Scenery

Midnight sunset picture of distant village in the sea in Northern Norway

Midnight sunset picture of village in the sea in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera June 29th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture I have captured what was a fantastic midnight sunset here in Northern Norway. The sunset created some incredible light where this village in the sea was bathed in a beam of sunshine. The picture should be looked at in large size to get a better view of the sunset.
The midnight sun is already gone (I can’t believe how fast this summer has passed), but the nights are still very light if the rain clouds could stay away.

The distant village is called Laupstad and is the place where I grew up (hence my last name Laupstad). The mountains in the background is a part of the second largest island in Norway, Senja.

I have photographed the same village from above in this picture and in this picture you can see the village with a some pink sunset-clouds as background at 01:30 AM.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 89 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
Location: From Ånstad viewing Laupstad (Andørja) with Senja in the background, Troms in Northern Norway

Sunset scene during the spring in Northern Norway – Picture taken from bedroom window

Sunset scene during the spring in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera May 16th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture I have photographed a sunset late in the evening (at 11 PM) from my bedroom window. I love this view and I never get tired of looking at it 🙂
Notice all the snow in the mountains that you can see in the horizon (if you click on the picture to view it large it easier to see the snow). We are still a bit away from summer here in Northern Norway and spring has been pretty cold so far. It will hopefully get warmer here soon so a cold Norwegian can get a tan 😉

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Picture of small Scots pine tree (Pinus sylvestris) in a winter landscape in Northern Norway

Picture of small scots pine tree in a winter landscape in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 2nd 2008. Click image for larger view.
After a period of not taking any pictures I got some inspiration today and went out on a photo trip.
I found an area where some Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) were growing wild. I really liked the form on this little tree and the snowy scenery made a good background for a picture. The mountain peak is many kilometers away, but I used a zoom lens to make it look closer.
Scots pine is the only pine tree species growing wild here in Norway. It can reach 40 meters and there has been found trees that are over 800 years old.

Check out this picture of a lonely birch tree standing in a marsh filled with mist. It’s one of my personal faves 🙂

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Sørvik (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Photo of old Norwegian summer barn against mountain

Photo of old Norwegian summer barn against mountain
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera March 14th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture you can see a traditional, old Norwegian summer barn with some mountains as background. In older times these barns were used to house livestock during the summer season. The summer barns were often located a bit away from the farm land and closer to the forests and mountains where the livestock grazed.
Notice the common juniper and small birch trees growing on the summer barn’s grass roof. It must be decades since it was last in use.
The sun was about to set and so that explains the red color on the snow.

If you want to take a look at other decaying buildings check out this and this picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Å (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Picture of snow covered forest and small village at the coast in Northern Norway


Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera March 17th 2008. Click image for larger view.
We had some fresh snowfalls overnight so the forest got a beautiful layer of snow. Seems like the spring is set back a few days..
The small village by the ocean is called Ã…, which is a very common village name in Norway.

If you look closely at the picture you can see a couple of boatsheds on the shore. These boatsheds can be seen in another photo of mine with an opposite angle.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 81 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway