19 March 2011

Topptur, Sarkofagen

English text below.

Morgenen i dag fortsatte som kvelden i går, kaldt og nesten vindstille. Jeg tok skia og rusla opp på Sarkofagen, rett over Nybyen. Skikkelig Besseggen-følelse ut mot spissen. Jeg stoppet der bildet er tatt. Ble nervøs bare av å se på ham som klatret opp på piggen ytterst. Det er 300 m ned.

Pentax 645D, FA 45-85/4.5
f/11, 1/250s, ISO 200
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This morning continued the good weather spell from last night. I grabbed my skis and walked up the nearest mountain from where I stay in Nybyen. It's called "Sarkofagen"; "The Sarcophagus". Don't ask me why... From a broad ridge, it tapers into a narrow edge where two valleys merge below, just where the buildings of Longyearbyen begins. I was quite impressed with the young man's lack of vertigo out there, on the outermost point. The drop to the city below is about 300 m.

3 comments:

Benedikt Meier said...

Hello
This Pentax 645D ist in the right hands.
How many pictures did you take to select this one?
Svalbard - is this still norway?
BM

Alunfoto said...

Svalbard is still Norway.
I have 3 alternative exposures of this motif. One where the person holds his arms down, and two with his arms outstretched. The presented is the last of the three, I felt no need to take more.

The real question is then if I have the heart to delete the other two. :-)

Benedikt Meier said...

Yes - that's the Question with my pictures all the time. The Spcae used on the Harddisk rises more and more.