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Following on from my last photograph, Olden might not in itself have been a terribly inspiring little town other than for its old church, but it gave us the opportunity to travel to admire the Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalsbreen) 25 kilometres to the south.

We were taken by 'bus to a Mountain Lodge and thereafter had a fairly easy 3 Km uphill walk to the glacier through stunning scenery despite there being a light drizzle most of the time. In this picture you can see the early part of the track which gradually narrowed later and you can also see the glacier in the distance.

The Briksdal Glacier is, in fact, one of the most accessible and best known arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier and what was most disconcerting was that along this pathway we passed markers showing to where the glacier had extended 100, 50 and just 10 years ago and so the recession of the glacier has been remarkably swift.

In the workshop I'll show how those less able to walk the 3 Km can have the opportunity to be taken by special cars. And also a delightful gentleman who accompanied us along the route.

ISO 250, 1/320 sec at f/9, focal length 35mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 427 N: 7251] (29098)
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