This picture shows the central part of the island Fedje. The island is located northwest of Bergen, about 70 km by car. Fedje is Norway`s westernmost municipality. At the island we`re actually closer to the Shetland Islands than Norway`s capital Oslo. The 7,8 squarekilometers municipality Fedje consists of 125 islands. Only the main island is populated. The name of the municipality means fence against the ocean, and when it comes to weather, it can of course be quite exposed with the great ocean so close. The population has decreased since the top about 1950 with 950 persons. Today the population on the island counts about 590 persons.
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LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-01-05 2:43
Fantastique photo, le reflet est superbement maitrisé, les couleurs bien belles, etv ton cadrage parfait.
Trés belle compo.
maria-v1981 (10779) 2010-01-05 3:03
Just an amazing photo. Bravo!!!
lousat (72181) 2010-01-05 3:13
Hi Erling,i'm a reflections fan and your pic is a great gift for me!I like a lot this drak atmosphere of norwgian autumn,beautifuls colors and lights and great sharpness too.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
sacavem (18610) 2010-01-05 3:41
Good shot and good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours. I like the reflection in the water.
manudautriche (4344) 2010-01-05 4:03
Une photo très réussi de ce village magnifique,bravo.
travelm8 (366) 2010-01-05 4:13
another cracking shot, I checked twice on buoys to see if they were on the roof as well!!!
asajernigan (20356) 2010-01-05 4:15
Your composition is great using the foreground building and the church to balance the scene. The reflection is outstanding adding depth and balance to the scene. The dark clouds help set the mood for the shot.
macondo (18551) 2010-01-05 4:37
Lovely photo of stillness and peace in this outlying island. It's a superb reflection and nice exposure of the brightness in the sky. The colours are gentle, but the red buoys in the water certainly catch the eye. A beautiful picture which captures the mood of the time and location superbly, and the note is good too.
Pascale (10456) 2010-01-05 4:43
Magnifique miroir!Des couleurs qui donnent une atmosphère très douce.J'aime beaucoup les petites touches de rouge des bouées!
baclama (17297) 2010-01-05 5:14
quel reflet et quelle lumiere!!!
dta (62866) 2010-01-05 5:32
Hello Erling ,
Superb management of the poor light ! This place is really amazing . The composition and the reflections are perfect .
afroditi (729) 2010-01-05 6:17
Amazing picture, very good composition, I like the mirage of buildings in water and the colours exceptionally, do not have lettered amazing picture!!!
ikeharel (52181) 2010-01-05 8:52
Beautiful reflection in this nice pic.
Bergensiana (365) 2010-01-05 12:07
Et virkelig praktfullt bilde.
Komposisjonen er superb med refleksjonene rundt det lille skjæret i forgrunnen.
Fint at du har en POV som gjør at nesten alle husene er hvite. Det får det til å virke ekstra idyllisk.
xenia_p (100) 2010-01-05 14:17
What a beautiful scene, Erling!
I am speechless. If someone concentrates on each building seperately they are so simple yet their composition combined with natural elements creates a spectacular effect. Especially I love the two red buoys that swim on the edge of the reflected roof, a suprising highlight.
Thank you for sharing, Xenia
rikko77 (10849) 2010-01-06 1:32
beautiful and perfect reflection, Erling. You managed to re-create in this pic a typical Norwegian atmosphere, with this calm landscape under a grey sky. Well done!
Have a good day
Leconte (5795) 2010-01-06 3:10
Hello Erling ,
beautiful reflection of the houses in the water with red buoys on the roof! soft colors a nice atmosphere, very interssant architecture,
best wishes for the new year, and many beautiful pictures,
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-06 9:19
Beautiful village and a very quiet impression with the still water being a perfect mirror, the orange buoys deliver good color touches in this white/grey world
Happy New Year !
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-01-06 14:20
oh, visiting your country is high on my list! But in the meantime, it's wonderful to see your photos and read your informative notes.
Nice, sharp composition with a wonderful reflection and those orange buoys on the "rooftop" are a great detail.
Take good care,
pasternak (15177) 2010-01-07 2:15
Excellent reflection shot, the water is so still and the light is so special that the reflections almost do not lose light and quality...
chiaretta (2414) 2010-01-07 7:10
this really an incredible, fairy place!
I love your compo so balanced, so sharp! and I like the cold colors of the scene, so armonious, only broken by the two red buoys on the sea.
feather (51130) 2010-01-07 8:51
I love reflections, which is probably why I prefer this image to your more recent wider view, as on this one the reflections are more prominent. The water is so still it acts as good as a mirror. Very good shot.
drm (486) 2010-01-08 5:38
It's so rare to see water this calm and reflections so sharp. I like the composition and the overall feeling of the image set by the sky.
alin-m (3716) 2010-01-10 6:58
Very nice reflection in water of this buildings.
