Nærmest som vanlig våknet jeg plutselig. Klokken var bare 06.30 og ute var det tilsynelatende svarte natta . . .? Eller var det helt svart? Jeg gned fortvilet voksen ut av øynene og fomlet desperat etter kameraet.
Var det noe der ute . . .?
Just as usual I woke up rather suddenly. My watch showed 06.30 am and outside it looked pitch black . . .? Or was it? I tried desparately to clear my eyes of wax and groped for my camera. Was there something out there . . .?
Å ja da, det var det! Men hvor kunne jeg få den beste fotovinkelen?
Oh yes, there was. But how could I obtain a best possible angle for what was about to happen?
Jeg må be om unnskyldning for at disse bildene ikke holder helt vanlig standard hva angår skarphet, men jeg endte opp stående i midten av en sofa med bøyde (og lett skjelvende knær) uten briller hvor jeg hele tiden kjempet like mye for balansen som for motivet, men jeg synes dette var noe jeg bare måtte dele med dere?
I’ll have to ask your excuse that these pictures aren’t quite up to normal standard regarding sharpness etc., but I ended up in the middle of a sofa with half bent shivering knees, without my glasses, batteling for balance as much as for my motif, butg I strongly felt that this would evolver into something that I ought to share with you all?
Det tok ikke mange sekundene før himmelen skiftet karakter . . .
There wasn’t many seconds before the sky looked alltogether different . . .
Bare tenk på hva som ville ha skjedd om jeg bare hadde gått og lagt meg igjen?
Imagine what would have happened if I had just returned to my bed?
Det kan se ut som solen er i ferd med å bryte igjennom skylaget rett over tretoppene?
It may look as the sun is about to break through the clouds directly above the tree tops?
Eller gjør den ikke? Knærne mine protesterer vilt. Jeg må ned! Men dere fikk i alle fall med dere noe av denne morgenen?
Og bare for å demonstrere: Det har gått mindre enn 5 minutter fra jeg tok det første bildet til det siste!
Or doesn’t it? My knees are now protesting wildly. I’ll have to get down! But at least you have been able to experience something of my morning?
And – only to demonstrate: Less than 5 minutes has passed since my first and final picture!
(Compliments of SRB)
Please take me back to INDEX for a new destination.
Gorgeous set of beautiful photos.
Thank you! Unfortunately my footing wasn’t the most stable at the time 🙂 and some of the pictures ought to have been sharper, but I got my colors!
I heard sun never goes down some days? Is it true?
Hi, Dakshi –
Yes, it’s through! Norway is a very long country, and if you go North of the polar circle (23 degrees North) the sun won’t be dipping underneath the horizon for a period of time (depending on how far towards north you’re located) You’d think it’s a blessing, but some people have problems sleeping! Through the cold season, there’s no sun what-so-ever for several months, again depending how far north! If you go tp the Spitzbergen Islands (At Svalbard) you may easily read your newspaper in the open without any artificial lighting at 3.00 AM
Wow. That’s awesome…
It’s often a chock to visiting tourists. One lady once asked if they had turned the midnight sun on yet? 🙂
So far it seems you’ve been backtracking from my front? But if you open the Index, everything is listed alphabetically (regardless of ‘date publishedf’), and it’s possible to see how many pictures included in each post. If you find something including more than 20
pictures, or if the headline includes from 1-3 ‘stars’ you’ve got the real thing!
Beautiful colours and changes. A sky scene can move quite quickly. 🙂
It sure does, but I have a distinct feeling that the sun is moving faster at sunup than sunset? Probably an optical illusion?
We can only watch and wonder 🙂
My thoughts exactly, Janice, but I remember I had a thougth time retaining my balance 🙂
It is beautiful. I hope I will see such a sunrise, when I will be in Norway in June
If you like to watch the sun, please do as follows:
Go to my front page! To your right – directly underneath the top frame, there is a small ‘search window’. Please insert sunset’ and press ‘Enter’.
Remember: They are all ‘full screen pictures’ which will fill your entire screen if you click on them.
It largely depends on how you spend the evening and night before.
To make sure, you need to be up around 5.00 am in the morning, but even so there’s no guarantees. It might turn out to be an utterly grey morning (if you’re out of luck, that is) 🙂
That’s right 🙂
Such a stunning northern sunrise! Great pictures 🙂
I nearly missed it! But here it is. (Preserved for ever, shared with you all! 🙂 )
splendid images… “TIME’s grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and glowing, on sea and continues and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”(John Muir)
That’s our eternal fate: Living on a ‘live planet’ with all its mysteries and volatility!
We’d better adapt!
Love that sunrise!
Yes, it’s nice, isn’t it? And you never know exactly what to expect due to the fact that you can’t see
the cloudlayers beneath the horizon!
Beautiful photos! Take care of your poor knees. 🙂
He he, I’m trying my best! Just bought an electric bike that will take me around <(as long as a keep my balance) 🙂
Age is starting to take its toll!
I know the feeling too well! Knees are a very sore point with me. 🙂 An electric bike sounds like something I should consider, but I do love to walk.
Nothing wrong in walking as long as you can manage. Last summer I was walking around
for 3-5 hours to make such a photo report, but I admit I’ll get tired.
Then I was diagnosed with arthritis in my ankles. I really don’t know how long I can keep this up, but I’ll do my best. Especially when I see that people are gathering on the blog to see the final results.
3-5 hours of walking is a lot, especially if you have arthritis in your ankles. I’m sorry to hear that and can see now why an electric bike would be a good idea for you. You obviously love doing your posts. Your photography is excellent and Norway is so beautiful. It’s very high on our ‘Places to Visit’ list, but we’re going to Iceland this year. We’ll get to Norway soon. Take care.
Well, I’m not walking 5 hours in every place I visit 🙂 Smaller places I can do in an hour, but then there is the transport between places.
Believe me, this hobby of mine is somewhat time consuming, but I love it! And as long time pensioned, one needs something to do!
Well done.Gorgeous colors
Thank you! If you only knew how fortunate you are. I was just about to return to my warm bed! 🙂
Fantastic. It was worth it.
Tusen takk! Du skulle ha sett meg der i sofaen. Det ville ha blitt et uslettelig minne – langt sterkere
enn selve soloppgangen 🙂
Nydelige bilder 🙂 God påske 🙂
Wow, excellent cinematography. The way the sun roast onto the upper realm really tells you something about the world. I need an artist to comment or review my pieces, visit my blog on WordPress gastradamus and see what all the fuss is about, join the conversation and keep on trucking
I really don’t know about the ‘artist-bit’ 🙂 but I’ll be happy to take a peek at your blog!
And if you’re so happy with what you found at mine, please alert your friends to it?!
Seenorway, are article at Gastradamus has taken off ever since you left you comment, people at my blog gastradamus loved it. We love the people of Norway, or you comment on all my stories, then that would be greatly appreciated. It’s nice to see the people of thr United States and Norway coming together like they do at Gadtradamus, my followers want to hear more from. Please if you have the time, make it happen.
During the summer season I’m rather busy travelling around with my camera, but I’ll certainly keep it in mind. (Some days are rainy! 🙂
And if my pictures has become that popular with your regulars, please publish this link:
It leads directly into my geographic index were yo easily may find what you might be looking for.
Yes will certainly do that, I’ve already began to get your name out there. Please if you could review all of my stories, the more you do the more ill spread your blog, you’ll have a following unlike any other in a couple weeks.