The Road to Å

We woke up in an overheated tent in bright sunshine and decided to take the road all the way down to Å.

During our first visit to the Lofoten nine years ago, I was not able to take this shot with my DSLR and a panorama head for reasons I can’t remember, but now I was able to take it with my phone.

Our first stop was at the city of Henningsvær, where we strolled around the harbour in the early morning for a while before we continued our road-trip. Along the way we stopped at the Viking Museum (because why wouldn’t you) and eventually arrived at in Å where the road ends.

During the ride a stupid amount of Lamborghini’s (apparently there was some kind promotion thingy going on) crossed our path, but somehow I’m still more impressed by the couple coming all the way from China. But that’s just me.

Anyway, a few more pictures from the last day will be coming up soon(-ish).

The Devil’s Soup Bowl

Some pictures from some remnants of the ice age

Over the weekend we went to visit the Hiidenkirnut, a leftover landmark from the ice-age. The place is located near Rovaniemi in the north of Finland.

The place was interesting to explore. Especially the kids had fun climbing on the rocks, even though most of place was easily accessible by stairs/ladders.

Some of the pits, especially the last one we saw, were rather deep looking.

The light was a bit too hard for landscape photography but I’m sure you get some ideas about the place from the images.

Another “Woods in Winter” panorama

This one is conveniently taken next to the parking-lot in front of the house.

It was rather chilly outside the other day (somewhere between -15 and -24 in the night), and snow was coming down very gently during the day and nicely sticking to trees. I always like it when that happens, and I like how the tree trunks always stand out then.

To create a panorama I tried simply walking along the path and keep the panorama-mode of the phone running. I had to to try this a few times until it I got a decent composition and later took one from a static vantage point. I think this was one of the first type. I edited this app simply in Google Photos.

Note: There seems to a be bug with not loading the correct image size, causing them to upscale and the blur. I figured out a workaround but will have to file a bug report.

More Winter-Panoramas

Today, on the last day of the year we took the opportunity for a quick trip to Koitelinkoski. We have been here plenty before and this is one of our favourite places nearby. We grilled some sausages and I took a couple of panoramas. I selected one horizontal and one vertical for this post.

The horizontal one was rather challenging since the white-balance changed rather radically from one left to right. I changed it into a B&W image, but it’s still a bit visible.

A Winter Panorama

A lot of snow came down a few days ago and covered the landscapes with a couple of centimeters of fresh and clean snow. I always liked the look of fresh snow on the trees and took many similar images in the past.

I visited this place already earlier in the morning, but it was still a tad too dark to take panoramas then. During dusk/dawn they tend to come out a tad too unsharp using the phone’s image processor, so I did the obvious and came back a little later to try again. I then took these images around midday under a cloudy/grey sky and the dog appreciated the extra-walk.

And here is another once from a bit further down the path:

I like how the height of these trees comes out in this image. They were rather huge.

Rocky Shore on Senja

Senja.jpg

I was supposed to prepare some images needed for work today, when I realized that my Lightroom install mysteriously still was activated (not that I’m complaining) and I found this image from a trip two years’ ago. Taken on the island of Senja/Norway, under less than optimal light is still is a great place to be, and a nice memory from this road trip with my kids.

And yes, still got my work-related images done. Thanks for asking.

The Flow

After two months of desperately bad weather it finally changed and I had the chance to go out shooting again. What a relief! I had the chance to go out already the day before christmas, but that shooting ended abruptly due to the fact that I cracked into the ice and got myself some very wet feet, which is not really what I like at something like minus 10 degrees. Luckily today it turned out better.

It came all together quiet nicely. We had good light, the moon was just rising and me and a friend drove out to Koitelinkoski again to get some images. There were quiet many photographers out there at the current temperature of minus 17 degrees and at the end we had a nice coffee at the fire. Wouldn’t it be nice, if it could be like this every day?!

This is a panorama stitched together out of six different shots, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. Photoshop is doing a fantastic job with stitching these images together. Almost like magic. I actually cropped a little out of it, to get a panoramic format of 1:3. I totally dig this format, and will experiment more with it in the future.

I hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Aperture: F16
Exposure Time: 0.8 sec
Focal Length: 40.0 mm
ISO: 100
Exposure Bias: 0
Shooting Mode: Manual
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto
Metering Mode: Multi-segment

Winter Birch Trees

I decided to escape the frustration of being unable to do some winter landscapes, due to the current uninviting weather conditions, and at least play around a little with the panning technique in the forest. By excluding the sky and blurring the image I tried to at least create something nice, in this otherwise not so nice current conditions. I tried to find the trees from this image again, but unfortunately couldn’t.

As for the processing, this has only seen Lightroom and some final level adjustments in PS.

I hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Type Exif
Camera Make Canon
Camera Model Canon EOS 5D
Aperture F14
Exposure Time 1 sec
Focal Length 40.0 mm
ISO 50
Exposure Bias 0
Shooting Mode Aperture priority
Flash Flash did not fire, auto
Metering Mode Multi-segment