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Picture from the beach – First sunlight this year in Northern Norway

February 4th, 2008 · 44 Comments

Picture from the beach - First sunlight in Northern Norway this year
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 3rd 2008. Click image for larger view.
I was taking a walk on the beach when suddenly the sun created some nice light behind the mountains. There was also some reflections in the windy ocean so I had to get down on my knees to take a picture.
The foam and rocks in the foreground makes the composition more interesting to me.

See more winter pictures from Northern Norway here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja) looking at Drangen, Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Beach · Clouds · Coast · Fjord · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow · Sunset · Winter

44 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom // Feb 5, 2008 at 1:02 am

    What an amazing photograph.

  • 2 NS Jones // Feb 5, 2008 at 3:04 am

    Awesome

  • 3 Chrissie // Feb 5, 2008 at 4:58 am

    I just love the vastness of this photo…beautiful and intriguing.

  • 4 Rosli // Feb 5, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Amazing photo. But it is still cold I presumed.

  • 5 wildrose661 // Feb 5, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I’m impressed 🙂

  • 6 rhea // Feb 5, 2008 at 11:04 am

    an inspiration of hope picture…=)

  • 7 elguu // Feb 5, 2008 at 11:39 am

    AMAZING

  • 8 Steve // Feb 5, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Hurray indeed! Great photo….

    –Steve

  • 9 Gerri // Feb 5, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    That is an amazing photo. It does still look like it is very cold. You have a good eye and know how to take captivating photos. Keep them coming.

  • 10 Bubbles // Feb 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Wow! Great pic
    I love the way the sunlight gives contrast to the blue-gray of the surronding.

  • 11 Jared Schwager // Feb 5, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I always love your pictures. The foam adds a nice effect to this photo.

  • 12 Lynda Lehmann // Feb 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Nice mixture of climate and geo elements, and a lovely photo! Hurray for the sun!

  • 13 N8 // Feb 5, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Welcome back to the daylight. It still looks cold as all get out there though.

  • 14 Adriano // Feb 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Yes, I love the sun, spring arrives?

  • 15 Marian // Feb 5, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    That is a beautiful picture. How fortunate you are to live there. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • 16 Kuanyin // Feb 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Gorgeous! But it looks verrrrry cold! Brrrrr!

  • 17 photohobbist // Feb 5, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    great shot! I wish sun stays for long.

  • 18 buryya // Feb 5, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Huuuuraaay from for Norway sun.

  • 19 Mike // Feb 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Wow a nice picture there. What is the temp? It seems freezing cold looking at it.

  • 20 Oscar Luiz // Feb 5, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    There’s a amazing photo…
    Great!

  • 21 Beth Ellen // Feb 5, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Really gorgeous and I do think the foam up front really creates a nice response to the mountains. Lovely shot.

  • 22 lavinka // Feb 6, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Ech… sky and sea…. my dream….

  • 23 Michelle Gartner // Feb 6, 2008 at 2:08 am

    Great picture- you never cease to amaze me! I am curious though, is there a lot of depression in Norway, with no sun?

  • 24 blondeee // Feb 6, 2008 at 7:17 am

    Beautiful, absolutely stunning.

  • 25 Maria // Feb 6, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Nice. Makes me want to visit Norway one day.

  • 26 kml // Feb 6, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Beautiful, soft colors!

  • 27 marcroger.com // Feb 6, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Wow! Amazing…

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    Thanks,
    Marc

  • 28 Sameer // Feb 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Perfect shot. I like your photography skills and timing. great work

  • 29 cmiper // Feb 6, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Fantastic photo, it’s strange (for me anyway) to see snowy mountains on the coast like that, almost surreal.

  • 30 Bobbie // Feb 6, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Stunning, Thomas. Definitely worth getting your knees wet for a shot like this. 🙂

  • 31 Kelly // Feb 6, 2008 at 10:46 pm

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    Keep up the excellent blogging!

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  • 32 RennyBA // Feb 7, 2008 at 12:21 am

    Great picture – you’ve capture the moment sooo well!

    You know I love the significant four seasons in Norway and of course the sun has an important impact!

  • 33 Pommett Photography // Feb 7, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Wow, beautiful colors. I love outdoor photography. Keep em’ coming.

  • 34 The Rocky Mountain Retreat // Feb 7, 2008 at 5:10 am

    This is amazing… crisp and clear… absolutely stunning!! I have to get you on my blogroll, I keep losing you… 🙂

  • 35 journeytime // Feb 7, 2008 at 7:46 am

    what an amazing sight– i am sure that this is one of the expectations in waiting that is fulfilled 100%
    thank you
    derick

  • 36 Gian Paolo // Feb 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful as it may look, I don’t think I would like to have a dip there. Hahaha.

  • 37 jcreyes // Feb 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Wow! Nice pic! I would like to visit Norway someday.

  • 38 Patricia // Feb 7, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    Exquisitely beautiful photo! I’m patiently waiting for your coffeetable book to come out in the future! I’d be first in line to purchase.

  • 39 Claire // Feb 8, 2008 at 12:43 am

    That is the bestest sea foam ever!

  • 40 M. Apip // Feb 8, 2008 at 4:50 am

    Wonderful capture…

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  • 42 Treehousedweller // Feb 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Love how you have captured the coldness and yet the hint that warm days are on the way. Great shot!

  • 43 Inga Encinas // Feb 13, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Truly amazing!

  • 44 Chaitali // Mar 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Truly nice.It’s so beautiful that makes mind soft.