This is my favorite place in Norway. It is called Kjerag and it is located near Stavanger on the south west coast. On the rock you are 1000 meter above the fjord.
Nobody has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
mdchachi (1617) 2002-10-28 10:12
Wow, talk about precarious!
sam (897) 2002-10-28 12:24
This is an amazing locale. However, the pose of the couple and the straight-on camera angle has a "Me at ____" snapshot quality, which I don't like. This is a decent photo, but I long to see a more original image of this highly original spot. I'd certainly like to see something with a wide-angle that shows the dramatic 1000m drop.
Nina (4965) 2002-10-29 13:00
What a spot! I agree with Sam's comments, however this is still a good shot in my book.
Rupes (913) 2003-04-13 16:59
Be careful,Man!! :)
Porteplume (3440) 2003-05-03 13:22
Unforgetable view! We missed it again last year, maybe next time.
Nikki must be very confident to join you on that rock!... ;-)
nmess (2301) 2003-06-01 15:07
What a location... Seeing those folks on that rock gives me a shiver. I think in hindsight you probably could have chose a bit better perspective, but given the drop, I might have been hesitant myself. I believe cropping a bit off the sky would aid to emphasize the height.
jorgempf (21) 2003-08-20 14:31
amasing. I think i don't have the corage to take that :)
Ricky (9) 2003-10-03 11:08
avigur_11 (22087) 2003-10-03 13:10
Ok, I dont see all of you! Please take one step back!
I agree with sam. But it's still great.
hantulaut (3441) 2003-10-04 7:05
What a hanging stone! Did u think safety before step onto the stone? :-)
efatapo (185) 2003-10-29 20:30
Wow, this photo makes me nervous just looking at it let alone standing there! Regardless of the composition of this photo I think that it invokes an emotional response from me. That makes it a great shot in my book. Thanks for sharing!
Dinyar (704) 2003-11-02 0:12
Excellent shot. However it would look even better if we didnt the the base rock at the bottom of the picture. I would have cropped out the bottom about 100 Pixels. This would (in my opinion) have given the viewer an idea of the sheer drop. I also like the back drop since it actually indicates or gives a perspective of the height of the rock. I am glad you did not crop off the sky.
I also like the couple on the rock, because although it may have a 'Me at ___' quality, it gives the viewer a better feel of the position of the rock. Had the couple not been there, it would not have been such a great shot.
wata4no (0) 2004-05-27 15:44
Incredible shot Gard! I am afraid of heights and this just made me woozy a bit just by looking at it! LOL :) Those 2 are so brave to stand on that rock! Interesting color below...sort of greenish blue...not necessarily turquoise.
CDez (1415) 2004-06-27 23:32
Fantastique, la nature nous réserve toujours de ces surprise.
kaiser (10) 2004-07-09 8:26
What an amazing sight. You'd have a hard time trying to get me to pose for a photo on it though.
yweinreich (165) 2004-07-25 10:12
AS opposed to one of the other criticques.. I like the pose on the rock - it adds the everyday.. to a spectacular setting. Sometimes the juxtaposition of things really adds something to an image.. where trekearth contributors often go for the spectacular settings - photographs are meant to convey an emotion.. I think this one does..
Xalkida (11744) 2004-11-25 12:14
Nice shot! I hope this rock be stable! :)
aella (117) 2004-11-25 12:37
A little tip, from another newbie, for better tourist shots: photos where the subject is not directly looking at the photograph often look more natural. It's a good compromise between landscape shots (nice, but not very personal) and cliché "so and so in front of" pictures.
You could have caught the subjects sitting with their back at you and looking at the scenery, or one of them pointing at something in the distance, or looking down (ok, maybe looking down is not such a good idea here but you get the idea; catching your friends before they're realized or after they've forgotten you're here)...
roshangar (1682) 2005-11-02 4:15
The picture is great but like others I'm wonder who you got there?
HOBO (5282) 2005-11-03 6:45
I'm quite happy to be here :-))
Fascinating place, great you added the couple to have a scale.
