Bergen is a city located in the western part of Norway. It's the second largest city in Norway with its 250 000 inhabitants. Bergen is especially famous for the houses which is built in a traditional way, and the houses going up in the mountainsides.
Bryggen is probably the most famous buildings in Bergen. They're not visible here. They're placed in a line just outside this photo. These buildings are located close to the city centre of Bergen.
After a walk in Nordnes, a peninsula in Bergen, it was a nice color on the harbour when the sun was going down. It was a windy day too, therefore the blue color on the water.
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CeccoPhoto (2717) 2009-08-18 6:49
This photo is really beautiful.
I like the tipical houses of the north.
and colour of your photo.
nszeretlek (1199) 2009-08-18 7:26
Wonderful city and awesome golden light on the first lined buildings . A nice picture !
Best wishes ,
dragonetti (249) 2009-08-18 9:22
Very nice light and well captured. It makes the colors so warm and attractive. It's a nice colorpalet you have there.
npecanhuk (76951) 2009-08-18 9:28
That's a very attractive and truly beautiful picture!
The pov was very well chosen! The composition is simple but quite effective, with eye-catching visual results! I specially like the way you managed the light and the colors all over the image!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
hispic (9652) 2009-08-18 20:17
God morgen Fredrik,
A bit darker exposure makes buildings in the evening light look more beautiful. Sharpness except diagonal lines of sailing boats is also so nice, especially windows.
danielswalsh (13599) 2009-08-19 18:57
Nice shot Frederic! The horizon is prefectly level (which means the vertical on the buildings is perfect). Rich colors and sharp detail, but I wonder if the image could use a bit of a boost to the mids to bring up some more detail in the shadows (I'll have to check on my computer at home). But overall, a great looking shot- makes me want to visit!
All the best,
himali21 (8) 2009-08-25 2:59
Very well captured! I like the symmetry formed in the picture. Also the lighting is perfect that is glowing the colorful buildings! The boats in the front are adding beauty to the over all frame!
Thanks for sharing!!
smtunli (195) 2009-09-04 4:21
Hei igjen Fredrik!
Lenge siden jeg har vært inne på TrekEarth. Tok en liten visitt i dag og ser at du har lagt ut en god del bilder siden sist. Synes du har viderutviklet deg mye siden sist!
Likte spesielt dette bildet - fantastisk flott ettermiddagslys. Kanskje blitt litt ivrig med fargespakene i Photoshop :-) (tenker på den knallblå sjøen)
Lykke til videre med fotointeressen!
gilou530 (34) 2009-09-04 13:15
another framing found well to admire these houses with the frontages out of wooden, a difficult but well managed light
robertosalguero (288) 2009-09-08 23:56
I find the architecture of Norway very interesting. I like the way they use bright colours and build by the sea. Good perspective with the water on the foreground. This seem like a good place to visit. Thanks Fredrik.
bjl (78) 2009-09-27 4:46
What beautiful coloured townphoto you have shot,-
although Norway is always connected to its fantactic nature.
westcoastgirl1 (666) 2009-09-27 11:29
This is very picturesque! It makes me want to visit Norway. I had no idea how beautiful the houses are there. The dark blue water looks very cold but the warm colours of the houses give it a quaint feel. You captured a magnificant shoot! Great work.
From Tosca (westcoastgirl1)
skai (143) 2009-09-29 4:19
Beautiful light on a beautiful city. I would like a bit more light (just a bit) in the shadows to bring out the details of the trees. Altogether a very pleasing picture.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-10-08 5:31
I would like to know this city, its architecture and the landscape are fantastic.
Your photo offers us its beauty under a few good light conditions and a good balance with the darkest areas, creating a good contrast.
The houses and the harbour in foreground have a great graphical power, and a magnificent color.
giorgimer (34941) 2009-10-13 15:07
very nice image, I like a lot this beautiful norwegian architecture
Very well done!
JT50 (1491) 2009-10-15 2:27
I like this a lot. POV is just right.
So does the colours. Good framing. I
have posted a photo of the miniature
version of the same motive built of lego
bricks. Captured at Legoland, Denmark.
HimalAnda (10671) 2009-10-20 22:55
This is a nice picture of this harbour, with these colorful houses. Typical from Scandinavia.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-10-26 2:49
C'est une très belle photo. J'aime les bateaux du premier plan qui laissent place aux grandes maisons traditionnelles. L'ensemble donne l'impression d'une toile peinte par un artiste du XVIIIème siècle.
Bonne semaine !
