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Photo of old Norwegian summer barn against mountain

March 25th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Photo of old Norwegian summer barn against mountain
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera March 14th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture you can see a traditional, old Norwegian summer barn with some mountains as background. In older times these barns were used to house livestock during the summer season. The summer barns were often located a bit away from the farm land and closer to the forests and mountains where the livestock grazed.
Notice the common juniper and small birch trees growing on the summer barn’s grass roof. It must be decades since it was last in use.
The sun was about to set and so that explains the red color on the snow.

If you want to take a look at other decaying buildings check out this and this picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Å (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Barn · Countryside · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sky · Snow · Winter

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 chelsea // Mar 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Spectacular shot. Being of Norwegian descent, I would really like to visit Norway one day. Looks frigid, though!

  • 2 Common Sense // Mar 27, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Great photo, especially with the evening sun. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • 3 2sweetnsaxy // Mar 27, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Great shot!

  • 4 adam // Mar 27, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    great shot, I really love the color reflecting in the snow…

  • 5 Pollydot // Mar 28, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Hello – this picture so reminds me of a holiday I had in Norway – one of the many treasured memories were the old stone buildings with grass growing on the rooftops . . . such a lovely place.

  • 6 Roger // Mar 31, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Awesome shot!

  • 7 Tamera // Apr 10, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Love the lighting Jungl