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Picture of lighthouse on a snow covered headland in Oslofjorden, Norway

February 26th, 2009 · 24 Comments

Picture of lighthouse on a snow covered headland in Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 8th 2009. Click image for larger view.
Here I have photographed a lighthouse on a snow covered headland. This lighthouse is placed in Oslofjorden in southeastern part of Norway and help with keeping the ship traffic in the fjord safe.
I liked the lonely location of the lighthouse and the other buildings on the headland. Doesn’t it look like a great place to live?
The photo was taken with at 300mm (about 600mm in 35mm terms) with a telephoto lens so it was pretty far away from my location.

Check out my other picture of a wave crashing over a small headland in Northern Norway.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Tags: Coast · Landscape · Lighthouse · Norway Norwegen Norge · Scenery · Sea Ocean · Shore · Snow · Winter

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 My Camera World // Feb 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    It was good to see your image as this summer I headed on the ferry to Oslo from Denmark.

    I have a picture of the same lighthouse but from another angle and I like the snow on the land

    See link

    Niels Henriksen

  • 2 earthtoholly // Feb 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Oh, how idyllic…yes, I would love to live there. I imagine the only sounds would be the sea, wind and birds. And of course the occasional ship horn. Beautiful photo!

  • 3 RennyBA // Feb 26, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Great picture! I saw that light house when I was at Oslo fjord yesterday and made a post about boats in hibernation at Frognerkilen 🙂

  • 4 roentarre // Feb 26, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    This one is a stellar image. The snow and the white really present itself like a heaven

    The mood is serenity itself. Excellent photo

  • 5 Barbara // Feb 27, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Wow. I really love this capture. Just beautiful. Smiles B

  • 6 lavinka // Feb 28, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Living in such a house can get rheumatism 🙂

  • 7 Stephen // Feb 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    That looks REALLY isolated – the lighthouse keeper must like the quiet!

  • 8 mike // Mar 4, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Hi Thomas! I love lighthouse pictures. The snow white color is nice. Be sure to stop by my Montauk blog this summer. Im going to take at least 100 more pictures and video. This time on a clear sunny day.

  • 9 gregorio // Mar 10, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I like this photo a lot although the lighthouse almost looks a little lonely.It is a great contrast between the jetty and the sea.

  • 10 Susanne Van Hulst // May 2, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    This will make a nice Calendar 2010 photo, Thomas! Beautiful image!

  • 11 Kimmy // May 12, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Just two words: Rare beauty.

  • 12 sbunting108 // Jun 25, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Thats just simply a beautifull photograph. I love how it seems so isolated from everythig else, this is due to the long telephoto lense.

    Cheaky question but could you add my photo blog to your blogroll. Its called Photo Fingers and I update it weekly. I will of course link back to you. Thanks

  • 13 mutuelle // Jun 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Amazing shot !..I love the calm colours on it

  • 14 zdjÄ™cia Å›lubne // Jun 30, 2009 at 1:21 am

    The right approach to work, nice shot, nice photo.

  • 15 R.Ferrari // Jul 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    muito bonita esta composição. Para mim que vivo em uma região tropical, só vejo isto em fotos. Parabens.

  • 16 top photographers // Jul 30, 2009 at 6:17 am

    The snow house look beautiful. The photo angle is too good. I feel the nature for the still.

  • 17 mutuelle // Sep 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I love the calm colours on it

  • 18 Mutuelle santé // Nov 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Great picture. thanks for sharing.

  • 19 Mindy // Feb 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow that is an isolated location. But it did make for a great shot!

  • 20 gosia // Feb 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    looks a bit sad and abandoned but I guess they’ve got fantastic view at the sea:)

  • 21 Neo // Mar 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Wow! what a great photograph. I would like to be there ever. It’s seems like the dream place.
    Great work.
    I can feel the sound of the sea and the sea birds, the wind whispering in my ears, when I see the picture.

    Beautiful gift of nature.
    Nature, I respect you, love you.

  • 22 Anna Aslan // Sep 18, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Wow. Great photo and beautiful place. Hope I’ll be able to visit some day.

  • 23 mutuelle // Dec 30, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Wow. I really love this capture.

  • 24 Vegas Wedding Photographer // Jan 14, 2011 at 5:35 am

    It almost looks like a toy village. I’m amazed at the range of environments in which human beings can live!