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  • Sterkoder
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    Not quite Bjerkestrand, but on the same side of the island and only 4 km from my home is Rastarkalv.
    This is the place where Håkon Den Gode (Haakon The Good) and Egil Ullserk and his men battled over royal power in Norway in year 955 as described in Snorre's stories.

    After the battle, around the hill where Frei church stand today, Håkon Den Gode erected stone columns on the graves of the fallen men of Egil Ullserks, and in my pictures here, the middle one (tallest) is actually an original one from 955. The other two are replicas...

    The battle, or rather the forerun, has for years been played out in a play much like they do at Stiklestad, and the three stone columns are now standing at the site of this play...., where again is the place for the actual final stage of the battle in 955.

    A sign telling us about the site and the columns


    The columns, where the middle one is from year 955


    Averøy in the background there


    The oldest column erected by Håkon Den Gode (originally at the grave site)
    (Cargo vessel NINA and Gjemnessundet suspention bridge in the background)


    View south-west from Rastarkalv and the stone columns


    This is the stone seating for the public watching the play/theater commemorating the 955 Slaget om Rastarkalv (Battle of Rastarkalv)


    For those who follow me and my ship photography, this is where I go..., into the wood behind those stone seatings, to get pictures of ships at anchor on the Freifjorden 1 Anchorage site.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Svein, I have so often watched this thread though not, so far, commented. What drew me was the subject matter, so varied in scene, sometimes landscape, sometimes small detail writ large and made interesting, yet all of a kind which so much accords with images that make me come back again and again. Today I determined to at last get down to saying something, just plunged in anywhere and arrived at #181 and there was a set which typifies what I mean. They all are beautiful images but what caught my eye was the contrast in the last three. There was the silhouette across the fjord, a symphony in blues and black, followed by a study in roof tiles (!) tucked under the boathouse with their colour blazing out from the shadows, followed by that one of the ice forming on the little pond, a black, grey and white picture with just that gentle gleam of warm gold on the ice.
    I'm going to have to keep up with you more regularly now. Hope there's plenty more to come on this thread!

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  • Sterkoder
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    I would guess this particular panorama cover about 190 degrees

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  • Seagull
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    Oh my! A stunning panorama from your new iPhone!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Panorama from Orsætra view from east via south to north-west (right) made in iPhone 5.

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  • Ralf__
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    Today i saw the pictures of the frozen creek the first time. I don't know, why i missed it, but they are wonderful!!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Walking up to Orsætra again today, the 994 meters high Reinsfjell was orange, coloured by the setting sun


    From Orsætra itself, the 692 meters high Freikollen with the slalom downslope looks like this


    From where the path up to Orsætra start. View over a field belonging to Or farm (visible to the left), Freifjorden and Aspøya. Note the full moon just about to break through the clouds

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  • Sterkoder
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    I'm a big fan of Magnum Photography, and all the photographers in there who use b/w have grainy or grainier pictures, so I'm rather relaxed....., (without any other comparison whatsoever).

    Now, I visited a farm with a mill house in the other direction from my home today. The farm Vika is situated about 100 meters north of Viken farm, and with the creek totally frozen there too, it gave these images today:











    This here is a small pond with a stone beneath the water surface

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  • janihudi
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    come on Svein,i won't believe that you take just these 2 images,a frozen waterfall like this, just ask the be photograpic in al of its details.
    as for the color as the b&w image are great,and just as Cecelia i don't find it grainy,it makes it a little softer.

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  • Seagull
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    Interesting motif indeed. I so like the b&w and don’t find it too grainy, though sure that can be a matter of personal taste, though also depending on the subject matter.
    I distantly remember experimenting with a b&w printing technique which actually used particular chemicals to produce an increased grainy effect to add to the aesthetic appeal of some subject matter!
    Last edited by Seagull; January 27th, 2013, 10:25.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Someone has been cutting woods just down the hill from my home, and so came a beautiful motif up in daylight. An old saw at the farm 200 meters from my home.


    Couldn't resist trying out b/w, but with no tripod and ISO1600, it is a bit too grainy for my taste

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thanks, C..., always motivating words!

    Went up to Orsætra again today, but without my Pentax.
    Then, not all see the beauty in nature making its own art, and has to destroy everything.
    (Now, if it was a child, jumping up and down in pure happiness of life, he/she would be excused).

    This is how image 215/1 from yesterday looks today (via iPhone)

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  • Seagull
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    Enjoy? …you bet I did! Well, I keep coming back to these, and especially the blue and gentle gold sunlight of the perfectly composed first image of the logs.
    In #215/5 the frosty bits on the long twigs have an almost sparkler firework look about them.
    And of course that frosty tyre –marvellous.

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  • Tommi
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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    In a couple of images here, I had to use the camera blitz, and I hate that.
    The main reason was that they were taken a time after sunset, and I would have to bring a tripod.
    I used ISO 1600 and thought that was high enough. Tried a couple without blitz, but was not satisfied...
    It's about the time of the year when details easily gets very dull contrast and there is no light available to log time exposures.

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  • janihudi
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    no snow here eather Svein,just came back of the walk with the dog,and it's getting white now,like on the tyre but thats it.
    they gave up colder wheater here,but compare to Norway,it's nothing.

    i specially like the ice crystals of 215/1 and how you can see the ice on the tyre,more crystals on top and how it vanish to a white layer on the side. (below of the image)

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