Winter

Photographs from winter season

Picture of ice on the coast – Midwinter in Northern Norway

Picture of ice on the coast - Midwinter in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E-PL1 digital camera December 28th 2010. Click image for larger view.

This Christmas I visited the family in Northern Norway. There was a few moments where I got time for some photo shooting in the familiar surroundings in the north. Here I was walking at the coastline and I found these ice flakes to be pretty with the winter mountain (that often appears in my photos) in the background. I had to photograph the winter landscape to document another winter in the north!

The light that one can experience midwinter in Northern Norway is pretty awesome with its deep blue colors and signs of the sun coming back, but one got to remember thick clothes and gloves suited for photography.

Please see my other winter pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-PL1 digital camera
Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 14 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Picture of red moon in Northern Norway 22nd of December 2010

Picture of red moon in Northern Norway 22nd of December 2010
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera December 22nd 2010. Click image for larger view.

I missed the lunar eclipse on the 21st, but the full moon on the 22nd of December was pretty nice with a red color and a few clouds to add effects. I photographed the moon just before it went behind some mountains on an island called Senja. The full moon seems to have a special red color at this time of the year. If you take a look at this picture, that I photographed 3 years ago at about the same time of the winter, you can see that the moon also back then had a reddish color.

Please have a look at my other pictures of the moon here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture f/11.0
Focal Length 300 mm
ISO Speed 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Going to work in Norway – Sea smoke on the pier

Going to work in Norway - Sea smoke on the pier
Taken with iPhone 3GS camera December 8th 2010. Click image for larger view.

I have to take a ferry to get to work and that is not always fun when it is winter. It has been pretty cold here in Norway the last few weeks and it seems like the Oslofjord is about to freeze.

We get some sea smoke due to the sea being warmer than the cold air and this morning there was this thick, freezing fog at the pier while I was waiting for the ferry. Wind brought the fog ashore onto all the waiting passengers who tried their best to keep warm.

Winter is nice and all with beautiful landscapes and skiing, but I wish it was 10 degrees warmer!

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