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We drove from Oslo to Bergen through the fjords spending a night in Vossevangen or Voss. Our accommodation, Store Ringheim Hotell was situated above Lake Vansvagnet and had beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Caught this light hitting a farm across the lake just before the sun dipped below the mountains

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Near Voss, Norway (2018)

Fujifilm X-T1 | Fujinon XF55-200 f4-5.6 | 1/250 sec. @ f10| ISO 200

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If you’ve been to Stockholm, Sweden you’ve probably seen their amazing subway stations. They are a very popular tourist attraction and it can by quite busy during the day. If you go off-peak hours many of them are virtually empty. Be warned, tripods are not allowed for photography so you’ll need to be creative.

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Solna Centrum Station | Stockholm, Sweden (2018)

Fujifilm X-T1 | Rokinon 12mm f2.0 | 1/2 sec. @ f5.6 | ISO 200
Platypod Ultra camera support

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There is a long bay with an amazing sandy beach in Orewa, a small beach town just north of Auckland. The waves are small but the surfers get out after work and surf until the sun is gone. This evening we were presented with one of the most vivid sunsets of our trip, right outside our camp.

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Orewa | North Island | New Zealand (2017)

Fujifilm X-T1 | XF50-140 f2.8 | 1/50 sec. @ f5.6 | ISO 400

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We’ve moved into the southern hemisphere with a few images coming from New Zealand. This is a Maori rock carving on Lake Taupo accessible only by watercraft. It is relatively new, carved in the 1970s by master carver Matahi Whakataka-Brightwell after finishing his 10-year training with Maori elders.

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Mine Bay carving on Lake Taupo | North Island | New Zealand (2017)

Fujifilm X-T1 | XF10-24 f4 | 1/350 sec. @ f4.5 | ISO 2

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One more image from Italy. We’re in the south now, in the town of Matera. This is the”sassi” (stones, in Italian) known for its cave dwellings until the 1950s when the inhabitants were moved to more modern housing in the main town. Abandoned until the 1980s it was restored and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Matera, Basilicata region, Italy (2013)

Canon EOS 5D Mk2 | EF 24-70 f2.8 | 1/125 sec. @ f13 | ISO 160

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I used a mini-tripod set up on an ancient stone wall to get this long-exposure shot of La Baia del Silenzio (The Bay of Silence) at sunset.

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La Baia del Silenzio, Sestri Levante, Italy (2016)

Fujifilm X-E2 | Fujinon XF16 f1.4 | 20 sec. @ f16 | ISO 200