Amical salut !
fritzi007 (11874) 2009-10-26 13:48
Wunderschönes Foto, einfach perfekt!!!
AKITA (15125) 2009-10-26 19:55
a beautiful shot of the splendid view,
fore houses and boats are very unique and artistic, and back houses on the slope too,
those make impressive and fantastic perspective.
the light and colors are very chic,
and blue water makes basic stable feeling contrasted with red and white houses and deep green wood.
thank you for your excellent shot,
JorgeCK (2620) 2009-10-29 10:45
Very impressive the way you managed the overall lighting. The sun must be very strong intensity to radiate this wonderful effect. Wonderful capture.
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-10 2:07
I wish I had the possibiblity to shoot this photo in my travel to Bergen! My camera broke down just before arriving there!
I spent a wonderful holiday in Norway especially during my stay in Bergen. I like very much this photo in which the lovely and colourful old houses of the harbour are illuminated by a very warm afternoon light.
And being a sailing enthusiast I like the sight of those nice sailing boats moored along tha quay.
A very good work.
sacimar (27779) 2009-11-13 7:34
This is a great picture, I like the colors and sunset tones, good perspective and excellent details, it's a nice place,
Have a good weekend!
PaulVDV (31183) 2009-11-24 13:24
I really like the way the buildings along the quay and the houses on the hill catch the light and jump out of the dark forested background.
Even the sea is wonderful blue and contrasts enormous with the very dark trees.
I have been in Bergen a very long time ago but don't have such beautiful pictures as this one. My photographic skills were then even less than they are now.
Best regards, Paul
maria-v1981 (10932) 2009-11-26 15:30
Another fantastic photo, great colours, nice pov
bullybeef53 (3365) 2010-01-06 15:30
testmaniac (13508) 2010-01-12 6:20
Hi Fredrik, nice light and well captured. This place is amazing!
MarianneS (15338) 2010-01-15 13:17
The light was excellent when you took this photo. It gives beautiful colours to the whole scene.
Very well done!The harbour is very attractive, with a nice architecture!
Ricx (13495) 2010-02-11 13:35
Hi Fredrik, Norway seems such a stunning country to live in and to photograph, This is a beautiful shot of Bergen City, with such deep colours.. A great photo well presented. Thank you. Ricx
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-12 3:38
beautiful view on the Bergen harbour.
Historical tenement houses , boats in front and darkblue sea colour - great image.
Sergiom (86065) 2010-03-02 15:43
La Norvège est un pays que j'adorerais visiter, surtout pour prendre ce genre de photo.
Ces maisons en ligne, très colorés sont très belles et très nettes.
BluSimo (9392) 2010-04-26 11:32
it must be a splendid city indeed. the houses on the port are fantastic! very effective the lateral light that illuminates the houses on the hill, making them to emerge from the shadow.
ciao, have a nice evening
kiks (12757) 2010-05-28 14:16
The erchitecture and colors of it are very beautiful and interesting. Lovely view.
mvdisco (17794) 2010-06-26 15:18
Great point of view and beautiful place,
Excellent light and contrast with lovely architecture of the house,
Beautiful with the boat too.
all my compliments
svefay (810) 2010-06-26 15:19
a nice city image, very well...
clic (17931) 2010-06-30 5:36
Thanks for your kind words, Fredrik
Lovely setting of historic dwellings by the river and on mountain side, warmed up by sunset light for an appealing mood!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-01-04 16:15
This a very nice shot of the waterfront. When I was there, it rained the whole time and I didn't venture out in the night. Your picture brings back fond memories of this beautiful city. Have a happy new year.
fds (9569) 2011-02-01 22:23
very beautiful bergen i visit this in august 2008
brano14 (2985) 2011-11-08 6:17
Very interesting and colorful photo with great POV.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-23 5:02
molto belle queste tue foto della Norvegia, paese che ho visitato tanti anni fa e del quale conservo un bellissimo ricordo.
Mi piace questa prospettiva schiacciata per l'uso del tele che fa sembrare le case una sulle altre quasi fosse un presepe per ofgfrirsi agli occhi con i loro vivacissimi colori.
Ciao e buona giornata
rigoletto (34279) 2013-05-01 12:11
It is strange how i did not come across your gallery before, you have so many beautiful photos!
This photo from Bergen shows it all. Beautiful place indeed and you made a great job again with this superb dim light.
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2908)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-17
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS300D, Canon 55-250mm EF-S 1:4-5,6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Bergen [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 5:54
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