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Photo of wave crashing over a small headland in Northern Norway

February 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments


Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 14th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture you can see a wave crashing over a small headland about 1km away from where I was standing. The small headland is called Hesteneset, directly translated “The Horse Headland”. The headland got it’s name because in older times all the horses in the Northern Norway village called Laupstad used to grass there. Today there are no farmers left in Laupstad and thus no horses either.
Sea eagles, on the other hand, is still around and love this spot as place to scout the fjord for prey. I hope I soon will be able to photograph these majestic eagles!
The wind was so strong that the air was filled with seawater so it looked like there was a little bit of fog in the air. That is why the picture might not look 100% sharp.

This photo was taken the same day as the wave and sailing seagull picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Coast · Landscape · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Snow · Storm · Waves · Winter

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Einar // Feb 25, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Litt av en bølge, flott fanget.

  • 2 Ellen // Feb 26, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Once again your photos seem to temporarily transport me across the seas to the wonder of another beautiful country and gorgeous scenery.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ellen
    http://www.ellensewcrafty.blogspot.com

  • 3 Gerri // Feb 26, 2008 at 3:56 am

    That is a nice photo. The water looks unforgiving but there is something about large bodies of water that just fascinate me. I spent the weekend with family and some friends in Hawkes Bay (East Coast of NZ). The sea was rough but the view of the coast and the cliffs in some areas were just spectacular. At that point I was wishing I had a good camera to take photos with that I can share with the world but I don’t know where to start.