Indeed a great village and a very good photo.
magalik (6101) 2010-01-10 8:00
Wonderful shot ! Very attractive. They have many details to see, reflections are splendid, moreover the quality is perfect. Great atmosphere also, so calm. But where are the 590 inhabitants...
Very impressive to see these houses so near the sea. We don't see this in France. There are never overflows of the sea, by time of storm for example ? Very amazing.
I like the red buoy also, it brings the small part of color which is well.
Very well done Erling.
Happy new year to you !
JanD (0) 2010-01-16 10:11
Marvelous town. Amazing reflection, ideal mirror. Good contrast and sharpness. Superb effect. Brillant effect.
shevchenko (19051) 2010-01-26 19:24
What a beautiful and tidy village with all houses painted in the same color, the color of architectures are harmonious and good matching with the color of surrounding environment in a cloudy day, distinct photo, thanks for sharing.
faubry (35405) 2010-01-29 14:44
wonderful little village with these reflections houses in water
Norway is a wonderful country, i know but not Bergen,only North cap, Golden road, etc.;
jhm (135058) 2010-01-31 3:59
It's a superb reflection and nice exposure of the brightness in the sky.
beautiful reflection of the houses in the water with red buoys on the roof!
Soft colors a nice atmosphere.
Lovely rural picture in a splendid area.
Excellent perspective and real colours.
Composition and presentation are pleasant. TFS.
mafegan (8624) 2010-02-01 4:49
Perfect reflections in the very still water. Amusing that the 2 buoys seemed to positioned on the top of the roofs. Tfs, Marlene
mkamionka (29187) 2010-02-11 4:03
very charming litlle town. Its location is fantastic and you have chosen an excellent POV to show it. The dark colors in a cloudy day make an interesting sad wintry mood. The reflections are perfect and enrich the composition immensely.
Very attractive work,
Ascot (325) 2010-02-16 13:55
This photo epitomizes, for me, Norway. It is a land of such fabulous light and colour such as I have never before experienced. The reflections here are wonderful, and I particularly like the fact that it is an offset reflection, and not merely a mirror image. Almost every photo of a fjord or a harbour will have a red marker buoy, and these two are just perfectly positioned. I'm sorry I don't seem to know how to add a smile, but, believe you me, I am grinning
romanaa (7934) 2010-03-12 7:03
the flawless reflection makes this picture a stunner. Precise light management in difficult conditions makes the sky colours in this shot very likeable.
rasto1893 (526) 2010-03-21 12:39
Beautiful reflection and place, very nice photo ...
fritzi007 (2678) 2010-04-09 15:48
Schöne stimmungsvolle Aufnahme, gratuliere!
claudeD (30421) 2010-04-12 8:45
excellent picture showing the mirror effect in the water in perfection.I like your fotojob here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
bmukherjee (1512) 2010-08-29 13:24
The reflection and light here is amazing! Hard to believe that the water is so steady near the sea. Very quaint houses by the water. I especially like the balance of composition between the spire at the left and the larger house in the foreground.
anesugur (18789) 2010-10-09 13:13
Hello Erling ,
What a great shot with excellent soft colors, reflections and beautiful POV.
Very good work.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
archimatica (20287) 2010-10-11 14:30
Extraordinary picture than my usual view ... the village is lovely and calm water is like a mirror.
Good effect, compliments!
kiks (11749) 2010-10-29 4:23
You have many reflection images on your gallery and i'm glad you post so much because they are of high quality like this one. I love the mood of it and the little orange at the fg brings just teh bit of color that makes the composition get morte life.
JudyR (1671) 2010-11-09 10:13
You've caught the tranquil nature of this lovely community. Just lovely! Congratulations on a crisp, clear photo with great depth of field and control of lighting. So nice! Judy
Robert1969 (6858) 2011-10-03 22:32
Beautiful and a very nice calmness picture, with
a great composition and a great light management.
npecanhuk (60816) 2011-10-18 11:24
Some time ago, I already made a comment on a similar picture taken in the same place!
This one is different, but it's beautiful too!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, contrasts and composition with lovely reflection are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-09 22:59
Hi Erling, I have just found your two images of this delightful little village Island.. I am not sure which I like best. This one is unique as the bright boys play a fun role on the reflection of the building, nice lighting and sharp details. the extra light adding a super touch. TFS Rich
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-02 9:57
this is a good image of this village, I like the excellent details and sharpness here, the reflection game is a bonus, well done,
- Copyright: Erling Henriksen (Hansaphotos) (6415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-08
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, HOYA 72.0 mm SKYLIGHT 1B
- Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The island of Fedje [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-05 2:12
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