Showing posts with label Norway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norway. Show all posts

Friday, 29 June 2018

Henningsvær Stadium ! World's Most Beautiful Football Stadium

The Idrettslag Stadion is a small fishing village of Henningsvær has been accessible by road, located two two small islands off Lofoten, in Norway.  Henningsvær Stadium can hardly be called a football stadium; it has got no stands just a couple of meters of asphalt poured around the field and is used only for amateur football. The stadium itself provides synthetic field and floodlighting for evening games, though of course it wouldn’t suffice for TV broadcast. Atypically enough for a fishing village, the racks are the only thing preventing the ball from landing in cold sea waters surrounding the place. This tiny Norwegian sports venue grew largely in popularity on the internet around three years ago.

The Henningsvær Stadium is enough to allow the amateur club Henningsvær IL to train four groups of local boys! The stadium location is extremely awesome, located on a rocky islet surrounded by stunning views consisting of dramatic mountains and jagged peaks, open sea and sheltered bays. The real treasure of Lofoten archipelago is visiting by travelers from all over the world by appreciating the landscape. The stadium photo is viral in media even FIFA has admired the ground location.

Therefore, the viral Henningsvær Stadium pitch was laid by leveling the solid bedrock of the southernmost part of the Hellandsøya Island, resulting in a very uneven landscape, decorated by vast number of racks for drying cod. Moreover, around the perimeter of the field is a strip of asphalt that serves both as the crowd stand and as car parking. The stadium’s tiny capacity seems sufficient since the village of Henningsvær has only about 500 populations. So if you are going you probably wouldn't have much problem getting a game on this wonderful pitch. Finally, this football field in Henningsvær in the Lofoten Islands is considered one of the most amazing fields in Europe, and maybe even in the world. Source: CP

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Incredible Dragon’s Eye View of Stunning Pictures Game of Thrones locations

The most spectacular drone footage has captured the unbelievable natural beauty of Game of Thrones locations from above. The majestic dragon’s eye views show a geyser shooting water high into the air in Iceland as well as the intricate patterns the land makes when looked at from a bird eye view. It's no small wonder in this spectacular landscape as implausible pictures show the contrast of the ash grey volcanic land against the lush green countryside. The Russian photographer took the pictures and videos in Norway and Iceland. The 26 year old photographer Dmitry Bubonets, took the stunning images in both countries, where locations are extremely beautiful, stunning fjords, mountains, and waterfalls captivate the heart of nature beauty.
The jaw-dropping experience is amazing when you are watching black sand beaches, nature without trees and stunning waterfalls. However, the mind-blowing landscape is not totally from this Earth. There are seemingly more volcanoes in Iceland than people! And that moss is so green compared to the gloomy cloudy weather outside that you may think that everything is Photoshopped.' The photographer used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to shoot the footage, ran into some problems due to the bad weather in Scandinavia, very windy indeed. Hence, as for piloting, you should be careful because of the wind once again. It won't turn your drone upside down, but once the wind was so strong that full throttle on my drone was only 0.2 meters/second when it should be around 24. Although the wind was much stronger close to the ground and I positively returned to the starting point. The talented Bubonets expectation is that his footage can motivate people to travel to parts of the world they wouldn't otherwise consider.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Submerged Floating Bridge

Norway is famous for having some of the most scenic routes in the world. From lightning-speed rails to self-driving cars, transportation technology has become more and more futuristic over the past decades. Norway is such a small country is positively leading with modernization with its plans to spend a huge $25 billion on a “submerged floating bridge” that will be the first of its kind in the world, and can cut hectic travel times from 21 hours down to less than 11 hours. A feasibility study conducted in 2012 by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) publicized that the floating tunnel could be the best way to bridge the fjord. 

Moreover, Norway has around 1,190 fjords, and their values leaves vast and lovely environments, they present major logistical challenges for traveling residents and visitors alike. People are currently forced to take ferries, which are tiresome and slow, or even drive hours out of the way to cross the fjords. The gigantic underwater tunnel could exactly save an entire day of travel. The massive tunnel is being proposed as part of an enormous infrastructure upgrade to highway E39 in Norway, which runs from Kristiansand in the south to Trondheim in the north. The lavish proposed tunnel would be made up of large tubes suspended less than 100 feet of water and each one will be ample wide for two lanes of traffic. Therefore, being underwater protects the tunnel from harsh Norwegian weather, and ships and ferries would still be able to pass above. The 684 miles long route cuts across 7 fjords including “Sognefjord”, the largest and best known fjord in Norway and the 2nd longest in the world. “Sognefjord “is over 4,000 feet deep and 3,000 feet wide. The project also happens to preserve the landscape for those who still want to take the scenic route.

Though there are still numerous unidentified factors about the construction, maintenance and execution of the bridge, there is one important thing the government is not worried about. Norwegians are quite used to going underwater in tunnels, the project manager overseeing the revamping of the E39 route. Moreover presently Norway already has 1,150 tunnels, 35 of which go under water. The gigantic tunnel is expected to complete in by 2035, and if the project proves to be too problematic or expensive, other transportation proposals including a floating bridge or a suspension bridge may be considered.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

The Northwest Coast of Norway.

