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Hardangervidda


Hardangervidda
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Copyright: Ruud van den Berg (Robespierre) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 2 N: 329] (1424)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-31
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-S 18-70 DX ED (IF)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-08 17:02
Viewed: 4777
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hardangervidda is the largest mountain plateau (7500 km2) in Northern Europe. In 1981, a part of the Vidda (3430 km2) became a protected area and called Hardangervidda National Park.

The scenery on Hardangervidda varies a lot. In the east the landscape is open and flat, while in the west and south there are mountain ranges up to 1700 meter high. In the far west, the terrain plunges abruptly down to Sørfjorden.

Fundamental rock species are to be found in the national park, slate and species originating from lava. In some areas there are long ridges of gravel formed by the melting ice during the Ice Age. The difference in climate and landscape between west and east has an influence on the vegetation of these two areas. The west has a high level of rainfall and even temperatures, ideal for the vegetation. On the eastern side of the Vidda the vegetation is not so luxuriant.

Hardangervidda is known for its rich plant and animal life, and is the most southern area in Norway where arctic flora and fauna can be found. Over 500 plant species are registered, as well as 100 species of birds and 21 different mammals in the central Vidda. There are also many lakes, streams, rivers and bogs on the Vidda, which is renowned for its good fishing. Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer can be found on Hardangervidda.
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On this day the sun was not present at all. But that's not really a problem in Norway, because the weather is always good for photographing. On one of our hikes we were very happy with this old wooden bridge, it preserves us for wet feet!
For insiders: This track was along the lake Sysenvatn and this particular spot was only a 15 minutes from the cabin Smyttestolen.

NIkon D 70;
Nikkor AF-S 18-70 DX ED (IF)@ 25 mm.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-08 21:42]

Hello Ruud,
ANother nice lnorthern landscape from you hands :-) I liek thius low POV and grass colours contrasted with dark skies. Very informative note too.
Best greetings,
Michal

Hello Ruud,
Fine details and interesting colours are captured, in spite of heavy clouds and low light!
I like the diagonal movement in the composition, and the small bridge is a natural eye-catcher...
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hello Ruud,
This seems like a very nice place. I like those tones of colors here and this beautiful low POV and DOF. We feel this grey weather but it is still a colorful post :) This is very well seen and done with interesting notes. Thanks,
Claudine

Hoi Ruud,
Goed om weer een Noorwegen foto van je te zien. Het lijkt alsof je altijd de meest mooie plekjes weet te vinden. De donkere wolken geven de foto een mooie sombere, spanende sfeer. De compositie waar de rivier mij naar de brug voert is erg mooi. Qua contrast had the foto iets zachter gemogen.
Groeten,
Niek

Magnifique mélange de couleur : vert et gris, sont très bien rendus
Merci de cette vue
Amicalement Laurent

Bonjour,
Belle composition bien équilibrée.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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