"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

  • Winter is coming
  • Early Morning Snow Shower
  • Late Summer Early Morning Magic
  • Evensong for The Fjord
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  • Young Female Moose trimming the tree buds in between the houses
  • That's close enough mate! Neighbor taking a close-up of the local moose
  • The Midnight Sun is not far away now
  • Sleepless in Narvik - The newly installed lightshow on the new hotell downtown reflects in the harbor bassin.


One of my photos featured in Tesla Motors article

My panorama photo featured in an article by Tesla Motors

I have been fortunate to have one of my photos featured in an article by the electric car company Tesla Motor. The article is about my ophthalmologist Jens Kratholm – a Tesla superowner with no less than 7 Teslas in his automotive fleet!

Within a short time I have provided the world renowned media company Trollbäck+Company and now Tesla Motors with my photos. I am really happy and honored that not only my regular readers – but also major companies notice my photographic work! This article was picked up by several major newspapers, including The New York Times.

You can read the Tesla Motors article by clicking here!


Winter is coming

Winter is coming

Winter is coming – Narvik seen from Ankenes with mountains freshly covered with snow in the background

Early Morning Snow Shower

Early Morning Snow Shower

Early Morning Snow Shower

Gone for so long… -The torments of life

Late Summer Early Morning Magic

Late Summer Early Morning Magic – Please click the photo to see The Big Picture

Great injustice from a failing legal system basing judgement on an unbelievable set of lies and deceits – crushing people that has already been severely damaged by a failing health system.
That sums up my life the last four months. But there has also been rays of divine sunlight shining through. A Beautiful New Friend. Old Friends. Newborn Life.

I try to pull on all my wisdom and make sense of it all. It isn’t always easy although the philosophy is simple. Somehow I’ll get through this. The very still point in the eye of the storm lays in my mind – an eternal source for peace of mind and tranquility. A universe making it possible escaping the physical and psychological torment that life has thrown at me and my family for so many years.

And then there is photography. Even if I am quite immobilized for the time being, I have manged to capture some beautiful, dramatic and picturesque moments from the ever-changing and beautiful scenery around here. Capturing and Sharing these moments are some of the greatest joys in life right now. Unfortunately I haven’t shared this with you the past few months, but I will post them now one by one in the time to come. Not with a lot of text, just the photos. That is all the energy I have to spare for the time being.

I have also become quite popular through social media. So popular in fact, that people are lining up to buy my photos! Unbelievable, really. I am just a simple man…

I am preparing a Google+ site, but my brand new Facebook Photography Page (in English) – www.facebook.com/dohmenphoto – has already reached 1,300+ Likes… Please join!

If you bring on a smile on my face by liking, commenting and/or sharing this page, my social media pages and photos – I will be eternally grateful to you!

Thank you so much for your Kind Support & Enjoy!


Evensong for the Fjord

I am crazy busy!

Therefore I have a question for your readers: Would you rather have me post photos without all the texts and explanations (which takes a lot of time to write), rather than no photo at all?

Here is one from yesterday! Please enjoy! And you make med extremely happy every time you hit the Like-button!

Evensong for The Fjord

Evensong for The Fjord – this is how dark it gets here in the Arctic Region of Narvik right now. Photo taken on May 19. 2013 at 11:34 pm

17 of May – Norwegian Constitution Day

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The Norwegian Flag is seen everywhere in Norway and even Norwegians abroad wave the flag on the 17 of May

Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as syttende mai (meaning May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The Constitution Day), although the latter is less frequent.

Historical background

17th of May 1893 by Norwegian painter Christian Krohg

17th of May 1893 by Norwegian painter Christian Krohg (1852–1925). Note that the flag does not have the Union badge of Norway and Sweden, the so-called sildesalaten (Herring salad).

The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17 in the year 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent nation.

The celebration of this day began spontaneously among students and others from early on. However, Norway was at that time under Swedish rule (following the Convention of Moss in August 1814) and for some years the King of Sweden and Norway was reluctant to allow the celebrations. For a couple of years in the 1820s, King Karl Johan actually forbade it, as he thought the celebrations a kind of protest and disregard—even revolt—against Swedish sovereignty. The king’s attitude changed slightly after the Battle of the Square in 1829, an incident which resulted in such a commotion that the king had to allow it. It was, however, not until 1833, that anyone ventured to hold a public address on behalf of the day. That year, official celebration was initiated by the monument of the late politician Christian Krohg, known to have stopped the king from gaining too much personal power. The address was held by Henrik Wergeland, thoroughly witnessed and accounted for by a Swedish spy, sent by the king himself.

