It was a beautiful one summer day in Hardanger
I love Hardanger, I love the road to Hardanger from Bergen. Many times in summer I visit this beauty p[art of Norway. Also in autumn time is worth to visit it. This is the apple region. Always along the road are the places where is possible to bay apples, or other fruits, or the apple juice. Nice to try fresh fruits here with the view on Hardangerfjord and clean, fresh air. On the road between Bergen and Norheimsund, is many places obligatory to stop and enjoy. Even if I was there many times. The two most important is the two waterfalls. The first – Fossenbratte and the second one – Steinsdalsfossen. Both are beautiful. About two years ago close the second one was built the new parking and modern building for Tourist information. I photograph this building many times but never had time to present it. So, on todays photo from one summer day in Hardanger I present the picture of the second waterfall Steinsdalsfoseen taken through the panoramic window on it. This scene I photograph also many times, but this one I think is the good enough to present for You. I hope You will like it.
Because is Friday evening I wish you all to have nice time all around the world.
This is one from the Norway`s million beautiful valleys
Still bad weather. For today the forecast show 70 to 100 mm of rain per day. At 9 am was still dark. Crazy but beautiful place. Even in the dark. Four days without post is little bit to much, I think. So today I present something from the autumn. This is one of million beautiful valleys in Norway. With the autumn colours. It was breathtaking to see it in nature. The place where I stop and I do not know what to say. I wish you all good weather and good condition. Soon I will present more, I hope.
Still bad, dark and rainy, so I continue experiments with pictures.
I tried so fast learn something about black and white photography editing. Still something new to discover. I like it. And because it take a long time it is good for this kind of weather and short dark days.
The black and white photography requite different glance. Is even little bit more difficult then colour. So, my probes does not look nice because I use my old photos taken for colour. Some of the transferred to black and white looks good, not perfect. I wait for better weather to try take some for black and white. So, now I have only this. It gives me possibility to create different effects. Not every my tools is good for this kind, but my preferred on ACDSee is surprisingly good. Even if I do something with RAW files. Probably is many other, and better tools. If You have some solution please write me something about it.
This is my old photo taken in Bergen in June 2016. This is Klosteret. Continue experiments with pictures. I think is nice done, but you may think different, please comment below…
Have a nice Saturday
Some try in black and white, almost perfect reflection again
Nothing to do, bad weather over west coast of Norway, good time to play with some pictures. I think I have to really try harder with landscape in black and white. Now I am looking for my way through it. Next step, I will try to add some other effects to it. I am so curios how it will look with additional painting effect. So maybe tonight I will try it. Do you have some idea about your own photos? This everything happened because every single day I see millions of beautiful pictures on every social media, and slowly I start to hate it. Not the picture, but the perfection on it. Have a nice evening, and here is almost perfect reflection again
I am so glad with this almost perfect reflection.
It is easy to photograph reflections in the small reservoirs, much easier than in the big lakes or fjords. Sometimes it is possible. This year the autumn in Norway was so nice. Sunny and calm. It was a big pleasure for my eyes. And my camera of course. This one picture was taken on the contractual border between Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane close to the road E39. Just one sunny afternoon on the road. And because the last days I spent in home and the weather is bad, so bad, I am looking back in my archive for some nice memories. This is one of them. Almost perfect? Yes because close to the mountain was a little wind blowing from the colder places in the shadow. I like the shadow on this picture, it remind me cat or dog paw. Do you think the same way? Almost perfect reflection.
This is one of the most amazing combination, where mountains meet fjord.
Easy to see everywhere in Norway, but always amazing. When I drive or walk, I love the moments when I finally reach the place where mountains meet fjord. Like everyone else who walking through the mountains I always know where I am. Because I am the visual nature and I always have a map in my head, I know where I am in every moments and I know what is around me. I know when I reach the point with the best view. And this is always amazing. The view is always unbelievable, like in this one place on picture. It was taken from some vie point on the road 13 with some old and closed restaurant. The point is located over Vikoy. The road along mountain on the right side, is still road 13 leads to Vangsnes and from there by the ferry to Balestrand. One of the point I have to visit in the next year. The fjord between this mountains is a Sognefjord. The biggest and longest fjord in Norway. And this is the point where mountains meet fjord
If you love it, this is the beauty of mountains.
Because I love it, I always try to present it. If I have a time. The last few days, more than few, is difficult for me. Long time I was busy, now after few terrible rainy and dark days I feel so bad. When I am sick, the time leaking through the fingers and I can not do anything sensible. Even now when I write this, all my thoughts are somewhere else, not with me. I hope to be good soon and find the time to go outside and take some new pictures. So now some old picture from the archive. The beauty of mountains.
Light and shadow, sun stain
From my favourite autumn place. Gamlehaugen. Sun stain on autumn trees with the amazing twins boat houses. I photographed this place many times. Almost every year. This year the Gamlehaugen palace is under reconstruction, not so nice for photography, but the park and terrain around is always beautiful. Enjoy the nice view. Now weather is so bad, so I have a nice memories from fall.
The cabins along road 13
Nice place to escape for weekend rest. Far away from every civilisation, with nice good road to drive to. With amazingly fantastic view on every side. With many paths through the terrain around. There is probably many kilometres to walk, on every direction. But I think it is only seasonal, from May to November. The rest, the winter time everything here is under the snow and it is so difficult to reach own house. Not so far from here, around 15 to 20 kilometres is places one of the well know Ski district Myrkdalen. I love places like this one on the picture, but…. for me is so bored always spend the weekend time in the same place. Many of known Norwegians, almost everyone have a cabin in the mountains, and they spend his weekends in it. So, maybe the terrain around is so big, and they find always something different to do, some new paths to walk. But for me it is bored. I need always changing environment. Picture taken on some trip along road 13.
This is what my eyes love, road across mountains
This is always amazing to be in the place like this one. Especially if someone love mountains like me. Norway is so difficult terrain. Without bridges and tunnels, and the mountains roads was so difficult to move across this country. It is still many places so difficult to reach. Roads up and down is so crazy, but driving many kilometres on top is amazing. With all the view on every direction, with the view which change after all curves. Feeling yourself somewhere between the earth and heaven. Driving in the autumn season have a additional spectacular attraction, the colours. Mountains are overgrown by the mosses, heather’s and special kind of grass. And it all changing the colours to brown yellow carpet. It is like invitation to take a long walk. Looks beautiful but is dangerous. Better is to walk along the paths. All the plants hold the water, sometimes deep and sometimes slushy. Enjoy with me the road across mountains. This is the road number 13 between Myrkdalen and Vikøy.