Midnight sunset picture of distant village in the sea in Northern Norway

Midnight sunset picture of village in the sea in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera June 29th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture I have captured what was a fantastic midnight sunset here in Northern Norway. The sunset created some incredible light where this village in the sea was bathed in a beam of sunshine. The picture should be looked at in large size to get a better view of the sunset.
The midnight sun is already gone (I can’t believe how fast this summer has passed), but the nights are still very light if the rain clouds could stay away.

The distant village is called Laupstad and is the place where I grew up (hence my last name Laupstad). The mountains in the background is a part of the second largest island in Norway, Senja.

I have photographed the same village from above in this picture and in this picture you can see the village with a some pink sunset-clouds as background at 01:30 AM.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 89 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
Location: From ร…nstad viewing Laupstad (Andรธrja) with Senja in the background, Troms in Northern Norway

55 thoughts on “Midnight sunset picture of distant village in the sea in Northern Norway”

  1. wow…really great pic…
    it look like 2 pic merged together…

    greeting from Malaysia..cheers

  2. Wow, Thomas! You did it again!
    An awesome photo of an awesome place! Really great!
    (Do I use a lot of exclamation marks? It’s just because it’s so amazing here!)

  3. Nice shot! im saving it to my image gallery if you dont mind. Just love scenary pic for screensaver. hmm.. Keep up the good work!

  4. Excellent, Thomas. The way the sunlight sort of seeps through the clouds makes the whole scene look very dream-like. You have captured it well.


  5. Beautiful scenery. Could derive instantly from a film about the Norther mystic tales and sagas.
    I have never been to Northern hemispheres – so if this is Northern sunset then you are lucky…

  6. Hi Thomas,

    You’re photos always seem to capture a special place in my soul when I see them.

    I wish we had stunning views like this in Toronto.


  7. Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment and photo. I did not go further north than Hebrides Islands (north Scotland) and it was already impressive, so I can’t imagine in norther Norway ! Cheers, Loic

  8. This is a beautifully captured photograph. The way you have managed to capture the sun setting and the shadows that are forming, adds a serene feel to the whole picture rather than a distraction.

    It’s an absolutely stunning photo!

  9. ” We live only to discover the beauty. All the rest is only expectation. ” Khalil Gibran
    Thank you for you and this pictures. See you later

  10. Phenomenal photograph –what a wonderful capture of the sun’s rays through the clouds and mountains. One of those that you see in inspirational programmes.

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