Merry Christmas

To all the readers of this blog and Croatian Miscellany – thanks for following – with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Lofoten islands Arctic Norway © Rudolf Abraham Photography All Rights Reserved Christmas Card 2014
Lofoten islands, Norway
Nikon D700 + 14-24mm f/2.8
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Season’s Greetings

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
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Lofoten islands, Norway
D700 + 35mm f/1.4 AiS
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Merry Christmas

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Lofoten islands, Norway, March 2012 (Nikon D700 + 14-24mm f/2.8)
Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

OWPG Awards 2012

In a shameless piece of self-promotion, I can announce that I won two awards from the OWPG (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild) last weekend, at an Awards dinner and AGM held on Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

My feature on the 16th century Adriatic pirates, the Uskoks, and their descendents in Croatia’s Žumberak region (published in issue 34 of hidden europe magazine), won the award for Best Travel Feature. You can read the article here (opens as a PDF):
Once were pirates. In search of the Uskoks of Senj
Judges’ comments: ‘Fascinating historical background brought slap up to date with compelling characters, local colour and useful info. A true hidden gem of Europe revealed. Travel writing at its best.’

I also won the photography award for a portfolio of images from the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway, sponsored by Páramo.
You can view a portfolio of images from Lofoten here (opens in new window):
http://photography.rudolfabraham.co.uk/portfolio/G0000dLRZsTNCj2I

Lofoten winter (2) – cod fishing season

Some more shots from Lofoten last month…. Winter is cod fishing season on the Lofoten islands, around which much of life on the islands revolves. After being unloaded from the boats, the fish is gutted and beheaded, sorted by weight, and either hung to dry on huge racks in the cold winter air (stockfish) or split open and salted before drying (klipfish), or sold fresh.
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Unloading cod from a fishing boat in the village of Hamnoy
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Unloading cod from a fishing boat
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Gutting and beheading cod
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Sorting the fish by weight
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Cutting out cod tongues (a local delicacy), a job usually undertaken by kids for some extra pocket money
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Cod heads…
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…and guts…
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Cod (stockfish) hanging to dry in the village of A, near the Stockfish Museum
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Cod (stockfish) hanging to dry (these ones are still fairly fresh)
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Cod (stockfish) hanging to dry
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Lone house and fishing boat
All images © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

Lofoten winter

More images from my recent visit to the Lofoten islands in Norway’s far north.
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Early morning light on Sakrisoy
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Rorbuer (fisherman’s cottages) and winter snow
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Winter snow on the mountains surrounding Reinefjord
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Rorbuer at dusk, Olenisoy

Northern lights above the mountains surrounding Reinefjord
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Small fishing boat in heavy snowfall
All images © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorised use.

Lofoten islands northern lights

Just on my way back from the lovely, lovely Lofoten islands in Arctic Norway, photographing snowy mountains, northern lights and stockfish (air-dried cod) – so here are some shots of the northern lights above the mountains surrounding Reinefjord, all taken from Olenilsoy:
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All photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorised use.