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The Norwegian lady

By Saastad
This picture is taken the same day as "The mist strangel the sun". And is a part of the city beach.
I think the Nik collection filter give a really nice mood to the picture. I hope you will like it too. Ejoy.
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[i]And now some history, for those of you that like that:
The Norwegian Lady Statues are located in the sister cities of Moss, a coastal town and municipality in the county of Østfold, Norway, and at the Oceanfront (boardwalk) in the coastal resort city of Virginia Beach, Virginia in the United States. They commemorate the lives lost in the 1891 shipwreck of the Norwegian barque Dictator off the coast of Virginia Beach and the lifesaving efforts of the community.

On Good Friday, March 27, 1891, the Norwegian barque Dictator, whose home port was the coastal town of Moss, Norway, was lost in the Atlantic Ocean south of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay off Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Dictator had a crew of 15 and the captain's family aboard. The sailing ship had been en route to West Hartlepool, England from Pensacola, Florida with a cargo of Georgia Pine lumber. After being caught and disabled in several storms along the East Coast of the United States, she was headed up the coast for port at Hampton Roads at Norfolk, Virginia to make repairs when she encountered gale force winds.

Just a few miles south of Cape Henry, and the comparative shelter of the Chesapeake Bay, the sailing ship was driven aground on a sandbar over 300 yards (300 m) offshore of Virginia Beach near present-day 37th street. Her only two lifeboats were destroyed as the main mast and other rigging fell onto the deck. As the vacationing guests of the Princess Anne Hotel and area residents of the small new resort town watched, members from Seatack and Cape Henry Lifesaving Stations of the United States Lifesaving Service (a predecessor agency of the United States Coast Guard) worked in the high winds and seas at rescue efforts beginning about 10:45 A.M.

Combined with efforts of the ship's crew, 8 of the 17 persons aboard were saved using several methods including a breeches buoy before it was too dark to continue. Johanne Jørgensen, the pregnant young wife of Captain Jørgen M. Jørgensen, and their 4-year-old son Carl Zealand Jørgensen, were among those who drowned in a final escape attempt as the ship broke up. One more sailor survived, but other five sailors were also drowned. The Captain was somehow spared and washed ashore semi-conscious, but still alive. [1]

Captain Jørgensen and the 9 surviving members of his crew were taken to Norfolk. They were aided by the Norwegian Consul and various religious and benevolent shipping groups. All but one of those drowned were buried in Norfolk's Elmwood Cemetery. The remaining sailor, whose body washed ashore a few days later after the wreck, was interred at a local cemetery near the Oceanfront.

In those days, the tragic shipwreck of the Dictator (and the resulting loss of life) was not an unusual event for the local citizenry in this northernmost area of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. The treacherous waters in the area extend south along the North Carolina coast and had claimed many hundreds of vessels. However, as an impromptu memorial was erected shortly thereafter, the story of the Dictator and the souls aboard her would become part of both local tradition and legend in coastal Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach.

Taken from the Wikipedia

Tags: Dog Norway Sun Man Trees Mist Moss Landscape and travel Norwegian lady

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23 May 2019 11:41AM
Lovely image Arne and very informative information. Very interesting. SmileSmileSmile

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23 May 2019 11:43AM

Quote:Lovely image Arne and very informative information. Very interesting. SmileSmileSmile

Steve



Thank you so much Steve!

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adagio 1 England
23 May 2019 11:57AM
A most moody & atmospheric shot Arne. Very interesting and informative narrative too.

Angela😄
23 May 2019 12:00PM

Quote:A most moody & atmospheric shot Arne. Very interesting and informative narrative too.

Angela😄



Thank you so much for the fine comment Angela! Not sure if i hit the big audiens with this, but i try!

Arne Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
23 May 2019 12:02PM
A very lovely atmospheric image, Arne, the processing suits it very well, giving it a timeless feel 👍
Trev 😀
23 May 2019 12:03PM

Quote:A very lovely atmospheric image, Arne, the processing suits it very well, giving it a timeless feel 👍
Trev 😀



Thank you very much Trev! Much appreciated!

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franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 12:05PM
Interesting image and write up.

Ken.
23 May 2019 12:07PM

Quote:Interesting image and write up.

Ken.



Thank you very much Ken, much appreciated!

