Friday, November 02, 2012

70 Degrees North

Norway is more than my local area. Some of the most beautiful and special sights can be found in the far north. In this case on the north-eastern coast where M/S Polarlys is sailing into a mixture of clouds and The Midnight Sun.

Shot in the summer of 2011 an hour before midnight.

Have a nice Week-End!

30 comments:

Dina said...

From this photo we southerners can really grasp the idea of the midnight sun.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That is beautiful. 11PM? I have enough trouble sleeping when it's dark!!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful capture, Rune!! And like Dina, it helps me begin to grasp the idea of the midnight sun!! How awesome that is!!! Have a great weekend!

Malyss said...

The kind of picture that makes me dream during hours ...
I wish you a nice week-end!

HansHB said...

70 grader nord?
Nært Hamerfest da...?
Stilige bilder! Med sommertid er "midnatt" for sola kl.01.00.

Ha en super fredda'!

Liva`s said...

Ja hurtigruta og kysten vår hører sammen :-) og det meste er nord var det en som sa ! Her er du lengre nord enn jeg befinner meg :-) Stilig bilde og mange fine under her - kommer tilbake hit ! God helg til deg ! Hilsn Liva i Nordlands hovedstaden

Valerie said...

I visited Norway briefly last year and saw the Northern Lights. It is on my wish list to go back to see more of Norway and see the midnight sun. Love the photo. More please!

Viola said...

vakrere kan man ikke si det! og sååå vakkert er det! =) jeg vet :)

det gyldne lyset er som i en drøm! et maleri!

Ønsker deg en super helg Rune! :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Must be a wonderful experience to extend summer each and every day. I'd love to be there for the Midnight Sun.

Cheri said...

Beautiful!

Irene said...

Mangler en grad :o)

Vakkert komponert ... og utrolig vakkert lys! Har til gode å oppleve dette lyset. Ser ut til at mitt neste opphold i Nordnorge blir på den mørkeste tida på året. Men gleder meg likevel!

God helg!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Lovely serene photo of your midnight sun that I have never had the good fortune to experience -- barbara

Bjarte Wergedahl said...

Flott lys og Polarlys er en viktig faktor i bildet. Ser nesten ut som solen må gi tapt, og det er uvær i vente.

Reader Wil said...

This is absolutely my last wish to go to the far north and see what we see here. I'd like to do the hurtigruten.
Thanks for your comment. Indeed what should we do without mills and dikes. We need water for we are, like Norway, a seafaring country, but sometimes we have too much of it.

Ken Mac said...

Survived Sandy! Thanks for your well wishes back at my site. Ken

Banjo52 said...

So the "rumors" of a midnight sun are true!!

But seriously, this might be the only photo of it that I've ever seen.

Birdman said...

Never have ventured near that midnight sun. Must be something though, if this shot a testimony.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi there, Just found you through Becky's blog. What a goreous pictures you and your lens deliver. And Norway uh...just above me you are. Been there to visit your beautiful country and calling out to my boys to go visit again and again. We loved it.
Thanks for sharing all the beauty that is surrounding you.
Be well and hope to see more of your work.
Bye Dagmar

becky said...

Eery and awe-inspiring~~thanks, Rune!

imac said...

So beautiful my friend, as is your Header Rune.

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

light during the night is fascinating! never saw it, but for now such awesome photos should be enough :)

VALKYRIEN said...

Må innrømme at jeg aldri har opplevd midnattsolen - bare drømt om det. Men en dag skal jeg vel få rotet meg oppover! For det må jo oppleves en gang. Vakkert bilde!

Mina fotostunder said...

Så otroligt vackra bilder du har!

truels said...

Engang vil jeg ønske, jeg kommer til at se midnatssolen - i Norge!

Banjo52 said...

Is that a new header? It's fantastic! I think somebody underwater turned on a spotlight . . .

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

so beautiful although I can feel the cold.

Rizalenio said...

Like a scene in a movie. Breathtaking. Happy weekend.

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness, I just can't imagine being able to take a photo like this an hour before midnight. It would be so interesting to experience those long light evenings you have in the North. My dad used to talk about those summer nights in Sweden. I am so sorry we didn't make a trip there when I could travel.

Lucy Corrander said...

Skin tingling. It's the kind of picture which is enhanced by the explanation.

Emm in London said...

Such a great photo! I remember how long this summer seemed and how I longed for some darkness after nearly constant sunlight (well, I went to sleep in lightness and woke up in lightness). Now we have 100 days of darkness in London and I'm sure you have more there!