SEVEN SISTERS OF NORWAY
Anyone who has visited Norway knows of the country’s extraordinary attraction to inhabitants and visitors alike — unbridled natural beauty, the attractive descendents of the Vikings, and a low population density. Nowhere else are there such beautiful fjords. Geirangerfjord, seen in this photograph is approximately 700 meters (over 2000 feet) in depth, one of the deepest among the myriad magical coves on the western coast of Norway. Like the other fjords, it was carved during the glaciation period, or ice age — spanning the period 1.3 million to 11,000 years ago. Large boulders pulled along by retreating glaciers created many of the deep valleys by abrasive action.
During the June of 1994 I was serving as the cultural enrichment lecturer on the beautiful small cruise ship, the Royal Viking Queen, which had started from Tower Bridge on the Thames River in London and sailed to Bergen, then meandered up the coast of Norway to the North Cape. Early one morning, as the ship sailed into the Geirangerfjord, the rain and fog seemed impenetrable. A photo I posted a year and a half ago, the Floating Deck, was shot with the all pervasive mist and drizzle. At the end of the day, as the Queen sailed out of the fjord, the weather cleared up, and I captured this shot of the the waterfalls, “The Seven Sisters,” illuminated by sunlight refracted through the veil of water. I recently scanned the 15-year old Kodachrome slide for Trekearth.
It is a pleasure to dedicate this image to two Norwegian friends on Trekearth, Pablo Minto and Jack R. Johanson.
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ManuMay (35019) 2009-11-19 21:30
Nature as its best!!
Powerful and dynamic, great composition and play of lines, very good option on vertical...Very good!!
And interesting note indeed...
Have a nice day...
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-11-19 21:44
Hi, Bulent -
Magnificent scenery; a bit moody, perhaps, but incredibly dramatic. A good quality scan, too; details of the mist are well preserved. And the light is superb.
ls7902 (7328) 2009-11-19 21:50
What a great shot and good quality scan. Remind me of a movie I saw the other night with a Norwegian setting. Great vertical wall to give you an idea how deep the fjord is. Best Regards. Latiff.
Dashab (2564) 2009-11-19 22:02
What a gorgeous scenery and what a great quality scan!
The vertical format allows us to get an idea of the height of the waterfall and I love the light illuminating it and the water as well as the composition with the other mountains off in the distance sloped in the opposite direction.
Thank you for sharing. Greetings from Prague, Dasha
Morac (27665) 2009-11-19 22:28
Bonjout Bulent :
Quel beau paysage !
La lumière est superbe
La netteté est parfaite.
jasmis (57824) 2009-11-19 22:32
Wild, severe and... splendid.
An impressive shot in superb vertical frame.
bostankorkulugu (42080) 2009-11-19 22:45
nefis bişey bu bülent bey... norveç fiyordları her zaman aklımda, bu karenizle beni daha da çok heveslendirdiniz...
selamlar, kuzeyden öpücükler...
Buin (42330) 2009-11-19 22:57
I love the somehow magic atmosphere in this photo - caused by the light and the bit haze. A photo really to marvel and to look at a bit longer. A really great photo!
Greetings from sunny Germany!
Leconte (5795) 2009-11-19 23:43
an atmosphere with this very interesting play of light and water.
sevy (15365) 2009-11-19 23:50
Nice composition against the light, it allowed to make well visible the water falls and to get a strong contrast.
izmirli (3987) 2009-11-19 23:51
merhaba sevgili bülent bey
muhteşem bir manzara ve harika görüş açısı.tebrikler,ellerinize sağlıkkk.
phwall (6785) 2009-11-20 0:59
There are few sights to challenge the beauty of a waterfall and this one would top the list.
This reminds me of my one and only trip to Norway back in 1976, for me it was the waterfalls, cascading into the fjords that left a lasting impression. Oh, and the Norwegians taste for all things alcoholic....I digress.
It's a beautiful shot, a perfect moment forever frozen in time.
The silver of the backlit water shines like Spring rain.
It's a wonderful shot, congratulations Bulent.
snunney (84887) 2009-11-20 1:32
The lovely soft light turns this fine composition into a very atmospheric one. I like the angle of view with the diagonally crossing rock faces providing a backdrop to the falls. Together they make for a very dynamic image. Good colours and clarity.
cmarino (2488) 2009-11-20 1:58
Superb... the balance of the blue palette is just perfect here.
npecanhuk (66324) 2009-11-20 3:49
That place is truly magnificent and your photograph is awesome! The Country and its fjords are a dream-place for me!
Vertical format, sharpness, exposure and pov are all excellent!
The simple composition is effective and quite attractive!
Superb photo job!
TFS - congratulations!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-11-20 5:23
Hello Bulent! Superb vertical shot. Amazing waterfall. Good exposure. Very good shot. Well done!
herowono (0) 2009-11-20 5:30
Very beautiful nature photo! Great light, color and composition. Well done! TFS
My best regards,
jwmunro (286) 2009-11-20 8:01
Hello Bulent -
This is a nice scene and a bit moody with the back light and dark shadows. I do like the specular highlights in this scene as they seem to be a critical element of the scene. The haze, under normal circumstances would be a big draw back, seems to work well and enhances the moodiness of the scene. Well done with the transfer to digital.
Than you for sharing.
carper (96) 2009-11-20 8:34
on Flickr they would say away-some.
it's a marvelous place, Bulent, a fantastic composition, technical very good with the speed and the balance in the good shot, very good photo job here, have a very good weekend my friend.
gentedilivello (3095) 2009-11-20 8:42
this is a wonderful place, almost magic! You caught this waterfall from a nice POV; the light of the sun makes the atmosphere very suggestive.
Have a nice weekend.
Didi (57256) 2009-11-20 11:55
Salam my friend
Looks like a staue under the fall, thank's to the lights direction.
Good management of the exposure in theese hard conditions.
Greetings from Orléans.
anesugur (18789) 2009-11-20 13:07
Gerçekten çok ilginç ve de çok güzel bir yer.
İyi bir hafta sonu dileğiyle. Uğur
chawax (19476) 2009-11-20 13:22
Wow, wonderful waterfalls ! Your framing makes us feel how high these falls are.
Hansaphotos (6901) 2009-11-20 15:39
Well composed image from the impressive mountains surronding the Geirangerfjord in my country. The light is well managed. The dominating grey and blue tones of this image makes emphasizes the main attraction, "The Seven Sisters". You have got a good angle to capture the light hitting the waterfall. Nice reflections in the fjord as well. Very interesting and informative note. I`m adding this photo to my theme: My favourite photos from Norway. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
Best regards from Norway, Erling
dareco (17134) 2009-11-20 20:41
Oh wow! This must be totally breathtaking to see. A beautiful picture with the perfect pov. Lovely detail. TFS
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2009-11-21 15:04
Hello my dear Bulent
What is another great shot!
Good composition/framework and perfect light control are excellent as usual! I perceive the greatness of the nature from yours !!!
Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a nice Sunday !
delpeoples (53167) 2009-11-21 20:39
Hi Bulent, congratulations on this spectacular piece of photggraphy. The vertical format was an excellent choice for this subject, eyt we see enough of the BG to know the type of landscape we are travelling in. This beauty reminds me very much of Milford Sound in New Zealand. What an amazing place you have brought to us, thank you. Warm regards from a very hot and humid Sydney, Lisa
yedirenk (11244) 2009-11-22 7:49
merhaba Bülent hocam,
enfes bir doğa görüntüsünü harika çerçevelemişsiniz..sunum çok şık..birde bakış açınız süper..ellerinize sağlık.selamlar,sevgiler
KemaLMerT (12044) 2009-11-22 16:55
TEK KELİME İLE HARİKA...KUTLARIM.
avene (12675) 2009-11-23 7:54
impressive quality for this 15-year old photo, I like a lot the silver-like shine and strong lines of the waterfall that create a beautiful sense of flowing motion. the reflection is a nice accent, great shot.
BWJ (3064) 2009-11-23 12:10
What an inspiring composition of “The Seven Sisters” waterfalls. I like very much the soft silvery colors creating a moody atmosphere of wonder. Your POV from the ship allowed wonderful perspective to illustrate the enormous height of the falls. It is a great shot!
jemaflor (85476) 2009-11-23 12:10
A great fjord and a so beautiful shot with an interesting result, the light is wonderful for the views of these falls, bravo !
jhm (140054) 2009-11-24 4:40
Hello Dear Bulent,
More that 15 year old but certainly very news through the a lot raindays in these regio.
The colours and lights are very nice, good captured and composed.
Very well done, TFS.
paololg (31448) 2009-11-25 5:17
Ciao dear Bulent,
interesting and suggestive images, games especially on the masterful handling of light. The cascading water seems to continue through the pleasant reflection. Considering that the picture was captured in 1994 I have to do to you the compliments for the excellent work with the scanner. Very good!
Ciao, have a beautiful time!
Jakab (3867) 2009-11-26 5:43
as it is the case often the limited range of colours makes the colour picture more effectful. The fall itself is very impressive (of course, not because of its volume but thanks to its wild environment), composition and exposition (just on the narrow path between overexposed sky and underexposed rocks) support the effect perfectly.
Cretense (68691) 2009-11-27 2:21
Hello, dear Bulent!
Amazing place, excellent landscape photography! Perfect composition and framing, excellent light management, it looks like if it was light and not water coming down those imposing rocks! Congratulations!
Uhu (8475) 2009-11-27 3:38
Geiranger fjord, I was there also! Quite a picturesque place it is, and your photo depicts it's beauty very good.
And the waterfalls, of course - all these Norwegian waterfalls - they are so special.
JCG (35129) 2009-11-27 8:50
15 years of scanned photographs that must represent an impressing number of images !!! These cruisings in these fjords must be splendid, I hope to be able, one day, visit this marvellous country. Pretty catch of sight on this water fall with back-light, these bluish colours gives an atmosphere particular to the photograph and the landscape. Beautiful and interesting glance, thank you Bülent.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
ChrisJ (99260) 2009-11-27 8:57
It looks like Milford Sound in New Zealand, with the sparkling waterfalls & verdant green cliffs as a backdrop. Good sharpness & smart choice of a vertical frame. Tfs!
mesutilgim (85420) 2009-11-27 15:05
Selam sevgili Bülent dost,
Norveç fyordlarından mükemmel bir görüntü ! Adeta monokrom lezzetinde bir çalışma. Mükemmel bakış açısı, çok iyi bilgilendirme notları.
Tebrikler, iyi bayramlar
Selam ve sevgiler
MLINES (12516) 2009-11-27 23:43
Hi Bulent, A well composed and presented photo of this spectacular wall of rock. The waterfalls add a lot to this and add interest as well as a splash of colour. Just enough water in the foreground to balance the shot. As always your suscinct note adds to the photo immensely. TFS. Murray.
JanD (0) 2009-11-28 12:36
Amazing landscape. Excellent waterfall. Fantastic take.
anokutan (15097) 2009-11-28 13:16
Bülent bey merhaba,
Olağanüstü güzel bir çalışma.Çok da heybetli.Suyun inişi çok nefis.Suya düşen ışık da harika.Selamlar.
papagolf21 (86746) 2009-11-28 13:25
Bonsoir, mon ami Bulent,
La photo est belle, il faut reconnaître que le sujet facilite la beauté, mais cela ne suffit pas. Vous avez réussi avec maestria une photo de grande qualité. Le jeu de lumière, les couleurs, les reflets, tout dans la composition respire calme et beauté.
daddo (24406) 2009-11-28 22:55
Merhaba Bulent Bey. When one adds up all the topographical sisters from around the world, one would come up with an impressive assembly. Nay shots of the attractive Viking descendants? The waterfalls are impressive, their height and elegant shape. Beautiful control of light. Selamlar. Klaudio.
Silvio1953 (123561) 2009-11-29 0:53
Ciao Bulent, beautiful view of wonderful waterfall, splendid light, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
CLODO (30597) 2009-11-29 2:33
Photographing = writing with the light!
You have really applied the definition!
Good photograph work
Dyerco (10185) 2009-11-29 8:29
An impressive waterfall and you really nailed it in this light. Nicely composed and beautifully done.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-11-29 10:27
C'est une merveille ces chutes d'eau éclairées par notre sunlight naturel. J'aime cette blancheur qui se détache de la paroi sombre et se prolonge sur la mer.
Bonne soirée !
Signal-Womb (13048) 2009-11-29 13:50
Hi Bulent, that is such a beautiful sight, such an example of grandeur. The scale of these falls is apparent. Norway is certainly on list for must see. Regrads Steve.
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-11-29 15:31
Ola amigo ,
Lindas estas quedas de agua , os detalhes da agua a cair estão fantásticos , boa luz e cores, bom uso da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2009-11-29 15:41
Olağanüstü bir güzellik, harika bir sunum hocam. Ellerinize sağlık, iyi bayramlar.
claudio74 (7263) 2009-11-29 21:17
Nice vertical size, you managed well the lighness for a beautiful; result.
emka (79875) 2009-11-29 21:55
Splendid view of the seven sisters waterfall taken from below. I know this from above - from the new platformbuilt above Geiranger. Indeed, Geiranger is the most impressive of the Norway fjords. An old photo scan, but still excellent quality, with silvery glittering.
Warm regards from Warsaw
sacavem (18610) 2009-11-30 11:14
Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Beautiful postcard of this cascade.
ciakgiak (30421) 2009-11-30 13:27
Hello dear Bulent,
this is a really fantastic place with an outstanding view of the waterfall thanks to the perfect POV.
The light of the sun created a surreal,
hypnotic and suggestive atmosphere.
Congratulations and TFS.
Have a great week.
mauro61 (52623) 2009-11-30 13:45
un luogo spettacolare che hai reso al meglio con questo taglio verticale e una resa quasi monocromatica.
Perfetta gestione della luce,
Vasa (16778) 2009-11-30 14:57
How it is wonderful, dear friend Bulent! The scenery is great and your realization is the best. I have some difficulties to leave this spectacular view. All compliments, warm regards,
belido (19934) 2009-11-30 15:32
I see you have a good taste for the falls :) What an impressive composition. Not even the light against you was a problem. Actually it creates a nice atmosphere. Very good shot and excellent scanning work!
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-30 21:32
Simply stunning vertical capture of this beautiful fjorid wall of gently cascading water.
The lighting here is special giving the whole image a mystical feel.
Graal (97857) 2009-12-01 0:07
beautiful place. Good POV and vertical composition. An interesting informations. Well presentation of waterfalls.
salvator (19102) 2009-12-01 3:21
Hello Bulent Bey,
Wooow and wooowwww. It looks absolutely fantastic. The blue hue, the flowing watrfall and the glimmering water make this a masterpiece that is a feast to our eyes.
Iyi bayramlar. Bayram gecti, daha once yazamadigim icin ozur dilerim.
jmcl (14535) 2009-12-02 11:32
I hope this note finds you and yours well .. This is awesome .. the exposure on the water .. the vertical height and vastness .. but most of all the contrast and the dark make this so powerful ... tremendous .. take care, John
simplyoga (6492) 2009-12-03 0:21
wowww.. what a beautiful view..
you took it from a perfect angle with a perfect lighting..
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
pablominto (53744) 2009-12-03 0:53
This is a much photographed place, as seen from passing ships!
However I think it is a difficult subject as most images are mediocre at the best...
This is probably the best I have seen, for two reasons - you have found the best possible point of view, and the angle of light is really great!
paura (47166) 2009-12-04 3:27
Excellent pov showing the beautiful water fall. Lighting is also very nice.
Nice to know that you will be in Rio de Janeiro on 25 January. Let's plan something to do together.
PJE (20758) 2009-12-05 7:34
Very nice composition here Bulent revealing marvelous blues of mountain scenery. Very good composition.
stelli (2993) 2009-12-05 15:07
Breathtaking! IT sends off a sense of mystery and owe! Great work! Thank you for sharing! Regards Stella
Hunkar (6866) 2009-12-05 18:27
Doğanın güzelliğini bu kadar ustaca gösteren fotoğraf zor bulunur.
jmdias (56127) 2009-12-06 11:14
amazing view of these falls. the work, even with a difficult light, got the best results.perfect framing, pov and sharpness.we can enjoy the power of this landscape. well done
giorgimer (34868) 2009-12-06 13:47
it's a really wonderful capture, with a spectacular cascade raising out from the dark
Very well done!
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-12-07 13:17
No many colors, but a beautifull fall, and really superb effects of the light on the water.
All the best,
Gerrit (48262) 2009-12-07 17:16
wonderful composition and landscape in magnificent and perfectly controlled light.
adores (37563) 2009-12-07 17:50
I like it! It's an old one, but it keeps the beauty of the place - you have done a good job with the scanner. The waterfall coming down the huge rock is fabulous. I like this light also.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-12-08 0:40
You were lucky with the conditions, you got to see two moods of the fiords. Beautiful falls and beautifully captured, the backlight shows them well. Well composed and thanks for sharing.
siam2005 (1566) 2009-12-08 10:24
bella foto, bello il posto... estremamente suggestiva. eccezionale il riflesso d'argento nell'acqua. Molto belle le tonalità che si fondono.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-12-09 4:47
Bulent, this is awesome, magical sort of scene, surreal. Fine work as always.
Angshu (55914) 2009-12-09 7:59
Hello Professor 'A'
One of the most photographed places from Norway, but you captured this well especially with the light on the high falls and the glitter on the water. Though taken in backlight, the quality is excellent and a wonderful quality of scan!
With Warmest Regards
mineelci (1535) 2009-12-11 0:04
çok güzel biryermiş, darısı kendi gözlerimin başına:)
çok zamandır haberleşemedik Bülent Hocam, umarım herşey yolundadır..sevgiler
alvaraalto (6177) 2009-12-14 1:06
I think a little bit of nostalgia is allow sometimes. It is such a long time ago that I admired this scenic beauty with my own eyes. No digital cameras than, so only some paltry slides are left of that moment.
Juntas (7960) 2009-12-14 2:23
Hi Bulent. Great quality for a scan. Your composition shows very well the beauty of that place. Very nice the reflections on the water and light well captured. Great work. BEst regards.
buscape (6219) 2009-12-14 13:44
even we can only see a small part of this wonderful landscape, one can imagine how impressive it must be to sail along impressive cliffs and waterfalls through such beautiful Fjords. Due to the sunlight the illuminated waterfall is well contasted to the black rock face. Nice scan with really good quality. I like it.
mkamionka (30694) 2009-12-20 1:48
it is a spectacular view, thanks for sharing it.
The waterfall is really magnificent. Light conditions difficult but enhance the atmosphere. Nice composition with the other mountain being there in a shade.
danyy (0) 2009-12-30 23:54
jamais évident de prendre un contre jour, mais ici, il permet à cette chute d'eau, d'apporter la lumière sur la photo, l'écume joue aussi ce même rôle.
Un cadrage vertical qui donne beaucoup de hauteur à ce roc.
Bonne et heureuse année 2010.
serp2000 (40350) 2010-01-08 3:54
Impressive shot and interesting note! My compliments! It is really great work! Thanks!
Greeting from Ural,
Longroute (19396) 2010-02-10 3:00
A very beautiful image and a well framed composition. The choice of pov and format allows to appreciate all the grandeur of this mountain and fall and the nearly monochromatism make for a highly graphic image.
loves_summer (1310) 2010-02-18 7:56
I like the vertical perspective you chose to take this shot--it really shows off the size of these falls. Also, good use of natural light, and very interesting note.
Thanks for sharing!
wolf38 (31282) 2010-02-20 7:35
Hello Bulent. You've captured with your camera is a wonderful aesthetic landscape. It is a beauty like from another world. Really great in its effect on the viewer. Regards, wolfgang.
darek1978 (13361) 2010-02-21 15:27
This photograph is impressively powerful. Excellent choice of color and vertical composition and just the proper amount of light. I'm very impressed!
Thanks for sharing,
patdeph (35748) 2010-02-25 10:09
the mountains and the waterfalls are really splendid,and I love how the silvered falls and reflections are shining in the dark landscape,the effect is absolutly wonderful!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-03-03 12:43
My dear friend Bülent,
I visited this fjord in 2002 and have unforgettable memories of the beauty of this place. Lovely image, did not lose the quality to be scanned. It continued thrilling, with beautiful light and excellent contrast of colors.
colinb (1590) 2010-03-03 18:08
Wow, truly impressive scene you've captured here. Love that the sun is shining at an angle that you can see the wetness of the water on the rocks adjacent to the falls. And the vertical frame really accentuates the majesty of the view. Well done!
Urs (14082) 2010-03-16 22:05
What an extraordinary waterfall, but also your composition is excellent, showing the waterfall in its full glory. The waterfall looks like falling silver, well seen indeed. Good photo job. Thanks for your critique of my Penang shot.
mathieu_greg (354) 2010-03-23 6:48
Very nice framing and nice contrast between the dark foreground and the secound clif.
svefay (808) 2010-09-19 5:27
cok guzel bir manzara, elinize saglik...
speedymanu (3585) 2010-10-09 23:09
a truly magnificent composition with a sophisticated and delicate light. Much as already rightfully been said about this image so I'll just join the cheering crowd : congratulations.
macjake (57074) 2012-01-26 16:08
Norway surely is beautiful isn't!
I was there myself a few years back, but didn't take many photos worthy of posting - long story for another day!
you've captured a tranquil scene here.
the long flow of water the longer vertical cliff really gives a sense of height and power, yet also elegance.
ulkuakyuz (30) 2012-12-11 21:21
Bambaska bir deneyim orada olmak, insanin nefesini kesen, varligini sorgulatan bir guzellik, buyulu bir yer..
Yeniden bu defa kara yolu ile gitmeyi Geiranger koyunde bir kac gun konaklamayi ve yeniden deneyimlemeyi istiyoruz.
Cok guzel bir kare yakalamissiniz, tesekkurler.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (35743)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1994-06-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon-2020, AF Nikkor 35-70mm 1:3.3-4.5
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favourite foreign photos from Norway [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 21:04
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