Between autumn and winter in Hardanger.
I love Hardanger and Hardangerfjord. Many amazing places along it. Few of them I alredy show you here on my blog, many other still waiting for my visit. Because Hardanger is the Norwegian fruit center, in autumn season along the roads is many places with stands to bay fruits, straight from the orchard. Fantastic apples and pears. It is one of many reason why I always, every year drive through Hardanger. The picture below was taken on one of that place. I thought it is nice composition. The bus stop with the trees already colored by autumn and the Folgefonna glacier on the mountains on other side Hardangerfjord. So any question, why I like it? Between autumn and winter.
This is the last view on the amazing valley
After long walk through the amazing Eksingedalen valley, now little break in car. And because I do not like to sit, I jumped a little on the big stones in the stream. This is some shot at the end including the stream, stones, some trees on the stones and the rest of the valley. I think is nice shot. What do you think about it? Last view on the valley.
One of my big fascination, rock formation
I am so lucky I live in country like Norway. I have it everywhere around. Some of it are so fascinating. Some just nice but ordinary. When I discover some place like this it attracts me like a magnet. I hope some of you know how it is sit and contemplate it. Watching how the changing light change the view. How different it looks in different kind of light. When the light is strong give it the contrast, when is soft make it blur.
Watching it I always think about the millions of years the rock formation still stay and still changing. I think about whole people across the centuries which watch it. I think about many other eternity things. It clean me, it give me more power and it makes me small.
Did you ever feel the same watching on something. Of course for everyone this is different thing, different fascination. Some day I have to write why I love the mountains at all. Why I love the mountains with water in between. Why Norway is the country exactly for me.
This is my new fascination, the rock formation from Eksingedalen
Some from many Autumn trees in Eksingedalen
That was amazing walk through the Eksingedalen. Warm, sunny, little clouds and so many objects to take a photo. The autumn trees looks fine with the sky in background. Do you think so? I love the clean mood on this picture. Many good greetings to all of you.
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Everyday dose of picture taken in Scandinavia by many good photographers or only people with passion. At this moment our group including 12 persons and I still look for new. Some of the picture I present here on blog, but I cannot share this posts with link to Instagram. If I try the picture does not load. I work on it, but probably I will need help from more experienced people. Maybe some from You could help with this problem.
After short break this is our next step inside Eksingedalen
This year I decide to visit the different part of the valley. Last year we take ride from Nesheim to the Dale. This year we take ride to other part.Because the first part we traveled last year is surrounded by high mountains from the south side, is dark in afternoon. This part is much more sunny. We leave our car few hundreds meters after Gullbrå, very small village between the mountains. It was just a six or seven houses. Nice quiet place. From there we take walk to the Grøndalsvatnet. It was a small mountain lake, now when the new dam was built, it will be the big drinking water reservoir. Our next step inside Eksingedalen
Photo below was taken straight from the place where we leave the car, somewhere along the Eksingedalen valley
At the bottom of this beautiful valley presented yesterday standing the church. In the middle of green meadow, surrounded by gravestones. Is beautiful because is small and white. Around is so many autumn colors. Mountains around are gold and red. The trees are multicolored, from still green pine to gold, yellow, red birch. Close water are blue and reflect the sky with white clouds. Only the gravestones are grey. This is natural composition enough to be painted by some new Monet. I know is hard to imagine the view, but believe me is real. I walked a little between the gravestones, I like this small graveyard mood. Even in paradise people are dying. It was a little break before the next step. I think even the picture of the church is little unbelievable. This is Nesheim church.
Have a nice afternoon and evening. Enjoy the nice fall mood and good weather, if you have the same like we in Norway.
Nesheim, place lost between mountains
This is the view from the road to Nesheim. Looks like paradise, it is paradise. Small valley between the mountains. One road, but everything you need is here. Boundless silence, space, green meadows, forest, river, waterfalls and amazing beautiful lake or rather river pool. What do you need more to be happy? I like to stop on the road which leads down to the village and watch on this beauty around. The silence around is paralyzing. There is not many cars on the road, but when some coming I hear it from few kilometers. What do you think about the view I present on the picture below? Nesheim, place lost between mountains. Do you want more…?
Road to Eksingedalen
Beautiful small, narrow road between Evanger and Nesheim. The first few kilometers leads through the deep valley along small river. The second part of this road leads up through the serpentine with many dangerous curves, most of them 180 degrees, crazy drive. On the top is view point where you may stop and watch the valley and the serpentine you drive. Nice view. It was a lot of morning fall fogs in the valley, amazing view. The third part of this roads leads through the top of the mountains and this is unforgettable ride. I do not know how it looks in other seasons. In winter time the road may be closed. I saw the barriers. In early fall time like now this is dangerous for the driver. Because the head are turning around, so many nice beauty, amazing rock formations around. All of them are covered by the moss and grass which are gold now. In little cloudy day, I wish myself to sit here for few hours and watch the shadow spectacle on the gold cover. I am not sure I get another chance this season, maybe the next one. After my second visit here, I am still think this is one of the most beautiful places around me. Worth to visit more often.
The picture below shows only the small part of the road, but you may imagine how it looks in reality. Road to Eksingedalen
I am so proud to present Eksingedalen today
My last visit here was around one year ago. What I saw today it was amazing, again. Eksingedalen is an unique valley high between the mountains. It is overgrown with leafy trees, at most 70 – 80 percent with the birch. At this time of the year the colors smite. For the next few days I will present the view from every possible directions. Is it worth to watch it. This time I explore the different direction the last year. The walk finished on Grøndalsvatnet, fantastic mountain lake, unfortunately it is under reconstruction. Low level of water and work on the dam. Unfortunately, but the view along our walk to the lake and back compensate it. If you want like me, submerge in the sea of yellow, green and red colors – stay with me through the next few days and more…
On the picture below I present some play with light, rocks, water and sky, taken on some brook near the lake.
It`s time to leaving Oldedalen
It was short trip, just one and half day, with so many nice memories and pictures. Here on blog it takes a lot of time to present the most beautiful pictures. I have many more I do not forget to present it on some bored winter time. Both the valleys Lodalen and Oldedalen are friendly place and maximum beautiful. Like I wrote it before, Lodalen is probably one of the most beautiful place I saw in Norway. And now is time to leaving Oldedalen too. After a walk to the glacier through the amazing waterfall, we take some break time for dinner on the open camping close the road and the today`s picture was taken from this place. It present the end of the valley with visible the rest of some other glacier. If you zoom this picture, You may see the glacier is already in two different parts, and many small waterfalls transport down water from it. Yes, this is for today, have a nice evening everywhere you are now…