Rural

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

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

Picture of barn in Northern Norway against a stormy ocean

Picture of barn in Northern Norway against a stormy ocean
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 13th 2008. Click image for larger view.
We had some extreme winds today with speeds between 55 and 60 MPH (25m/s). In this picture you can see the view from my bedroom window with the raging ocean behind the old barn. 10 minutes later I was not able to see the ocean because it was snowing small kittens.
It is nice to be inside in a warm house on such a day 🙂

Here is a photo of the same barn during a blizzard.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja) looking at Drangen, Troms in northern Norway

Black and white picture of rural scenery in Northern Norway – The house I grew up in

Black and white picture of rural scenery in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 31st 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this black and white picture you can see the house that I grew up in. It is located at the tip of a small headland called Laupstad, one of the most idyllic places in Northern Norway (in my humble opinion).
The cloud formations on this day was stunning and I found them fitting as a background for the old house and barn.
I converted this picture into black and white and added some vignetting because to me this looks much like the rural scenes I have seen in old photographs from Northern Norway.

The same house can be seen in this picture where you can see how close it is placed to the wild ocean and this photo (in colors) when the sun has just come back.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
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


First snow in the mountains – autumn soon to come in northern Norway

First snow in the mountains
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera August 29th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I woke up today to snow covering the mountain peaks. It is a sign that autumn will soon be coming here in northern Norway, but it makes a pretty picture don’t you think?

The mountain peaks are 1000 meters above the sea.

Update: This picture is now the front page of my 2008 calendar.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway