Night

Picture of winter moon – The closest you get to seeing the sun during the winter in Northern Norway

Picture of sunset reflection in a puddle
Taken with Canon A70 digital camera winter 2006. Click image for larger view.

I took this photo very early in the morning (6 AM) when I saw the beautiful moon lightning up the landscape. As this picture was taken in the middle of the winter, moonlight is the closest we get to see the sun in Northern Norway.
Today is the first of November. That means I have about 17 days left with sunlight before the sun disappears..

I used a cheap compact camera in this shot so that is why the quality is a bit crappy, but I think it’s still a beautiful scene if you don’t pixel peep.

Northern Norway Calendar 2008
Have you checked out the Photos from Northern Norway 2008 calendar? I have been getting some very good reviews of it 🙂

Photo of midnight sunset and some amazing clouds

Photo of midnight sunset and some amazing clouds
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 12th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This photo was taken through my bedroom window at midnight. I guess it’s not really a sunset because the sun is not setting in the horizon. The midnight sun is just hiding behind the mountains.

What I really found striking with this scene, was the massive cloud formations. Don’t you want to fly up there, lie down in the cotton clouds and get a tan from the midnight sun? Sounds like a nice dream to me 🙂


Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 24 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Photo from a midnight stroll on the beach with the midnight sun behind some clouds

Photo from midnight stroll on the beach
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 11th 2007. Click image for larger view.

It had been raining all day, but as the bedtime was closing in the weather was clearing up so I had to go for a walk on the beach.
The midnight sun helped me enjoy the walk and luckily I had brought the camera.

Who needs to sleep in the summer? Lots of time for that in the winter 😉

The village silhouette you can see in the horizon is the village Laupstad where I grew up and got my last name for. The mountains are a part of the large island Senja.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 57 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Last light on a winter day with Venus showing up

Last light on a winter day with Venus showing up
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on March 6th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This photo was shot on back in the beginning of March this year and I actually miss the winter a little bit.
I don’t miss the cold, but miss the light that is very special in winter. Now it’s daylight 24 hours a day and that is not so exciting photography wise.
Each season has good sides 🙂

You can see Venus shining over the boatshed and fjord making the scenery even nicer.


Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 3.2 sec (16/5)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 36 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Photo of amazing red sunset at midnight in northern Norway

Photo of amazing red sunset at midnight in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on May 15th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen! I hope I have managed to recreate a small percentage of natures beauty in this shot.
The time was 11:30PM in the evening and whole sky and sea was red. When you see sights like this you take way too many shots. Afterwards it is really hard to decide on which picture to show.

Will be away for some time so the blog will be not be updated so frequently in the next couple of weeks, but will try to post some photos.
Please let me know if there is anything special you would like to see on my blog 🙂

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 42 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway