Tolkien in Norway

One Ring B-

One Ring to Rule Them All …

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St. Kilda Fisherman

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St. Kilda Pier is a well-known feature of Melbourne, Australia. Fishing is also a frequent hobby among the locals. I found this one relaxing among his three rods one evening while passing by. Only the light from the lamp above is head was available.

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Stiklestad Church

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Stiklestad Church (in Norwegian Stiklestad Kirke), is one of the oldest churches in Norway. It was built as a Roman  church in stone and was finished in 1180. It is one of the most iconic churches in Norway since is was built on the exact spot where King Olav Haraldson (later St. Olav) was killed in 1030.

Stiklestad is located in Trøndelag (in the middle of Norway), and I was there in connection with a family wedding.

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Here is another evening photo, this time from the front.

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And this is from another angle that shows one of the long sides of the church, obviously shot on another day.

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This is a photo that I shot hand held without flash to test the lighting since I was asked to do part of the photography during the wedding. It was at the extreme of what my old Canon 7D could do under the circumstances (f4.0, 1/100sec and ISO 6400), so I had to use a flash later on to be on the safe side. But as a view of the inside of the church I think it worked fairly well.

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Here is another photo from the interior, showing the organ which dates from 1980.

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And since this was a wedding, there was of course a beautiful bride and a handsome groom 🙂

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