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First snow in the mountains – autumn soon to come in northern Norway

August 29th, 2007 · 19 Comments

First snow in the mountains
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera August 29th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I woke up today to snow covering the mountain peaks. It is a sign that autumn will soon be coming here in northern Norway, but it makes a pretty picture don’t you think?

The mountain peaks are 1000 meters above the sea.

Update: This picture is now the front page of my 2008 calendar.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Tags: Autumn · Beach · Clouds · Coast · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Rural · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 E: Olsen // Aug 29, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Et flott bilde, men jeg har et dumt spørsmål,
    hvorfor har du blender på 3,5, jeg har fått det rådet å bruke blender 20-22 på landskapsbilder fordi du da vil få hele bildet skarpt, stemmer dette med dine erfaringer?

    Hilsen en nybegynner

  • 2 Thomas Laupstad // Aug 29, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Hei Olsen

    Takk for besøket og observasjonen av f 3,5. Gikk litt fort i svingene når jeg skrev blog posten. Har retta den til f 9.

    Det er rikitig at man bør bruke liten blenderåpning på landskapsbilder, men det kommer an på hvilket kamera du har. Du må ha et proff kamera med full frame sensor (feks canon 5d) for at det ikke skal bli diffraskjon (tror det er rett uttrykk, er ikke så stødig på begrepene) ved høy f nummer.

    For mitt kamera blir det diffraksjon over f11/13 derfor går jeg sjelden over det.

    Kunne med fordel brukt f11 pÃ¥ dette bildet 🙂

  • 3 E: Olsen // Aug 29, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Takk svaret jeg har et canon 400D og jeg prøver meg fram, landskap er favorittmotivene

  • 4 Mike // Aug 29, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Great photo… but the snow is still far off, so you may yet get a while longer with some warm weather!

    If not, relocate to Malta for a while!


  • 5 Claire // Aug 29, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    I love the shot, have you been to the top?

  • 6 Thomas Laupstad // Aug 29, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Might have to do that. I’m a sucker for good weather 😉

    I have been to the mountains you see “behind” the peaks, but not the peaks them self. Been wanting to go there, but they are very steep and a bit dangerous so you can’t go alone. Not easy to find people that want go on the risky peaks.
    Want to go with me? 😉

  • 7 morinn // Aug 29, 2007 at 5:52 pm

    Looking at this picture I feel like I’m there, seeing this beautiful scenery from a window! I guess that’s cause the clarity of the image is excellent! You’ve wonderfully captured the whole thing! 😀

  • 8 CurlyToes // Aug 29, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Yeah, what beautiful landscape you have up there. I do wish I had that scene from my window!!

  • 9 shaun // Aug 29, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    sad picture thomas!!! winter is coming in Canada and it’s gona be COLD 🙁 5 feet of snow and blizzards lol

  • 10 Daisy the Curly Cat // Aug 29, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    That looks cool and refreshing. Here in south Florida, we are still getting temperatures up to 90 degrees, and humidity almost as high. No hurricanes this season yet though.

  • 11 Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage // Aug 29, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    The sky is so spectacular in this photo! I just love it! Cindy

  • 12 Purple Lady aka Pat // Aug 30, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Wish we were there. It’s spectacular. Have a great day

  • 13 Sidney // Aug 30, 2007 at 6:07 am

    Isn’t that early?
    Beautiful scenery!

  • 14 kurt // Aug 30, 2007 at 7:36 am

    snow again? but it’s a great image with the white-covered mountain tops.

  • 15 BobG // Sep 1, 2007 at 1:23 am

    You must be fairly far north; I live at 1370 meters elevation, and it is still getting up to 34C and 35C during the day.

  • 16 Jordan McClements // Sep 21, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    This is a particular favourite of mine!

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