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Which Path to Follow? by IwanGroot

I dont want to title all of my shots form this location Atlantic Road.
In this shot I thought it was pretty cool how I managed to capture the bend in the atlantic road Bridge (StorseisundBrua) and the pathways that allow tourists to walk around without danger for nice views. and the sign for the bridge.
with so much daylight I found the it hard to show the direction of light since it was so soft so I went for dark ominous mood though it wasn’t that stormy. Which is an occasion I want to come back for. I also want to come back when I have a long reaching lens to capture different dynamics of the bridges that make up this road.
I also want to photograph the road at night and also in sunshine to show the nice turquoise waters around the different rocks, from which the road hops to and fro.
took about 3 hours to drive there and went all the way over and back to get an overview of the different parts and then when I knew what I wanted to photograph we started the capturing of the scenery.

“The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 that runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. It passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. It runs between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy and Vevang in Eida. It is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges—the most prominent being Storseisundet Bridge.

The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century, but this was abandoned. Serious planning of the road started in the 1970s, and construction started on 1 August 1983. During construction the area was hit by 12 European windstorms. The road was opened on 7 July 1989, having cost 122 million Norwegian krone (NOK), of which 25 percent was financed with tolls and the rest from public grants. Collection of tolls was scheduled to run for 15 years, but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed. The road is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route. It is a popular site to film automotive commercials, has been declared the world’s best road trip,[1] and been awarded the title as “Norwegian Construction of the Century”. In 2009, the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel opened from Averøy to Kristiansund; together they form a second fixed link between Kristiansund and Molde.”
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Welcome to Borgund Stave Church, Norway by EuropeTrotter

Best viewed on BLACK (please press H or click on the Church !)

Borgund Stave Church is a stave church located in the village of Borgund in the municipality of Lærdal in Sogn og Fjordane county. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. This is also the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches.
Borgund Stave Church was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name “stave church”.

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