After 1864 the day became more established when the first children’s parade was launched in Christiania, at first consisting only of boys. This initiative was taken by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, although Wergeland made the first known children’s parade at Eidsvoll around 1820. It was only in 1899 that girls were allowed to join in the parade for the first time.

By historical coincidence, the Second World War ended in Norway nine days before that year’s Constitution Day, on May 8, 1945, when the occupying German forces surrendered. Even if The Liberation Day is an official flag day in Norway, the day is not an official holiday and is not broadly celebrated. Instead a new and broader meaning has been added to the celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17.

The day focused originally on the Norwegian constitution, but after 1905, the focus has been directed also towards the royal family.

Read more about the 17 of May here: Wikipedia

Preparing for the 17th of May

I’ve met some nice people today. Especially Senior Advisor at Apple in Ireland Samantha and Netflix-supporter Audrey from Denver, Colorado, USA. Such nice people to speak/chat with. They make you feel right at home. Service minded and professionals and really astute at their field of work. It makes me no less than happy to meet people like that, so hello to Samantha and Audrey and a big thank you for all your kind help and great service!

The day today has otherwise stressing. It is the day before our constitution day – May 17. – so, along with a long list with pressing tasks on my to-do-list, we’ve shopped for tomorrow in the absolute frenzy today.

Just popped out to draw some fresh air and shoot a quick shot of the current weather today, but back to the last piece of work that needs wrapping up!


Night-time Sun Rise

The Midnight Sun is almost here in Narvik – a arctic city well above The Arctic Circle. Now the sun barely dips below the horizon now. I shot this photo after a hard night working on the Århus Kræmmermarked® homepage way south, in Denmark, actually. I have to constantly update this page these days, since we are in the middle of the four days of market, working for free and earning a lot of money for our Lions Clubs aid projects. Anyway, time to get to bed. Just wanted to share this photo with you!


Air – Johann Sebastian Bach

It’s been way to long since I have time to play. And – from the looks of my calendar, and people totally stressing me out, there will be a long time until I have time to sit down by the keyboard and concentrate again.

Fortunately I have done a few soothing pieces that I listen to, during stressful times. I did a series of classical pieces a while back, where I tried to use only my favorite synth ANTIDOTE by Synapse (a German built, 800 oscillator synth). I will share these with you – piece by piece.

First one out is the timeless “Air” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Please read the comment on my Soundcloud-page – soundcloud.com/northernblogosphere for further info and feel free to subscribe there to listen to other pieces!

Young Female Moose

Young Female Moose trimming the tree buds in between the houses

Young Female Moose trimming the tree buds in between the houses today

Shooting Moose

That's close enough mate! Neighbor taking a close-up of the local moose

That’s close enough mate! Neighbor taking a close-up of the local moose

This young Moose (Alces alces) female is wandering around in the area, mostly trimming the wild tree buds – but occasionally also helping herself to some of the more exotic and delicious shrubs in the gardens around here. And she isn’t very much afraid. In fact, one of the neighbors came driving home today, but she wouldn’t move, so he had to park down by the road and take a detour to get up to his house. The other neighbor wanted to take a close up, and walked near enough for her to raise her leg in warning that he was close enough. One shouldn’t be afraid of these animals – but they demand to be respected and kept at a distance. A kick from the fore legs can easily be deadly. Usually they don’t attack, unless you startle them, come between a cow and her calves or are perceived as a challenge from one of the bulls during mating season.

The Norwegian female Moose is usually between 180 and 210 centimeters tall (shoulder height) and weighs between 200 and 400 kg. The bull is about 190 and 220 centimeters and weighs 200 to 600 kg.

Their fantastic ability to digest cellulose through an intricate system of bowl enzymes has been studied so that the same enzymes could be used to produce sustainable biofuels from wood.

Very Early Morning Light

The Midnight Sun is just around the corner. I shot this photo at 3:37 am (+1 DST) last night. The sun briefly dips below the horizon now – before it rises again. Soon it will be shining through the living room windows at midnight.

The Midnight Sun is not far away now

The Midnight Sun is not far away now

Sleepless in Narvik

I suffer from insomnia due to chronic pain. That is most times a disadvantage – but not always. Walking around at night trying to concentrate the pain away mentally sometimes make me grab my camera to find a moment of Photo Zen… A couple of nights ago I captured this photo of Narvik and the newly installed light-show on the new hotel downtown. I posted it in the local Facebook-group Narvik før og nå (Narvik in the past and now, loosely translated). It gained a quite surprising and enormous popularity, so I thought that would be a good cherry picked candidate for my blog. Here it is! Enjoy!

Sleepless in Narvik - The newly installed light show on the new hotel downtown reflects in the harbor basin.

Sleepless in Narvik – The newly installed light show on the new hotel downtown reflects in the harbor basin.

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