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16 Apr 2018
New summer directions

New summer destinations

Saturday trip for new summer destinations

Is April and still a lot of snow in the mountain. It was long, long winter here in Norway. And because the summertime is coming I wanted to check some new places. For this summer I have a two main directions, first is Jostedalsbreen Nasjonalpark and the second is Folgefonna Nasjonalpark. Both it is a glaciers. Before any trips, I always check the places on the maps and if it is possible in terrain. Folgefonna is not so far from Bergen, and I decide to check some places around it. It was long and nice Saturday trip for new summer destinations.

Only 400 kilometers, but 14 hours driving and walking. It is sad, I never tried this way around Folgefonna national park. I found almost everything I wanted. Only one road was closed by the falling stones. It was even dangerous to try to drive it now. I have to wait and check it again next time.

After all, I am so sure I will get a lot of amazing pictures for you and a lot of useful information about places around Folgefonna.  I am so sure is worth to be explored. Like I wrote above it was just small trip for new summer destinations, but I want to show you some place witch looks beauty in winter scenery and I can only imagine how it will look in summer. With all the mountain colors around.

This is an unnamed mountain road, aside from the road number 40, the lake is Fjellhaugvatn and it is one of the biggest in this area. Enjoy the view. I am sure is perfect place for summer camp.

 

02 Apr 2018

Time to write something

It is really good time to write something

Long, long time since the last post. So now we have spring time. Nice that is still little frost in the night time, so the snow does not melt so fast. Even with this, everything looks like the flood will come soon. Too much snow in the mountains. Dangerous situation. Anyway, I hope to enjoy the mountains soon and watch whole the water flowing down. This is always spectacular.

Before and during the Easter time we have had a nice sunny weather in Bergen. Some shots you may see below. Really nice to walk through my city again and see all the beauty around. Almost whole people went to the mountains for the Easter. Quiet and nice in the city. Lazy time. It was attractive to visit some places I do not see often. And now when I have this nice, light-full pictures is time to write something and show you it.

I want to say THANK YOU to all of you, who is still with me. I know, I am now so irregular. So glad to see you here. When the summer time comes finally, I promise to show You some spectacular and awesome places. I already have two good locations for the trips. Stay with me…

25 Feb 2018
Swans in the cold Fjord

Abnormal winter

This year we have an abnormal winter here on the west cost of Norway.

It is an abnormal long winter period with over two times more snow. Crazy for some who do not like winter. It is strongly recommended to drive only the main roads. Days are longer, but still to short for some long trips. Mountains are dangerous in this time.

So, I even do not try any trips. Last week I tried o visit Modalen, but everything was closed and so much snow everywhere. Even the beautiful waterfalls was frozen. I took only few pictures, bad pictures. I hope the winter period will finish soon. This is the only reason why I do not post anything since the last trip at the end of fall.

Now across almost whole Europe is wander the low temperature from Siberia. The meteorologists said that even here in Bergen temperatures will decrease to minus 15…. Wrrrrr Abnormal winter in my city.

Below I present some pictures from the road to Modalen last weekend. And the winter period I consider closed.

Abnormal winter, Dangerous snowy sky

Dangerous snowy sky

Abnormal winter, Swans in the cold Fjord

Swans in the cold Fjord

31 Dec 2017
Last trip 2017

Last trip 2017

It was my last trip 2017

Not so far, just 100 kilometers. Voss. Small nice placed town in Hordaland. But because it is hundred kilometers from the seaside the kind of weather is different. Much more snow than in Bergen. And of course the tree I like.

2017 is over now. I was not so active during this year, and I do not think it will change in 2018. I plan another visit in the North Norway. Destination Senja. And like always many small trips around.

In 2018 I wish myself to get more time for my photographic passion. I hope to sell some pictures.

For You all, my friend, I think You know better what do You want in the New Year, so I wish you all fulfillment of your dreams. See You in the New Year….

 

23 Dec 2017
God Jul

God Jul

God Jul

Long, long time, since I`ve been here last time. This is busy time for me. Many different things to do.

This time of year everyone send the wishes, so I have to write something also.

I wish you All to have a nice time this Christmas. Satisfaction with what you do, a lot of joy, hope and LOVE.

With all of this the next 2018 year will be easier for Us.

Thank you, and stay with me.

15 Oct 2017

Bergen by night

I am so happy to present one of the best Bergen by night photo, I saw in the last time.

It is a pleasure to introduce my Instagram friend @prudenceinst

I like almost all photos taken by Magnar, and i think you should visit his Instagram account. His beautiful and worked out in details pictures make me a little sad, because I am always on the run and I do not have a time to create.

“Don’t just take a photo – create it – in your camera” – this is the quote he wrote in account description.

