After a short night in Dombås, we headed west towards the coast and the town of Åndalsnes. Driving trough Romsdalen, you follow the river Rauma with its many beautiful waterfalls. One of the waterfalls you can go really near is Slettafossen. A massive waterfall which is about 125 meters long, and drop of nearly 18 meters. When you stand on the bridge that goes over, you can really feel and hear the raw power of nature and the water.
From here we went on to Åndalsnes to Molde and then finally to the Atlantic Road.
The Atlantic Road is an 8.3 kilometer long road that goes through the rough North Sea unsheltered, and connects many small islands and skerries with 8 bridges and the Storseisundbrua being the most prominent and spectacular.
The Atlantic Road has been declared the world’s best road trip and is part of the National Tourist Route. It’s also a popular place for automotive commercials and movies.
At one northern end of Storseisundbrua, you will find Lyngholmen which have a walkway all around the little island and you will also find the coffee shop – Atlanterhavsveien Kafe.
It is definitely beautiful road and drive, especially if there is rough weather as this would make it a completely different experience driving the route.
Last weekend I finally was able to go for a long-weekend road trip to the west of Norway, and the Atlantic Road as the destination.
Started out from home the drive went up to Lillehammer, and then up to Dombås where the night was spent at a small cabin. From Dombås you can drive up to Reinheimen National Park, via the Slådalsvegen which is this summer open dirt road that goes from Lesja to Vågå. Up here you get a good view of Dovre National Park.
We drove a couple of miles in one the Slådalsvegen up from Lesja, to get som sunset photos over Dovrefjell. The views up here was amazing!
This post comes a little bit on overtime, as we are now well past half way in to March!
February I had set for long exposure photography, which was very fun and relaxing to do. With only a few hours of daylight in February here a lot of the times i went out shooting it was already dark, so many of my shoots for this month was taken at night. But I manged to get out by the ocean at least once trying to get a long exposure of the water.
I recently bought a set of Cockin ND and GND filters I finally got to try out this time. But as you can see I didn’t use a polorizer filter, so what I have learnt from this month is to use a polorizer filter when photographing water and wet surfaces.
In March the subject for my project has evolved a little as the month has progressed, and I have found some interesting subjects pretty close to home.
There is something therapeutic about long exposure photography. One has to calm down and take the time back. For me this really helps me to stress down, and escape from the fast paced world of every day life and work, getting rid of all worries and just live in the moment.
When I do this I start to connect with my inner thoughts and my self. Removing the outer shell that’s trying to block away the fast paced world.
What is your favorite way of escaping from the fast paced world, and connect with your inner thoughts?