Photographer's Note

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Following on from my last photograph this is another view of Undredal, this time taken from the lower part of the little village from close to the fjord, Aurlandsfjorden. The two small fields which you see in this picture and my last are the only areas of cultivated land here and that is the reason why the vast majority of the farming here involves the rearing of goats which can graze on the steep mountain slopes.

It is interesting to note that, because of its extensive mountains and fjords, the amount of Norway's land which is capable of being cultivated is a mere 2.2% of its total land area - which is remarkably small when we consider that the figure for the United Kingdom is 25.3%, Spain 34% and France 35.2%.

In this picture you can also see Undredal's famous little church which is the smallest Stave Church in Scandinavia. I shall show some more pictures of that later.

ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/8, focal length 70mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7660] (30513)
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