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LofotenOn my roadtrip up north in Norway sept. 2018 -my albums are about to reach Henningsvær in Lofoten. I didn’t sped the night there but passed the road sign.. and stepped on the brakes -backed up and turned to follow the road there… a decision I did not regret!!

Henningsvær is a small place -actually a group of small islands. But when it comes to really experience the northern wild climate and hard work in the old fishing days -it’s a big place anyway! The light was difficult at the time -heavy clouds and strong winds too -with sun burst in between. But did I get the right atmosphere? -Yes I think so 🙂

These are the albums now where any shot from my Sept trip can be seen:

Travel North sept 2018 | Seascapes from Northern Norway | Landscapes from Northern Norway 2018

In Oct 2018 I had a nice trip to Kroatia. 2 of my granddaughters were participating in European majonette championship 2018 in Porec.

We enjoyed the shows of course -but I also had interesting visits in the small city of Porec -plus a lovely ferry trip to Rovinj! Both cities were obviously very old -and had fine old parts from way back in time -close to the middle age. I love such parts! 🙂

Follow my travel-album: Kroatia

Also check the slides on my front page as some photos might be put in other albums. 

On my trip to Northern Norway Sept. 2018 I have finally arrived Lofoten. And Svolvær is my first stop.

I spent the night in one of the old fisherman's cabins there -all those cabins are now upgraded of course for tourists and travellers! 🙂 -and equipped with every modern need. But the old walls and atmosphere are well kept.. It was a real pleasant stay!

So was Svolvær! Fantastic nature -sky high mountain tops that vanished in the clouds.. and lucky me had lot of clouds that day! I love grey weather and clouds when shooting -specially in a place like this when we should think back to the all the hard work and lost lives back in time -where 'everyone' went up here for fishing.. in boats not equipped as today of course -nor the men was!...

Northern Norway 2018


 

In september 2018 I grabbed an opportunity to a great road drive from Alta -Finnmark county -far north in Norway -and south to my home.. I've just started the album where I will post photos from this trip -and these first few shots show the area just south of Alta. Landscapes and old mountain huts used by the Sami people up there..

As usual I have not noted exact location for each and every shot, but I will do my best to write more info as the album is updated:

Landscapes Northern Norway 2018

I september 2018 fikk jeg igjen sjansen til en herlig og interessant kjøretur fra Alta i NordNorge og sørover, hjem til Fredrikstad. Det ble en god del bilder fra de nordligste deler. Følg med på albumet: linken over!


In september this year -2018 -I was so lucky to be invited inside the area -and even inside a couple of buildings -at the beautiful power station Rånåsfoss in Akershus Norway. I have some great friends to thank for this as they had connections there.

The photos from this visit can be view in the album:

Rånåsfoss

The album have just started up now and new photos will be added when they are ready!…

The first island you arrive to when driving to Hvaler is Kjøkøy.

I decided to stop there one day this summer of 2018 to visit 'Skams klove' A fascinating gorge -or a little very narrow 'valley' there -called Skams klove. It's actually a little tourist attraction. There are also rests after a fortress from the WW2 just above it, but not worth photographing as there's only stones left..
The gorge is 200 meter long and about 12 m deep -and quite exciting to walk.

After reading in the local newspaper about a not very good looking apartment block in Fredrikstad -I went there to have a look. Quite amazing actually as it does seems partly abandoned and ‘decorated’. Not very well maintained either to put it mildly. Seems to be some sort of problem house for the local council as the owner can’t be bothered with it….. 
Not good for the city but still good for my camera. But I found the contrast between that ugly block and the old beautiful house beside it fascinating. 

A parking house near by was also interesting for my lense!

The photos is to be found HERE and HERE.






 

 

March 20, 2018 I had to drive 3 hours up north here in Norway to the Elverum area in Hedmark.In order to collect a new fridge needed in my camper at Hvaler. So.. not a photo-trip actually but of course I don't go that far without my camera! So even if it was a rather hasty trip I was lucky. Discovered an old industry plant in Jømne; Jømna Brug. I also passed frozen power plant -and when taking a wrong but most lucky turn ) I even passed our grand old distillery Løiten Brænderi! 

As usual most of the shots are also to be found in my other albums -but collected here.