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Northern Norway 1

By saltireblue    
In July, the middle of the midnight sun season (!), we visited northern Norway for a few days of rugged and raw nature.
Despite it being the midnight sun season, we experienced no such delights as seeing the actual sun, as this first image from the trip shows. The weather, despite being on the dreich side of fair, actually enhanced the scenery as seen by a photographer's eye, so I did complain not...
More to follow from the Varanger Peninsula in due course.

This particular image was taken on the road between Hamningberg and Vardo¸.

Many thanks to all who showed and shared their interest in my last upload - much appreciated as always.

Thanks for bothering.

Tags: Norway Seascape Black and white Landscape and travel Varanger Peninsula

Voters: doverpic, franken, Jasper87 and 73 more


Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 4:17AM
Great scene, great oceanic, spectacular sky !!
Isabel GrinGrin
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 7:45AM
An impressive mono scene, Malc.

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
4 Nov 2019 7:48AM
A normal day at any time of year in the UK! Very planular.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2266 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 7:53AM
Drifting into a land of myths and legends. I've been looking forward to seeing this trip.
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 8:08AM
That remarkable cloud formation almost steals the show. I can imagine Loki concealed behind it, desperate to spring a deadly surprise on Balder . . .
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 8:28AM
Beautiful recession on the pieces of land and the light on the water is a bonus.

cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
4 Nov 2019 8:41AM
Does make you wonder why Norwegians didn't emigrate a long time ago? 😁😁
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
4 Nov 2019 8:50AM
those clouds- onderful
an excellent and vey atmospheric scene Wink
4 Nov 2019 9:12AM
This excerpt is from Knut Hamsun’s Pan (1894):
“Night was coming on again; the sun just dipped into the sea and rose again, red, refreshed, as if it had been down to drink. I could feel more strangely on those nights than anyone would believe.”
p.s. a great Nordic seascape/landscape, works beautiful in b&w .. one thing i miss is a Viking ship moving silently in the distance..
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 9:16AM
Excellent MalcSmileSmileSmile

clicknimagine Plus
10 689 101 India
4 Nov 2019 10:20AM
Although you had not seen the sun but I had no idea about midnight sun, only heard it before viewing this image...
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
4 Nov 2019 10:45AM
What I would call a "broody" scene. You must admire how the image had been built up in different layers of tones and almost reaching the sun. Yes, a very moody landscape and not at all "dreich"
Saastad Plus
1 16 7 Norway
4 Nov 2019 11:46AM
Very beautiful landskape Malc!
Mono was very nice!

Arne Smile
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
4 Nov 2019 11:59AM
A dramatic and beautifully interpretive image.
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2019 12:14PM
Total drama - amazing cloud - an image in itself - mono suits perfectly.
chase Plus
15 1.8k 442 England
4 Nov 2019 12:25PM
Lots of layers to treat the eye Malc. Nice strong conversion.
4 Nov 2019 1:17PM
Dramatic, brooding scene - I can hear Sibelius
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
4 Nov 2019 1:18PM
That's a very ominous looking sky! A fine capture, Malc, the mono conversion giving it extra 'moodiness' 👍
Trev 😃
4 Nov 2019 1:26PM
Fabulous atmospheric shot, Malc' all the right elements in all the right places, (Including yourself of course,) excellent piece of work.


P.S. And many thanks indeed for your most prestigious award today. THANK YOU! Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Nov 2019 1:35PM
The many shades of grey/black gives a ponderous sensation-- enhanced by the dark heavy clouds!
FabioKeiner 7 111 Austria
4 Nov 2019 1:49PM
very impressive
4 Nov 2019 6:34PM
Superb land and cloudscape. A remarkable image! SmileSmileSmile
5 Nov 2019 9:54AM
Thirteen's an unlucky number, and Alfred is rather superstitious, so I think you'd better have another award to be on the safe side.Wink
Fefe Plus
8 50 34 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2019 10:27AM
Looks like the end is nigh.......
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
6 Nov 2019 11:39AM
Excellent, Malc. Looks like there's going to be some weather happening.
If i knew anything about photographism i'd be tempted to comment on the
wonderful tonal range, the perfect composition and maybe even venture as
far as the clarity and texture of the cloud formations. Although i'd probably forget
to mention the light and the atmospheric broodiness of the scene. Very nicely done Sir.

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2019 10:44AM
What an amazing sky... Very good image produced,
Isabel GrinGrin
clevercloggs 16 244 11 Netherlands
11 Nov 2019 11:34AM
visit during the summer season?? my initial thoughts were that these were a first hint of the winter weather coming in.
like the dark mood it has and i understand that in June!!! you did not see the sun much.

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