Scenery

Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway

Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 19th December 2013. Click image for larger view.

For the first time I have gone out fishing on the sea during the polar night period in Northern Norway. And what an experience that is. Even though we got no sunlight the light can be absolutely beautiful with different colors everywhere as you can see in these photos.

Above you can see how the sky looks in the middle of the day, and below you can see when the sky starts to get darker.
The mountain in the picture is called Drangen and is located on the island Rolla. It is a very picturesque mountain.

Pictures from a day out fishing during a polar day in Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 19th December 2013. Click image for larger view.

But the main reason I went out on the sea was to fish. I was able to catch some nice Christmas cod and even had an Atlantic halibut circling a small cod on my hook. The halibut circled for about 10 rounds before snatching the cod off my hook and then it went back into the cold, dark deep. It was a pity I was not able to catch it, but what an amazing experience!

Picture of Christmas cod
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 19th December 2013. Click image for larger view.

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Information about the pictures:
Camera: Apple iPhone 5
Location: At the sea by Laupstad (Andørja) towards Rolla, Troms in Northern Norway

Picture from the Oslofjord, Norway covered with broken ice

Picture from the Oslofjord, Norway covered with broken ice
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 23rd 2009. Click image for larger view.
The Oslofjord in Norway was covered with ice this winter due to some very cold periods, and since I travel by ferry over the fjord almost every day I was able to get some pictures of the broken ice.
The ice wasn’t that thick so the ferries were able to travel, but smaller boats had to stay in the harbors.

And here is a picture where you can get a closer view of the ice covering the Oslofjord. Ice and snow can be beautiful!
Picture from the Oslofjord, Norway covered with broken ice
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 23rd 2009. Click image for larger view.

From now on there will be more summer photos on this blog 🙂
Check out other winter pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/10.0
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Oslofjord in southeast of Norway

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

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

Picture of frozen field and rimed trees – Winter in Southern Norway

Picture of frozen field and rimed trees - Winter in Southern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 1st 2009. Click image for larger view.
I was out walking in the forest early today and I came across this field that was frozen. I really enjoyed all the grass that had frozen in the water and the trees standing around the field covered with rime.
We are having a cold period with -12C so everything outside is covered with frozen water and gives me a lot of photo opportunities.

Happy new year everyone! My resolution for 2009 is to take way more pictures and post them on this blog as I have lately been a bit lazy when it comes to photography. Don’t miss the Photos from Northern Norway 2009 calendar and my other photos with ice.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Black and white picture of fresh snow on trees and landscape in Nesodden, Norway

Black and white picture of fresh snow on trees and landscape in Nesodden, Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 3rd 2008. Click image for larger view.
Here I have photographed the landscape outside my house in Nesodden (Akershus county in southeastern Norway) after a fresh snowfall. The snow covered everything with a thick layer of white crystals making the landscape calm and quiet.
Fresh snow can look very good and makes many photo opportunities. I turned this picture into black and white since the scenery didn’t contain many colors and BW often fits snow sceneries very well.

I’m a bit surprised with the winter here in southeastern part of Norway as I thought it would be much warmer than I’m used to from the north. It has actually snowed more here than the average Northern Norway-winter, but you don’t get the cold winds from the arctic sea here in the south.

Check out my other winter photos here and buy my 2009 photo calendar here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 15 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway