This is the famous Geiranger Fjord. The waterfall here is called Seven Sisters and consist of seven separate streams of the Knivsflåelvane (the Knivsflå River). The water is falling around 300 metres down to the fjord.
The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain, while the courtier (a single waterfall opposite of the seven sisters) flirts playfully from across the fjord.
Please note the old farm high up on the slope. There are several farms (now abandonned) around this fjord. The recorded guide on this sightseeing boat told us a lot about them, but I don´t remember exactly if this was the one that could only be reached by ladders. So when the tax collector arrived, they could just pull up the ladders. Or maybe this was the farm where the children had to be tied with ropes to prevent them from falling down. Perhaps this was the farm with so much sun against the slope, that they could grow peaches and tomatoes.
Indeed a very beautiful fjord!
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jurek1951 (37040) 2010-10-04 0:50
Fantastische Ansicht, das Licht und die Landschaft Farben sind vollkommen.
Kielia (21531) 2010-10-04 1:36
outstanding photo work and a very beautiful composition with a fantastic atmosphere. The little cloud is adding a charming touch to this majestic place! My compliments, also for the nice note!
npecanhuk (56368) 2010-10-04 3:38
Very attractive nature photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, natural and beautiful colors, pp, contrasts, large vertical format and simple composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
snunney (72716) 2010-10-04 4:01
A good capture of these cascading waterfalls with a romantic name. The composition is well framed and has pleasing natural colours and excellent sharpness. I like the amusing little anecdote as well. The children having to be tied up would be the one I would go for:-)
asajernigan (19669) 2010-10-04 4:04
This is a fine shot of these famous Norwegian waterfalls. The contrast created between the green mountains and deep blue sky is great. The waterfalls attract the eye nicely giving the shot a sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
jplebrun (21208) 2010-10-04 5:28
la nature dans toute sa splendeur avec cette chute qui dévale cette falaise, les culeurs sont magnifiques.
Cretense (68671) 2010-10-04 5:48
Beautiful place, impressive rocks and waterfalls, great landscape photography! Great composition and framing, flawless light management, wonderful colours!
Fis2 (76986) 2010-10-04 12:02
A very interesting waterfall.
Good frame and superb colors.
anesugur (18783) 2010-10-04 13:06
What a wonderful waterfalls, very beautiful place.
I like it very much.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
jlbrthnn (79789) 2010-10-04 13:36
The light was with your advantage during the catch of the photograph. The panorama is stunning, but most extraordinary is this farm perched at the edge of the abyss. Excellent quality of the realization. Congratulations.
Have a good evening
vasilpro (40557) 2010-10-04 14:43
Wonderful composition, beautiful waterfalls, excellent light management, lovely natural colors, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
danyy (0) 2010-10-04 23:31
des chutes très impressionnantes, prise d'assez loin pour en voir les deux bouts. De la verdure à profusion et des nuages qui s'accrochent comme pour montrer la hauteur de ce roc.
Une photo naturelle à 100%.
emka (64144) 2010-10-04 23:42
Famous geiranger, the most beautiful fjord, and splendid waterfall. I do not see here seven sisters, rather five of them :). With a fear of heights, I wouldn't like to live in this farm. And this with tax collector also not practical, I pay taxes by Internet, no one comes personally.
Gorgeous place, specially with the weather like this.
Graal (92166) 2010-10-05 0:03
great view, fantastic waterfalls. Beautiful nature in Norway.Well done photo. I like it.
Have a nice day.
TopGeo (38080) 2010-10-05 4:43
Hi Gunnar! A very nice view of the in famous Geiranger Fjord. I like the beautiful "cruise-ship trek" from fjord and the good lights here and view.I like the little story with(?) to go with the picture. The clarity is superb.,
holmertz (31302) 2010-10-05 7:16
A marvellous view captured with faultless sharpness and clarity. It's a well cropped composition featuring a wide, black horizontal line of water contrasting very elegantly with the green and grey of the steep mountainside. You have also written an interesting note wth some exotic details.
rey316 (16) 2010-10-05 8:51
Really very beautiful fjord
Admiration and surprise people's desire to live in such a high and inaccessible places
UlfE (14136) 2010-10-05 12:35
Wonderful view you have captured here. Excellent clarity and colours. A perfect composition. I love the little cloud close to the summit. TFS and have a nice evening!
chris04stop (6791) 2010-10-05 16:27
Oh... so a beautiful image, Gunnar! And so a wonderful story: the seven sisters... You know, I write fairy tales and this is one for me! Thanks!
abmdsudi (32505) 2010-10-06 2:57
Breathtaking view of this massive fiord and the seven sisters, the small farms u mention is quite visible and i wonder then how did tey get along with life, with 300m steep cliff and limited flat land. i guess there must a route up there by passing the fiord waterway. A beautiful well balanced image with depth and the streams clearly seen and highly in contrast with the surrounding. Brillant colours and sharpness, with fine textures. Splendid work and useful notes Gunnar! TFS
s_lush (16048) 2010-10-06 10:39
I like this picture very much for the great composition where so many wonderful natural attractions are depicted and for its clarity, sharpness, bright light and beautiful colors. A simply fantastic scene captured perfectly well!
Buin (42120) 2010-10-06 12:23
Diese Landschaft lässt sich nicht mehr überbieten! Dein technisch hervorragendes Foto lässt den Betrachter soviel entdecken und es zeigt die Gesamtsituation so umfassend, dass man aus dem Staunen nicht heraus kommt. Ein wunderbares Foto - ganz nach meinem Geschmack!
Grüße an euch Beide aus dem deutschen Spätsommer!
gildasjan (39558) 2010-10-06 12:56
Impressionnant ce relief et quelles superbes chutes dans ce somptueux environnement vert!
Tout était réuni pour la réussite d'une très belle image.
bukitgolfb301 (32638) 2010-10-06 14:22
Hello my dear Gunnar
So wonderful superb nature shot you catch.
Perfect framework and well matured composition. So bright and comfortable color touch and so clear/sharp presentation in the detail are marvelous too. Blessing on your great job and thanks for sharing, have a good day!
dip (22130) 2010-10-06 23:10
impressive landscape shot,amazing colors,very good clarity and sharpness,well done!
ktanska (22658) 2010-10-07 3:36
Norway at it's best. Waterfall reaching all the way to the fjord, steep cliffs and perfect weather. Different tones of green are brilliant. Good off-centre framing.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-10-09 10:31
A nice natural site under fine light with a refreshing waterfall, it's sooo different from my own Norway experience
Have a nice day jY
Silvio1953 (105527) 2010-10-10 5:31
Ciao Gunnar, splendid landscape with fantastic warterfalls, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
siolaw (37642) 2010-10-17 4:01
These sisters look beautiful! An you had excellent weather with bright sunlight and fine colours due to cerrect exposure. Framing is nice with just enough water at the bottom and enough sky at the top.
pablominto (53744) 2010-10-21 0:01
I notice the small farm in the middle of the hill..!
The place has a stunning view of course, but otherwise rather unpractical I'm afraid so I wonder what made people settle in a place like this...
The fresh green of the vegetation really contrasts with the gray rocks on this fine summer day!
macjake (45588) 2010-10-21 19:57
thats one big waterfall.
very crisp and clear photo, with lots of detailing in the stone.
larsy (28) 2010-11-24 2:51
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-01-15 15:06
Hello Gunnar, this is a very spectacular natural picture and the most extraordinary detail is exactly the farm on the slope!
It seems that some people are very fortunate to be able to have this natural beauty all to themselves!
A very beautiful picture!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (33926)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 0:48
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