Sunday, October 14, 2012

October in Hardanger

Norway has the longest coastline in the world. That is of course due to all the fjords. Most tourists visit them in the summer, but in many ways they are better, more colourful, more changing, more exciting, in for instance October.

These examples are from one of the most beautiful areas in Norway, Hardanger. The fjord is called Sørfjorden (an arm of Hardangerfjorden). Here you can watch showers in the distance touched with bit of setting sun in the evening,

 and wake up to lifting clouds and golden sunshine on snowcapped mountains in the morning.

Not to mention a fjord that could be used as a mirror; with a bit of modern art in the foreground.

Have a nice week!

36 comments:

becky said...

Nothing but splendid!!! Thank you for the review of our visit three years ago. Your photographs are splendid as well, as they always are. Have a nice week!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Hardanger is absolutely magnificent! Your capture of this area is positively fantastic. Enjoyed these photos so much -- barbara

Malyss said...

Spring and autumn are my favorite seasons for many things, including for traveling. Special colors, great moods, and much less people around..
Your pictures are leaving me breathless. I've been only in big cities those last times, and it's good to see some nature, especially when it's so beautiful..
I wish you a good week!

Sylvia K said...

So much incredible beauty, Rune, and your captures are superb!! I always wanted to visit Norway and see the fjords, but that didn't happen. Your photos are the next best thing! I love the mirror-like stillness of the water in the last shot! Fantastic! Hope you have a great week!

sylvia

Barbara said...

Oh my these are beautiful - what a beautiful country you live in and capture so well.

Dina said...

You totally convinced me about October; now all I need is a plane ticket.

Irene said...

Flott billedserie. Det er ikke bare blomstringen i Hardanger som er vakker ... landskapet kler også høstdrakten! Solskinn på en snødekt fjelltopp er så nydelig at det kan ta pusten fra en!

God uke til deg, Rune!

Irene

Sara said...

It is breathtakingly beautiful and what a blessing to live where all this beauty is so accessible. Deserts and ocean beaches are lovely to in their own way, but I've never seen anything to rival the fjords...maybe one day I will see them in person. In the meantime, your photos certainly give us all a marvelous taste!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I especially like the middle one with the light of the sun illuminating the snow.

Anne said...

Har du sett på maken!! rart en er stolt av landet sitt Rune, når en ser bilder som dette. De hører hjemme i en norges- kalender alle sammen.

Lyset på ditt midterste var allikevel meget spesiellt, som gull som skinnner i ny snø, helt enormt!!! Håper alle dine utenlandske blogvener ser disse bildene og ønsker seg hit :-) Som en liten utenriksminister du å!

Anneklem.

Erika said...

Compliments! Your shots are gorgeous.
Have a nice new week.

Valerie said...

What an exquisite series of images Rune! They brought back a flood of memories for me - in 1969 during a 3 month tour of Europe with a friend, we were privileged to have an overnight stay in a log cabin situated in an apple orchard (true!) along the top of the Hardanger Fjord. A ferry below seemed to be the size of a matchbox! You are greatly blessed to live amongst such stunning scenery, so many thanks for sharing (and for dropping by my blog).

Ken Mac said...

Absolutely gorgeous! One of your best, the last one in particular. Stunning. thank you !

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your photos are always so compelling. I hope you don't mind it when I say that my favorite of this group is your header photo. Absolutely stunning.

Rizalenio said...

Wonderful world. These are jawdropping sceneries. I wish I can step inside your images.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It amazing you can have this range of beautiful subjects from one location. wouldn't know where to start!

Gerry Snape said...

stunning pics...but then it is the fjords and just wonderful!

Andy said...

The first photo is perfect.

imac said...

Top class Photography my friend.

We will be visiting Norway again next year, as we are off to cruise to Iceland

Susana said...

Unas fotos realmente hermosas que me han traido hasta este Blog. Desde Málaga-España, un saludo

http://purochokolat.blogspot.com.es/

Banjo52 said...

Fantastic drama and beauty in these shots, Rune. I like the smaller points of interest (the human and the art) in the foreground of #1 and #3, and the majesty of #2 might make any small foreground object just silly and out of place.

HansHB said...

Herlige bilder, -nydelig stemning!
Ha en fin kveld!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm full of awe! I would love to visit Norway any time of year. :)

Jackie said...

The beauty I see displayed here of your country is simply marvelous!

Petra said...

Wonderful sceneries, RuneE, October colours do look persuasive!

Viola said...

STORSLÅTT!! =)
dette var helt fabelaktig!! =)

herlige dybder, lys, dimensjoner og refleksjon!! =)

Også den uimotståelige vakre naturen du står midt i her da!! wow!

Ønsker deg en finfin uke! :)

Nenad Ciric said...

I really do like your pictures. They are just wonderful and your country is marvelous. I will visit Norway for sure.
Just want to correct you about something. The longest coastline in the world:
Canada 202,080 km
Norway 25,148 km

RuneE said...

Nenaf: I'm sorry about the inaccuracy - the length of the Norwegian Coast line is only 100,915 km (NOT square km). Source here, at the bottom.

Making us only second :-)

Cheri said...

Stunning photos and I love your header photo!

Darlene said...

I don't know whether I am particularly open tonight, but those three photos brought tears to my eyes. They are so magnificent, Rune. You have really taught me how to apprciate great photography. I wish I could take a decent picture. I love to have lots when we go on vacation and I have to have Dick take them. He hates to do it, so consequently I don't get many photos and the ones he does take aren't so great. Honestly, I have never ever wept just from viewing photos, but I have tonight! I love all three. I don't know how some of your bloggers can even have a favorite! All three are breathtakingly beaufiflul. Thank you.

Lew said...

Simply gorgeous! The water, sky and the mountains of Norway are one of this world's great sights.

groayla said...

Wonderful photos :)
groayla

Reader Wil said...

The Hardanger is one of the fjords I remember vividly. My husband, and later our children, loved it just as much as I did and still do..

truels said...

The beauty is almost overwhelming for a "flat-country-man" down here in Denmark.
And I LOVE the piece of atrwork in the foreground!

lynnwiles said...

Beauties all three, but the middle one is breathtakingly beautiful.

Wenche said...

Nyyydelige Hardanger...nå fikk jeg lyst til å ta en tur jeg også :0) Bilde nr. 2 var jo maagisk :) Nydelig Rune :0) Takk for titten hos meg:0)