The Northwest coast of Norway. From the deep valleys created by the ice age.To the outermost island,bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

Flight of a Phantom from Geir Inge on Vimeo.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Winter in Lofoten

The sun rises and covers the landscape in a soft pink light, as the rugged cliffs cast a lengthy shadow. Winter has the island under control. The attractive snowy mountains tower above the frozen fjords. The streets are empty and just a few travelers are en route. The turquoise water is shining in the sun. The day is marked by impulsive weather changes. Quick rages the snow and the sea are stirred up by the storm. The fishing boats cross the rough sea to catch some codfish, although the already gutted fish hanging to dry on the stock fish racks and wrap the island into a fishy smell. In the evening the island comes to rest, while the fishing boats return to the port. The small towns, with the well-known red Rorbuers are brightly lit and tranquility settles in. The sun sets and the sky turn into a dark blue. As night falls in Lofoten, the sky comes to life and you will experience an exceptional spectacle of nature that is hard to put into words. The Northern Lights flicker across the sky and cover the landscape in a green light. For hours they dance in the sky before the sun finds its way over the horizon. A new winter day starts in Lofoten.  In March 2015, I use to spend a week in Lofoten. I knew the islands already from a preceding visit in the summer; however, I wanted to go on Aurora hunting this time. The weather and solar activity play a conclusive role, so that a dependable forecast isn’t possible. The whole thing was more than uncertain and the unpredictable weather changes were the biggest challenge but I was lucky during my visit. In adding to the wonderful scenery, I was able to experience one of the most impressive natural phenomena.

Thanks Lofoten for unforgettable memories, I'll be back!
Equipment Used
Nikon D7100
Nikon D610
Nikkor 14-24 mm 1:2,8
Sigma 18-35mm 1:1,8
Nikkor 16–85 mm 1:3,5–5,6G
Walimex Pro 14mm 1:2,8
Nikkor 50mm 1:2,8
DIY Slider
Emotimo TB-3 Black
Lee filters
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Winter in Lofoten from Tommaso Maiocchi on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Lofoten - A Time-Lapse Postcard

This is a time-lapse postcard I’ve made during my stay at the Lofoten islands in Norway from March 21 to march 31, 2015. It is located above the Arctic Circle, Lofoten is an archipelago of that protrudes from the coast of northern Norway and spreads far into the Atlantic Ocean. The islands provide rapidly changing weather conditions, jagged mountains and green lagoons with sandy beaches.

During my ten days stay there I’ve filmed at numerous locations including Uttakleiv, Skagsanden, Vikten, Haukland, Ramberg, Hamnøy, Reine and a many of which are small fishing villages. One of the primary industries are the making of stock fish, which is unsalted fish, particularly cod, dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks on the foreshore, called "hjell". The drying of food is the world's oldest recognized preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of quite a lot of years.
The equipment I used as below.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EF 14mm 2,8L II USM

Canon EF 16-35mm 2,8L II USM

Sigma 24-70 2,8 DG HSM (Which accidentally fell into saltwater and is now pronounced dead)

Kessler 5' Cineslider

Kessler second shooter 3 axis motion control

Manfrotto 536 x2

LEE 100 mm filter system (ND softgrad 0,3 - 0,6 - 0,9 + Little stopper + 105 polariser)

Lofoten - A timelapse postcard from Lasse Henning on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Glimpse of Southern Norway by Morten Berg

In this time-lapse video, you’ll see scenes from the beautiful nature in Southern Norway. The spectacular fjord landscape in Geiranger is in the video as well as scenes from Jotunheimen, Rondane and Hjørundfjorden. You’ll also see Northern light/Aurora Borealis in the end of the video. Before every journey, I always try to pre-visualize the sequences as much as possible. In spite of this, it is often tough to capture sequences that really shine. Several times a lot of clouds and/or strong wind have tumbledown sequences I had planned in advance. In this unique project however, the luck has definitely been on my side. Moreover two water reflection sequences (0:15-0:36) i.e., turned out very nice in my view. The enchanted interaction between the mist and mirror surfaced- therefore, water at sunrise was a moment that will stay in my memory always. During my 4 years of time-lapse photography across Southern Norway, I have never witnessed a lake so calm and in such light. A gentle breeze and the magic would have been destroyed. Lucky for me, it didn't, I was at the right place at the right time.

The Milky Way sequence between 3:16-3:26 also astonished me. I thought I had shot a rather foreseeable time-lapse sequence of the Milky Way over high peaks in Jotunheimen. When I started to edit the sequence in post-production, I observed that the color in the atmosphere changed during the sequence- from the usual dark blue to green. I knew that it couldn’t be the aurora as I was shooting towards the south. I did a slight research, and I learned that the phenomenon was called Airglow- which is a faint emission of light caused by numerous processes in the earth’s upper atmosphere. I'm always looking for changes in nature when I shoot time-lapse, so this was definitely a surprise. This is my third time-lapse project from the gorgeous landscapes in Southern Norway, an area which has captivated me since my childhood. The utmost challenge though filming this project was finding perfect moments at the right place. On one instance, I had to spend a week just to capture the perfect moment in time. Unnecessary to say, this approach turned out to be rather time consuming, so this project was filmed over the course of 14 months. Thank you for watching my video. I hope you like it-share if you like

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Glimpse of Southern Norway from Morten Berg on Vimeo.