Black and white is abstract; colour is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.Joel Sternfeld, US photographer
Welcome then to the ‘strange’ world of northern Norway, where June feels more like January in London and where the photographic rewards are great if you’re happy to brave the chilly fingers needed to press the shutter!
Last week I shared some black and white images of the Norwegian landscape for Leanne’s Monochrome Madness challenge. This week’s selection is a potpourii of other shots ranging from architecture to sculpture to candid street shots. My feature photo is of a sculpture in Tromsø entitled ‘Waiting for his sea captain’. I think it fits well with Cee’s CBWC theme this week of ‘Lost or Left Behind’.
I’ll link to Leanne again too if she posts later this week but I think she’s taking a week off.
As always, all these photos were shot originally in colour and edited with Silver Efex Pro. Where I’ve previously posted the colour version I’ve included a link.
Street musician in Trondheim (you can see the colour version here)
Arctic Circle crossing ceremony on the MS Nordlys, with a crew member acting as the Norse god of the north, Njord
Sculpture in Bodø (again, there’s a colour version here)
Another sculpture by the waterfront in Tromsø, very near the dog in my feature shot
The Arctic Hunter statue in the centre of Tromsø, with snow on the mountains behind
Spring flowers in the cathedral grounds, Tromsø (I think a type of tulip)
A quiet corner of Tromsø
House near the Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø (there’s a colour version here)
The side wall of the Arctic Cathedral; this one wasn’t included in my earlier post
Captain of the Hermes II, an lovely old boat which we took for a ride around Tromsø Island
A stream near Grøtfjord on Kvaløya Island
And to finish, I’ve given this display of old kitchen utensils in the Full Steam museum, Tromsø, a sepia treatment
I visited northern Norway in late May / early June 2023