We´ve had the most fantastic weather this weekend. A long weekend that started with celebrating the Constitution Day and even had the day off today as it was the 2nd day of Pentecost. I went on long trips in the woods both Saturday and Sunday, and here are a few of the shots I took during my trips.
So as some of you noticed from Friday´s post, we were visiting my husband´s parents this weekend. On Saturday, the weather was a bit grey to start with, but I had already decided that I wanted to go for a walk (with the baby carriage) towards the lake Eikesdalsvatnet. I took the upper road above the river on my way there, and then the road on the other side of the river on the way back. It was a 2 hours walk. And I of course stopped to take some pictures on the way. The weather improved during the trip, and when I came back home the weather was just perfect.
The village Eresfjord is situated between the fjord Langfjorden and the lake Eikesdalsvatnet, in the county of Møre & Romsdal. (There´s a map here, and you can zoom out so you can se where in Norway it is situated) It´s sparesely populated with beautiful surroundings. Next time I will take a walk the other way towards the center of the village and the fjord. Here are my photos from my Saturday walk.
1. The road upwards… I can tell you it´s quite heavy to push the baby carriage up there….
2. And this is what it looks like on the top behind the trees:
3. After the curve one has perfect view towards the lake.
4. I love this little lane of trees that leads from a nearby farm towards the lake.
5. Partly ice-covered lake with the surrounding mountains. Can you see the weather is improving?
7. Details from the quay. There is a tourist boat on the lake in the summers. I should go back during summer time if the weather is nice.
9. Another view
10. The mountain Goksøyra (1315 meters)
11. On the sunny side
12. After my walk we all gathered down by the river close to the farm and grilled hot dogs on a campfire. Here is the view from where we enjoyed life:
Today the weather was just too perfect to miss the opportunity, so I went in a bit late to the office and took the time to stop on the way to for a few minutes of photography. New snow over the night, and a nice, warming sun made it all so wonderful. (well, it´s all relative, I guess for all of you not living in Scandinavia, our sun in March is not very warming at all )
These shots are taken close to railway bridge called “Skansen” by the canal that comes in from the fjord, and also looking towards the Ila Marina and the lighthouse. (featured in a post not long ago - http://ingaphotography.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/ducks-and-boats-and-some-other-things/)
Maybe some day I need to share a map of the city with you so it would be easier for you all to understand where all these parts of the city are. Some day, not today
It seems as though I have got some dust or spots either on the lens or inside the camera. As you can see there are spots in the upper part. Very annoying. It´s only one year ago that I had my camera cleaned professionally. Well, I have tried to clean the lens (and the UV filter), sop hopefully that´ll help.
And last a shot from the lane “Drillveita”, a lane with old, traditional wooden houses. This lane is in the city centre, just a few minutes walk from my office.
Yesterday we had the worst weather. It had been windy for a few days and with temperatures above zero, the snow was melting. For some that would be a good thing, but even though it´s March now, I would like to skiing a bit more before spring. And spring never arrives in March where I live anyways, not properly.
So yesterday we had very strong wind, with the strength of a storm every now and then. It was stormy throughout the day, and with snow and rain. Definitely a day to stay indoors. Actually the police adviced people to secure their belongings outside and otherwise stay at home.
Here are a few shots taken through the windows yesterday.
With all these grey photos, I just wanted to brighten up my day, and this post, with a purple drop…
I finally took the camera with me to work today. It´s been a while. Of course, yesterday the weather was fantastic, today it was mostly grey. I didn’t have time for a lunch walk, but on the way home I walked to the part of the city that´s called Ila, and I went down to the river first, and then down to the marina on the other side of the main road afterwards. Here are a few shots from my afternoon trip.
I have been in Oslo for work meetings the last two days. There wasn’t much time to go outside and I didn’t bring the camera. But before the first meetings yesterday I took a quick walk down to the harbour. This Instagram shot from the phone is taken towards the old castle and fortress, Akershus festning.
I promise I will post some photos taken with the DSLR soon.
I will try to take the time to go for a lunch walk with the camera once a week. This last week´s lunch walk was on a cold, but beautiful day. I walked towards the Nidaros Cathedral and down to the river. I shot both in colors and in b&w.
“The Trondheim rose” (Trondhjemsrosen) is a city symbol for Trondheim. Chosen because it has been in use since the middle ages, probably as a symbol for Saint Olaf that was buried close to where the Nidaros Cathedral is situated today. The rose is the rosa canina, commonly known in English as the dog rose (sounds brutal to me I found this particular rose at a small monument down by the river Nidelva.
I hope you enjoyed following me on my lunch walk.
It has been a rainy weekend, which I hate. Especially when it´s January and I should be going skiing. Anyways, because of the rain we stayed indoors most of the weekend. So I decided to play with water inside instead.
Tuesday in Larvik and the weather was so cold that the frost smoke (hope the wording is right) was floating above the water all day. This photo is taken at about 8.15 a.m. just before sunrise. I took a few photos later in the day too, so I have to share one more with you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being there in this fantastic December weather.
I was in Larvik for a work on Monday and Tuesday. Larvik is a town by the sea, a few hours south of Oslo. We stayed at the spa hotel “Farris Bad”, which is beautifully situated by the water. The weather was beautiful both days, and took a few trips outside during coffee breaks to capture the December light. The stairs comes down from the spa and we actually saw people taking a quick dip in the cold water before going up to the different saunas and jacuzzis.