It's the third time on a row I try to post this picture. I send the wrong ones by accident, but now I checked once again, it's the one!
I especially like Norway under this light, maybe not the ideal weather for tourisme but certainly the atmosphere I most love.
And it must have inspired artists as Ibsen or Grieg, don't you think?
From National Parks site, about Jotunheimen moutains:
In 1862, inspired by the wild landscape and influenced by Norse mythology, the Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje gave these mountains their present name - "Jotun" means giant, and that is exactly what Jotunheimen is - the Home of the Giants . In ancient Norse mythology the gods lived in Åsgard, the humans in Midgard, and the bad giants in Jotunheimen .
(If the giants of the viking age had the dimensions of the mountains in Jotunheimen one would surely be afraid of them! ;-)
Critiques | Translate
richtersl (3546) 2004-07-31 8:25
Very nice, Viviane! The only thing missing from this composition is a Viking ship. :-)
What really strikes me about this photo is the emptiness you portray: no pleasure boats, people, or cottages. It's a stark landscape complete with mountain fog. I am reminded of being an explorer who has set his/her eyes on this place for the first time.
Interesting reflection on the lake, by the way.
Didi (57620) 2004-07-31 13:11
Je comprends votre attirance pour ce pays, le paysage est splendide avec quatre dégradés de luminosité différentes.
Pas une habitation dans cet immense espace, heu ! A combien de km se trouve la prochaine station de bus ?
kajenn (2428) 2004-07-31 19:24
This is exactly how it look, Viviane. High situated mountain lakes and valleys behind; low hanging clouds and a moist deserted landscape. You've portrayed this and the light and the emptiness well. It's easy to understand that places like this played a great part in the mythology. Well done!
Burnham (2428) 2004-08-07 6:58
Oh wow, what a spectacular view! The colours are great, but I think there might be some JPG artefacts here, not sure though, but it looks a bit blurry on my screen. Never mind I think it's just lovely and by the way, the wikings WERE that big! ;oD
nmess (2301) 2004-10-06 21:51
I love these high mountains and their hidden lakes. Though I'm sure you were frustrated with the clouds and mist, but it really does add to the feel that is often part of a visit to such places. The image seems just a little blurred, but doesn't really hurt.