Thursday, 17 July 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 18


Some sky shots captured this week.

Immediatly before sunrice ( CET 04.00)





The King`s ship "Norge"



A little piece of the King`s farm at Bygdøy.



Oslo fjord




Heggholmen Lighthouse Station.


Heggholmen lighthouse stands at the end of an ashlar jetty by Heggholmen, innermost in the Oslo Fjord. The Swiss-style wooden lighthouse has one and a half stories. The station has a corner light with a 6th order lens and a tower for the fog bell on the roof, plus a nautophone. The lighthouse station includes the jetty, lighthouse building with side wing and pier. The lighthouse forms a part of the island and harbour environment of the inner Oslo Fjord. The lighthouse station lies in an area regulated as a special area for preservation.Heggholmen lighthouse station, with its richly decorated Swiss-style building, has a costly and refined character that distinguishes it from most other wooden lighthouses. Its location in the inner Oslo Fjord means that the lighthouse station is also of important environmental significance. Although the actual bell is missing, the bell-tower and parts of the mechanism to the fog bell are still intact and of interest in the context of lighthouse technology.





Peacock



Haugfoss - Modum









For more Sky Watch photos, visit the Sky watch site - hosted by Sandy, Tom and Imac.




68 comments:

Kutuharju said...

Wow, it was nice to visit Norway, thanks for sharing.. "Immediately before sunrice" looks like that mist'd be resting on top of the city. In some of the photos your sky is nicely curved :) (White peacocks, well I never!)

Petunia said...

Du har virkelig slått på stortrommen i dag! Ble helt satt ut her jeg! Jeg må nok komme innom igjen og studere dem litt nærmere!
Well done!

Petunia's SWF

irish daisies said...

loved them all! the peacock looked like a giant ;)

Ackworth Born said...

So many photos - the peacock is tremendous and I love the reflections in the last one but my favourite is the one of Heggholmen - so great to see it in detail and close up after my misty view two years ago.

fishing guy said...

John: You made it tough today, any one of the photos would have made a great SWF but together (WOW).

imac said...

Wow, wow, John, such a great collection - love the light house tho, - all brill photos and reflections are great too.

Welcome to our new Skywatch Blog.We hope you will like and enjoy posting your skies here.
The Team thankyou for participating and helping to make this venture a success.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello John,
Hello other skywatch blogfriends,

I like your sky's also the peacock bird. Very welldone ,

This week I'll show the DUTCH Sky in HOLLAND, also an impression of the French sky, from 3 Chateau's, th fantastic French Cuisine and more...

Happy Skywatch Friday!
Happy SUMMER Holidays.

Greetings from JoAnn
(Holland and France)

Carletta said...

Great series of sky shots; but those reflection shots (especially the last one) are fantastic!

For The People said...

Excellent SWF post! Have a great weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I can see the skies have been beautiful over Norway this week.

RuneE said...

You have really done a job this week! I think I would prefer the lighthouse (maybe because it was very special and the information was interesting). However, I really enjoyed the reflections too!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi John
These really are a delight .. the reflections near the falls are beautiful

Thank you for joining in with use, welcome to the new blog... onwards and up wards.
Tom

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

My goodness! All your photos are stunning! Beautiful contributions to Sky Watch.

bobbie said...

Beautiful - one and all. I especially love the pre-dawn photo.

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. wonderful pictures.

guild-rez said...

Wonderful Sky Watch Friday pictures..
A whole collection of beautiful skies.
- Cheers from Canada.

Julie said...

What a stunning collection of photographs, John. I am particularly taken with the lighthouse station. Entrancing building and wonderful setting.

WillThink4Wine said...

So many wonderful shots! Wow!!!These are all stunning! My absolute favorite is the Kings farm! It's just exquisite!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Every picture is fantastic!! Amazing shots!

Kim said...

So many beautiful photos, where do i begin. I love the reflections off the water and the beautiful rolling hills on the farm. There is absolutely nothing bad to say about any of your pictures, just beautiful.

JustinB said...

Hi my names Justin I love you blog

AnneKa said...

Dette var en flott serie med nydelige bilder. God helg fra AnneKa

Louise said...

All beautiful pictures. I love the one of the king's farm and the last one with the sky reflected in the water. All nice.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow there is just no way i can choose any of these photos for being better than the other, they are all amazing.

lingovise said...

Geesh! You're making it Too, too difficult to select a favorite! So many gorgeous views to choose from... Can't do it - love them all!

I love SWF... such a wonderful way to see the world's skies!

Rose said...

I feel like I have just hit the jackpot...I like every single one of your photos. Well done!

kjpweb said...

Oh my - these are crackers! 1st and 2nd last are stunning! One of the best skywatches I've seen today!
Cheers, Klaus

Rachel said...

these are beautiful shots! The sharpness and quality of each photo is just magnificent!

JeFf & NoVa said...

good job here.. you have a great picture for the friday... that enlightens my day once again...

check out what you think is mine? TGIF

quinttarantino said...

Each single of yours is a big marvel!

Garden Angel said...

Stilige bilder;)
Du har virkelig mange bra her!
Du jeg ble en smuuule misunnelig her nå...hihi
Hvor har du funnet den hvite påfuglen?
Jeg har sååå lyst til å fotografere en:)

Du har tatt mange fine bilder fra sjøveien i det siste også!
Det må jo være morsomt å komme til objektene på den måten!

Flott bilde du har lagt inn i headeren her!
Gøy med litt forandring, eller hur?!
Nå kommer visst finværet snart også sies det...etter denne gråværshelgen.
Vi får håpe det stemmer!
Ikke lett å ta fine bilder ute i gråvær..
Da må dere bare ha en nydelig helg og kose dere masse!
Hilsen from over here;)

* Du har jo blitt så internasjonal her nå, at stakkars Kræstine Nordmann nesten ikke henger med i svingene..hihi

CrazyCath said...

Absolutely brilliant again. Where do I start? I love the reflections. I have never seen a white peacock before and even the grey skies you make interesting! Great stuff.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a feast for the eyes. These are wonderful photos, John. You make me want to hope the next flight to your part of the world.

babooshka said...

No favourites, they're all too good.
Each week your shots astound me.The white peacock is so elegant and bird I've yet to see.

Lori said...

These are amazing. They are all beautiful, but I especially like the third one. It's nice to visit another part of the world via Sky Watch. Thanks for sharing your corner of it.

ewok1993 said...

Magnificent collection. Love 'em all.

esnorway said...

fine bilder har endlig fått ut mine også. prates senere i dag

Sharon said...

WOW you have an EXCELLENT series of pictures here! I can't pick a favorite. I loved the history on the lighthouse.

Wren said...

These are all lovely. The peacock was a nice surprise among the landscapes. I like the way you capture the reflections.

Kay said...

Oh MY goodness! All your photos are absolutely incredible. I bow before your talent.

Aileni said...

I always had a desire to see Norway but it seemed purely instinctual - just a feeling. I can see from your work that it was a good feeling.
I am never going to visit but I can use you as a surrogate.

Anne-Berit said...

Helt utrolig vakre bilder,likte spesielt godt de tre siste,nydelig.Og toppbildet ditt over Drammen er jo bare helt enormt.God helg!

Debbie said...

Every photo is outstanding John! I loved all of them and Norway is gorgeous!

pts said...

all are beautiful!

Kahshe Cottager said...

You always post such nice photos for SkyWatch. This week I really liked them all so much I couldn't pick a favourite! Have a wonderful weekend!
My SkyWatch Here

alicesg said...

Wow beautiful set of photos for SWF. Love the beautiful huge ships. Have a nice weekend.

dlyn said...

Such lovely shots for SWF - you live in a gorgeous place!

Lasse said...

Lovely photography! I especially liked the first one with the clouds just above the buildings.

JC said...

Fabulous... every one! I love the second ship... very bold. They are all shots to linger on. Excellent work!

Müge Tekil said...

You definitely live in Heaven dear John! WONDERFUL PHOTOS! MAGNIFICIENT!

Have a great week-end!

♥ H@rmoni ♥ said...

Stilige bilder du har knipset fra vårt vakre land!
:O)

Catherine said...

Beautiful Sky~watch captures John!
What beautiful pictures! The peacock is pretty~I've never seen an all white peacock though~here they are dk.& very colorful!
Have a beautiful weekend & Happy Sky~watching!
Cat from Va.

Dragonstar said...

Oh, I love those last three - the reflections in the water are beautiful!

becky voyles said...

Love the white bird and the relection in the water of the one following! Thanks for you comments on my past posts. My sky watch is up now.

Mary said...

Oh they are all gorgeous shots!!! You live in a very beautiful place!

Your Pal Pinki said...

These shots should be on a calendar. So beautiful.

Daniel J Santos said...

are all beautiful images, the ship is my favorite.

AMDC said...

Nice shots!

david mcmahon said...

Stunning photo essay, John - the third shot was my favourite. You have a beautiful country.

The King's yacht looks a lot like the former British royal yacht, Britannia ....

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis's" favorite photo in this group is that of the Norge. It looks as if the King's yacht is about the same size as the Potomac used by Franklin Roosevelt.

ellen b said...

Wow John, all your photos are worthy to be put in a book! I like each one. The white peacock is amazing...

TSannie said...

All are quite beautiful - Haugfoss - Modum even more so!

Thanks for popping by! It's appreciated!

ArneA said...

Bygdøy eller Ladeøen som vi sier, er helt fantastisk.Plasseringe av horisonten gjorde underverker.
Dessuten måtte jeg se lenge på det siste for å se at det ikke var rotert. Ringene i vannet ble ledetråden

auringonkukka said...

beautiful photos! =O)

Jeanne said...

I went over to your other blog first and love the macro shots. I'm a big fan of macro. On both I love the sizing of your photos, really brings out the details and clarity much better. The fog that looks to be moving in on your sunrise picture is otherworldly. I really love all of them and enjoyed seeing your part of the world. Your header is breathtaking!

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Gorgeous pics from gorgeous places! I like them all!

Dewdrop said...

John, absolutely amazing shots as usual! They are absolutely spectacular! I love all the sky shots, but the peacock really caught my fancy. Your work is top notch!

Cimba7200 said...

I especially liked your photo of the silver birch tree beside the bridge and the river. - Dave