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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.

06 Sep 2017

Water color – view from the dam

Water color – view from the dam

The same place like in yesterday`s post. And shot from other side of the dam. This is the first mountain lake on the technical road. It name is Askjellsdalsvatnet. Is big. On the picture is visible only some part of it. Because almost around whole lake is another part of this technical road, some day I will try to drive around. So, today only the picture from the dam. The most amazing in this place is the water color. Autumn on the hills around, almost clear blue sky, silence and the amazing color create mood not from this world. It all together let me feel quiet and calm. I am sure you all will love this feeling.

And it is still only beginning of this tour.

Like you see on the picture, and some previous posts, this is beautiful place but it is not famous. Not many people visiting it, and it gives possibility to be and to feel alone. On the whole road to the end  and back I met three cars only.

Now I will drive between some last year snow parts to the next lake, and I will post it later.

Water color

Askjellsdalsvatnet in Eksingedalen. Amazing water color

…and the post from yesterday if you missed it:

Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour

05 Sep 2017

Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour

Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour.

Because in autumn time this is the most beautiful place round Bergen, I visited it again. The first visit, it was just a drive along the small river Storelvi. The second one, last year, I explored the part between Nesheim and Gullbrå, with long walk to the mountain lake Grøndalsvatnet. This year I explored the last part of this beauty valley from Nesheim to the big mountain lake Holskarvatnet. I did not tried it before, because it looks like a closed road. But it is not. This is the Technical gravel road which was used to build new dams and make the lakes bigger. I love technical roads. At the beginning is some sort of road signs which show how dangerous is driving this road. Love it. The road lead along three big mountain lakes with crystal clean water from the snow. Water color is indescribable. You will see it later after some edition. Today I will present some view from the dam on the first lake. This is why I love this place and probably many other places on he mountain in autumn time. Beautiful almost summer day, blue sky, sun and the natural autumn colors around me. And silence. Eksingedalen again – 2017 tour.

Many of You know, but I will write it again… I think Norway is the most beautiful place in whole world.

Like you may see it in the previous posts below it is really beauty valley with many different types of landscape. So, time for today`s picture. Autumn natural beauty. Eksingedalen again

Eksingedalen again

My previous post from this valley:

Next step inside Eksingedalen

Road to Eksingedalen

Underwater grass, Eksingedalen

 

 

30 Aug 2017

Night on glacier

Incredible night on glacier.

Because the weather in Norway now, is similar to summer I was take some free days and small trip to Sognefjord area. Much more from my trip I will present later in the single posts from each places I visited. Today I want to present and describe my experience with another one glacier. After crossing the amazing Sognefjellet road I drove down the road 55 and finally stop in Gaupne. Early evening and nothing special to do, has caused me to look around. So, I found the road sign with direction to the Nigardsbreen glacier. Why not.

I reached it around 8.00 pm. Like you may see it on the picture below it was a sunset time. White rocks around, blue ice on glacier and the sunset. Sounds like a dream, and it was like a dream for me. Because I reached this place at this time, nobody was there. Any tourists and any handling crew. Completely alone I was take a long walk to the glacier and a little on the glacier. I know it is dangerous to be on a melting glacier, but it was a first possibility for me to be so close with millions years old ice. Nice to touch something that old. It was incredible night on glacier.

Like I read later there is few more glaciers around in this valley, and I save this place on my private map for to visit it again.

Morning time was incredible cold and wet. Whole valley was in the shadow and the river Jostedøla (which rolling the ice cold water from the glaciers around) keeps the temperature around 5 degrees. Later when the sun will rise is much better.

Night on glacier

02 Jul 2017

Heaven – Breathtaking place.

Heaven is so close. This one is in Balestrand.

My private list of breathtaking places in Norway always expands. Another one place from trip through the Balestrand area. View point on the road 13, Gaularfjellet. It have no sense to write something about this view. There is no words to describe it. For me it is one of the most incredible view. I visited many places, from Lofoten through the Geiranger and Loen/Olden valleys and of course Aurland, but this on delighted me. The rest you may see on the picture below. Heaven

Something else for everyone who explore Norway by car. This is untruth that the most amazing road to drive through is the Trolstingen. Believe me. The last four years I drove through the almost every possible and impossible roads, mostly in Hordaland. Trollstingen looks nice in the touristic folder only because someone promote it. On this picture below you see the crazy part of the road 13 in Balestrand. Looks similar, but for me is much better and much more crazy. Drivers heaven – So if you plan to visit this part of Norway it is absolutely must drive.

And so, now we have a vacation time. After the last year trip along Norway, this summer I will spend in Germany. I hope to see many nice places. I will explore the south west part. See you on the road, and have a good vacation too.

Heaven

25 Jun 2017

Balestrand again. Shot from ferry

Balestrand again. Shot from the ferry

It was almost the end of my short and first trip through the Balestrand. This is shot from the ferry back to the other side of Sognefjord. On the other side the road again climb to the top of the mountains, again snowy time. I am so glad, I discover this places. Many times before I thought about this trip, but always was something else to do or to visit. To really explore this area I will need to take a longer trip. For few days. Will be nice to climb some mountains and photograph the view from top. From this place Sognefjord, the longest fjord, start to be really interesting and full of nice views. It is not so far to the Aurland, but we are in Balestrand again. One of the nice view I present on my picture below. Taken from ferry with wide angle lens. Enjoy it and have a nice Sunday. Here in Bergen is still rainy. Probably this is the most wet June ever….

Balestrand again.

17 Jun 2017

Grey time. Bad weather in Long exposure.

Grey time on Sotra. Bad weather in long exposure.

So, at the end I bought some filters to my camera. I have read little about camera settings and I drove on Sotra to try it in practice. I am not sure it is even visible on this picture, but the camera was set on 30 seconds. Water and sky looks different, but I think I need learn a lot. It was a grey day with strong wind, without rain. Clouds moved fast and with this part of the picture, I am so glad. Not sure about water. Grey time. Bad weather in long exposure.

When I get some practice, I will try to photograph the most beautiful and the ordinary waterfalls from Hordaland. Of course in Long time exposure. And I hope you will like it.

I am busy now before vacation, and it looks like I will be busy even after the vacation. It is also the reason why I do not post for long time. In my archive is a lot of nice pictures from the trip around Balestrand and from few other places I visited in the last time. Some are very nice and I hope they soon be visible here. Thank you to all who still visiting my blog. Thank you to all my friend. I hope you all have a good time now.

Grey time