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    This is Oppdal

    This is Oppdal

    Here is another place in Norway and a brand new thread with images. If anyone has any questions, tips, stories or own images to share, please feel free to add them to the thread.

    Oppdal is a small ski resort city about 550 meters above sea level in Sør Trøndelag county. During the winter months, it's a very popular place for skiers of all kinds since the mountains around the place is littered with numerous ski slopes.

    Some people arrives by train:





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      #3
      A very cold stop this time:

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        #4
        Modern architecture: a shopping mall:

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          #5
          Thank you for more photos of this lovely station building. The elegant curve of the roof edge of the gable end with the clock is so subtle. And you have now already answered what I was going to ask when I had only seen the Where in Norway photo – "does it have the height over sea level figure as Scandinavian train stations usually do" ! I’ll make a note of that 545m immediately (I know! I’m a self-confessed geek . . .).

          Photo #3 is as if you were still doing 365. It was certainly cold. How very special, the Buddha and the other figures. A very personal thing for you to have shared, and greatly appreciated.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
            (I know! I’m a self-confessed geek . . .).
            I think you might not be alone: I know of at least two others, including myself, who have proclaimed themselves to be in the same category... The thing is, we are quite contempt and proud to be so!
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              #7
              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
              I think you might not be alone: I know of at least two others, including myself, who have proclaimed themselves to be in the same category... The thing is, we are quite contempt and proud to be so!
              Looks like I might be the proudest because unlike you I didn't add that embarrassed smiley!

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                #8
                Re: This is Oppdal

                I'm leaving for Oppdal today... a whole weekend get away and a total R&R (without the mobile phone!!):



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                  #9
                  Re: This is Oppdal

                  For your information, a weekend get away photo essay from Oppdal and Sunndalsøra can be found here:

                  http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...nndals%C3%B8ra.
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                    #10
                    Re: This is Oppdal

                    As you might know from the Random cars- and place without they own thred-threads, we went to Oppdal and back today.
                    Here's my images from this great visit:

                    Oppdal railwaystation, opened in September 1921, 545 meters above sea level






                    Sunshine and heavy summer rain gave this effect


                    A warehouse at the railwaystation, now in use by the Oppdal MC Club


                    The garage for the service locomotives at Dovrebanen
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      #11
                      Re: This is Oppdal

                      And wouldn't you know, after visiting Oppdal countless of times, I finally got to see a live train on the tracks up there!!!
                      I personally would.ve wanted it to be an old classic NSB Di.3 loc then, but given the time and age, I had to settle for something less nostalgic.










                      Needless to say, my daughter was exited..., never seen a real train up close before
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        #12
                        Re: This is Oppdal

                        Here's the main road crossing, where road Rv-70 meets road E-6 at Oppdal.
                        In the background we can see the Auna shopping mall and far back, the new Skifer Hotel


                        Speaking of Skifer Hotel (Skifer being the main stone digged out south of Oppdal), here's their sign at the entrance, a huge spade...


                        The road ahead is Rv-70 towards Sunndalsøra and Kristiansund


                        At the railwaystation area is also the old Oppdal Tourist Hotel, now Perrongen Restaurant and part of the Quality Oppdal Hotel


                        Quality Oppdal Hotel and the stone wall, made of skifer, of the Auna shopping mall
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          #13
                          Re: This is Oppdal

                          A wooden sculpture outside Auna shopping mall..., a delight to small active children climbing up and down and around


                          The Oppdal troll outside the Domus shopping mall


                          (My last images is in the Sunndalsøra-thread)
                          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            #14
                            Such pleasure in many threads this morning thanks to you Sterkoder. But this is the one I shall reply in. Partly that is because I have come to identify Oppdal as somewhere I might visit – it is (relatively) easily reachable without own transport and there are places to stay….and it appeals to me in some indefinable way – so many special experiences I have had in my life began with such a feeling. So I enjoyed “walking around with you” in your sequence of images.

                            The other thing is that we have also seen pakarang’s photography of this place –I don’t only mean those images of cold November from 2009 at the start of this thread, but also his photo-essay earlier this year. In commenting on that thread, I said that “I was very touched by seeing how Sterkoder connected so personally and closely with so many places…” and went on to add the words…“and how that will reflect in his own photography in the future.

                            Well, I didn’t have to wait very long for that “future” and this chance to see this place through Sterkoder-eyes!

                            It is a subtle and delicate process, this being inspired and influenced by someone’s intense creativity, and yet emerge to speak with ones own distinct visual voice. And then out of that fledgling self-awareness comes self-confidence and the blossoming of a personal visual style. That is what I am seeing looking through these images.

                            I keep coming back to the one at the station after the train arrived (#11/2). I can imagine you taking up a desirable position so you could use the pole and gantry as a frame. It’s so perfectly placed to appear just above the mountain top, that you perhaps pre-judged the trains stopping position precisely! –or else you so quickly and unerringly took up that exact position for a perfect composition, a composition that to me seems so you. Also important for the composition was to catch those people waiting on the platform when you did, exactly where they are. The exposure has captured the bright reflections on the wet platform as well as the light along the train itself, and the colours are so fresh.

                            I could go on like this all morning! Thanks for sharing your trip…
                            (…and perhaps one day I will photograph Sea-Troll snuggling by the four toes of a Stone-Troll’s foot!!!!!)

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                              #15
                              Re: This is Oppdal

                              I can imagine you taking up a desirable position so you could use the pole and gantry as a frame.
                              I must admit you are correct!
                              Came home yesterday with just under 100 images from the trip, and everyone were unique in the way that I have explained to you before; I like to take one well composed image instead of fireing off and try to pick the best when at home.
                              Now, and this is important :
                              When I use this as a guideline in my way of photography, I have no idea as to what others might think. I'm not saying my pictures are perfect, and it is always important for me to get feedback, good or bad, in order to adjust myself and learn from others.
                              That said, I'm glad you enjoyed them, and as I said elsewhere, it's always a pleasure processing pictures for you out there to see.

                              Tomorrow, I'm thinking of going to Åndalsnes, as "Costa Pacifica" arrives at 0800 AM local time.

                              (What I haven't quite told my better half yet, is that I also plan to drive Romsdalen to picture whatever appears there, also the two stone bridges, then to Dombås and back via Oppdal again. You know, yesterday we didn't get time to go and take pictures of those wonderful station buildings of architect Erik Glosimodt: Fokstua, Vålåsjø, Hjerkinn, Kongsvoll and Drivstua. But we'll see..., I might also return from Åndalsnes the way I came).
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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