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Picture of moon over a snow covered Senja – the second largest island in Norway

December 27th, 2007 · 32 Comments

Picture of moon over a snow covered Senja
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 27th 2007. Click image for larger view.

The moon was very beautiful today so I had to take a picture when it was about to disappear behind a mountain on the island Senja. Senja is the second largest island in Norway with its 1586,3 km². I see the island every day in the horizon so that is why Senja often appears in my pictures.
This picture was taken midday so you can see how little light we have right now, but the days are getting longer and longer 🙂

Check out my other pictures of the moon:

A late merry Christmas to everyone!

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.5 sec (1/2)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: From Laupstad (Andørja) viewing Senja, Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Coast · Fjord · Landscape · Moon · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow · Winter

32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Puddock // Dec 27, 2007 at 3:14 am

    Gorgeous! I love the almost monochrome look to the photo, and the serenity of the moon sailing behind the mountain.

  • 2 Bobbie // Dec 27, 2007 at 5:49 am

    So this is midday? It is a lovely shot, but it does make me feel a bit chilly.

  • 3 Leena // Dec 27, 2007 at 6:32 am

    It’s so peaceful! I don’t feel chilly, I think the picture has a warm feeling.

  • 4 Eternally Curious // Dec 27, 2007 at 6:33 am

    What a fabulous shot! I personally can’t stand cold weather (we do get winter – but nothing like your winters!), but I have always loved cold weather photography oddly enough! Thanks for sharing your photography with us!

  • 5 Geir // Dec 27, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    This is really one of your better shots. Good to see that there is something about the heavy clouds covering this part of Norway.

  • 6 Beth Ellen // Dec 27, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Fantastic shot!

  • 7 HeatherD ("Footsteps") // Dec 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Nice. Brings back memories of visiting Pt. Barrow, Alaska as a kid. No lovely mountains like your Senja, but with the “midnight sun” phenomenon…

  • 8 kml // Dec 27, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    The moon, clouds, and mountain are just perfect – great capture!

  • 9 RennyBA // Dec 28, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Lovely picture and how well you’ve captured the nature in its blue shine – dramaticly good 🙂

    Yea, we’ve past winter solstice so the days are getting longer, day by day.

    While I’m here: Thanks for your friendship in Blogsphere – wish you a great 2008!

  • 10 Gale Rainwater // Dec 28, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Nice shot keep up the great work

  • 11 liza // Dec 28, 2007 at 2:59 am

    wow Im amazed by this photo..don’t see that here in Texas..thats really amazing..;)

  • 12 Vince // Dec 28, 2007 at 3:37 am

    What a great shot!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • 13 Kuanyin // Dec 28, 2007 at 4:25 am

    Love the colors! Great shot!

  • 14 Susanne in Key West // Dec 28, 2007 at 5:30 am

    GREAT photo, Thomas! I love it!

  • 15 mel // Dec 28, 2007 at 6:34 am

    WOW! Beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing!

  • 16 wildrose // Dec 28, 2007 at 9:34 am

    O mammamia! Uno spettacolo splendido!
    Naprawde piekny widok az dech zapiera 🙂 Wonderfull…

  • 17 bluedreamer // Dec 28, 2007 at 10:21 am

    wow it was so impressing
    i wish i could have a chance to witness that wonderful acts of nature

  • 18 jerz // Dec 28, 2007 at 10:54 am

    great shot! I like the composition and colors

  • 19 lavinka // Dec 28, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Small alpinist :)))

  • 20 Mimi Lenox // Dec 29, 2007 at 7:28 am

    That is just stunning. Thank you.

  • 21 Angela // Dec 30, 2007 at 12:20 am

    What a fantastic capture, the moon is incredible…love the colors 🙂

  • 22 Andrea // Dec 30, 2007 at 4:50 am

    Fantastic picture…just beautiful. Thank you

  • 23 morinn // Dec 30, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    it’s sublime!

  • 24 Michelle Gartner // Jan 1, 2008 at 5:54 am

    I love this picture, one of your best yet! SENJA is the name of my Daughter how neat!!!! She (my Senja) is named after my great grandmother who was from Finland… a pic of Senja can be seen here
    I have to show my husband your picture!

  • 25 Free.hat // Jan 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Yowza, your eye for nature is amazing! You’ve captured a magical moment… this is the type of scene i would imagine in a dark fantasy. The kind of tale with mythical creatures and the like. Great shot, I wish I could see it in person!

  • 26 auliahazza // Jan 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Your island like Indonesia languages. Indonesia languages having word “Senja”. Meaning between afternoon to night.

    Big moon and good color .. blue and white. I always see big moon (full moon) in top my home every month. it having white color, very light. It is beuatiful.

    Your place, always snow ?

  • 27 Bhavika // Jan 4, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Mind-blowing pictures….Just scintillating:) keep it up …


  • 28 Picture of evening star over winter mountain bathed in red sunset reflection // Jan 28, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    […] off to visit the beautiful island Senja this weekend. Hope I can show you all some nice pictures from that place next week Information […]

  • 29 Mike // Feb 3, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Very nice. I thought at first it was the sun 🙂

  • 30 Picture of moon rising over treetops and shining clouds in Southern Norway // Oct 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    […] out my other moon photos here. I especially like this one of the moon over a winter mountain and this picture of a “red” moon over the island Senja. Note: This photo was photographed in the southeastern part of Norway. Information about the […]

  • 31 NANCY // Aug 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Very beautiful….just like my daughter Senja, Senja was named after my grandmother, Senja Maki, who was born in Finland!

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