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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Himmelsk, Weekend Reflections, Shadow Shot Sunday and Scenic Sunday

Nordkapp, the North Cape, is a 307 meters high plateau
dropping off right into the arctic ocean, "on top of Norway".
At 70* 10' 21" north, pretty much also "on top of the world".




We were there on August 15. this year, 
a couple of weeks after the midnight sun season ended.
All the same, the sunset was spectacular
as we watched the sun sink into the arctic ocean.





Here with the famous globe on the edge of the plateau.
Plenty of tourists even though it was late in the season.





The setting sun's reflection in the panoramic windows 
of the North Cape Centre,
which houses exhibitions, museums, information, 
restaurants and of course the inevitable souvenir shop.





Shadows from the setting sun in the North Cape Centre hall.










Opposite the setting sun was the rising moon,
rising over a landscape colored red by the last sunrays.





Skywatch Friday season 5, episode 10

Skywatch Friday




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47 comments:

Inge said...

Wauuu nogle flotte billeder Inger-M, jeg vil SÅ gerne derop engang, og opleve det syn. Indtil da glæder jeg mig over dine billeder. Tak og god weekend.

TorAa said...

What a scenic and memorable moment.
Excellent shot - thanks for sharing.

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Carletta said...

Oh WOW, beautiful shots!
Love the lighting in the shadow shots and the silhouettes. A very well composed reflection shot. :)
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joo said...

Spectacular! The second one is simply awesome!
Happy SWF!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Wonderful images. Always look over your shoulder when shooting sunsets!

Andrew said...

Beautiful images...so lovely to see.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for sharing such beauty !


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Gemma Wiseman said...

Magical setting sunlight in these photos! So romantic!

Karen said...

A beautiful series of shots!

Elaine said...

memories in your mind and kept alive through such nice pictures. it's nice to see other parts of our world even if only through pictures

Kel said...

love the stone wall and the sillhouetted globe shot

J Bar said...

Amazing.
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ladyfi said...

What a fabulous place. These shots are amazing!

forgetmenot said...

Those photos are so beautiful--what a great place to be when the sun is setting. Not a bad shot of the moon either!!!! Love to travel to your part of the world sometime--such great beauty. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

Those photos are so beautiful--what a great place to be when the sun is setting. Not a bad shot of the moon either!!!! Love to travel to your part of the world sometime--such great beauty. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

MarieElizabeth said...

These are gorgeous! I love when you get a chance to see the setting sun and rising moon at the same time, such a treat.

Ebie said...

I want to be there to experience the beautiful moon rise and sun set!

Such gorgeous golden colors of the reflection.

REJEN said...

Meget meget smukt...;)Godt fanget..

Anette said...

Fantastiske billeder! God dag

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Anette said...

Hej igen - nej jeg kan ikke bruge funktionenen under open ID hvor der står wordpress. MIn blog er ikke hosted hos wordpress.com :-)

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous light in these images.

nattsyrransphoto said...

Thank you for sharing this fantastisc pictures!!!!

SigridfraEnget said...

Fantastiske bilder fra en storslått del av Norge!!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty.

Please come see my Skywatch

Sivinden said...

Det må ha vært en opplevelse - SÅ vakkert!

Francisca said...

You've got each meme covered beautifully with this sunset series, Inger.

Marianne said...

Fantastiske bilder! Hvert eneste ett!
Ønsker deg en fin helg!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those pictures are just beautiful Inger. I can only imagine how wonderful to be -- literally -- onn top of the world! Thank you for sharing this remarkable place.

Kim, USA said...

I love the orange hues on all the photos. The reflection is stunning too. ^_^ Happy weekend!

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James said...

Outstanding shots!

biebkriebels said...

I was there in June, it was so impressive, it was the highlight of my tour. Love to see the pictures again.

'Tsuki said...

Nice place ! Thanks for sharing this marveloous moment of life, with such nice pictures...

LauraX said...

beautiful photos Inger...I recogized the globe immediately from photos my father took in Norway this summer when he was there with my mother, sister and brother in law...You live in one of the most beautiful countries on earth my friend.

Lille said...

Very, very beautiful photos!
Love the sun and the see!
Hava a nice weekend ,
:-)

Lesley said...

Beautiful spot, especially at sunset.

Al said...

Fantastic shots from a part of the world I'd love to visit. I've never seen the midnight sun or the Northern lights.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Fotokarusellen said...

Fantastisk flott bilder fra Nordkapp.
Virkelig en veldig vakker bildeserie. Well done.

Mors Hjertekurv said...

Helt fantastiske bilder , og nydelige flotte farger. Favoritten var nok det nest siste med globusen og solnedgangen som var ekstra fint :D Med ønske om en trivelig helg :D

Petunia said...

Misunner deg turen dit!! Må se å komme meg en tur nordover jeg også!! Nydelige bilder!

Siden du er med på Himmelsk # 50, så er du også med i trekningen av tre fotogaver fra Nfoto!! (Premiene kan du lese om inne hos meg.) Jeg trekker de tre heldige vinnerne neste torsdag. Takk for denne ukes bidrag og lykke til :)

chubskulit said...

Those are gorgeous photos.

My Shadow, have a wonderful weekend!

Catherine said...

what a great sequence - like the silhouette shots best...

Joan said...

What a view! Gorgeous.

Jeanette said...

Your pictures are absolutely Beautiful. I am sure that the actual view was breathtaking. I love watching the sun set and rise over the water, rather it be an ocean or a lake, cloudy or clear, it is always wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

EG Wow said...

Gorgeous sky shots, Inge!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful photos and a beautiful place. I would love to go there sometime...Have a nice day :)

Hjem Kära Hjem said...

Härlig plass!! I sommer va det sikkert ganske solsikkert også ;o)

Klem Anna

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