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Space, swords, rock
« on: January 09, 2021, 13:51:06 »
Another take on this monument in Stavanger.
The three swords are up to ca. 9m tall and were installed to commemorate the great viking battle of Hafrsfjord.

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 14:58:21 »
Majestic and surreal at the same time.  A creative presentation of this unique monument.  I remember seeing the monument in Birna's old images shot in IR.
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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 15:23:56 »
The Sword monument was put up for the 1111th year celebration of unification of Norway. This is a nice capture, Sten.

Akira, yes I've done this subject a few times myself. Always refreshing to see another take. Next time I drop by Sten, I probably will try again.

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 15:52:42 »
Must say super picture, very nice atmosphere.
When allowed to travel this might be a place to visit. Have not been that southern on the west coast before.

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 16:03:40 »
The Sword monument was put up for the 1111th year celebration of unification of Norway. This is a nice capture, Sten.

Akira, yes I've done this subject a few times myself. Always refreshing to see another take. Next time I drop by Sten, I probably will try again.

I enjoy the various presentations made by you guys!
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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 16:11:09 »
Imposing monument and capture!

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 16:22:56 »
Cold but very nice!  ;D 8)
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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2021, 16:40:01 »
I like composition and lighting.

This clear night gives to the image a timeless feeling.
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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2021, 17:06:05 »
I'm tempted to add a few of my own "Sword" images, but fear to hijack the thread unless Sten gives it a go.

My image archive shows I have been visiting the 'Sword' place for making photos on at least three occasions, the last being with Andrea in 2014. I visited the Jæren region last time in 2019, but concentrated on my aquatic macrophytes back then. If C-19 restrictions permit, I plan to go there this early summer.

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2021, 17:21:44 »
I'm tempted to add a few of my own "Sword" images, but fear to hijack the thread unless Sten gives it a go.

My image archive shows I have been visiting the 'Sword' place for making photos on at least three occasions, the last being with Andrea in 2014. I visited the Jæren region last time in 2019, but concentrated on my aquatic macrophytes back then. If C-19 restrictions permit, I plan to go there this early summer.

Anyone: please share images of this monument.

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2021, 17:39:57 »
You asked, I responded :)


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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2021, 20:03:14 »
OK, I'll end here.... not my intention to flood the thread :)

However, these contributions serve to remind of the ancient truth that every visit to a scenery provides new opportunities.

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Re: Space, swords, rock
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2021, 19:51:27 »
Several of these are interesting but Birna's cold, threatening image is the stand-out.

Fortunately for the rest of the known world, the Vikings were unable to wield 3m-long swords.