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Picture of field full of dandelion flowers and a red boatshed in Northern Norway

June 9th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Picture of field full of dandelion flowers and a red boatshed in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera June 8th 2008. Click image for larger view.
I love the short period when every dandelion plant seems to flower at the exact same time. A field full of yellow flowers on a sunny day is a beautiful sight so I could not resist taking out the camera to snap some pictures. Since I’m a big fan of photographing boatsheds I had to make a composition with a shed in the picture.
As you can see there is still some snow in the mountains here in Northern Norway, but the green color is creeping pretty fast upward to the top of the mountains. Maybe it is time to go for a photo-hike up those mountainsides?

Check out a few shots of grass fields from last summer:
Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow
Photo of old fence keeping out hordes of yellow flowers

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Boatsheds · Clouds · Coast · Countryside · Flora · Flower · Landscape · Mountain · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant · Rural · Shore · Sky · Snow · Spring

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zarquon // Jun 10, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I don’t think I’ve heard the words “beautiful” and “dandelion” associated with each other before.
    We call them weeds and try to remove them whenever possible!

  • 2 Thomas L // Jun 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Hehe, well as a fan of organic farming I don’t really consider any plants as “weeds”. They just can be a bit inconvenient some times 😉
    The dandelion plant is actually a very good medicine herb. You can also use the flowers to make wine and make a kind of coffee from the root (I think).

  • 3 Book Calendar // Jun 10, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    A very nice picture. Dandelions are only weeds if they are on someones farm or garden. Out in open fields and meadows they are flowers. They make very nice greens. I remember the meadows filled with clover.

  • 4 thismakesmyday // Jun 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

    beautiful! Your photos are so special!

  • 5 Zarquon // Jun 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Wait … coffee? Now you’re talking. I’ve heard of dandelion wine, but coffee sounds more interesting …

  • 6 2sweetnsaxy // Jun 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I’ll bet you’re enjoying the colorful and probably warmer change from all of the snow. I can see there’s still a little of it on the mountain. Great picture!

  • 7 Jelvy // Jun 13, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Beautiful place… your pictures are gorgeous!!!

  • 8 Elizabeth // Jun 14, 2008 at 3:13 am

    This looks like a page in a Calendar, it is so picturesque!

  • 9 Erica // Jun 14, 2008 at 7:52 am

    I love the crispness of this photo!

  • 10 Robin // Jun 15, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Love your images! I will be visiting the Vadsoe area in July and hope to get some images as nice as yours. Would love to hear if you have any suggestions for taking images during the 24 hour day.

  • 11 Karen // Jun 16, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Why did we ever start thinking dandelions were weeds? Your picture is beautiful.

  • 12 Bobbie // Jun 17, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Another great photo, Thomas. I love the perspective on this one. Looks like you were positioned low – so it emphasizes the breadth of this field of dandelions.

  • 13 Liane Schmidt // Jun 20, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Absolutely picturesque photo. The colors are brilliant, the picture classic. Wonderful… a piece of heaven!

    Best wishes.


    -Liane Schmidt.

  • 14 Jules // Jun 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Your photos are crystal clear!
    Just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing.

  • 15 She // Jul 10, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I can’t find which is my favorite photo…
    I really fell in love with your blog! 🙂

  • 16 Carlos Lorenzo // Sep 14, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Great composition and wonderful shot of a gorgeous landscape.

  • 17 nooy // Jul 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I really crazy in your photo

  • 18 Evan Doukas // May 20, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Its so funny that here in America we work so hard poisoning to keep our lawns from looking like this.