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Picture from a polar day in Northern Norway – Distant sunset

January 4th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Picture from a polar day in Norther Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 30th 2007. Click image for larger view.
The polar days (I guess the correct term would be polar night day?) are pretty dark here in Northern Norway, but there are some nice sights to be seen. The sun made some nice colors at midday so I had to take my dear camera out in the cold weather.

The same mountains, in an autumn setting, can be seen in this picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 71 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: From Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

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

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jason // Jan 5, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Awesome photo! Wow I never seen purple skies like that before

  • 2 Tom // Jan 5, 2008 at 3:14 am


  • 3 Sharon // Jan 5, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Wow, it’s so beautiful.

    A little bit dark though. What time of the day was this taken?

  • 4 mayasuen // Jan 5, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Is s beatiful. Couldn’t resist for not saving it into my PC

  • 5 Juha Ylitalo // Jan 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    1/8s exposure… I guess tripod is your best friend, when it comes to photography.

    Situation isn’t that much better here in Helsinki either. Today, I went for a walk with local birdwatchers and most of the images had use monopod and take shots with ISO800-1600, so that shutter speed would be around 1/50s and 1/100s and even that is probably too slow (I was shooting with 420mm lens). We’ll see if I got anything useful, once I have time to copy files from compact flash and check them through.

  • 6 andy // Jan 5, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    beautiful. the fantastic photos you take with the e-500 make me jealous.

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  • 8 Jeslyn // Jan 6, 2008 at 11:40 am

    That’s a beautiful photo! If you look at the mountains in the photo, it looks kind of like a dolphin doesn’t it?

  • 9 cheerfulday // Jan 7, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Great photos

  • 10 yishun // Jan 7, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Amazing Shot!

  • 11 Ogie // Jan 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I love your pictures. The northern lights pictures is so beautiful. It is one of the things I have always wanted to see.

  • 12 thess // Jan 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    that is simply breathtaking!