Fall Foliage: Scandinavia

As mentioned in my September 5 post, for the next month or so I’m kicking up my amateur photography skills a notch. Admittedly, I’ve been strapped for time this week to write due to a shift change at work. I have just about enough time to share some fall features of Scandinavia.

My favourite time of year approaches as the autumn colours materialize.  Although Ontario, where I’m currently based, offers a myriad of spectacular autumn adventures, I was particularly mesmerized by Scandinavia’s vivid landscapes. However, I also anticipate sharing similar content of places close to home.

With some editing, I accentuated hues of yellow, green and orange – the most striking colours in my pictures. I’m ashamed to admit that my photo editing skills and resources are severely lacking. Thus the following images were taken on an Android and edited on my laptop’s photo app (I currently use a Dell computer).

I hope that someday my blog posts will consist of high-quality photos embellished by the likes of Photoshop.

At the moment, here is my best shot – a photo timeline of my 2017 trip to Scandinavia.

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Copenhagen: Subdued shot of Nyhavn, the city’s most popular spot with brightly painted 17th century townhouses
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Copenhagen: The gardens outside the Royal Palace
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Copenhagen: Public gardens outside of Rosenborg Castle
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Sweden: The city of Stockholm from a lookout point in Södermalm during a bike tour
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Sweden: A beautiful park in Södermalm where we stopped on our bike tour
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Sweden: This was taken outside Jarlabanke – a site consisting of 20 or more Old Norse runestones)
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Sweden: The countryside, taken during a Viking history tour. Red houses such as these are scattered everywhere throughout Sweden.
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Sweden: Exploring rune stones in Granby
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Sweden: A peaceful graveyard amidst the ruins of St. Olof Church
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Sweden: The medieval town of Visby on the island of Gotland (already seen in a previous blog post!)
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Oslo, Norway: Rapids of Akerselva near a food hall in the trendy district of Grünerløkka
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Oslo, Norway: The Royal Palace gardens
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Oslo, Norway: From a hilltop at the open-air Folk Museum
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Oslo, Norway: An ominous shot of Gol Stave Church
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Norway: Surprise! Snow in October! Taken in some unmarked location up high between Oslo and Bergen
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Norway: Approaching Bergen
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Bergen, Norway: Not sure who lives here – a very isolated village nestled in the fjords during a cruise
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Bergen, Norway: A photo I edited for fun a long time ago and decided to share it
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Bergen, Norway: This is one of my favourite pictures. A snapshot from the water of Bryggen with the same vibrant colours as the mountainside
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Bergen,  Norway: The spectacular colours enveloping the city
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Bergen, Norway: Exploring the side of a mountain on my very last day

 

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