Edgy Summer

I’ve been on the edge several times this summer, so WordPress’ Photo Challenge this week had the perfect theme.

Here’s a small gallery from my hikes to Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten, Trolltunga and Besseggen.

More edgy photos here: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/edge/

Follow this link to see my Flickr gallery with photos from Preikestolen, Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskBnsky8

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A re-make of The Grinding Mills at Leine

Back in 2011 I wrote a post called «The Ancient Grinding Mills at Leine, Valdres». A few weeks ago I had a Couchsurfer visiting me from Poland and since she’s very interested in old architecture and viking stuff, I decided to re-process these old photos and post them again.

If you want to read about the history of this place, you can check out the original post. Unfortunately I can’t go back in time and improve my shooting skills, so some of the photos are a bit blurry, but I’ve improved my post-processing skills since then. Here’s the gallery from Leinekvernene:

And here’s a gallery with photos shot in the vicinity:

 

 

The grinding mills are situated near Leinesanden (The Leine Sand/ Leine Beach) which is said to be the place where «St. Olaf» (Olaf II Haraldsson, Olav Den Hellige) tried to violently force christianity upon the inhabitants of Vang. When «St. Olaf» forced the new superstition upon the people of Norway, he & his fellow christian men mutilated or murdered those who refused to accept the new, false god, and in some cases they also stole people’s property, so that people would fully comprehend the greatness of Jesus Christ (later on Christianity also stole pre-christian celebrations such as christmas & easter).

 

Original post: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/the-ancient-grinding-mills-at-leine-valdres/

This post is an entry to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/close-up/

The Home of the Giants: Jotunheimen

I’ve posted a lot of photos from Portugal lately and there’s still more to come, but to break up the posts a little bit and to keep some sort of variation in the blog: here’s some photos from Norway! Some of you might have seen my previous posts about the Stave Churches located in Valdres, or the post about the Ancient Grinding Mills? If you haven’t read them, you can find them all under the category Stave Churches.

Jotunheimen, Valdres.

Jotunheimen, Valdres.

Here’s another couple of photos from that same area that I felt like sharing. On the photos you can see the mountain range Jotunheimen as well as the mountains Grindafjellet and Syndin, while you catch up on your Norse Mythology.

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A B/W Photo from Leinekvernene

Mr. Diffley recently wrote an article about “Thinking Black & White” when you shoot photos. This inspired me to find an image that I think works well as B/W, so I found this from the ancient grinding mills at Leine.

One of the buildings at Leinekvernene in Valdres, Norway

One of the buildings at Leinekvernene in Valdres, Norway

If you want to learn more about B/W photography, or just photography in general, I highly recommend Mr. Diffleys blog: http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com

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Leinekvernene: I brightened up the mill house a bit on request from Mr. Diffley

Leinekvernene: I brightened up the mill house a bit on request from Mr. Diffley