There is a common misconception among us Norwegians that we have large, pristine expanses of nature. Areas free from, and far from, traces of human activity. But studies show that these areas are shrinking. Traces of human activity are ever more present. Cabins are built closer and closer to alpine regions putting pressure on the wildlife and the ecosystem. Power lines and roads cut through the landscape.
Sometimes a subject may make a stronger impression if you avoid looking directly at the subject. By focusing on the impression the subject makes, for example its shadow as in this image, or its silhouette, some details may become obscured and other details may become more pronounced. And you may see a side of the subject you have not payed much attention to.
It has been a while since I've done any landscape photography now. But last week I drove across Haukeli along route E134. I took the opportunity to stop and take a few shots. The weather was nice. About 25°C even at 1000 meters above sea level. Just a slight breeze. It was quiet and peaceful.
Outside the office where I work we have a magnolia tree. I've always found it a bit difficult to get a good shot of it. Over the past few years I have tried several times, but that image always seems to elude me. Hence a single flower yet again.