I love this series of photos I took of the sunset in Orland, Norway, while I was out walking along the coastline and taking in the beautiful sights.
I cropped the previous photo just to capture the magnificent lighting that danced on top of the calm waters of the water around Orland, Norway.
The lighting that evening was pure magic – part watercolor and part Northern Lights – sprinkled across the water like Tinker Bell’s Pixie-Dust! 🙂
This is a cropped portion of the previous photo, focusing on the reflected glow from the sky across the water – including embedded images of the clouds dancing across the water.
This photo looks like a watercolor painting resting on an artist’s easel in a loft studio, surrounded by photos of Orland, Norway! 🙂
These pictures give you a glimpse of the otherworldly atmosphere that surrounded the beautiful, rural, pristine beauty of the Orland waterfront.
This is a cropped portion of the previous photo, and I loved the texture of the surface of the water – transitioning from smooth as glass into the gentle, little ripples of a fabric’s weave.
The ships in this photo lend scale to the vast expanse of these photos, because waterscapes don’t allow the eyes to focus and fixate on anything that is measurable – but the ships immediately lend scale to the beautiful scene.
This photo invites the viewer to launch a boat and head for the open water beyond the bend – the stillness of the water and the distant mountains are calling my name…
A closer view of the distant mountains that cry out to set off and explore them…Norway is such a land of natural beauty and remains in such a pristine and natural state that it almost defies belief.
This is a closer look at Orland’s harbor, sitting quietly in the stillness of the early evening – beckoning all who long for the quiet life and the open sea.
I love the dancing play of light across the water in this picture – a combination of watercolor meets the Northern Lights…as if an artist used a liberal portion of artistic license to create sweeping brush strokes of dancing light.
A portrait of a life on the sea – it isn’t an easy life, but for the men and women who make their living from the sea it is the best life has to offer – and how wonderful it is that we all have different talents in life.
I cropped the photo of this ship to make a portrait of a life at sea – the rugged strength of the dock, the soft reflection of a sunset, the ship resting from its travels and the dark cloud hinting at the whims of nature and the weather.