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Wolfgang Wodeck on April 5, 2009

Fantastic! Nice moment, Amelia!


Warm regards, Wolfgang

Tom Portschy on April 6, 2009

Beautiful shot Amelia!

I wish you and your family Happy Easter!

Greetings from Hungary, Tom.

My new contest

János Nagy on April 6, 2009

This is Wonderful!!! Bravo Amelia!

Regards Jani

Amelia Royan on April 6, 2009

Dear Ian, this is such an honour and a surprise, and I am delighted ;-)

This is probably the best beach near where we live in Norway for experiencing the sun setting like this. The pleasure is doubled as it is all reflected on the sand as well. It was chilly, but so well worth the wait.

Greetings dear friend, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on April 6, 2009

Dear Amelia,

There is much I do not know about Norway, so every one of your Norwegian landscapes is very much appreciated, and the more so if you have had to suffer in the chilly air to receive the image.

What is the mineralogy of the sand on this beach? The reflection and the shape of the beaches in the area suggest it is dominantly quartz/silica sand. Being on the open ocean coast I presume there is little clay or mud content.

And do you know the principal source of sand supply? I doubt that the Bore produces enough sand supply, though the beach at its mouth is the largest beach nearby, and there is a significant northward flow of sand evident in the GE imagery. And how do the seasons alter the waves in this area? Is the summer or the winter there the stormier and the windier?

I am curious because of the past history of glaciation on this coast. I am wondering how much sand supply is attributed to the bringing onshore of sand from offshore glacial deposits, and how much is derived from onshore sources contributed by the local streams such as the Bore.

I am sorry if these questions are not about cells, but having been a beach babe from your tender years, you will appreciate that a beach is a 'living thing'.

Warmest Greetings.


Kris40 on April 6, 2009


Amelia Royan on April 6, 2009

Now you've really got me on the hoof Ian. I assume that some of the sand is from glacial deposits, and minerals/calcium from the crushing of millions of small sea shells. There is a large stretch south of here called the Jaeren coast, much of which is made up of beaches of Rullestein (large rounded boulders) which seem to be largely composed of granite and possibly basalt, but of course it is definitely metamorphic. There is long shore drift as far as I can see - but the tidal difference is relatively small compared to even the East of Scotland. It can be extremely stormy here many times in the year, but the worst that we have experienced have been at the equinoxes, hardly surprising. The dunes are meagre - partly to do with storms, but maybe also to do with human influences, although there are signs up to try to prevent further erosion. There are also clay and mud glacial deposits around the coasts too, and small strips of the land round the edges of the flat fjords is very fertile.

I am no geologist, far from it - but I promise to find out more and inform you ASAP.

Greetings from your cellular biologist, Amelia :))

Amelia Royan on April 6, 2009

Dear Wolfgang, you are such a regular visitor that I thought I could no longer surprise you ;-)

Thank you so much for the Y* - I really appreciate your opinion.

Friendly greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on April 6, 2009

Hello Tom, thank you for your visit and greetings for Easter - it's such a fun photo that you have captured :)))

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on April 6, 2009

Jani this is a great compliment coming from a photographer such as yourself :)

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on April 6, 2009

Hello Kris - it's a pleasure to find you here - and I'm so pleased that you like this photo of sunset on the Norwegian coast :)

Greetings, Amelia

赝能隙-寻城记 on April 17, 2009


really nice and magic sunset~~

i like it~~



Amelia Royan on April 17, 2009

I'm sure you would be out with your camera here Kuka :))

But you'd need some very warm clothes - it may look cosy .... but .....

Thank you for visiting Ølberg :))

Greetings, Amelia

kaptan sharlot on May 19, 2009

Hola Amelia Really nice and magic sunset.....kaptan sharlot

Amelia Royan on May 20, 2009

Hola kaptan sharlot, I'm so pleased you like the sunset on this Norwegian beach. This beach is near to where we live in Norway, and the evening skies are often very beautiful :)

Greetings, Amelia

Boris Jurišić on October 6, 2009

Best of

Fantastic photo


Amelia Royan on February 7, 2010

Thank you, very belatedly, Boris, for your lovely compliment and best of. I do get round to replying eventually :))

Warm greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on August 6, 2010

Good evening Boris, many thanks for your visit and lovely comment Best of no longer applies, but I like your sentiments here :))

Many apologies for this overlooked comment!

Warm greetings, Amelia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 30, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/03/28 18:07:57
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash