Norway on Film

Last September I went to Norway with my boyfriend. We spent two weeks there and explored the Fjords by car. You can find the digital images here and here. On that trip, I also brought my Pentax ME super with a Pentax-M SMC 135 mm 1:3,5 lens and a Kodak Gold 200 film. I did not use the camera as much as I intended, but I took some pictures on an island called Fjøløy. It was a very hot day, and the entire island smelled of sheep dung. I do not have digital versions of the pictures, so I just took some pictures of them, on some pillows that I bought in Stavanger. 

From Fjøløy Fyr (which is the lighthouse) you can go to a fort from World War II, and enjoy the view from up there. There were a lot of sheep running around the entire island (even on the streets), and as it was very hot the smell was very intense. We could not even breathe normally because of it.
This adventure lead us to a problem: Our clothes were wet of sweat, and it was day three of our trip. We had to deal with the smell of sheep and sweat for the next 11 days. After that experience, we decided to head north and hopefully escape the heat. 

As we reached  the Hardangerfjord, it was much colder. There was even snow on the mountains! Nevertheless, we decided to swim in a Glacial River, because the water was so clear and the location was perfect for swimming (just search for 'Husedalen' on the web). Regrets. 

On the last day of our trip I had three pictures left on the film. I went to these sheep and took a picture of them, and then I went back to our campsite. However, when I tried to take the film out of the camera, something went terribly wrong. The back panel opened by accident, and the film was stuck in the wrong position. That meant that about four pictures were totally ruined, and most of the others had leaks on them. I thought about throwing the whole film away, but then I decided to give it a try. I am glad that I did. 

This drawing is some years old, and it is clearly made before I became interested in handlettering. But I have just become aware of how much our own attitude affects our ability to see the beauty in our surroundings. I clearly remember the first day of a hike on Iceland. I was in a bad mood. I did not want to take this hike at all. I thought it was very risky and we were not well equipped, and the weather was bad. There were so many reasons not to take the trip. So the first day, I took no pictures. I saw no beauty in my surroundings. I was mad at my sister, and she took pictures of every flower and was in an irritating good mood. However,  I think she understood the concept of travelling much better that day. It is not a journey towards a goal or attraction. It is the journey itself that should be the attraction. 


  1. Das sind wirklich wunderschöne Bilder!

  2. Da war ich vorletztes Jahr auch, oooh wie ich es vermisse!

  3. Analog macht doch erst richtig SPaß ;)
    Ich liebe den Charme der alten Filme.
    Mein Metier ist da zwar eher das schwarz-weiße, aber auch in arbe siehts toll aus.

    Leider musste ich mich Gegen Bergen und die Fjorde entscheiden - jedenfalls für die Segelsaison 2017, irgendwann mache ich das noch mal.

  4. wunderschöne Bilder! Ich finde, dass analoge Bilder auch nochmal was ganz Besonderes haben. Da ist das Fotografieren ein ganz anderes Gefühl als mit digitalen Kameras.
    lg Nina.

  5. Hey,
    ich finde die Analoge Fotografie echt toll, aber kleinen Tipp fürs nächste Mal, wenn du die Bilder einscannst wirken sie besser :)

    Janine von Katzenauge Photography


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