Coastal

Well I never!

Foreground interest in Landscape Photography

That was the challenge set to the u3a afternoon Photography Group. I wasn’t sure I was going to meet the deadline to submit some shots, but did manage a trip down The Bay – just-in-time. The featured image (above) has nothing to do with foregrounds, but everything to do with clever perspective and creativity. There’s …

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The Northern Lights south of Rørvik

And last but not least – The Northern Lights

Hurtigruten commit to giving you another trip (half-a-trip actually) if you don’t see the Northern Lights on the 12-day voyage. Well, they didn’t need to worry on this trip. We saw them twice. The first time was the evening after we’d visited Trondheim and the lights were probably more spectacular on that occasion. It has …

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MS Polarlys arrives late into Sortland in the snow

Nordland – crossing the Arctic Circle

Travelling north through the evening and night we saw the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – but you’ll have to wait for those images – and we entered Nordland from Trøndelag. We travelled past Rørvik and Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen and Nesna in the dark and sometime before 10:00am (local time) we crossed the Arctic Circle. The photograph …

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Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, Trøndelag

Trøndelag

As we travelled north from Trondheim we enjoyed the winter sun and the wide open seascapes. The Norwegian coast is protected by hundreds of small islands, some of them large enough to have summer cottages on them. These, we were told are only occupied for a few summer months but the lighting and heating (electric) …

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