My summer vacation in Norway

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Pim, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Just got back from 2 weeks in Norway, a beautiful country requiring loads of Gigabytes in your camera...:)  I thought I would share a few pictures (first rough selection), this is the black and white part, will very likely post a bunch of color ones as well soon if anybody is interested...

    All pictures taken with E-PL2 and E-PL3 and assorted lenses (mostly the Oly kitlens and 9-18, I am too lazy for primes unfortunately...:) )

    As for the trip, these were taken during 2 weeks travelling from Stavanger to Bergen to Flam and to the Balestrand area, with all the wonderful Fjords in between... For any Norwegian members on the site, I am jealous, you guys live in a beautiful country!

    Thanks for looking, hope you like one or two!

    P7273970-Edit. P7253781-Edit. P7253645-Edit. P7263905-Edit. P7243524-Edit. P7243439-Edit. P7243437-Edit. P7242877-Edit. P7242869-Edit. P7172772-Edit. P7172553-Edit. P7172543-Edit. P7162659-Edit. P7162470-Edit. P7152579-Edit-Edit. P7152560-Edit. P7152524-Edit. P7152453_2_-Edit. P7233392-Edit. P7213260-Edit. P7203164-Edit. P7203095-Edit-Edit. P7202713-Edit. P7192921-Edit. P7192653-Edit. P7182901-Edit. P7182826-Edit.
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  2. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    It's a fine set. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Great set! 1 and 22 my favorites!
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  4. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Superb attention to detail Pim. The pictures of the cottages on the hills and the individual cottages are simply amazing. Perfect processing.
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Always great to see another series from you Pim.

    I love the angle and simplicity of the 4th image.....and in the 6th from bottom I'm really digging how that sheer mountain face totally dominates that tiny boat.
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  6. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
  7. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Definitely want to see the color versions!
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  8. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Some great pictures in your thread Grid! Unfortunately the day we were near Pulpit Rock there was a heavy fog, and the view was almost zero at the top... So your pictures serve as a great substitute..:)  Love your picture in the tunnel, I think we went through that one, not sure how you managed to take pictures there though....

    Anyway, working on some color pictures now, will post some very soon!
  9. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Can't wait for the colour ones :) 
  10. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thans guys for all the nice comments, so here goes, some color ones.. Some of them were also included in the B&W section, some are new... hope you like them..!

    P7152442. P7182815. P7182776. P7162689. P7182895. P7182901. P7192591. P7193009-2. P7192923. P7192921. P7233392. P7243461. P7243478. P7253645. P7243564. P7243482. P7243523. P7243554.
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  11. Antonio

    Antonio Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 27, 2011
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Great photos! What kind of post processing did you do? The colors are so good!
  12. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks Antonio! These were shot in Raw and processed through Lightroom, with usually some sharpening applied and a little bump in contrast here and there, and for some I used the recovery tool to increase the sky detail a little (in those pictures where the sky seemed a bit dull). Other than that I mostly used a polarizer filter for the sunny days, and that one helped of course with the punchiness of the colors. All in all though the colors especially on the sunny days were just gorgeous to start with...:) 
  13. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Wow is about all I can say. Good work. I need to start planning a trip to Norway!
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  14. pbancr1

    pbancr1 Mu-43 Rookie

    May 2, 2012
    CT, US
    Love the B&W pucs. Thanks for sharing.
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