When we are inspired, impressed or swept away by a photograph we are touched on an emotional level.
Some sort of wonderful and instant connection has been established within the viewer, the eye of the beholder.
It`s all about emotional connection, just like a photographer can develop a deep connection to the landscape.
In other words, it is you and me who see and feel the beauty and the magic because of who we are.
It is in fact, not the mountain, the forest or the sunrise that causes these feelings. A mountain does not think. The sun just rises.
Nature doesn`t exist for the sake of beauty, yet many of us find it to be the most beautiful thing in the whole world. It is our world.
Highland moors in Rondane National Park, Norway. August 2010.
Lichen, moss, heathers and various types of flora like these are widely spread throughout the highland moors in Rondane. This was photographed early (before sunrise) on a foggy late summer morning.
Worlds Within Worlds
Jæren, south-western coast of Norway. June 2010. Strandreddik (Cakile maritima)/European searockets and sand ripples catching the first light.
Autumn In Dørålen
Høgronden (2118 m./6949 ft.), Midtronden (2060 m./6759 ft.) and Digerronden (2016 m./6614 ft.) peaks photographed from Dørålen in NE Rondane Nasjonalpark. September 2010.
Autumn birches in full splendor together with the first snow is a rare sight. The silent morning fog added a dreamy atmosphere to an already breathtaking scenery.
Skranglehaugan (kettles) with Smedhamran Mountain (1849 m.) partly obscured by fog. Dørålen in NE Rondane Nasjonalpark, Norway. September 2010.
Hardy birch and autumn colors in Dørålen, NE Rondane Nasjonalpark. October 2010.
Dørålen, NE Rondane Nasjonalpark. October 2010.
Frosted birches in front of Stygghøin Mountain (1721 m./5646 ft.) before sunrise. The wonderful silence was accompanied by awakening birds in the distance. One of my finest hours.
Verdens Ende, southern coast of Norway. March 2010.
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For those who may have missed them in my news updates, here are some of my most interesting interviews made in 2010 as well:
– Interview by The Portfolio Pro: Ambient Light – an interview with Seung Kye Lee
– Featured Photographer at The Nature Conservancy: Seung Kye Lee 2008 Photo Contest Honorable Mention
I wish every one of you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for buying my Fine Art Prints and digital images, for following my work and for all the feedback in 2010!
Thank you for the friendship of all of you who supported me, wrote e-mails and shared your thoughts through my blog and Facebook Page. Thank you, all photographers that I`ve met, who inspired me and who shared their worlds with me!
Hope we keep in touch in 2011 as well!
Wish you Peace and Happiness in every breath
in every single heartbeat