So, I am so proud to be even social media friend of Magnar.

Long exposure photo Bergen by night is presented here with permission from the author, enjoy it and visit his account for more beauty pictures.

Thank you @prudenceinst

Bergen by night by @prudenceinst

Bergen by night by @prudenceinst

06 Oct 2017

Mountain puddle

Mountain puddle, next dream from next trip.

I love mountain in the autumn season. You all know it. I love to discovered new places, and you also know it. Sometimes I drive so far looking for new places, but  sometimes the amazing places are so close. This one is only 100 kilometers from Bergen. Easy to reach driving the road E39. Long time ago in early winter I drove along the Modalen valley to the almost end. Almost, means to the end of asphalt road, and because it was winter time and a lot of snow, I stopped. And I always keep this place in my mind.

Like in many other valleys, also Modalen including technical road which was used for construction works. To build the dams around mountain lakes. This road start easy, at the end along few curves it leads to over 1000 meter above the sea level. Crazy, amazing drive. I love roads like this. Few parking places along, but the road still leads over and over. It is difficult to reach the last parking, but definitely worth. I wont to be there in spring time for to see whole the water from melting winter snows falling down through the valley. It should be amazing view. This time I visited the valley, it was dry. The dams detained the water in the lakes.

On the picture is the view from the first parking place on the road. Most of the people visiting this place stop here and they walk through few walking paths in every direction. Even in this place in more than 900 meters is beautiful, what you may see on the picture. The mountain puddle with view along the Modalen valley. Enjoy and have a nice weekend.

Mountain puddle

Mountain puddle with view along Modalen Valley.

27 Sep 2017

Mountain dream

From my Destination Autumn trip, Mountain dream

That was fantastic morning in Lodalen. This is one of the most beautiful Norwegian valley. I am agree with this. This was my only second visit in this place, but not the last one. Lodalen is much quiet than the nearly placed Geiranger. Also the second beauty valley Oldendalen is still more quiet than the Geiranger.

Both the valleys gives the spectacular views and at the end both provide to the glacier. Many attractions for mountains lovers. The day starts with this mist show on morning, and it was only the beginning. This is why I love autumn. The moment I got out from the car was like Mountain Dream. I saw many phenomena here in Norway but the first time I was in the mists disappearing in the sun. This phenomena lasted just 10 minutes. After this time the valley was clear. Amazing.

It is not easy to edit mist on the picture. Not for me. This is the best effect of my work. I hope you will like it. I hope you will try imagine yourself in this mists, in one of the most beauty valley in Norway. Mountain dream for You.

Mountain dream

Disappearing mists in Lodalen. One of the most beautiful place in Norway.

 

21 Sep 2017

Destination Autumn

Next weekend, next trip. Destination Autumn

I love all my weekend trips. I cannot live without it. When is rainy I am bored and angry. After the very bad summer time, we have so nice autumn time. Warm and almost always sunny. I am happy. The farthest destination was the Lodalen in Stryn. But I chose the different, not the shortest way. Only because I wanted to drive some part of the road number 5, which I did not drive before. Through the Voss, Gudvangen and Laerdal I reached the ferry between the Fodnes and Mannheller. Off course across some branch of Sognefjorden. Welcome again road number 5.

It was already early evening or late afternoon when I drove on the ferry. I think the autumn sunrise is much more beautiful on Fjord, but like you may see it on the picture below sunset is spectacular. This is the scenery to stand there and watch, and watch until the end of time. Of course this is only the picture which will not let you feel the mood. My destination autumn trip just started, and it started beautiful.

Many nice attraction waiting for me, and I hope to describe it everything for you. So, stay with me.

Before  is Jostedalsbreen National Park (Jostedal Glacier National Park) and I will show you from four different places.

Destination autumn

View from ferry to Fodnes side. This is probably mount Vetanosi 1134 meters

 

19 Sep 2017

Second mountain lake

Today the second mountain lake.

Straight between, is the highest placed from the three lakes. Surrounded by not so high hills colored by early autumn. This is picture taken from the road small park place. Best place to do some picnic. Chicken from disposable grill taste so, so good in the place like this. Little bit cold, even in the sunny day. I do not know how high I am now, but with the stains of last year snow, I think it is high. The second mountain lake, Skjerjavatnet. Probably like I saw it on the map is biggest then the two other. Is so long, and on the picture is not visible how high it is. I was not ready to take walk. I never take walk in the terrain I do not know. This could be dangerous sometimes. Maybe next time, when I find where the walking path lead, I will try some walk. There is many sources in internet to find even the small walking path along Norway.

Second mountain lake

The second mountain lake, Skjerjavatnet.