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Post Options Post Options   Quote travelshots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2017 at 13:28
Along the road, we saw a lot of icicles / frozen waterfalls, occasionally even colourful. Here are some impressions:

#104 Icicles 1


#105 Icicles 2


#106 Icicles 3


#107 Icicles 4

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Great light in 103 and I like the Ice of 104 best from that post.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote travelshots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2017 at 12:21
Thank you pegelli!

Blue sky often had combination with intersting clouds:

#108


Now a little closer with 400mm:

#109


We reached the next detination and I put up a All-in-One Biwak for testing purposes (I was carrying it for the night on the mountain near Tromso where I took the initial photos of this thread. Fortunately, I was given access to the cable car summit station by reconstruction workers). There was a lot of Magenta in the light:

#110 All-in-One Biwak 1


#111 All-in-One Biwak 2

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We arrived at our next beautiful location and took the next polar light photos directly in front of the door / within a short walking distance:

#112 Lighthouse with Polar Lights


The next one is a photo I've been longing for quite a while. Wind was not very strong an low tide creates some dry and shallow water areas in the Fjord. I walked in the muddy and wet Fjord an placed the tripod at the edge of a tidal pool. The situation lasted for a few minutes until clouds had covered the sky.

#113 Polar Light Reflections


Besides that, the water was rarely calm, but long esposures flaatened it.

#114 Polar Light at Moon Shine


#115 Polar Light Radiation


#116 Polar Light Vortex

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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2017 at 19:19
Most of this thread is spectacular! You have managed very well to capture the beauty of polar lights and Norwegian landscapes. I also applaud your tremendous effort in cold weather to carry heavy photographic equipment and gear and experience cold in order to achieve this. I guess, nothing is hard when one is enjoying it. Your love for photography is very evident.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful images with us.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2017 at 22:16
This thread is simply astonishing. Images the like of which I've not seen previously. Obviously taken with patience and dedicated attention to capturing this phenomenon at its most spectacular. Plus those other contextual images of the vast pristine landscape and pockets of population within in.
It has been a bucket list dream to go far north to see it some day, but until that eventuates, I'm very happy to arm-chair travel via your exceptional images.
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Superb, great work Travelshot !!!
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Awesome set of images, how long did you spend there?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote travelshots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2017 at 10:37
Thank you all for your very kind comments!

Originally posted by svjetlana svjetlana wrote:

I guess, nothing is hard when one is enjoying it.

Yes that's it! And in combination with warm clothes and especially warm boots you can simply enjoy the landscape and the great polar lights.

When there are no polar lights and the sky is overcast, you can still enjoy the calm and peaceful scenery:

#117


#118


When the polar light kicks in, it is magic but also somehow action. The light is moving and alo changing its direction and so are you and your cameras.

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Now we return to daylight and have a look at some pictures of some day trips we took from our location at Lyngenfjord.

@alanfrombangor: I spent 5 weeks in Norway.

#120 Winter day at the Fjord


#121 The Red House


#122 Salmon Farm


And two different views of one location. I could not decide which one to prefer:

#123


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2017 at 21:35

Yes a hard choice but I think #123 by a whisker. This has been a magnificent travelogue and since I left Europe over 50 years ago to escape the winters that's saying something!! Strange but I can almost recapture the feeling when you inhale crisp sub zero air even after all this time....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote travelshots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2017 at 11:43
Yes, these clear winter days and the fresh, cool air are wonderful! But I must admit, that I enjoyed the warm climate in Australia and other places very much and just stumbled into winter photography a few years ago on my first trip to northern Scandinavia to watch the polar lights. But every year I enjoyed it moore!

I go on with a ver simple image, but I like the colours and the structure of the trees:

#125 Blue and White


Soon sun was setting:

#126 Sunset in the port


Of course, also after sunset the landscape remained beautiful. Nice light was provided too!

#127 After Sunset 1


# After Sunset 2

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A last one of that day:

#129 Ferry Pier


Next day we had great weather too:

#130 Snow Seat


Now a panorama that should be watched in much larger size:

#131 Winter Panorama


Closer and from a different position:

#132 Norwegian Winter Wonderland


#133 Boats in Winter

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Along the way, I cought ther Northern Hawk Owl:

#134 Northern Hawk Owl


Nearby two pictures of the same place at with different angle and exposure:

#135


#136


Here you can see how thin ice behaves under tidal influence:

#137


Now it is time to leave the Lyngenfjord area and head to Tromso and the island west of it. A part of the way we did by ferry:

#138 Ferry Arrives


#139 Departure

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