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(Some of these photos I've already shared loosely around the forums, but I believed a coherent story was more interesting)
I went there last summer with a good friend. Local norwegians from the psychedelic community had managed to deal with the logistics of creating a music festival on a very desolate island on the tip of the Lofoten Islands. The focus is trancemusic, ambient, chillout and other electronic influences. And alternative culture in general.
The nature is totally magnificent, and to top it off, there was almost 100% midnight sun (only dipping below the horizon for an hour).
I believe around 300 people attended the festival in total. It will *probably* be held again in 2016.
The travel from Denmark to the location took forever (15+ hours), but time spent waiting for ferry connections was used to eat fish (gifted to us by other partygoers who brought fishing equipment) and chatting with new people. In the end we made it to Bodø (pictured) - and what a place! Deliciously fresh air, and only a 4+ hours ferry ride before we're at the Destination Værøy.
Oozing out in the chill.
Beach stage built entirely from beach gatherings and timber
On the top of the ridge dividing the Væroy island. 250+ meters altitude.
But going higher was possible... vantage point @ 300+ meters in the left corner, and a guy wandering up there....
Questions (technical and otherwise), comments and critiques very welcome.
My wife and I after being married for almost two years finally found the time and funds to go to Kauai on our honeymoon. We stayed on this fantastic island for almost 8 days and enjoyed every minute of it. There's something for everyone. Road trips? Check. Laze around on the beach? Check. Surf? Hike? Walk? Check, check and check.
This is a great place to recharge and refresh your perspective on life. It helped me teach myself to slow down a touch and enjoy the simpler things in life.
While doing all this, in the back of our head, we knew we'd have to get back to the reality of the rat race and we did our best to capture the magic and grandeur of the various scenes we were lucky to witness. Here's a small sampling from each day that will hopefully give you the feeling that you were there with us witnessing the majesty of this island.
All pictures clickable for full size. All pictures taken with E-M1. O60mm used on lizard pictures, 12-40 pro for everything else.
From under the Waimea Pier
Waimea Canyon Waterfall
Sunset looking away from Kilauea Lighthouse
Hanalei Princeville Taro Fields Lookout
For background on this contest, please see my announcement. If there are any questions/comments about the overall contest, please share them on that thread.
The theme for this challenge is "My town".
One of my favorite things about this forum is getting to know fellow forum member through their images which provide a peek into their lives. To that end, in this challenge I'd like you to share something about the place you live.
EDIT: Based on some feedback, let me clarify: the theme is meant to be open to your interpretation. You can interpret it as literally or as loosely as you like. Feel free to try to take a wide-angle shot from a drone that shows your entire town, or just create an image that evokes the theme for you.
This challenge will run through Friday, June 12. Please post a single image that represents the theme.
- A single "theme" will be provided for each challenge. These can be specify a particular subject (e.g. "trees", "vehicles", "animals", "water"), a shooting/post processing method ("black and white", "shot in M-mode (manual)", "blur", "multiple exposure") or it can be more ephemeral ("happy", "orange", "renewal", "symmetry"). Note: since our audience is global, themes that reference a particular season of the year should be avoided.
- Each challenge will run for a period of two weeks. This should give everyone that wishes to participate a chance to get out and exercise his/her vision.
- Since the intent of this challenge is to get people out and shooting, entries should be shot during the timeframe of the challenge (i.e. no searching through back catalogs for images that match the theme).
- Since this is a Micro Four Thirds forum, entries should be shot with a Micro Four Thirds camera.
- Each participant must choose a single image to share in a post on the thread.
- A winner will be...
I went for a walk the other day in a tiny town near me called Myrtle Point, and it was interesting. Small towns in this part of Oregon are mostly crumbling apart, which makes them rather sad places to live (especially with the amount of rain and cloudy weather we get here), but good sources for photos. I only had about an hour, so there were several spots I wasn't able to get to, and I'd like to go back eventually. Out of the dozen or so photos I got, I like four of them.
P1060532 copy by lakonian117, on Flickr
There are a lot of (closed) auto repair shops that look like they haven't been open in quite awhile. I wonder who's paying the taxes for those buildings?
P1060533 copy by lakonian117, on Flickr
There are occasionally some strange types in these old towns, but if the employees of this old building can access that entrance, that takes the cake...
P1060543 copy by lakonian117, on Flickr
Ring bell for service sort of thing? I don't think I've seen that type of bell before, but at least I know what to do with it....