Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Postcard from Norway: Soft-lit fjord

After Paris, I took a real break and visited a friend and her family in Norway. They were lovely hosts, and we enjoyed casting fishnets, blueberry-picking, hidden beaches and long meals. I was so happy to see her.

A magical moment I could not photograph: As we ate outside one late and quiet night, "Amazing Grace," played by someone on a lone horn, sounded out across the entire fjord.

25 comments:

William Kendall said...

Hauntingly beautiful.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful experience this must have been, Jude.
One to remember always.

Kaya said...

Lulu, Norway is so beautiful!!! Nature is fantastic! They have such a short summer there. You had a wonderful visit!

The light in all two pictures is fantastic. Beautiful photographs!

Visual Communication said...

Love that first pic!

N Buckles said...

What a wonderful photograph. The colors on the bottom photograph is amazing. Love the serenity of the piece...

Randy said...

Beautiful shots. I like the soft colors in the second photo.

Norma Beishir said...

I have to agree with William. It's like something out of a novel!

Jack said...

Lucky you, lucky you, lucky you. Norway is on my wish list for the next year or two. I adore the photo you took of the boat at the shore. And Amazing Grace? An all time favorite. Hearing it in that wonderful environment would be heavenly (pun intended).

orvokki said...

Norway is a beautiful country, our neighbor, but I've never been there. Maybe I should stop by there.
Your photos are wonderful.

a.s.m. said...

Que hermoso paisaje, trasmite mucha
calma y con una luz muy especial,
Buena foto!!!
Un saludo, Ángel

llandudnopictures said...

Such delicate light and tranquility... and I imagine the horn was the icing on the cake, so to speak!

cieldequimper said...

Norway can be perfection.

LOLfromPasa said...

So fun clicking on your blog today. Total surprise. Happy for you! Photos are stunning!!

cieldequimper said...

P.S.: you have an IPhone, right? So much for staying stuck in the Middle Ages!! :-) I don't have one!

Cloudia said...

Wow! So glad for you!



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Peter said...

Sounds a special moment.

Catherine said...

Wow, these shots of Norway are beautiful Lulu, so serene and magical... btw, I love that you got to visit Paris for work purposes :)

BaysideLife said...

That first photo is perfection. Hearing Amazing Grace in such a setting as you describe would have had me weeping.

EG CameraGirl said...

Magical! I especially love the second photo.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful and i loved the "magical moment" wow! that's one of my favorite songs too...gives me chills!

Laura said...

so beautiful... must have been some deeply grace-filled moments...wow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That sounds like an experience you will remember forever Lulu.
Even though 'Amazing Grace ' has been a constant tease my whole life I still love it :)))

Carola Bartz said...

Such a lovely sunset over the fjord. Listening to Amazing Grace over the fjord must have been hauntingly beautiful.

JM said...

What a lovely boulders beach on top. Great shot too.

Hilda said...

Starkly beautiful!