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Nordic Landscapes : Photograpy by Nicolas Lietaer

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The Places

Imagine a place with snow-clad mountains, spectacular waterfalls, colourful volcanoes, majestic fjords, blue glaciers, vast forests, ... these are all part of the unique Nordic Landscapes. Adding to the drama is the pronounced seasons that you find at northern latitudes, ranging from summers with midnight sun to cold dark winters with northern lights. Through landscape photos taken in both Norway and Iceland, this website offers a glimpse into this fascinating part of the world. Enjoy ! 


The Equipment

I am currently using a Nikon D600 digital SLR camera with a Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED lens and a 50mm f/1.4 EX HSM Sigma lens. Earlier pictures were taken with a Nikon D300 or Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 7 camera. For all images, digital editing is kept to a minimum. A Lee filter system with the following filters is used for some of the pictures : polarizer, neutral density gradient, neutral density and warm-up (85A and 85B) filters. All photographs are taken using a Manfrotto 190CLB tripod with Manfrotto 484 RC2 ballhead.


The Photographer

My home country Belgium and the neighbouring country of France were pretty much the only countries I had visited when I reached the end of my studies. However, a few weeks after graduating as an engineer in '97, I did a road trip through Sweden and Norway together with friends. This gave me a first glimpse into the nordic landscapes, and I was immediately captivated. The year after I decided to return for a backpacking trip to the Norwegian fjords and mountains, and in '99 I travelled to Iceland. In the following years I did several hiking trips in Corsica, Scotland and in southern Patagonia (Chile and Argentina). Because of my desire to share some of the amazing landscapes that I was hiking through, I became more and more interested in landscape photography. In 2002 I moved to the norwegian capital, Oslo, where I have lived since then. Living in Norway really allows me to take landscape photographs all year long. I hope you will enjoy the photographs that I share on this website as much as I enjoyed taking them !

 

 

Nordic Landscapes : Photograpy by Nicolas Lietaer

Nordic Landscapes : Photograpy by Nicolas Lietaer

Nordic Landscapes : Photograpy by Nicolas Lietaer

Nordic Landscapes : Photograpy by Nicolas Lietaer