Utstein Kloster, Mosterøy

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Utstein Abbey (in Norwegian Utstein Kloster) is Norway's best-preserved medieval monastery. It is located on the island of Mosterøy in Rennesøy municipality, Rogaland county. The abbey, dedicated to Saint Laurence, was founded in its present location during the reign of King Magnus VI of Norway (1263–1280).

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Amelia Royan on March 16, 2009

Good morning Frank, Welcome to my gallery and please accept my apologies for this late reply. I'm so pleased you like this photo of Mosteroy - it is a beautiful island near Stavanger and well worth a visit.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 17, 2009

Dear Billy I think I may have overlooked your comment :(

I'm so pleased you like d the lines of the stone walls. The Norwegians seem to be pretty clever at constructing these :)

Greetings, Amelia

Nick Weall on March 27, 2009

voted = 2 maltesers and bag xxxxx!!!

Art Anderson on March 27, 2009

You have my vote too, Amelia. Best -Art

Amelia Royan on March 27, 2009

Dear Nick - you are a nut-case - what a waste of typing time - but I'm pleased nevertheless to receive a vote. I hope this will keep you going until you're back in the office on Monday. Enjoy the GP ;-)

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 27, 2009

Dear Art - you are also a nut-case - what a waste of your typing time as well - but I'm pleased nevertheless to receive your vote. Our friend Nick gets the prize for finding all the entries :)

Greetings, Amelia

Nick Weall on March 27, 2009

Yummy ~ my macro cloven footed friend ~ it took just a few nano seconds to track down your elusive contest entries dearest Amelia. :)

The GP should be fun and will fill in the early hours of the weekend, bad for photography though ~ hey ho.

You enjoy your weekend too Dear friend. ciao nick

ƤōƝƓ on April 17, 2009

Very good. Lots of layers, texture, and lines in this photo. Each of the objects cast its shadow on the ground.

Worapong / THAILAND

Amelia Royan on May 20, 2009

Thank you Worapong for this compliment. You have seen what I also saw when we visited this island.

Greetings to Thailand, Amelia

hlegallais on July 27, 2010

wonderfull lines and composition, Hervé

Amelia Royan on November 15, 2010

Many thanks Hervé, for your lovely compliment. This island sanctuary in Norway is a very peaceful resting place don't you agree?

Warm wishes from the UK, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 16, 2010

Very late response here ah-pong, I hope you'll forgive me. Many thanks for that lovely compliment :))

Warm greetings, Amelia

Petr Chudoba on August 28, 2013

Very nicely composed, Amelia. Composition is, surely, your advantage as I saw when checked briefly some pages of your interesting gallery. Best wishes, Petr

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 8, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/02/08 12:55:25
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash