En deilig søndag

We’re deep into “mørketid” now, the time when the sun doesn’t come above the horizon. This year I find it harder than previous years, I am struggling to get up in the morning and feel chronically tired. This weekend the weather was beautiful, cold and calm winter weather. So I decided to go out and take photos, and make the most of the (twi)light we do get. I drove to Håkøya, and stopped a few times along the way.

These photos are taken on Tromsø island, where these skeletons of Tromsø Palms (giant hogweed) make for a nice foreground 🙂

Tromsø Palms (giant hogweed) along the coast The light is so blue at this time of year!

At Håkøya the fjord was really calm, which made beautiful reflections. I love this house by the water with its own jetty 🙂

View towards Eidkjosen, in the background Store Blåmann I love this house with its own jetty and boat :)

I took my macro lens and tried to get some photos of the ice crystals. It’s not easy, but I managed to get a few – it’s fascinating to see all the different shapes they have!

Ice crystals Ice crystals Ice crystals

In the mean time it was getting darker. Very pretty sky!

Beautiful sky reflected in the calm fjord

While driving back, I noticed the sky had turned a deep red and I stopped near the airport to take some photos from the beach. It was so beautiful… at some point I was standing ankle deep in the rising water on the beach, but I just didn’t care 🙂

I guess we technically don't have a sunset, but the colours can be just as beautiful! I took several photos to make up a panorama, but then found out my wide angle lens could capture it all :) This photos is made up of three different exposures so the foreground doesn't get too dark

I got home at 14:15, and by then it was almost dark. We only have about 4 hours of usable daylight, and usually I spend these hours at work, in an office with no view. It was great to get out and enjoy the day properly!

2 Responses to “En deilig søndag”

  1. Ben says:

    Deilige bilder! You certainly know how to capture the beauty of northern Norway with your words and camera. Reading your blogs fills me with a great sense of awe and longing – longing to go back again. I’m planning a camping trip to southern Norway with some friends next July. Can’t wait!

    Anyway I hope that mørketiden doesn’t get you down too much. Og husk at på bare tre dager blir det vintersolverven, og fra denne dagen blir det hver dag stadig lysere. 🙂

  2. Susan says:

    Gorgeous photos!

    And I am so thrilled for winter solstice! We survived another winter! So happy. 🙂