The classical motive in Tromsø: Tromsdalstinden - the Bridge and the Church.
The peak is 1238 masl and is a 4-5 hours hike from the valley, often up the left ridge. Its also a fine mountain for skiing, the normal route in winter is up from the right side. Views are fantastic up there, from the sea in west - to the Lyngen Alps in east.
The picture is taken 8 minutes after midnight from my balcony, last summer.
A view in the opposite direction, from the peak, can be seen here:
Tromsø from above.
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jjcordier (76858) 2007-11-16 22:24
Ce fameux soleil de minuit illumine de belle façon cette jolie ville et le pont qui y conduit. Belle composition.
pablominto (53744) 2007-11-17 1:53
Interesting point of view!
The bridge makes a fine lead-in to the landscape and summit in the back, the warm light gives great colours...
I like the composition, it is well balanced and with good lines!
RGatward (20062) 2007-11-17 19:24
Welcome to TE Jon, good PoV for this one, giving a good impression of the towns setting, though maybe better balanced including jsut a little moe of the foreshore.
testmaniac (13508) 2007-11-19 0:59
Hi Jon, very nice landscape with good POV,lights and composition.
TFS and regards,
kristofk (791) 2007-11-19 9:39
what a pleasing light and colours you were able to catch. Everything looks so warmm, though the snow-line is just barely above the town and the warmth of the colours is more or less just an illusion. Good sharpness and well-selected composition.
Best regards, Kristof
nkhan (136) 2007-11-20 17:38
Extraordinarily good light. You have really captured a beautiful moment. The beatiful Norwegian landscape is represented nicely here!
snowfalken (1116) 2007-11-21 7:30
It is somewhat unusual for me to see the sun after midnight. At first I thought you meant midday but after checking the location I changed my mind. As far as it concerns the composition, I would have sacrificed a portion from the sky in order to include more of the bridge in the bottom. A nice village and interesting post! Thanks!
With Friendly Regards,
shevchenko (19311) 2007-11-22 18:48
Good pov to show the city at the foot of mountains, the landscape are many layers to achieve the snowy peak, nice color and distinct image, well done.
denisn72 (8300) 2007-12-05 17:43
Nice point of view of the city. The bridge has a marvellous shape and the background is nice with that huge white and brown mountain. Sharpeness is excellent showing us lots of details.
giorgimer (34868) 2007-12-06 5:04
wonderful landscape, I like this incredible light, the bridge adds interest to the perspective.
grandklaus (423) 2007-12-07 22:33
good composition , the point of view you have chosen gives us the scale of the landscape a small town close to this "strong" mountain and this fact , difficult for me to imagine , the sun shining at midnight.
thank you for sharing
Merline (0) 2007-12-08 5:42
how I love the midnight sun, a unique light...here very soft, illuminating graciously the lovely view. Well composed witht he bridge and the river, and the three layers of land, culminating in that lovely mountain. Good sharpness and colors too.
Nice w-end to you
Benedict (7076) 2007-12-28 20:50
exciting POV..panoramic, picturesque.
clear. bright, sharp!
happy new year!
jrleborgne (1554) 2008-01-11 14:25
I was there, last summer in august , by taking the Hurtigruten coastal steamer. Tromso seemed a very dynamic and pleasant town.
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2008-01-11 18:52
It is awe inspiring to learn that this well-lit scene was taken at 12:08am! I would not look forward to the part of the year when it was totally dark at 12 noon; I suppose that is the trade off! It must be very peculiar to adapt your lifestyle around the strange lighting. I would find it particularly difficult to sleep in this scenario. What do the animals do? Do the birds sing their dawn calls at a particular time? A whole range of questions spring to mind! The lighting here is sensational. If I were here I would certainly try and climb that peak! Enjoy your weekend.
P.s. How many hours of daylight do you have now in the middle of winter?!