Rural

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 an old fishing boat being lightened by a red sunset against a magnificent mountain

Photo of an old boat being lightened by a red sunset against a magnificent mountain
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on August 8th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I found this old fishing boat when I was out photo walking on the beach. The sunsets are coming earlier now and this picture was taken at 9 PM. If you look closer at the old boat you can the red sunset light reflect on the white painting.

I used the word magnificent in the title to describe the mountain because that was the word that popped up in my head a couple of days ago when I was looking at the mountains. I see these mountains every day so it’s easy to forgot how magnificent they really are. Wish you all could see them in real life since a simple photo doesn’t do them justice.
Take a closer look at the upper right mountain. Can you see the snow spots?
That mountain is called “The Snow Peak”. Very describing name considering that there is still snow on the mountain this late in the summer.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

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Photo from the beach at midnight in northern Norway

Photo from the beach at midnight in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 11th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

I love walking the beach at midnight when it is summer. Everything is calm and all you can hear is the sound of the nature; sea gulls crying, waves rolling the beach and the sound of your feet walking the sand. Walks on the beach are soothing for my mind, body and spirit. I recommend it!

This photo was taken with my new sweet wide angle lens. So far this lens is threating me very good 🙂

Information about the pictures:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Photo of a boatshed against a blue summer sky with some beautiful clouds

boatshed against a blue summer sky with some beautiful clouds
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 12th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

I really liked the clouds on the blue sky today. It’s the way I remember the summer days in Northern Norway from when I was a kid. Thankfully some things never change!

Our family own the boatshed and it have been a good helper protecting our boat from winter storms. I love the look of the stone roof.

This is the first photo on this site with my new wide angle lens Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 so look forward to more wide angle shots 🙂

Information about the pictures:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
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

Photo of Norwegian winter landscape in January

Photo of Norwegian winter landscape in January
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on January 30th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This was shot back in January when I had just got my DSLR camera and had no idea about what I was doing. I quite like the “postcard” feeling to it.

This house is placed directly below a mountain called Ã…-tinden. You can see the mountain here. You can not be afraid of avalanches and live there!

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/4.1
Focal Length: 92 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway