My vacation in Norway

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Pim, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    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. P7263905-Edit. P7253781-Edit. P7253645-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. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    Gordon
    Love your vision on Bryggen and the windy streets in Stavanger. And I especially like your B&W treatment. Very, very nice.

    Gordon
     
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  3. elsie350

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    Great selection of wonderful images, reminds me of Harstad when I had the opportunity to visit there
     
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  4. elsie350

    elsie350 SC Regular

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    Apr 7, 2012
    Great set of wonderful images, reminds me of Harstad when I had an opportunity to visit
     
  5. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
    Well done, great pictures!

    Hope you liked my hometown Bergen!

    I AM glad I am living in Norway :)
     
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  6. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Now, bring on the color!
     
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  7. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Here you go..:) Some were included in the earlier B&W section, some are new. Hope you like one or two!

    P7253645. P7253611. P7243564. P7243554. P7243523. P7243482. P7243478. P7243461. P7233392. P7193009-2. P7192923. P7192921. P7192591. P7182901. P7182895. P7182815. P7182776. P7162689. P7152442.
     
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  8. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Loved Bergen! Great atmosphere, only complaint I would have is that you need a second mortgage if you want to enjoy a drink, but I guess that is the cost of a great vacation..:)
     
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  9. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Looks an amazing country, great for photography!! Great shots there too!!
     
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  10. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    It is a fabulous country, I can fully recommend it for a great vacation! There is another great view at every turn of the road, my girlfriend suffered through my very frequent pauses during our walks..:)
     
  11. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
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    Ed
    Absolutely great photos, very well composed, and great range of tonality and contrast in the monochrome renderings. I really love the minimalist nature of your compositions; the landscapes and architectural images are very lyrical and elegant. Well-done!
     
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  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Aside from the content (which is great), I like the way that you've chosen a bright and clean look for the b&w images. This has also become my favourite method of processing in b&w.
     
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  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the color shots are so lovely, I would never convert them. Beautiful scenery indeed. I hope to see it in person one day.
     
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  14. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Stunning images! They make me want to visit these locations and take 14 semesters worth of photography classes.

    [I was just giving my wife a hard time about why she wouldn't let me print and hang my rural decay images in our home... just teasing her a bit really as I don't want to hang them either... and she sees your post and says "why can't you take pictures like those?" :rofl:]
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Wow - what a feast for the eyes!

    I need to take my time and go through each photograph more slowly to let each one stand on its own. I'm so glad, and interested, to see both your black and white versions as well as your color shots. I'm also very glad you've included your Flickr link in your signature line so I can see more.:biggrin: Am I correct that you have not included your B&W photos on Flickr?

    So glad that Vidar saw your thread, too. I've been drooling over his country for years...and now I get to see even more of it! Many thanks, Pim!
     
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  16. Prototype

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    Jul 9, 2010
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    Brian
    What an amazing set of photos. I especially enjoyed the colors!
     
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  17. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Thanks BB! Good catch..:)! Yes I got back home from my vacation late Saturday evening and wanted to have a quick look at the pictures and did some quick B&W conversions. I did not really focus on the color ones as I would probably need more time for those (since I had more that worked better in color), so did those on Sunday and then posted a bunch of them on Flickr for friends and family. They are more the "vacation snapshots" as most of my friends and family don't understand B&W anyway...:) I prefer B&W for anything with lines, paterns, perspective etc. But looking more in detail on the Sunday I noticed a lot of very nice colors in a lot of the pictures (when I took them it was sometimes quite sunny as you can see and they are difficult to judge on the small LCD screen in bright conditions) so the color selection turned out significantly larger of course...

    Anyway, I will very likely post the B&W selection on Flickr as well soon..:)
     
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  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Excellent, Pim - I'll keep my eyes peeled!