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Coastal Landscape

This long exposure is done with a technique where you average a series of frames with a more “normal” exposure to emulate a longer exposure. The final image is created with an average of your frames, and the image here from a series of frames over a 30 second period, each individual exposure at 1/20s. The resulting image here is from about 60 individual frames. Very convenient when it is done “in camera”.

Coastal Landscape (30s frame average, 60 frames 1/20s @ f/11, 35mm Equivalent, ISO 64)

Anywhere

If you like to travel and take photos, like I do, you may have heard comments like “You drove half way across the country to take a picture of that? You could have taken an image like that anywhere!” Good point, but guess what, the location for this image is just as much anywhere as, well, anywhere else.

Anywhere (0,1s @ f/5, 35mm equivalent, ISO 50, cropped to 40%)

At an Alarming Rate

This particular make and model of wheel loader will, according to the manufacturers website, load up to 10 metric tons in one go. The sand and the gravel you see behind it were created by the glaciers and rivers eroding the bedrock over thousands of years. We have become very efficient when it comes to exploiting the earths resources, and all over the world we are depleting these resources at an alarming rate.

Wheel loader (1/20s @ f/11, 35mm equivalent, cropped, ISO 50)

Then and Now

Glaciers all over the world are melting. Some will even be gone in a decade or two. In some part of the world it will be far more critical than here in Norway. Across the globe glaciers are the source of much needed freshwater supplies, such as for example in the Himalayas and on the Indian subcontinent where meltwater runs into rivers.

The two images below are from Nigardsbreen. The first image is taken in June 2013. This year, six years later, I went back to Nigardsbreen to see what had happened to the glacier. I was stunned to see how much it had shrunk. I may not have found the exact camera location, but it is quite close. (The focal length of the first image is 28mm, and for the second image the focal length is 35mm.)

Nigardsbreen 2013 (1/320s @ f/11, 28mm equivalent, ISO 50)

Nigardsbreen 2019 (1/125s @ f/11, 35mm equivalent, ISO50)