Boatsheds

Pictures of boathouses

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Northern Norway on New Years Eve – Natures own fireworks

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Northern Norway on New Years Eve
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 31st 2007. Click image for larger view.

New Years Eve here in Northern Norway, brought some Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) for me to photograph. I prefer this kind of fireworks to the noisy man-made fireworks that last for a couple of seconds. The spots in the sky are star trails as I used a 40 seconds exposure. I also used my LED headlight to lighten up the boatshed a bit.

This is actually my first attempt at Northern Lights photography and I’m pretty happy with the outcome, although I will do it a bit different the next time. Hope there will be lots more Northern Lights later this winter and that it will be a bit stronger.

Happy New Year! Hope 2008 will be great for you all 🙂

Have a look of the same boatshed when there is more light around.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 40 sec (40)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Picture of rural evening scene in Northern Norway – The days are getting shorter

Picture of rural evening scene in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera October 28th 2007. Click image for larger view.

The days are definitely getting shorter here in Northern Norway! I took this picture 4 PM in the “evening”.
I really love this scene with the combination of mountain and sea (and of course the boatsheds).

A similar scene, in a spring setting, can be seen in this photo.

Information about the picture:
Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.4 sec (2/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway


My most popular picture on Flickr – Row of Norwegian boathouses on a winter day

Row of Norwegian boathouses on a winter day
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 15th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I really liked the rural look on this row of boathouses. The grass roof doesn’t hurt the scene with it’s old look. Boathouses like this represent the old fishing culture here in Norway in a good way. I hope people will take care of these beautiful buildings!

This is also my most popular photo on Flickr. It has received almost 11,000 views and been made favorite 70 times. It reached the fourth position in Flickr Explore on the day the picture was uploaded.
Flickr Explore is an algorithm that chooses the 500 most popular pictures (out of millions!) being uploaded to Flickr each day so it is quite an honor to reach the fourth position.

In this picture I have used something called HDR (High dynamic range) to make the picture look a bit different.

Check out my other boatshed pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/6,3
Focal Length: 17 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

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Photo of raven sitting on an old tiled stone roof with snow covered Norwegian mountains as background

Photo of raven sitting on an old tiled stone roof
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 23rd 2007. Click image for larger view.

Back in April I found this raven sitting on the roof our boathouse. Maybe it was Hugin or Munin?

Loved the way it the black raven created a contrast to the white snow-covered mountains and blue sky.

The mountains you see are located on the island Senja (the second largest island in Norway).

Check out my photo of a raven flying into “Gods eye”.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Photo of old fishing boat against an old snow filled mountain in northern Norway

Photo of old fishing boat against old snow filled mountain in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 17th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This photo of an old Norwegian fishing boat was taken on the first day I owned my fine Olympus E-500 camera. I have learned a lot about photography since then, but I still like this photo. I don’t think it’s too bad for a first try?

The same fishing boat and mountain can be seen in this photo, but in a warmer setting 🙂

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway