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Photo of winter mountain and pebble beach

June 18th, 2007 · 22 Comments

Photo of winter mountain and pebble beach
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on March 23rd 2007. Click image for larger view.

This photo was taken back in March when there was still lots of snow around.
I really love this beach full of millions of small pebble stones. It is very special to walk on it and listen to waves rolling in.

The reason I’m posting this photo today is that I was contacted on Flickr about this particular picture. The person contacting me are making a book about “Hurtigruten” (English: Costal Express) in Norway and wanted to use this shot in their book. I’m very excited about this because I have never been printed before!
The project is very low budget so all I’m getting from it is a free book and of course my name in it, but the satisfaction of getting printed is payment enough.

Huritigruten (or Hurtigruta as we call it in northern Norway) is a passenger and freight line that sails daily along most of of our long coastline. The trip takes 11 days and is very popular among tourists.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 14 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Tags: Beach · Clouds · Coast · Costal Express · Countryside · Cruise · Hurtigruta · Hurtigruten · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Norwegian Coastal Voyage · Sea Ocean · Snow · Winter

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Peter // Jun 18, 2007 at 3:54 am

    That is a great contrast shot. Congrats on the book well deserved

  • 2 Roger // Jun 18, 2007 at 4:42 am

    Very cool photos!! awesome that you getting that in a book!

  • 3 Roger // Jun 18, 2007 at 4:44 am

    I didnt put in my website right (lol) this is the correct one

  • 4 Mike Maddaloni // Jun 18, 2007 at 6:12 am

    Congratulations! Your photography has been a joy to look at, and I can’t wait until I get to Norway, especially as my wife is part Norwegian! Please let us know when the book is available.


  • 5 lisaq // Jun 18, 2007 at 6:57 am

    congrats! your photos are fabulous…you definitely deserve it!

  • 6 Alessia // Jun 18, 2007 at 7:06 am

    What a beautiful photograph. I am in no way surprised that you got approached about this picture.

    I’ve also had a look at some of your other photographs, and they are all great. You have talent, and lots of it. Keep it up and who knows, soon you’ll be publishing a whole photo album!

  • 7 HDreader // Jun 18, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Great stuff here!!! I love the stones in the foreground. They add a lot of depth to it.

  • 8 manisha // Jun 18, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Paradise you live in.

  • 9 Cozmo Photography // Jun 18, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    very nice. Really amazing landscape there!!!!

  • 10 ~willow~ // Jun 18, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    that is such an awesome photo.. I keep getting my eye drawn to different aspects of it.. i *love* the detail of the pebbles even as the mountain in the background clamors for attention… great eye, and congrats on getting published!

  • 11 Janet // Jun 18, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    That is a beautiful picture. If I had a book, I’d want to put it in mine too!

  • 12 lizzie2uk // Jun 18, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Amazing photo

  • 13 Tommy Chieng // Jun 18, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    Wow…you took that? breath taking. Great photo

  • 14 John Oates // Jun 18, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Congratulations on getting the photo chosen for a book. I enjoyed your site – particularly as I am a fellow Cutline theme user.

  • 15 BobC // Jun 18, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    A fantastic view. What a great looking mountain!

  • 16 Josh Lane // Jun 20, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Congratulations on getting selected for the book. You certainly deserve it with this beautiful shot.

    I especially like the range of texture.

  • 17 RennyBA // Jun 20, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Wonderful picture of Norwegian nature and another good reason to take Huritigruten all the way!

  • 18 Franky // Jun 21, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Hi ! Where exactly did you take the pic ? (if you remember , I’m connected to Norway , and especially Bodo and Norland)

  • 19 Franky // Jun 21, 2007 at 12:40 am

    And , sure it’s a special pic ! about Wasps in Norway , some years are worse than others , I think…
    Gratulerer med Bilder…

  • 20 Photo of Norwegian winter landscape in January // Jun 21, 2007 at 11:33 am

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  • 21 Ann // Jun 27, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    OMG! your pictures are amazing! Keep it up. Now it’s a good reason to own a good camera.

  • 22 the trasher // Jun 29, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    ooooooo…nice photo, i will send you somes photos from my country, argentina, have you hear about it? is in south america and i can tell you that we have places as in your photo, too.

    best regards.