The first beams of the rising sun lights up the steep face of Cathedral Rocks over the Merced river. Yosemite Valley, California. June 2014. Morning mood, Cathedral Rocks
Boathouse and cotton candy sunset..Trondheim, Norway. 2014. Cotton candy sunset
Winter brings fog to Venice. A photographers dream. This particular evening I was hoping for a spectacular sunset. However, the fog was lying thick above the city to the west and the sun was nowhere to be seen. But as the sun closed in on the horizon the fog started to disappear, and all of a sudden the sun appeared as a fireball. I waited until a flock of birds passed the sun and pressed the shutter. Single exposure. Hope you like it! Setting sun and Santa Maria della Salute
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona. June 2014. Hope you like my image! Evening glow at Horseshoe Bend
After having been trekking in the north-norwegian mountains in pouring rain for several hours, I came to this small lake. The skies suddenly started to clear. At midnight (this capture is made a couple of minutes a.m.) the midnight sun lit up the skies from below and a wonderful double rainbow appeared. I hurried to rig up my tripod and capture the scene before the next shower set in. Hope you like it! Vibrant sunset
Tuscan dream, July 2013. San Quirico, Val d'Orcia.
On my last day in San Quirico I headed out to shoot the characteristic morning mist. Unfortunately, this morning it was not present. On my way back to the hotel, the sun rose en enlightend the landscape with a wonderful pink hue contrasting the newly plowed fields with a wonderful warm orange. I stopped curbside and ran through an olive grove, set up my tripod an caught this moment as my last impression from this fantastic area. Tuscan dream 2
Val d'orcia, Tuscany, Italy. 0515 am, July 2013.
I woke up early to capture the sunrise in Pienza. While driving there in the early morning darkness I noticed these fields with the shimmering sky in the background. I stopped by the roadside and wandered down the dew wet field trying to find a composition that worked. Gradually the sky was colored with this wonderful yellow, red, lavender hue and lit up the fog in the bottom of the valley. I sat up my gear and pressed the trigger in total awe of what this beautiful landscape has to offer. Tuscan dream
Iceland, june 2013. Waterfall in a hidden canyon
Sunrise, Uttakleiv, Lofoten, Norway. June 2013. ***
Winter tranquility at Ranheim, Trondheim, Norway. Bridge to nowhere.
Heavy snowfall this early morning in Lofoten. All of a sudden, skies started to clear and the sun enlighted the distant mountains. Haukland beach
Minutes after sunset, the moon rises from the Mediterranean. Viewpoint near Portofino, Italy. August 2012. Portofino moonrise
Minutes before sunrise east of portofino, Italy. August 2012. Ligurian bonsai
The sun is comming back to the northern parts of norway! Return of the sun
Due to its remote location, Cape Royal is not the most visited viewpoint in Grand Canyon National Park. But it is definately one of my favorites! Especially for sunset. Hope you like my image!
This is a new release in my gallery nordhaugphotography.com Setting sun at Cape Royal
The dense winter-fog that covered Venice this night started to clear as the day slowly emerged. Just before sunrise, the rising sun colored the skies with a lovely hue. As usual, a small group of photographers were the only ones around Piazza San Marco, and I was fortunate to be one of them. Hope you like my image! Before sunrise, Venezia
Autumn is just around the corner in Norway, and we landscapephotographers can look forward to a few weeks of hectic activity with vibrant colors, fog and low-angel sunlight. Hope you like my image. Have a super weekend!

This is a new release in my gallery nordhaugphotography.com Autumn cascade
Dawn, Point Imperial. Grand Canyon NP, june 2014. Dawn, Point Imperial
Fern and cascade, Yosemite
Setting moon, Badwater. Death Valley National Park, June 2014.
I had planned this shot for some time, and made sure to arrive in Death Valley the day of the full moon. That particular morning, however, the sunrise was not very impressive with only a slowly emerging grey light. So I returned the following morning, and although the moon was slightly reduced, this morning brought a far more vibrant sunrise that contrasted the beautiful bluish saltplains perfectly. Hope you like my image, have a super weekend!    This is a new release in my gallery: nordhaugphotography.com Setting Moon, Badwater
Norwegian heartland, Agdenes, Norway. August 2014. Norwegian heartland