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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
23 May 2019 12:13PM
excellent work and interesting description
23 May 2019 12:15PM

Quote:excellent work and interesting description


Thank you very much for the kind feedback Oliver, much appreciated!

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23 May 2019 12:17PM
Great image and story behind it Arne.
Alfie
23 May 2019 12:20PM

Quote:Great image and story behind it Arne.
Alfie



Thank you so much Alfie!

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23 May 2019 12:22PM
A big thanks to Jan Fielder for the award! Much appreciated Jan!!!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 12:24PM
Full of atmosphere Arne. Well captured.
23 May 2019 12:27PM

Quote:Full of atmosphere Arne. Well captured.


Thank you very much Ian, very kind of you!

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PetesPix 4 2 1 United States
23 May 2019 12:30PM
Your photos have a unique and abstract style, Sir. Very enjoyable.
23 May 2019 12:32PM

Quote:Your photos have a unique and abstract style, Sir. Very enjoyable.


So nice of you to say Piotr, very appreciated comment!

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Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
23 May 2019 12:44PM
Your photo is a beautiful tribute to this tragedy. Your write up is excellent. Such a sad and frightening time in the history of shipping.
23 May 2019 12:47PM

Quote:Your photo is a beautiful tribute to this tragedy. Your write up is excellent. Such a sad and frightening time in the history of shipping.


Thank you very much for the kind word Joline, much appreciated!

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23 May 2019 12:52PM
Beautiful image Arne! Lovely toning and dim light, the mood fits to the tragic event, perfectly told in the caption, thanks for sharing Smile

Lory Smile
23 May 2019 12:55PM

Quote:Beautiful image Arne! Lovely toning and dim light, the mood fits to the tragic event, perfectly told in the caption, thanks for sharing Smile

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Thank you so much for the kind words Lory, and also for the award!!!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 1:04PM

Quote:Your photo is a beautiful tribute to this tragedy. Your write up is excellent. Such a sad and frightening time in the history of shipping.


Also thanks so much for the award Joline!!!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 1:18PM
Nicely captured image and detail Arne.
Jeff. Smile
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
23 May 2019 1:33PM
Very atmospheric... great storyline brings it to life 😁
rambler Plus
10 1.0k 17 England
23 May 2019 1:34PM
Beautiful point of view and excellent filter selection. Remarkable story.

Ken
Excellent and very interesting write up
23 May 2019 1:46PM

Quote:Nicely captured image and detail Arne.
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Thank you so much for lovely comment and for the award Jeff!

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23 May 2019 1:49PM

Quote:Very atmospheric... great storyline brings it to life 😁


Thanks so much for lovely feedback Jeff!

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23 May 2019 1:51PM

Quote:Beautiful point of view and excellent filter selection. Remarkable story.

Ken



Thank you very much for lovely comment and for the award! Much appreciated Ken!

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23 May 2019 1:58PM
An interesting narrative and an excellent image with great composition , Arne! SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
23 May 2019 1:58PM

Quote:Excellent and very interesting write up


Thank you very much for lovely feedback and for the award, much appreciated!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 2:01PM

Quote:An interesting narrative and an excellent image with great composition , Arne! SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.


Thank you very much Jukka, nice of you Smile

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23 May 2019 2:20PM
Excellent Arne, very atmospheric and beautifully composed,
Fred.
23 May 2019 2:33PM

Quote:Excellent Arne, very atmospheric and beautifully composed,
Fred.



Thank you very much for kind comment Fred, much appreciated!

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KingArthur 12 8 Malta
23 May 2019 2:41PM
Wonderful composition Arne, very well processed image to create this atmospheric mood, well done.

Joe Smile
23 May 2019 2:44PM

Quote:Wonderful composition Arne, very well processed image to create this atmospheric mood, well done.

Joe Smile



Thank you very much for the fine comment Joe, very much appreciated!

Arne Smile
A really beautiful image, well photographed and a very interesting write up, Arne.
BRITCHIE
23 May 2019 2:54PM

Quote:A really beautiful image, well photographed and a very interesting write up, Arne.
BRITCHIE



Thank you so much for beautiful support, forl lovely comments and awards. Much appreciated!!!

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Superb composition and beautifully photographed a very atmospheric image

Carole
23 May 2019 3:13PM

Quote:Superb composition and beautifully photographed a very atmospheric image

Carole



Glad you like it Carole! Thanks so much for your lovely feedback!

