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Month: April 2012

Krokvatnet and Tomasjordnes

Krokvatnet and Tomasjordnes

Right now the snow (sigh) is falling outside the window, and I long back to the long stretch of sunny days we had for a while. Oh well, at least I have time to catch up with my blog 😉 Here are some photos from an evening trip to Krokvatnet, which is one of the Ti på Topp winter turs this year. We went on ski’s and we were racing against the growing shadows all the way up… eventually we…

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Sommarøy Sunset

Sommarøy Sunset

Last week we drove to Sommarøy to take pictures of the sunset. Sommarøy is ideal for this, as it’s located on the outer side of Kvaløya with only open ocean to the west 🙂 We had a really nice evening walking on the beaches… I had fun taking photos of the sunset with my neutral gradient filters, and Paul flew his kite for a while – there was just about enough wind. Sunset that day was at 21:18, but it…

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Inari

Inari

Just after Easter, we went on a trip to Inari in Finland. Paul had been skiing from Alta to Karasjok during Easter (while I was at work), so on Sunday I drove to Karasjok to pick him up. Only an 8 hour drive 😉 I was very happy I’d thought of buying an audio book to listen to while driving, this made a huge difference! From Karasjok it’s a 1.5 hour drive to Inari. We found this wonderful hotel called…

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Drop Photography

Drop Photography

In March I joined a really fun workshop on drop photography, which took place over 2 (long) evenings. On the first evening, we got an introduction to the basics of this type of photography, and then it was time to try for ourselves! Taking photos of droplets works quite different from what I imagined. I thought you’d have to use bright light and fast shutter speeds, but in reality we used exposure times of 2 seconds in darkness that was…

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Buren

Buren

One of the reasons we went fishing on Sunday were our sore muscles from a ski/snowshoe trip the day before. Eelke and Roy invited us to climb Buren (802 m), and it was the perfect day for it! A fresh layer of snow, and plenty of sunshine 🙂 I was a bit nervous as I was the only one on snowshoes, and this mountain was a lot steeper than what I’d done before. The first bit wasn’t much of a…

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Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Last Sunday was a beautiful day – sunny and no wind at all. We decided to rent a boat from Maribell in Kvaløyvågen, about 45 minutes from Tromsø. It’s too cold to use our own inflatable boat, so we allowed ourselves the luxury of a bigger and more comfortable boat. We took the boat almost all the way back to Tromsø, to where Kvalsundet meets Grøtsundet. Almost immediately, Paul caught his very first steinbit! He caught two more within half…

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