27 September 2020

An ever changing valley nearby

It is a short distance from where I live to this valley in the forests.
The landscape is protected from exploiting, and even if there are old traces after activities, it appears quite pristine.
Fallen trees are not something one sees in cultivated forests, here they are the landscape's signature.
There's a creek flowing throught the valley, and after rain it flows over the uneven landscape and makes spectacular scenes.
During the different seasons the landscape changes characters. A variation of broadleaf trees and vegetation at the ground change coulours at variable pace, and the landscape changes its face from day to day.

All pictures taken with a Leica M10 in the Østmarka forests in Oslo 27 Sep 2020

26 September 2020

autumn wetness

The landscape is heavy
after hours with rain
the creek is big
the ground is wet.

The air is fresher
colours deeper.
The forest is darker,
nature more quiet.
Lendet er tungt
etter timar med regn,
bekken er stor,
bakken er fuktig.

lufta er friskare.
fargane djupare.
Skogen er mørkare,
naturen er stillare.

All photos taken with a Leica M10 in Østmarka near Oslo 26 Sept 2020

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