20 September 2020

pine bark lit by golden evening sun

the pine's bark
changes over time
first clothing
is fine and golden.

older cover
becomes coarse and cracked.
the trunk under,
is strong and whole.
borken til furua
byttest over tid.
første kledning
er fin og gyllen.

gammalt dekke,
blir grovt og sprokke.
men stammen under,
er sterk og heil.

All photos shot 12. sept 2020 in the Østmarka forests near Oslo, Norway
camera used: Leica M10; 90mm elmarit lens

13 September 2020

the playful season

Autumn is playing
with merry colours,
Naturen leikar
med nye fargar,

Lifted by wind and backlit by evening sun 





All photos shot 12. sept 2020 in the Østmarka forests near Oslo, Norway
camera used: Leica M10

07 September 2020

Moody weather reveals other parts of the landscape

Rain and fog
calm the landscape,
the mountain's face
changes expression.

Boots and jacket
protect the body,
open mind
enriches the walk.
Regn og tåke
roar lendet,
fjellets andlet
endrar lynde.

Kappe og støvlar
vernar kroppen,
fritt sinn
gjer ferda rik.

Blue night
Reindeer hunters
My "home"
A gap in the clouds
The river's beginning

The pictures are from the south-west part of Hardangervidda in Norway, and are taken during my hike in August 2020.
Camera: Leica M9

28 July 2020

Weather in the mountains

Weather is real outdoors in the mountains.
It surrounds us totally
and comes close.
And we are close to it.
Vêret er ekte ute på fjellet.
Det omgir oss på alle kantar
og kjem tett på.
Og vi er tett på det.

Rondvatnet July 2020
Rondvatnet July 2020

Besshø July 2020

24 July 2020

River through a valley in Jotunheimen mountain area

the ice melts
in the summer,
flows as a blue river
and make swings
down the landscapes
which grow greener.
isen smeltar
om sommaren,
flyt som ei blå elv
og svingar seg
gjennom landskapet
som blir grønare.

Photograps shot from the mountain Knutshø in Jotunheimen this week.
The river starts with the  glacier Leirungsbreen and flows into the lake Øvre Leirungen - which in turn flows into the lake Gjende. 
Minerals from the glacier give the water a turquoise colour.





18 July 2020

Expired analogue film

I found some really old, expired film and Loaded my Hasselblad. 
I then went out to some well-known sites in my nearby forests and shot a couple rolls.
The developed result was very difficult to scan and post process, but one of the shots from the Fujicolor PRO-film turned out quite well.


From Østmarka near Oslo

 
Hasselblad 500 c/m
Planar 80
Fujicolor PRO 160 
Aperture: small
Exp time: 8 sec - or more.. (a couple steps overexposed - since it was an old film stock)
Epson V600
LR Classic
 

14 July 2020

Flowing water

Each spring echoes the last ice age's end,
when ice and water gushed out and broke way for rivers and waterfalls.
Kvar vår er eit lite omkvede av siste istids ende,
då is og vatn sprengde seg fram og grov far for elvar og fossar.


These photos were taken in the mountain area Rondane in Norway, July 2020




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All pictures were shot with 
Leica M10, 
90mm elmarit, 
10 stops ND-filter

11 July 2020

Mountains let night be night

In the mountains the night can be night.

Black as nothing, or twinkling with stars - and an ever changing moon.

In the summer: never dark, but glowing in the north.
I fjellet får natta vere natt.

Svart som ingenting, eller glitrande av stjerner - og ein skiftande måne.

Om sommaren: aldri mørk, men glødande i nord.


The mountain Storronden in moonlight


The river Veo in Jotunheimen at midnight


The tourist hut Memurubu by the lake Gjende at midnight


The mountain Snøhetta in Dovre at midnight

10 July 2020

Oslo's nearby forests


The old parts of the forests east in Oslo - called Østmarka, have something of the pristine and original in it - something I think we all are longing for.

Landscapes that has grown naturally over a long time, and not been prepared and exploited in any human interest, but which live, grow older and are brought further into a variety of life forms, give us the deep confirmation of belonging.
Gammelskogen i Østmarka har noe av det ekte og opprinnelige i seg - noe jeg tror vi alle lengter etter.
Landskap som har fått skjøtte seg selv over tid, og ikke har blitt tilrettelagt eller utnyttet i en menneskelig hensikt, men som lever, eldes, og videreføres i et mangfold av livsformer,  gir oss en dypereliggende bekreftelse av tilhørighet. 



The pictures below are taken during the last 12 months.

A forest creek flowing through an autumn landscape


A cleft with old, fallen trees.


Roots of fallen trees in a marsh-land


A pond in a forest creek