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I was not able to make a lot of photos today, due to working commitments. Here a selection of few that I managed to snatch.

Multinational NATO exercise Adriatic Strike starts on Monday, 6th of June, it’s center being the Cerklje ob Krki airport, where I work. Friday was the main arrivals day. Check the gallery and the comments to the photos for more info.

This was by far the hardest concert that I ever had to shoot. Lots of fog, only back lighting (bunch of strobe effects) and a berserk singer headbanging in the dark crowds instead of on stage. I ended up using 50mm f1.4 in manual focus and just constantly adjusting focus (couldn’t see much due to the lack of light) and making as many shots as possible and praying to the Gods. Turned out OK, I guess 🙂

 

 

Norway: Bergen

 

 

Stavanger and a road to Bergen

After a good night’s sleep, we headed to  downtown Stavanger and do a quick tour of the city center.

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Leaving the Stavanger behind us, we embarked on a journey over a diverse West coast towards Bergen.

Stavanger: Sverd i fjell

After our hike to Preikestolen, we finally arrived to our camping cottage in the middle of Stavanger. After a quick shower and cloths change, we decided it would be nice to buy somewhere a bottle or can of beer (hell, we have deserved it!) and enjoy the well deserved rest. Well, we had no such luck – stores were already closed and petrol stations, unlike in most of the Europe, don’t sell any kind of alcohol beverages. Alright, a lesson learned but at least we visited a Sverd i fjell monument. This has to be one of the coolest Viking monuments ever – uncovered in 1983 by King Olav V, the monument commemorates the battle of Hafrsfjord that took place in 872. In that battle, King Harald Fairhair emerged victorious and joined several smaller kingdoms under his banner, first move in uniting the Norwegian kingdoms. Swords are more than 10m high and are planted in the rock by the shore. The highest sword (and most adorned) is representing King Harald’s while the slightly smaller and plainer ones are of two defeated petty kings. After paying respect to my spiritual ancestors, it was time to head back to the cottage. I apologize to my friends who had to wait in the chilly evening for the “perfect” blue light. 🙂