The Norwegian Fjords are one of the most beautiful areas of Scandinavia. John Turp travelled there via a boat cruise in July 2010 and captured the area in all its glory. John is a photographer from Kent, England, and specialises in landscape photography.
John told Photophique that he was initially unimpressed with the idea of a cruise trip, but got an excellent last-minute offer that he couldn’t refuse, he told us a little more about the trip, and the photographic equipment used for this series:
The cruise was to take us up the Norwegian coastline, calling at Gerainger, Trondheim, the North Cape, Tromso, the Lofoten Islands, Åndalsnes and Bergen before returning to Kiel. The wonderful weather, midnight sun and stunning scenery overshadowed any misconception of cruise ship woes. As it turned out, cruise ship travel is probably the best way to explore the delights of Norway, and can add that a good time was had by all.
With such short notice, the only camera I had to hand was my venerable Canon 30d paired with a Canon 17-40mm and ageing Tamron 18-200mm. Not cutting edge, but still a great opportunity for the APS-C format camera to show what it could do.
I’d like to thank John for taking the time to speak to Photophique. You can see more from this series and lots more via John’s Flickr account.
Photophique has express permission to publish these images and John Turp retains full copyright to all photographs featured in this showcase series.