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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NatureFootstep Waters, Our World Tuesday, Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

We've been having extreme weather conditions this weekend. Gale force winds, waves up to 25-30 meters and extreme high tide levels. The peak of the storm hit further north on the west coast, but we also felt it here. 

On Sunday afternoon we went for a drive to see if we could catch some good waves. The wind was north-westerly, and the bridge to Brandasund has a clear view in that direction. The wind turned out to be so strong that it was impossible stand up, much less hold the camera still, and the lens was covered with salt in seconds (I have a filter!). So I ended up staying in the car, quickly cracked the window, steadied the camera against it and shot. Of almost a hundred pictures, only a very few were in focus. 

To give an idea of the height of that spray, the lighthouse is probably 8-10 meters high, and the cliff it's on is probably a little less.

Please enlarge for a better view.





Monday afternoon the wind had died down, 
and I went back to the same spot, 
just to get an "after" shot.
Always fun to compare.










Our World Tuesday Graphic







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36 comments:

Andrea said...

I can relate to the waves like that as we pass by the seashore too in going to town, or from town to go home. I've always wanted to try getting those waves too, but conditions are always now welcoming me!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Excellent photos! Love them! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor, USA

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

wow, what a heck of a storm that was, makes for great photos.

Rejen said...

Sikke en forskel, flot med storm, men også skræmmende...;D

Cecilia Artista said...

Så dramatiskt!
Fint att du visade den andra bilden så man kan jämföra! Det ser betydligt lugnare ut där!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that does look like a serious storm. Does the light house have anybody living in it? That would have been some day if there is.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Valerie said...

Fabulous captures Inger-M. Thanks for providing us with the "after" shot for comparison - great idea!

Monica said...

Flotte, og dramatiske bilder av havet. Kan bare forestille meg hvordan det er langs kysten om dagen. Selv jeg som bor rett utenfor Oslo, høres det ut som huset detter ned i skrivende øyeblikk!
Monica:)

ormbunke said...

Vilka enorma krafter det är i de vågorna.Snyggt fotat. Tack för titten hos mig Anita

Francisca said...

Your first shot is so dramatic! I can imagine what it wold feel like to be in that lighthouse in the storm.

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shot!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Amazing capture. I love it! And what a comparison!

Judy said...

I love the first photo, all the drama of the storm! But I can see where it would have been a challenging photo shoot! Hope the camera was not damaged by all the salt!
And I absolutely love the contrast between the two shots!

ewok1993 said...

lovely shots. thanks for showing us the comparison images.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the comparative shots! And what a difference!! It does indeed look stormy in the first shot! Wow! Terrific captures, Inger! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

lorik said...

I really like these shots, especially the wild one. It reminds me of the book I am reading which is set near two lighthouses on the island of Oland. Your part of the world!

Kris said...

No day for fishing!

ρομπερτ said...

POWER !


daily athens photo

ρομπερτ said...

POWER !


daily athens photo

Deb said...

awesome shots...we've had some high winds here in Texas lately...

MarieElizabeth said...

Wow, those are some winds! Having lived in a landlocked area most of my life, I never truly understood gale force winds. Then I was in Brighton England one summer and personally experienced a storm blow in. Definitely something to remember! Too bad I didn't have the camera with me that day - although it was all I could do to get back to the hotel and not be blown over, so I guess I should be happy with that.

xinex said...

Beautiful photos!...Christine

Faye said...

Very impressive waves and bravo for your wanting to capture its wildness! Is it usual for you to get this much weather so early in the cold season? Do the boats still navigate through the fjordlands in the winter?

Linda said...

Great pictures!!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wow, it is so much more impressive seeing the stormy and calm waters. I am calling by from the Watery Wednesday Meme today. I hope to join in often as I have now set up a separate photography blog.

EG Wow said...

The waves are HUGE! admire you for getting these photos under such harsh conditions. It's amazing you were able to take ANY in focus!

Leovi said...

The first is really spectacular with the rough sea.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was amazing!!!! Thank you for the comparison photos. You two were brave to even go outside in that weather. Wow.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful and amazing photos! I love the sea when the waves are rolling large and breaking on the rocks or shore. Blessings, Pamela

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

What a difference between the two shots! The first with so much movement in the water, and the second so much calmer.

CameraCruise said...

Nydelige bilder!
Så flott å se forskjellen.
Ha en fin kveld.

Marias Teater said...

Utrolig heldig som har slik utsikt i nærheten. Flotte begge, men det er klart at jeg liker mest "Berit".

JM said...

WOW! What a contrast!

Cildemer said...

Great shots! Impressive capture of the power of nature in the first shot!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Happy Sunday****

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Hav og himmel, hva er mer fascinerende?
Ha fine adventsdager ;:OD)

Fotokarusellen said...

Det først bilde er skremmende vakkert. Well done.

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