Arne Smile
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
23 May 2019 3:56PM
Quite a poignant statue when you read your write-up which I feel gains in stature with the misty atmosphere. Well done, Arne.
Ian
Don20 2 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 3:57PM
Interesting composition and story
Don
23 May 2019 4:00PM

Quote:Quite a poignant statue when you read your write-up which I feel gains in stature with the misty atmosphere. Well done, Arne.
Ian



Thanks a lot for the fine comment Ian, much appreciated!

Arne Smile
23 May 2019 4:02PM

Quote:Interesting composition and story
Don



Thank you very much Don!

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BobbyMS Plus
2 4 1
23 May 2019 4:45PM
Solid journalistic approach reaps benefits. Both text and image are strong.
23 May 2019 5:01PM
a well worked shot and terrific story that goes with it, Arne
23 May 2019 5:09PM

Quote:Solid journalistic approach reaps benefits. Both text and image are strong.


Thank you very much Robert for the fine feedback, much appreciated!

Arne Smile
23 May 2019 5:11PM

Quote:a well worked shot and terrific story that goes with it, Arne


Thank you so much for both award and great comment Leonid!!!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 5:51PM
Very atmospheric and timeless image, Arne, and a fascinating write-up. Very well done 🏆

Dave.
capto Plus
7 5.7k 10 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 5:54PM
A fascinating write up to this fine image.Smile
ivor
23 May 2019 5:55PM

Quote:Very atmospheric and timeless image, Arne, and a fascinating write-up. Very well done 🏆

Dave.



Thank you so much for lovely comment Dave!

Arne Smile
23 May 2019 5:59PM

Quote:A fascinating write up to this fine image.Smile
ivor



Thank you so much for lovely comment Ivor, much appreciated!

Arne Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 6:19PM
An interesting, atmospheric image that illustrates your description perfectly.
23 May 2019 6:46PM
Stunning moody image, Arne.
Great narrative too.
23 May 2019 6:56PM

Quote:An interesting, atmospheric image that illustrates your description perfectly.


Thank you very much for lovely comment Lynnejoyce!

Arne Smile
23 May 2019 6:57PM

Quote:Stunning moody image, Arne.
Great narrative too.



Many, many thanks for the fine feedback Fred!!!

Arne Smile
23 May 2019 7:02PM
Lovely shot Arne and really interesting write up. Cathy
23 May 2019 7:02PM
A big thanks to Richard Niglas for the award, much appreciated Richard!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 7:11PM

Quote:Lovely shot Arne and really interesting write up. Cathy


Thank you very much for the lovely comment Cathy!!!

Arne Smile
felixdcat 5 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 7:12PM
An interesting image Arne Smile
23 May 2019 7:16PM

Quote:Nicely captured image and detail Arne.
Jeff. Smile



Thanks a lot for the award too Jeff! Smile

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 7:24PM

Quote:An interesting image Arne Smile


Thank you so much for fine feedback Terry!

Arne Smile
23 May 2019 10:29PM
A wonderfully atmospheric shot and a superb narrative. Smile
23 May 2019 10:30PM
A big thanks to Graham Horton for the award, much appreciated Graham!

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
24 May 2019 2:26AM
A dramatic story...and a photo of the Norwegian lady suggestive of the climate and weather one might experience up there.

Peter
24 May 2019 9:05AM

Quote:A dramatic story...and a photo of the Norwegian lady suggestive of the climate and weather one might experience up there.

Peter



Thank you very much for fine comment and for the award Peter, very kind of you!
About the climate and the weather, you can expect a varied weather, from very good to very bad. And it depends on where you might be in Norway Smile

Arne SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Chinga 8 3 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 10:16AM
Great atmosphere and content...
Beautiful composition !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
24 May 2019 10:24AM

Quote:Great atmosphere and content...
Beautiful composition !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin



Many, many thanks for the lovely comment Isabel, so kind of you!

Arne SmileSmileSmile
sparrowhawk Plus
10 276 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 11:58AM
superb
24 May 2019 12:02PM

Quote:superb


Thank you so much Steve!

Arne Smile
25 May 2019 11:08AM
Great picture and thank you for giving us the story behind the picture, Very Interesting.
Bobby
15 Jun 2019 12:13PM

Quote:Great picture and thank you for giving us the story behind the picture, Very Interesting.
Bobby



Have missed this comment, sorry about that Bobby! And thank you so much!!!

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