.

  • 74 tamara // Jun 12, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    great pictures. i loved them

  • 75 rosa // Jun 22, 2008 at 8:39 am

    you captured perfect moments with perfect situational lighting and got great shots

    beautiful pictures!

  • 76 nazia // Jul 16, 2008 at 7:44 am

    the pictures are too good awesome collection to make someone feel fresh and cheerful at times

  • 77 apple // Jul 21, 2008 at 3:36 am

    norwegians are a lucky lot…you get some of the best weather in all the world.

    cheers from Texas mate :)

  • 78 Beza Lake // Aug 6, 2008 at 11:48 am

    wow……..It Is so much great photos
    I Like It

  • 79 Lars // Aug 22, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Stunning!!! These photos make me even more excited about moving to Norway! Just brilliant!
    Cheers :)

  • 80 adi // Aug 28, 2008 at 4:41 am

    ola

  • 81 a.ex // Aug 28, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    sun is the soul of the world

  • 82 biju p p // Aug 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    tamaso ma jyotir gamaya ,asato ma sat gamaya.mryto ma amritam gamaya.

  • 83 FAR // Aug 28, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    MY DEAR FRIEND THIS IS FOR YOU.

  • 84 Christmas // Oct 21, 2008 at 11:33 am

    These are very beutifull photos. I wish I was there when they were taken.
    i like them.

  • 85 UmiEKhaziah // Nov 1, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    nice picture

  • 86 kritina // Nov 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    sweet pics

  • 87 jacekk // Nov 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    beautiful! beautiful! beautiful!
    I want to go to Norway! :D

  • 88 Maryna // Jan 21, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I love the number 2!

  • 89 Visuallens // Feb 1, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Beautiful sunset..I love all these photos

  • 90 Jazmine // Feb 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I just love the midnight sun… :)

  • 91 gothca // May 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    the pics were so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 92 donie // Jun 18, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Nice work!

  • 93 HotsyTotsy // Jul 7, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    These pics are SOO COOL I JUST LOVE THEM!!! :)

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  • 96 tale twist // Jul 21, 2009 at 1:24 am

    what the fuck is that?!?!!? just great

  • 97 adil // Jul 26, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Oh ,in these beautiful moments some one special should be with me.

  • 98 Aysha // Aug 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

    they are soo beautiful….i wish i waz there too see it

  • 99 Streets Wanna Know // Sep 10, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Hey,

    I was just surfing the web and I came across this page. I really liked the info, keep up the good work.

    Peace

  • 100 chicken // Oct 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    colton is awsome he and Rikky are so awesome the pics are great

  • 101 rupali // Nov 6, 2009 at 8:02 am

    its realy amazing…..!

  • 102 jerson // Nov 17, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Hi! Saying “wow!”, specially for #1, 3 and (woof! > ) 4, mostly after so many other comments, is like meaning NOTHING; nevertheless I find no other words than that. Images AND colours are really SPLENDID. (Do you swear you didn´t add any paint brush, ha ha? – Of course I´m just kidding, ok?) You´ve been lucky, but we are too, for seeing them!!! Tnx, from Brazil!

  • 103 JOHNSON OYAT PIDO // Dec 10, 2009 at 9:32 am

    good photos just changed ma mind i have to visit and watch the midnight sun

  • 104 anjana pokharel // Jan 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

    oh lovely so beautiful , thanks for keeping such pictures inthe website . we must love nature.

  • 105 anjana pokharel // Jan 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

    oh lovely so beautiful , thanks for keeping such pictures inthe website . we must love nature. i am expecting inthe future also such pictures.

  • 106 mina // May 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    javel, nå vet jeg hva jeg ønsker meg til jul :)

  • 107 waheed // Aug 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    it,s a good web site for sun set images

  • 108 Mian waqar // Jan 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    beutiful picture colection yar .

  • 109 John A. Gundersen // Mar 4, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!

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    Grand pics lovely scenes

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