This photo was taken at 01.00 p.m.
Temperature: Minus 2 degrees Celcius
Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population. It is the largest city and the largest urban area in North Norway, and the second largest city and urban area in Sápmi (following Murmansk).
The area has been inhabited since the end of the ice age, and the Sámi culture is the first known culture of the region. Speakers of Norse, the ancestor of Norwegian brought their culture to the area during the migrations of the Vikings before AD 890, when Ohthere's settlement existed to the south of today's Tromsø. The first church on the island of Tromsøya was erected in the 13th century, and the area one of Denmark-Norway's very northernmost territories not contested by Russia. During the 1600s, Denmark-Norway solidified its claim to the northern coast of Scandinavia and during this period a redoubt, Skansen, was built. Tromsø was issued its city charter in 1794 by King Christian VII. The city was established as a municipality 1 January 1838. The rural municipalities of Tromsøysund and Ullsfjord, and most of Hillesøy, were merged with Tromsø on 1 January 1964. The population of Tromsø municipality is 63,596, and the urban area, Norway's ninth most populous, is home to 53,622 people.
Most of Tromsø, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsøya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) inside the arctic circle. The island is connected to the mainland by the Tromsø Bridge and the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvaløya by the Sandnessund Bridge. The city is warmer than most other places located on the same latitude, due to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream.
The city centre of Tromsø contains the highest number of old wooden houses in North Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsø. The city is a cultural centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer. The largest football team in the city, Tromsø I.L, plays in the Norwegian Premier League.
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Hansaphotos (7215) 2009-11-17 10:36
Hei igjen Janak
Liker det fantastiske lyset her, som du har fanget på en utmerket måte fra et godt utvalgt ståsted. Lyset der oppe er spesielt, og det klarer du å formidle med dette med fantastiske refleksjoner i sjøen. Kontrasten mellom det noenlunde nære, delvis snøkledde fjellet og de snørike fjellene lenger borte skaper liv og dynamikk i bildet. Bra sett og bra utført. Ha en flott kveld.
Hilsen fra Bergen, Erling
ikeharel (62173) 2009-11-17 10:48
Amazing nature , and a very impressive pic.
jemaflor (88857) 2009-11-17 12:11
Good pov with an interesting effect with this light, nice reflection on water and good graphical result with this diagonal to give depth at your view.
gentedilivello (3095) 2009-11-17 13:58
great view over this interesting and suggestive place. Nice light and sharpness.
vasilpro (41091) 2009-11-17 14:29
Very nice view from a well chosen POV with very good light management, lovely atmosphere, very good clarity, colors and DOF.
danos (89937) 2009-11-18 0:32
Good morning Janak,
this place looks as a Greek afternoon seascape view,naturally except from the snows on the Mts,as the captured hour too. Lovely perspective from above with the reflections on the sea to be captured perfect.Informative your note as the calmly of Tromsø city.
Have a nice day,Danos
delpeoples (54759) 2009-11-18 0:32
Hi Janak, this is wonderful, one of your best! The light in the sky and bouncing off the water is superb as is the depth to the shot. The mountains loom beautifully with freshly fallen snow. Minus 2 degrees and it's Autumn? Shiverrrr! Great job, thanks for sharing, Lisa
Angshu (56462) 2009-11-18 2:15
This is quite beautiful, with the diagonal of the jetty and the reflecting light on the water. The sky is beautiful as well with the faint hint of the snowcapped peaks below
Cretense (68695) 2009-11-18 5:03
Beautiful photo, beautiful place, excellent high POV! Great composition and framing, excellent use of the lines, great graphism! Great light management, beautiful atmosphere! Congratulations!
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-11-19 0:01
Great details in this very good picture of the Tromso Harbour
Excellent sharpness and light management
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2009-11-19 7:06
amazing scene of harbour, great to see it diagonally. Nice reflected light in water. Hint of snow covered peaks are great at background. Very good light management. Very good job. Tfs.
have a nice evening.
Urs (14082) 2009-11-19 16:37
Excellent shot against the sun turning the sea into silver. The different vessels in the port have many details to explore. Your light management has produces a very attractive photograph, even it makes me feel cold. The snow proves it must be cold, a nice early winter day photograph. Also your note is excellent. Well done
Graal (99830) 2009-11-19 23:51
an interesting panoramic view of harbour. Good POV. I like the colours and reflections also. Nice presentation.
testmaniac (13508) 2009-11-25 4:50
Hi Janak,great view and very nice place! I hope someday to visit Norway.
ChrisJ (103665) 2009-11-26 17:30
This one caught my eye. Wonderful sunset reflections at 1pm! The snowcapped mountains make a superb backdrop to the harbour. Nice warm colours. Tfs!
macjake (60698) 2009-12-10 0:53
the subjects here fill up the entire frame, and in a diagonal pattern.
Very easy to view, with great composition. lovely backdrop with the mountains.
Longroute (19396) 2010-01-08 12:58
Very well built composition of this intriguing harbour and northern scenario. I've always wanted to visit Tromso (but I couln't) and I love harbours and boats.
The evening light gave you charming colours and a peculiar atmosphere enriched by those wonderful snow covered mountains in the bg.
Well done and TFS,
lucasgalodoido (21223) 2010-01-08 13:12
beautiful iomage of this harbour, and the sun reflection on the sea was fantastic. Good quality in your capture too. Great job.