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

Archive for August, 2011

Mirror water


Busy day in the harbour

"Maria Laura Prem" is being tuged to Pier 5 by the 3 tugboats from the left "Rallaren", "Anna Rebecka" and

"Maria Laura Prem" is being tuged to Pier 5 by the 3 tugboats from the left "Rallaren", "Anna Rebecka" and


Trollsk – Unreal

Yet another photo from the harbor tonight. The fog makes a “trollsk” atmosphere, meaning unreal or unbelievable.

Bulk Carrier ablaze - not she isn't - her deck lighst are just cover with the dim fog

Bulk Carrier ablaze - not she isn't - her deck lighst are just cover with the dim fog - Please click the picture to see the full resolution, and the zoom in further to see the smalles details


Foggy Night in the Harbor

Foggy Narvik Harbor tonight

Foggy Narvik Harbor tonight - 15 seconds exposure at 100 ISO


Narvik Harbor right now

Bahamas registered, Polish Bulk Carrier Mazowsze, weighing in at "only" 37695 DWT

Bahamas registered, Polish Bulk Carrier Mazowsze, weighing in at "only" 37695 DWT is loading Iron Ore and will carry it to Bremen, Germany.


HDR-composite photo of a foggy fjord

Foggy fjord today… This HDR-composite photo is made from 3 photos with exp.comp. -2, 0 and +2.

Foggy fjord

Foggy fjord


Tonight’s Panorama of Ofoten Fjord with distant cumulus clouds in the background

Tonight's Panorama of the Ofoten Fjord with cumulus clouds in the background

Tonight's Panorama of the Ofoten Fjord with cumulus clouds in the background


Yet another beautiful day

Beautiful day 25th august 2011

Beautiful day 25th august 2011


Funny clouds on a warm summer day


25º C – a lovely day

The sun has just set on a lovely day in Northern-Norway with temperatures up towards 25ºC

The Evening sets on a beautiful late summer day in Narvik

The Evening sets on a beautiful late summer day in Narvik


New Hotel in Narvik – Beautiful Design

I am not a big fan of glass and concrete buildings. Usually they amount to an arcitectual statement that is one of megalomania and usually the facades are cold and dull. But I must admit that the new Rica Hotel being built in Narvik (expected finished February 2012) is one of beautiful deisgn. It has a shape that associates with beauty in mathematics or even an organic form. This picture was taken today, and it is starting to look like “something now”!

The new Rica Hotel being built in Narvik

The new Rica Hotel being built in Narvik


Lots of delicious shrimps and mayonnaise

Today's Dinner - shrimps and mayo, white bread, lettice and a twist of lemon... Yummie!

Today's Dinner - shrimps and mayo, white bread, lettice and a twist of lemon... Yummie!


Night-time superpanorama

This superpanorama was shot using a 1 second delay on my Canon IXUS 850IS at 01:30 am overlooking the Ofoten Fjord (click a couple of times in slow succesion to se full resolution).

There is nothing wrong with the camera. The lights from the docked ship is skewed for real. When high or low tides set in the water curves in the narrow sound and any reflecting light is skewed.

 


21 degrees C – sunny and lovely

Today’s Weather Report: easy living!

Today's Weather Report: easy living!

Today's Weather Report: easy living!


Beautiful day

Brilliant day

Brilliant day


12 degrees Celsius – overcast and calm

Ofoten Fjord today

Ofoten Fjord today


Beautiful mountains and a tree species from 10 000 years ago!

From left to right: Teppekiltinden (665 m), Buskardet, Rundtinden (798 m), Valletindan and Breiskardtinden (883 m) with Efjord in the foreground. To the right is a Norwegian-Russian Scotts Pine (Pinus sylvestris) - a species of trees that has been here since the last ice age about 10.000 years ago.

From left to right: Teppekiltinden (665 m), Buskardet, Rundtinden (798 m), Valletindan and Breiskardtinden (883 m) with Efjord in the foreground. To the right is a Norwegian-Russian Scotts Pine (Pinus sylvestris) - a species of trees that has been here since the last ice age about 10.000 years ago.


What is this!? (Delicious!)

Traditional North-Norwegian summer-meal fresh pollock (saithe)

Delicious traditional North-Norwegian summer-meal fresh pollock (saithe) - It tastes heavenly! Extremely rich in proteins, healthy brown fat and minerals! This particular meal was just a few hours from the fjord to the dinner table! Fresh as it gets ;o)

...and delicately prepared pollock liver - and NO! It's got nothing to do with horrid cod liver oil...!

...and delicately prepared pollock liver - and NO! It's got nothing to do with horrid cod liver oil...!


Kobbvika – Efjord – yesterday night

Kobbvika - Efjord

Scenery from Kobbvika - Efjord


Sunset seen from Vidrek yesterday

On the way back home from Efjord yesterday this beautiful scene unfolded - view from Vidrek towards Bøstrand and Kjeldebotn with Risøya island in the front to the left

On the way back home from Efjord yesterday this beautiful scene unfolded - view from Vidrek towards Bøstrand and Kjeldebotn with Risøya island in the front to the left


Wide Panorama – Efjord yesterday

Efjord by the Efjord Bridges - Wide Panorama - Click on the photo for "The BIG Picture"


Efjord last night

Efjorden south of Narvik - Mountains from the left Stortinden (710 m, 809 m, 847 m), Vindskardet (646 m), Rundtinden (798 m), Teppekiltinden (665m)


A crossection of sunset


Nothing but Blue Sky – well, almost nothing but…

Panorama overlooking the Ofoten Fjord and Narvik Harbor

Panorama overlooking the Ofoten Fjord and Narvik Harbor