I think sharpness could be better; anyway I like this risky posing, well done!
h_sedghi (880) 2005-11-04 8:54
really nice place and good shot.
i like visit this place.
kkaren (71) 2006-03-23 3:28
whoa! that's scary! nice shot though! =)
schobi (187) 2006-03-23 3:34
Hey! What shall I say - it looks very dangerous!! Well done!
MeAT (1174) 2006-04-11 22:40
I would totally freak up there!!! I think there is a very dramatic effect to this picture even if a wide lens can add to it.
Thanks for sharing such a great place in the world!
Erwinf (584) 2006-04-19 10:31
Brave people standing there!
Please post different views of this location!
Robbi-chan (2) 2006-07-06 13:06
Actually I have seen a photo of this place in a trecking magazine! Nice to see it herre again!
Norway is really beautiful! Hopefully I will have a chance to go there as well soon. (But I am not sure if I will stand there, too ;) ).
Anyway thank you for sharing - a new favorite photo for me :)
Macapuf (119) 2006-08-07 5:15
This is a bit scary but impressive...
papy64 (0) 2006-10-03 12:16
Merci de nous faire découvrir cet endroit... spécial.
femkevdh (2633) 2006-10-03 13:29
Fantastic! Looks so scary! Any idea how long that rock has been hanging there like that? Great composition and great depth.
alford (3981) 2007-01-24 18:33
Wow! What a scene! I wouldn't step above that rock...1000 meters is too high for me! I wish you had another shot without the people, and posted it in the workshop so we can see how high the rock really is! Great catch! rgds.
benkrut (2407) 2007-04-09 20:58
Looking at this picture I imagined myself on this rock and the blood started to freeze in my vains. In don't quite agree with "Me at ____" opinion. It rather shows how crazy are people sometimes to get an original picture and shock their friends.
The presence of those people there makes the photo much more interesting than only the image of fiords.
About the quality - it could be sharper.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-06-24 13:07
wow that looks so scary ! however the quality of the pic is not good in my opinion ! oe and not sharp !
yannt (401) 2008-09-05 21:54
@sam: here is the picture you want: http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bc7JhvNPrnw/R_uKtR32ARI/AAAAAAAAHlk/IgpqJZbjJ8o/NO-+9053.JPG
Il est vrai que certaines photos donne l'impression qu'il n'y a d'apic que dans la perspective.
Mais le coté sympa de cette photo, c'est qu'on se dit: comment ils ont fait pour y aller!
Une fois qu'on en a vu d'autres (photos), le charme disparait.
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-07-24 7:43
very nice and perilous shoot.
robelnarte (6) 2009-07-30 13:54
Very nice shot!Very nice capture! the colors , contrast and sharpness are very well done!but it seems scary ..for the couple to do some posing on that clip rock...
Best regards ,
xenia_p (100) 2009-12-14 10:33
Amazing and frightening at the same time...
RajGiraddi (60) 2010-01-23 21:32
Excellent shot.... Mr. Rock, you better be stable!
billakos773 (253) 2010-04-23 8:45
IT'S A VERY NICE SHOT!!WHAT A VIEW!!! WHAT A STRANGE PLACE!!! WELL DONED!!!
bloublou (144) 2010-07-14 6:10
ahah so funny place :D
clic (16616) 2010-09-07 13:03
Don't you step again on that wedged rock!
Remember in Disney's cartoon the sad story of the coyote who got crushed by the falling boulder!!
Quite spectacular, indeed!
vitalonga (45) 2010-12-12 6:09
Very brave... Very nice shot....
Thanks for sharing..
fourty (20) 2013-02-27 6:16
This photo is very nice, I would love to go there and make one myself.
I agree it could be more dramatic, but I guess that on those cliffs you don't get much chance to walk around and take shots.
- Copyright: Gard Karlsen (gard) (142)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: A short tale about Stavanger
- Theme(s): Balancing Rocks and Arches, Places i want to visit! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2002-10-28 9:16
- Favorites: 23 [view]