During winter there’s only 11 residents in this small village on the West Coast of Norway, but it’s annually visited by 100.000 tourists.
Lysebotn is a village in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located at the eastern end of the Lysefjorden in a very isolated valley that is only accessible by one road or by boat. The name itself means the “bottom [end] of the Lysefjorden”. It’s a destination for over 100,000 tourists annually, and it is an access point for the Kjerag mountain, a popular Base Jumping spot. There are cruises and an express boat to Lysebotn from Skagenkaien in the city of Stavanger, Lauvvik in Sandnes and the village of Forsand. All of which pass beneath the famous Preikestolen cliff on the way to Lysebotn. Lyse Chapel, built in 1961, is found at Lysebotn. Lysebotn at one time had its own school, but that is now closed. – Wikipedia
As you already know I went hiking on the West coast of Norway this summer with three Frenchies and one Italian. I’m still working on processing all my photos from the trip, so I asked Maurizio – the Italian – if it was OK for him that I shared his photos in my blog, which it was.
I think it’s an interesting experiment to share two photographers impressions from the same trip: even though we saw pretty much the same things, we have captured and processed the photos differently. I’ll share my photos later, but all the photos in this post is taken by Maurizio – except for the few that he’s in. Then it’s me behind the camera (but with Maurizio’s post-processing).
If you read Italian, you can check out Mau’s blog about his journey to Norway. If you don’t read Italian, you can have a look at the photos here and in his blog. You can also follow him on Flickr.
The photo comments in this gallery is written by me (which is quite obvious for those of you who know me). Enjoy Mau’s photos!
Thanks to Maurizio Ghielmetti for letting me post his photos and thanks to Maurizio, Marine, Aurelien and Marie for joining me on this rare adventure. It killed my Iphone, but it was totally worth it (it’s a shame that we lost the timelapse video though…). Iphones aren’t built for Norwegian climate – never trust a fruit!
Check out his Flickr gallery and blog:
Kraków. Some info from Wikipedia: The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland’s second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. The city’s full official name is Stołeczne Królewskie Miasto Kraków, or “Royal Capital City of Kraków”.
Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf] also Cracow, or Krakow (US English /ˈkrækaʊ/, British English /ˈkrækɒv/) is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs.
Visit other cities in other blogs:
- Novi Vinodolski: bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/a-walk-along-the-adriatic-coast-novi-vinodolski/
- Stockholm: kerlundphoto.se/2014/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-threes/
- New York: nylondaze.com/2014/02/19/full-metal-jacket/
- Kolkata: knowallsbox.com/2014/02/22/reminiscing-victoria/
- Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and Kolkata: theurgetowander.com/2014/02/24/caught-in-the-act/
Here’s the second gallery of photos from Alta. These are shot with my Canon EOS 600D. Like I mentioned in my previous post, the EOS 600D had difficulties handling the white balance at the ice hotel, while the Canon Ixus 130 reproduced the special light & colour pretty accurately. The greenish colour in yesterdays posts is therefore more true to reality than the blue you’ll see in this post.
As you know from my last post, we recently went for a visit to Alta. I’ve separated the photos in two galleries. The first gallery is photographed with my Canon Ixus 130 pocket camera. The second gallery is shot with my Canon EOS 600D – which is a much better camera than the pocket one – but, interestingly enough, when we were at the ice hotel Sorrisniva, my EOS600D couldn’t handle the white balance, no matter which settings I used. So in this first gallery, the photos from Sorrisniva have more correct colours than in the second gallery.
When my blog was celebrating 2 years a few posts ago, I promised my readers a little insight into my Street Photography Project that I’ve been having in August.
It’s been a part of a project through the Norwegian photo website Akam.no. I ended up with a lot of photos and eventually I had to split them into two posts. Here’s the first part of the gallery with a selection of Street photos, all shot last month. These are mostly shot in (or near) Tel Aviv. The quality of the images are varying, because they’re shot with different cameras, from moving vehicles, while walking, etc. In my opinion the images that you’ll see in Part II has a better consistency and an over all better quality, but you’ll just have to wait and see. In the mean time, enjoy this gallery: