Beautiful trip to the mountains in Norway. Right at the middle of winter the trees are covered in rich show. A fairytale picture. Here is a collection of pictures from a recent trip to Norway. Weather was very favourable with mainly clear skies and good sunrise and sunset opportunities. The sunrise and sunsets are quite beautiful. Being a northerly location means that photographing a sunrise does not means a crazy early. A relaxed breakfast and then out. Beautiful Norway in winter with rich snow and clear blue skies. Norway – great winter wedding photography location for couples who love the outdoors.
Here are a few examples. More on the website David Close Photography – Norway
A high latitude country giving a wide range of day light hours between winter and summer. This same high latitude limits the air temperature hence the conditions in the mountains in winter. With temperature down to around -20C on this visit the snow stays quite powdery. Trying to make snow balls is impossible, as you try compress it, the snow just explodes in you hands. These mountains are to the east of the country so in land. Another great area to visit would be the coastal area to the west with the beautiful fjords with the steeply rising mountains on either side.
A Norwegian penguin, actually a tree stump just covered in wind swept snow. Looks cute though.
A fabulous sunrise from a low sun catching the bumps in the snow and bursting through the trees.
Norway – great winter wedding photography location
This gorgeous location, despite being cold would make a great location for beautiful wedding photographs, with the crisp white snow hanging on the pine trees. Couple this with the clear blue sky with the rich warm light of the sunset and there you have an ideal location to be re
The London Shard with views from the top, along with a few views around the city.
With the Shard now the tallest building in the European Union at over 1000ft (306m) with 87 floors it houses a viewing gallery, restaurants, offices and a hotel. It takes its name from the suggestion of a shard of glass since its exterior is finished completely in glass. The views are fabulous from both the indoor and outdoor viewing decks.
Photographs taken from a couple of free evenings on a recent visit to London. Testing out the Fujifim XT-1 camera with various lenses. The files are excellent. The only issue was that the views from the top of The Shard all have to be taken through glass and it is virtually impossible to avoid reflections or dirt on the glass. A real pity they did not put small gaps in the glass like they did for the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The Shard London
Buckingham Palace and the London Eye from The Shard.
The Tower of London
Tower Bridge London at twilight.
Canary Wharf, Docklands London
Leadenhall Building – London. The Cheese grater
The Gherkin – London
Sunset over London
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British Super Bikes – Oulton Park May 2014
For those motor bike fans, a few fun images from the recent Super bikes meeting at Oulton Park along with supporting races.
Photographs on the website.
British Super Bikes – Oulton Park May 2014
- British Super Bikes – Oulton Park May 2014
The Grand Arch, Paris, France, a short journey west of the Arc de Triomphe extending a line of arches now stretching from the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel Near the Louvre Museum. The Grand Arch opening in 1989, stands 110m tall and is square in proportion.
Sunset across Arcachon Bay France.
France has many caves, here is one that begins with a massive hole in the ground taking you down about 50m, then you go down a further 50m underground. At the bottom there is an easy walk plus a small boat explores a river section. Apparently the river eventually breaks ground about 17km downstream.
A few more photographs of beautiful Paris. Sacré-Cœur the iconic Basilica completed in 1914, stands tall looking over the city of Paris.
Sacre Coeur Paris at night
Sacre Coeur Paris at night 2
Steps leading to Sacré-Cœur looking great at night and in black and white.
The Steps at Sacre Coeur
The Steps at Sacre Coeur 2
Late twilight over Paris from Sacré-Cœur
Paris at night from Sacre Coeur
Following a recent trip to France here is a collection of images of the Eiffel Tower.
Mr Eiffel, Eiffel Tower, Paris
Eiffel Tower at night from Sacre-Coeur
Eiffel Tower from Jardin des Tuileries
Eiffel Tower from Trocadero