Odda, a small town at the end of the Hardangerfjord was once called Norway's ugliest town, because it was the centre of the norwegian heavy industry, although the region shows nothing but spectacularly beautiful scenery, blessed by a majestic landscape of mountains, a fjord and a glacier.
I hope to help with this picture to change the balance in the other direction...
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difty93 (545) 2008-05-29 13:45
very interesting shot with wonderful colours and very good sharpness!
Hunkar (7050) 2008-05-29 13:45
lovely houses with vivid colors of the town ..
emanuela (1257) 2008-05-29 13:49
looks like lego!
surprising volums and frames love your colors and your capture
kiks (11777) 2008-05-29 13:53
very pretty scene, i just love this colored houses they are really cute and you catch it with a great POV and exposure.
polpo56 (15136) 2008-05-29 14:01
a wonderful shot!
many different colors for many similar houses.
casperduppy (1590) 2008-05-29 14:05
Ugly?! Maybe the town, but no way your view! Kinda quaint really, cute colourful houses, perched on the hill like this. I think you have redressed the balance.. nice :) Casper
npecanhuk (68118) 2008-05-29 14:31
That's a picture with excellent POV, composition and sharpness!
It shows a very interesting and good looking town in Norway!
I'm sure that this photo will change the idea about this town being ugly... at least, among TE members!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
PS.: Sorry, no points available at the moment, but the shot is worth lots of them!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-05-29 14:41
Lovely colourful picture! The wide variety of the colours in the houses is great!
bobocortis (15988) 2008-05-29 14:51
A wonderful colorful town!
I'd like to live there!
I like this no-perspective shot, where all the buildings are apparently placed on a same plan.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2008-05-29 15:04
Hello! Very nice shot of a typical norwegian village with colorful houses. Very good frame. I like your picture, it reminds me a holidays in Norway. Best regards! Andrzej
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-05-29 15:24
This is intresthing view on part of Odda full of beautiful houses
Very beautiful not ugly
jmdias (57527) 2008-05-29 15:57
it is so strange, it is like an unreal town, created by a child or by a naif painter. Wonderful colors, pov, light, compo, everythings is nice here. fantastic work. congratulations
ecoli1946 (259) 2008-05-29 16:35
Superbe composition. Les couleurs sont tout simplement sublimes entre autres parce que les feuilles viennent d'éclore et qu'elles présentent une teinte vert très pale (je dirais, vert tendre!) J'imagine les habitants de ces maisons vouloir trouver les couleurs les plus originales.
Techniquement la photo est très bonne: nette, lumière bien dosée.
jramos (507) 2008-05-29 21:53
Interesting town, nice colors and funny pattern formed by the similar house molds. Overall good photo.
avishek_khan (544) 2008-05-29 22:13
Fantastic framing with those beautiful colourful houses. And surely, it would help to promote the beauty of this small town.
izmirli (3987) 2008-05-29 23:02
wonderful interesting lovely houses.magnificent lovely colours and composition.well done.
JPlumb (3159) 2008-05-29 23:50
Hi Kris, I like the repetition in the houses climbing up the steep hill, with the great variety of colour. It gives the town a bit of character I think. Nicely seen on your part, and taken from a very good position to give this kind of composition.
maltese (22853) 2008-05-30 0:51
j'ai aussi posté un photo ce quartier d'Odda prise lors de mon passage dans cette ville et c'est vrai qu'il transforme apporte de la couleur dans cet environnement industriel!!
un beau cadrage serré et des couleurs bien rendues
Beau travail, amicalement
Hussein_Kefel (819) 2008-05-30 0:58
The picture is sharp with very good POV.
But your description doesn't match when you put it as the ugliest town. The multi colors of these houses are so unique that the town deserves to be
described as 'Gorgeous' as it is.
Kielia (23993) 2008-05-30 1:30
Looks like a town on a model railway! Great POV and amazing colours.
Thank you for sharing!
Philippe (11836) 2008-05-30 7:15
Hi, Kris. I think it's a paradise for photographers. The variety of colours is a real bliss here. Amazing to see how the houses have been built on the slope. The contrasts are very good and very rich. I also like the trees that show nature is still present in the town.
dta (69442) 2008-06-01 13:29
Hello Kris ,
Wonderful colors and a very good framing for these buildings that look like doll's houses .
leo61 (0) 2008-06-01 13:31
What a nice patchwork of architecture.Great shot of these wonderful painted houses and good contrast with the soft green tones of the trees.
baddori (19985) 2008-08-26 12:25
It seems at first glance something that has already met the eye with special places, its Norway.
But here add a distorted symmetry, which forms a concentrated other 20, 30 photos.
aarietti (90) 2008-09-12 14:13
Please Where is it?
smash2707 (3320) 2010-05-08 16:31
Nice eye catching colors. I love the repetition of the beautiful houses. Regards, Yvonne
fritzi007 (7528) 2013-01-20 12:33
sehenswert diese norwegische kleinstadt, wirklich sehr gut gemacht!
tatadalou (6727) 2013-05-05 9:08
This thumbnail and the title attracted me to this old-posted picture. The ordered alignment of these coloured houses and the green spring tones in a flat plan give a surrealisic picture.
Hasvelt (88) 2013-06-29 11:27
This is a beautiful photo.
- Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) (7322)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: OLYMPUS E-510
- Exposure: f/5.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 13:43
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