My childhood backyard

September 16, 2016

I’ve had a fantastically busy summer, and I loved it! Luckily, I managed to have one day of complete and utter me-time in July, and here’s the result; I visited one of the Norwegian fiords Lysefjorden and I ventured to see the iconic Kjeragbolten in 15 m/s wind and with only my sturdy Nikon F4 as companion.

Lysefjorden is virtually in my childhood backyard, and living in Scotland for almost a year at the time, I was clearly deprived on mountains. The scenery I encountered when driving along the country roads, sailing deep into the bottom of the fiord and walking all the way up to this magical place on earth, was spectacular.

I can remember all the wonderful adventures to the areas surrounding the fiord growing up, and coming from an active family I am infused with the wonders of Norwegian nature. However, only after leaving the country I started to really appreciate it’s beauty. Whenever I introduce myself as a Norwegian, people start asking about where to go, and what to see in this fairytale land beyond. I believe the stories now, they are not underrated. I have explored, to a great extent, the southern parts of my country with it’s array of environments; mountain ranges, glaciers, plateaus, fiords, lakes and beaches. I can only begin to imagine what more Norway has to offer!

There will be more photos from this amazing country in the future – I promise myself that! Ooft, I’m getting sentimental! I’m done talking, but please have a look at some of the grainy, delicious photographs I took on my analogue camera (Kodak Portra 400 film, developed by Carmencita Film Lab) during my trip. I hope you enjoy them!

[spacing height=”25″]

Hold on! I didn’t even describe the weather. As we do in Norway. Determined to stand on that ridiculous boulder, I physically could not do it as winds were raging over 15 m/s. Cycling the Edinburgh canal to work for 6 months has made me wary of wind strength, and 15 is when you kinda have to fight to move forward. No way I was standing on that thing. Better luck next time. I’ll be tougher then.

PS! For those of you who don’t really understand what I mean when I say analogue or why I enjoy it so much, have a read here, and here too!