Various faces of Norway

by Michal Drapáč December. 24, 2016 3310 views

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Norway is a beautiful country and If you have some luck as we did, well, it´s going to be possibly best time of your life.

Long exposure of favourite beach

Very busy place in the area, great for wandering aroud and enjoiyng coastal views. (Skjellvika, Østerøya)

We visited Norway during December so tourists were gone.  Skjellvika was first stop on our trip around Sandefjord. Three friends just exploring remote areas which led them to old fortresses from World War 2 and left them breathless. Folehavna fort is such a powerful place where you can feel the history to flow into your body.

Sunset make it even more powerful (Folehavna fort, Sandefjord)

We set our camp there, made a fire and started cooking. Plan was to stay there for one day and then follow our plan to visit viewpoint nearby.

Best place to sleep ever.

Just roaring of ocean and waking up to beautiful morning. (Folehavna fort, Sandefjord)

Next day and weather is still on our side. Tønsberg tønne is no brainer, 4 hours are ahead of us but we are full of energy and so excited to see another place that time flies like wind we will feel on the top of that hill.

Outstanding view despite the wind

View was absolutely gorgeous. Fjords are incredible from that height. (Tønsberg tønne, Sandefjord)

However wind was so strong that we were forced to climb down and find another place to sleep. Again luck took some part in my decision and we were just to find out what is waiting for us.

Long exposure sunset

Best moment of entire trip that I´ll never forget. Flawless conditions for photographer. (Ertsvika, Sandefjord)

When we arrived to this beach we went totally quiet and didn´t spoke for at least half an hour. Such a peaceful place that I completely cleared my mind from my piddling problems and went to bed so relieved.

Night long exposure

Last stop on our trip was famous sandy beach. (Nord Trubervik, Sandefjord)

After previous experiences we were prepared for everything but found out that we can´t be. Thanks to freezing weather, I could capture this famous beach all alone. Light from the city made photo so special and I would say one of my best so far.

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Kara Bana 4 years ago

Just incredible. #2 looks like walruses melted into those rocks.

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Kara Bana 4 years ago

Thanks a lot

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Kara Bana 4 years ago

thanks a lot

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Dorita 4 years ago

Love the photos!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Dorita 4 years ago

thanks

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Phillip Ziegler 4 years ago

These are amazing photographs. Both in the taking and the post-processing.

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Phillip Ziegler 4 years ago

Thanks a lot, I did try to be realistic with post-processing

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Emilia 4 years ago
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Michal Drapáč Replied to Emilia 4 years ago

Thanks, it was a wonderful trip indeed

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Angela May 4 years ago

wonderful colors :-)

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Angela May 4 years ago

thanks

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Jennifer Venter 4 years ago

Stunning pics ! Thank you so much for sharing them !! Happy New Year !

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Jennifer Venter 4 years ago

Thank you, Happy New Year to you too.

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Audrey Jones 4 years ago

These are beautiful. As well as camping we're you cycling?!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Audrey Jones 4 years ago

thanks, I love cycling however we didn´t do it in Norway

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Audrey Jones Replied to Michal Drapáč 4 years ago

I think you were very wise - at that time of year - that is why I asked! Camping is brave enough. Anyway you have made some very beautiful images

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Audrey Jones 4 years ago

You´re absolutely right, at this time of the year even cars have to have special tires with nails because roads are covered by snow and 5 cm ice crust

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Arleta 4 years ago

Really great moments and places.. Almost speechless :)

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Arleta 4 years ago

Thank you very much, I can´t stop thinking about next trip to Norway

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Arleta Replied to Michal Drapáč 4 years ago

And I'm on a good way to plan this trip ;)

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Laila Skauge 4 years ago

Beautiful photos! Norway can b so beautiful!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Laila Skauge 4 years ago

Thanks, It really can be

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Grant Lawrence 4 years ago

Amazing

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Grant Lawrence 4 years ago

thanks a lot

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Amy Daniels 4 years ago

Beautiful

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Amy Daniels 4 years ago

thanks

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Abhishek Thakur 4 years ago

Lovely pictures! Great use of lag... Thanks for sharing!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Abhishek Thakur 4 years ago

thank you

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Operatywny_Oprawca 4 years ago

awesome!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Operatywny_Oprawca 4 years ago

thanks

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Giancarlo Fosci 4 years ago

Wow!!!!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 4 years ago

thanks

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Warmith 4 years ago

N°5 is just great. Congrat for this set !

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Warmith 4 years ago

Thank you very much

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Uma Rajagopal 4 years ago

Looks beautiful !!!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Uma Rajagopal 4 years ago

thank you

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Becky Brannon 4 years ago

#5 - love the effect and yes, Norway is beautiful!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Becky Brannon 4 years ago

thank you, Norway is TOP travel destination

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Carmen Boutot 4 years ago

Great compositions!

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Carmen Boutot 4 years ago

thanks

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David Allen 4 years ago

Great set of pictures. I particularly like the lsat two in the set. What glorious light.

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Michal Drapáč Replied to David Allen 4 years ago

Thank you, These are my very favourite

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Ben Mckechnie 4 years ago

Hi Michal. Welcome to PhotoBlog! I'm a fan of your beautiful Norwegian
waterscapes, particularly #5. Thanks for sharing with us. We run weekly
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Michal Drapáč Replied to Ben Mckechnie 4 years ago

Thanks, I´m happy to take a part in contests that I´ll be interested

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Phyllis 4 years ago

gorgeous scenes

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Michal Drapáč Replied to Phyllis 4 years ago

Thanks

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