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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    I agree with Cecilia!!! Simply Stunning!!

    Big S--these are amazing--crisp, cold, blue, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Seagull
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    Oh my…#173/3…. amazing, like a crystal glass engraving.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Walked up to Orsetra again today, but this time with my 50-200mm and a lot fewer images.

    Pattern in the ice of small ponds in the ditches beside the path


    A bit motion blur, but anyway.... Choosed to upload this in b/w


    Back to colour and the next pond


    The ice in picture nr. 2 of post #165 has certainly changed


    Not quite the same with a 50-200, but images 3 and 5 from post #165 has developed to this
    Last edited by Sterkoder; January 28th, 2012, 21:36.

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  • pakarang
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    Thank you Sterkoder for sharing these inspiring images: they really show me that there is still something to photograph outside, despite the snow, cold, and the dark.

    I better get off my big fat hiney during next time off.

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  • Seagull
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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    ....I just posted chronological the images from my first walk this year...
    See, you are taking great images even without trying!
    I have often taken photos of such walks along paths and trails, just snaps to remind myself of the sequence and route, and I enjoy reliving those walks by looking back on them, but mine are not really photography, more the lazy “grown-up” equivalent of the little maps and sketches and giving names to features and places that I used to do as a child.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thanks, Cecilia..., really! Your comments mean a lot and helps me in moving along down the path of being a better photographer..., hopefully

    The leaning spruce picture were never ment to be a wow-image though, as really were none.
    I just posted chronological the images from my first walk this year...

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  • Seagull
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    How could Inot go walking with you when #163/1 is such a great start! …with the white snow and blue sky it almost looks as if the wood is a magic floating island!

    I could spend ages commenting on every single photo, but instead tried to decide what it was that many of my favourite ones had in common. I think it was where something, one tree say, is different from the rest. And that in conjunction with something to complete the composition.
    So there was the straight trunk of the dead tree in #163/6 with the sunlit small tree on the bottom right completing the composition.

    164/2 with the fantastically shaped branch cutting across the frame from the bright red T, the more distant and just sufficiently out of focus branches echoing the angle and shape.

    In 164/4 it is that one broken branch that attracts. I imagine you might have had to look around to find a satisfactory place to stand (and where it was actually possible to stand with all the undergrowth!) to take this photo…it is the dark green on the bottom left which has come to your rescue.

    Maybe the next image 164/5 works even better…old trunk and gnarled branches reaching out, set against more regimented straight trees, and that slanted V-shaped sky. It ought to look muddled but it absolutely doesn’t.
    Whereas although I giggled at the Leaning Spruce of Frei…it was for me a less successful image. Perhaps difficult to find a spot from which to get the other things in the frame that make a really wow photo.

    But apart from trees, there’s the Ice Stream! …and wow you got the technique with running water in #165/2 perfect, and in company with those ice crystals it looks truly amazing. The rounded globular shapes of the ice are fascinating, quite different from the spiky frosty shapes which pakarang photographed recently. Love the close up detail of the ice in photo 6 and the browns and black-blues with just the right amount of flowing water in photo 4.

    The tree rings 166/1 with the snow on the branch…for me the absolute winner of the walk!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    The quality on your photos is very good.
    Oh, well..., thank you!
    It might have to do with a certain someone licking sunshine who led me towards a great editing tool. I don't know.
    But as I told the world in other threads, I like Morten Krogvold and what he stands for in photography. He points out that a good picture is all about the photographer, so....
    But hey, thanks again!

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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    Beautiful photos from your walk, Sterkoder
    The quality on your photos is very good.

    I'm glad I'm far away from everything called snow and frost now, I enjoy the days under a hot sun with a cold beer on the porch

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  • Sterkoder
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    On the side of the path near the steep walk, the forest owner has tried to fix his forest again after the hurricane we had here between Christmas and New Years Eve.
    This is a 16 years old tree.


    So, here's that open field again, but now the sun has set and the beautiful colours show. I'm so happy I desided to quit smoking a couple of years ago and most of all that I desided to go out, away from my sofa, and exercise.
    Otherwise I would not have experienced the beautiful nature around me.


    In Italy they got their leaning tower of Piza. Here in Kristiansund we got the leaning spruce of Frei (haha).
    Final picture from my trip today, so thanks for walking with me....
    Last edited by Sterkoder; January 22nd, 2012, 20:56.

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  • Sterkoder
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    And what do you know...., walking on the other side of the path, I discovered some details I never saw when walking uphill.
    Here are some icey details around a small stream coming out from a tube under the path.
    No comments, I'll just post all six images in a row










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  • Sterkoder
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    Almost at the top I found this sculpture. Nature is a master at making art by itself, but here I must admit a little help has been added.


    All the tourpaths at Frei are marked with red T's. If you follow these T's, you will follow a path leading you back to civilization..., to put it that way.


    And here we are at the top. View toward south, with Reinsfjellet, you see the floating bridge as one of the elements in the mainland connection for Kristiansund, and far back I would guess we see the high peaks of Trollheimen mountains.


    A tree at the Orsætra. I like it when the evening sun lit up something with its flameish, yellow/orange light.


    It was time to go down again, and on my way I passed this dead tree
    Last edited by Sterkoder; January 23rd, 2012, 02:23.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Haven't been to Orsætra for a long time now, since two weeks before Christmas last year, so I guess you could say that this week-end I opened my "Orsætra season", looking forward to many a good walk up there through the woods.
    If you would, please let me take you with me on todays fantastic tour, and we start with a sight meeting the walker after about 300 meters.


    Just a little detail about 100 meters thereafter, a small pond with a draintube


    Midway along the path to the top, just before the 18% steep walk, there's an open field with a view towards Averøy and Eide all the way in the fjord there


    Just after the steep walk and a couple of hundred meters after the open field, someone had desided to take their skis for a walk outside the path


    Here I turn 180 degrees and look back for a while. Reinsfjell mountain in the far back


    Almost at the top, an old dead tree stood there alone

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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    Oh, Big S--that tree is WON-DER-FULLLLL!!! Actually, they all are, but I am in LOVE with the tree!

    Imagine- winter seems so white--so colorless...but actually the opposite, as you have shown!

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  • Seagull
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    Marvelling over the beautiful blueness of the snow in #156/2, and the silhouetted snow on the tree branch in #156/5 (my over-stimulated imagination is seeing little wooden toy trains with chunky wagons! )
    In the next post it’s so wonderful for me to see Viken farm in winter dress! And that single tree in the blueness, with those small touches of reflected sky in the icy path that perfectly completes the composition and mood.
    And very good news that such a charming house will be cared for and find a new use…

    Enjoy your Nordic Light seminar tomorrow…

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