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  • Sigve's Gallery

    For some time, I’ve been thinking of establishing my own picture thread, some kind of «Sigve’s Gallery», (inspired by Seagull, Wherrygirl, Speedbird , Polo, Janihudi, Sterkoder a.o.) where I can post pictures that has a special meaning to me. Mainly maritime pictures (and mostly Hurtigruten!), but with some detours, both home and abroad. My interests are wide, and my motifs are many. One picture (maybe more) a day. Pictures that I have taken myself through the years, or aquired in some way or another. Some you have seen before, some not. Let’s try. And since this thread is started on January 1 2014, I wish a Happy New Year to every CV member!
    Last edited by Sigve; January 1st, 2014, 12:44.
    Regards; Sigve.
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    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

  • #2
    January 1, 2014.

    In midwinter, there really isn’t much light in Norway. On Christmas Day 1997, my wife and I sailed with Kong Harald from Bergen to Torvik, where we arrived at 1100 the next day. The light was a mix of daylight and dawn. When Kong Harald departed, it was very athmospheric.


    Last edited by Sigve; January 30th, 2014, 08:03.
    Regards; Sigve.
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    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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    • Seagull
      Seagull commented
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      What a lovely surprise for the New Year, Sigve! A Gallery of delights for us I'm sure, and I hope for you too - seems a nicely thought out enjoyable idea without the stress of having to actually take a photo of something every day! It will be nice to look out "memories" and perhaps find things you'd forgotten.
      Stunning start, so much mood in that special light.
      (oops ...meant to be a comment following on from wherrygirl and PoloUK's in #3)

  • #3
    Excellent idea, Sigve. This type of thread can be fascinating, showing images that may or may not fit easily into a specialised thread used by everyone else, but represent a reflection of someone's personal interests and maybe a special memory.
    I do like the composition of your opening shot, all lines - whether clouds, mountains, ship or quayside - radiating from a point at the right.
    I really look forward to more pics. here.
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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    • PoloUK
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      Yes - me too - look forward to see what you've got for us Sigve, should be fun.

  • #4
    January 2, 2014 – Winter Magic I

    One early morning in February 1999, on a minicruise Bergen/Trondheim/Bergen with Richard With/Nordlys, I awoke in Måløy to these fresh tracks in the light snow that had fallen during the night. Somebody had been up, earlier than myself. Unusual! That’s why I recorded them in the early morning light. It turned out to be a german enthusiast, shooting video of our departure. In the background you can see Måløy harbour and Måløybrua!




    And here he is, the early riser, taking video through Ulvesundet.

    Last edited by Sigve; January 30th, 2014, 08:05.
    Regards; Sigve.
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    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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    • #5
      Love the blue! And a familiar experience too, that first sighting of the like-minded kind of traveller who will of course be out on deck before coming into Måløy. But such magic you were blessed with, to have this with snow and footprints.

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      • #6
        January 3, 2014 - Winter Magic II

        There is a great contrast between hurtigruta in summer and winter.
        In summer there are plenty of long daylight and a lazy life on upper deck. In winter the days are short, the summer happiness is literally absent, and the chairs are stowed away.



        What fascinates me most is the winter light. Not much of it, but it’s there. You have to be quick to get it. This is a February afternoon, north of Ålesund (DEP 1500 hrs), bound for Molde (ARR 1800 hrs)



        (February 1999, minicruise BGO/TRD/BGO, Nikon F100, Fuji positive film).
        Regards; Sigve.
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        IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Sigve View Post
          January 3, 2014 - Winter Magic II

          There is a great contrast between hurtigruta in summer and winter.
          ...... the summer happiness is literally absent,....
          But in its place is surely a winter happiness of having time and space in which to enjoy what you see, of catching and delighting in the light in its short duration, of feeling the place live without the constant interruption and bustle of people around you. Peace to absorb atmosphere.
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          • #8
            January 4, 2014. Codfish time.

            This time of the year, it’s time for codfish. A seasonal delicacy; steamed codfish, potatoes, eggs, bacon, beets, mustard sauce and a dash of green. And the season is long; norwegians eat codfish all year round. And when the year is ended, we start all over again. But it's considered best in the winter.
            Cod with liver and roe is an even greater delicacy, but not for the fainthearted.
            What to drink? Red wine is very good. Water is simpler, purer and better.

