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Black and white picture of rural scenery in Northern Norway – The house I grew up in

February 12th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Black and white picture of rural scenery in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 31st 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this black and white picture you can see the house that I grew up in. It is located at the tip of a small headland called Laupstad, one of the most idyllic places in Northern Norway (in my humble opinion).
The cloud formations on this day was stunning and I found them fitting as a background for the old house and barn.
I converted this picture into black and white and added some vignetting because to me this looks much like the rural scenes I have seen in old photographs from Northern Norway.

The same house can be seen in this picture where you can see how close it is placed to the wild ocean and this photo (in colors) when the sun has just come back.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Black & White · Clouds · Coast · Countryside · Norway Norwegen Norge · Rural · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow · Winter

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SilverSpikes // Feb 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    An incredibly idyllic place to grow up. It looks a little barren but I love that look. You have captured a memorable feeling in the b/w. I also love the colour one with the sunlight – magical.

  • 2 Cindy // Feb 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful! The cloud formation is stunning!

  • 3 Tom // Feb 13, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Lovely shot, I love your photos of Norway. Your country is really like no place I have ever seen-either in person or in pictures.


  • 4 Eye For India // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Wow. What a wonderful place. Lucky u.

  • 5 jesie // Feb 13, 2008 at 6:58 am

    The black and white shot is pretty with different shades. I would like to visit your beautiful country someday.

  • 6 Marvia // Feb 13, 2008 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful as usual Tom. And a headland with your name. Wow:-)

  • 7 Ali R+ SARAL // Feb 13, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Pictoresque! Couldn’say anything less!
    I wish I could hear it also…

  • 8 kml // Feb 13, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    The clouds are most beautiful and the black and white works really well with them!

  • 9 narissa // Feb 13, 2008 at 4:27 pm


    i prefer this black and white photo. it gave drama to the pic. interesting really…

  • 10 n8 // Feb 17, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Looks cold there. This gives me an ominous yet tranquil feeling. Looks like a hell of a view.

  • 11 eddie // Feb 19, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    wonderful conveyance of ‘place’….