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Photo from a marsh filled with mist

July 7th, 2007 · 25 Comments

Photo from a marsh filled with mist
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 4th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I was out walking in the nature and at midnight the sun disappeared behind some mountains. This mist started to form over the wetlands. It looked very ghostly and was a bit eerie, but at the same time very fascinating.

The tree is a small birch.

Have you ever experienced fog like this?

This photo got popular on Flickr and reached #79 on Flickr Explore 4th of July.

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

Tags: Landscape · Marsh · Mist · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Swamp · Wetland

25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Terence Chang // Jul 7, 2007 at 4:03 am

    Nice photos. Stumbled!

  • 2 Terence Chang // Jul 7, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Hey.. Do you mind that I link to your photos from my stumbleUpOn profile. 😉

  • 3 Lavender // Jul 7, 2007 at 5:38 am

    Absolute Magic – Im awestruck!

  • 4 TipsSupremo // Jul 7, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Awesome! Nice shot. It’s very well taken.

  • 5 BobG // Jul 7, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve seen fog like that in the morning in the higher elevations. It looks like a scene from an old legend; you half expect to see one of the Æsir striding across the field.

  • 6 Peter // Jul 8, 2007 at 12:26 am

    That is a good shot

  • 7 Josh Lane // Jul 8, 2007 at 7:29 am

    Spectacular shot! It looks like a page out of Lord of The Rings – legendary.

  • 8 Peter Martin Jorgensen // Jul 8, 2007 at 11:48 am

    Wow great shot and super composition. Bet it would look great in large print

    Btw: cool that your images are also viewable in larger sizes.

  • 9 Gerald // Jul 8, 2007 at 12:28 pm

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  • 10 Thomas Laupstad // Jul 9, 2007 at 3:11 am

    Terence: Nope I don’t mind that you link! How does that work? Thanks for the stumble!

    BobG: I was actually wondering (hoping?) that Huldra would appear. Are you familiar with that mythical figurine?

    Gerald: Thanks! How do you become officially a CDPB?

  • 11 ozlady // Jul 9, 2007 at 5:11 am

    This looks like one of those early morning shots from an old European War movie… very eerie. Nice shot and well done on climbing so high on Flickr.

  • 12 BobG // Jul 9, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    A huldra is sort of like a nymph, isn’t it?

  • 13 sandra // Jul 10, 2007 at 5:55 am

    Great shot! Eerie yes, but still very peaceful looking.

  • 14 Thomas Laupstad // Jul 10, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    BogG: Yeah I guess she is like a nymph.

    Taken from wiki: “The huldra is a stunningly beautiful, sometimes naked woman with long hair; though from behind she is hollow like an old tree trunk, and has an animal’s tail. In Norway, she has a cow’s tail. In some traditions, the huldra lures men into the forest to have sex with her, rewarding those who satisfy her and often killing those who do not. The Norwegian huldra is a lot less bloodthirsty and may simply kidnap a man or lure him into the underworld. She sometimes steals human infants and replaces them with her own ugly huldrebarn (changeling huldre children).”

    She sounds like an interesting person 😉

  • 15 Danielle // Jul 11, 2007 at 4:44 am

    That photo is simply breathtaking!

  • 16 Rose (PrettyLady) // Jul 11, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Thomas, Terance means hotlink. He is hotlinking to your image- stealing your bandwidth. By the way beautiful photo.

  • 17 ruff // Jul 11, 2007 at 9:02 am

    this picture? it’s perfection.

  • 18 Andrew Odlum // Jul 15, 2007 at 4:44 am

    Hey Thomas,

    I think this is one of your best pictures. That is saying a lot since all of your pictures are amazing. Thanks for the information about the Huldra as well. I certainly didn’t expect to learn about them when I came here 🙂

  • 19 NakedBiff // Jul 16, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    I agree with Andrew on both counts: This is one of your best, and that is saying a lot!

    It must be so inspiring living near such wondrous sights.

    In our city of Derby (England) the fog is one of my favourite times…especially when it is like ‘pea soup’ and it could almost be centuries ago…


  • 20 Picture of cottongrass (Eriophorum) growing on a marsh in northern Norway // Aug 20, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    […] later the sun had gone behind the mountains and mist started to appear on the marshes. Check out this photo of the mist. One of my personal […]

  • 21 Picture of small Scots pine tree (Pinus sylvestris) in a winter landscape in Northern Norway // Apr 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    […] out this picture of a lonely birch tree standing in a marsh filled with mist. It’s one of my personal faves Information about the picture: Camera: Olympus E-500 […]

  • 22 Claire // Apr 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Oh I love this one! I can see what its one of your faves.

  • 23 Claire // Apr 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    why not what 🙂

  • 24 Anne Maybus // Apr 6, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Oh that is stunning.

  • 25 Jenna // Aug 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome job — this is an amazing photograph : ]

    Stumbled @