            Last edited by Sigve; January 4th, 2014, 09:15.
            Regards; Sigve.
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            IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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            • #9
              On the photo from the 3rd, the individual piles of snow on top of the blue chairs made me smile
              I also felt I could get a feel for how many folk had looked out from that corner, and how long they had stayed and shuffled around, from the footprints and the slushy snow! That's a real “"makes me feel I'm there hurtigruting”" photo Sigve.
              Standing out on virtual deck should sure have given me an appetite, and that cod - well, look at its texture, it looks so fresh and simply delicious. But I have only a small appetite, even after being out in all that fresh air. Just one potato for me perhaps. But those potatoes look delicious too!

              This is a dilemma I first encountered when I was in Sweden frequently where it felt like it was almost a crime not to have eaten ALL one’s potatoes! It seemed even more embarrassing if it was the new potato season, or if they were served on the plate with the rest of the meal rather than in a separate dish. Perhaps this is why I so enjoy the lunch buffet on a Hurtigruten trip, or, especially when dining with others, tapas Spanish style or Asian meals with lots of small dishes to share. I appreciate "fine dining" restaurants too serving tasting menus of tiny but exquisite gourmet delicacies.
              Ombugge was looking for a bacalao restaurant in Kristiansund in a recent post, and I'm remembering a meal out with Sterkoder at Smia restaurant where a small size portion option is offered on the menu. We were both happy!
              So, Sigve, inspired by today's visit to your Gallery and the memories it evoked, I'm imagining enjoying that cod fish in your photo, with a few of the accompaniments. And then for another later meal I shall have the potatoes with a knob of butter on them, and some of the egg and greens.

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              • Sigve
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                Like that! (You may leave one potatoe or two....)

            • #10
              Is the roe what we call soft (melke in Norwegian? ), or is it hard (the eggs), Sigve?
              I enjoy both, but particularly the soft.
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              • Sigve
                Sigve commented
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                Hard.The eggs. It's especially the liver that is though for some, but I find it delicious.

            • #11
              Such a nice start for this thread. Those older pictures brings quite much nostalgia indeed to the forum. Talking about food, I'm starting to get hungry...

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              • #12
                January 5, 2014

                The Morning Light

                The morning light has always fascinated me; when the darkness gives way to the light. Then I'm always on deck. The first picture is from Frøysjøen; Nordnorge heading for Måløy, in the north you can see Hornelen and to the left Bremangerlandet.



                Morning is also a time for playing, if you are in the mood, even if it's pitch dark. This is Trondheim, panning the camera, the yellow lights are the city, and the red light is the Tyholt Tower.



                And also; this is Trondheim in the morning - unfocused.



                (October 2011, minicruise BGO/TRD/BGO, Canon EOS 5D Mk II)
                Regards; Sigve.
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                IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                • #13
                  "Road Train". Now that's something Thijs has NOT added to his truck decorations - yet!
                  I do like Trondheim in the Morning - unfocused. What a picture! One to hang on the wall, Sigve.
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  • #14
                    January 7, 2014

                    Grown up girl.

                    M/S Prinsesse Ragnhild, built 1981 for Jahre Line (later Color Line) was after her rebuilding in 1991/92 one of the largest ro-pax ferries in the world. Her first departure after the extension was June 15, 1992. I was standing on Bygdøy, Oslo, with my camera, pixing. It looks like the veteran sightseeing boat tries to overtake her, but – I can assure you; with no great success. I have forgotten the veteran boats name, and I haven’t managed to find back to it, but I am quite sure somebody in this forum can help.

                    In 2004 Prinsesse Ragnhild was relieved by the jumbo Color Fantasy. After doing service in other lines, she was sold in 2008, and is presently at work in the Carribean as the Bahamas Celebration.,



                    Regards; Sigve.
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                    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                    • #15
                      so 80's style pimping,like this very much.
                      though the name Mr president does ring me a bell somewhere,but can't remember the truck.

                      no Road train issn't nowhere at my trucks or models,But on my own Renault 14 i got plates with ''wide Load'' on them.
                      i will place that image sometime,somewhere.
                      best regards Thijs

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                      • Sigve
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                        Thank you. I have more coming for you, later, have patience.
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