Picture of my home village Laupstad in Northern Norway popular on Reddit.com
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera September 13th 2012. Click image for larger view.
I posted a picture on the popular website reddit.com, some weeks ago, that showed the small village where I grew up. As you can see in the picture I have photographed the village up from the mountains called KrÃ¥ketindene. The house that I grew up in is the white one in the upper right corner.
As a result of posting the picture on reddit it got over 462 000 views (462 thousand views!) and 805 comments. Many wondered about the circles that you can see in the harbour (they are used for farming salmon). Other frequent questions were about how it is to live in Norway during the winter and if there are available jobs here (it seems like quite a few Americans want to try how it is to live abroad). After reading all the comments I feel really lucky to have such a beautiful place in the north.
You can read all the comments over at the thread on reddit.
You can see the mountain range where I was photographing from in this picture.
Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus EPL-1 digital camera
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Focal Length 30 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L
Location: Laupstad from KrÃ¥ketindan (AndÃ¸rja), Troms in Northern Norway