The beauty in the grey

High up in the mountains of Norway

The grey sky is laden with snow,

Which turns the slag heaps and old copper works

Into objects of beauty.

Next to the old smelting house, where copper was melted,

The waterways create graceful patterns

Topped with an icing of snow.

Even the brick tower holding the power lines

Is turned into an electric beauty.

Yes, my friends, there is beauty in the grey.

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229 responses

  1. Very Beautiful:)

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    April 19, 2012 at 11:34

  2. Elephant's Child

    You are more than right about the beauty in grey. Thank you.

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    April 19, 2012 at 11:38

  3. Bob

    A slag heap all covered with snow, beautiful photos.

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    April 19, 2012 at 11:43

  4. All the photos are so nice!

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    April 19, 2012 at 12:04

  5. Juhuuu!! Now I know where you are! =) I have benn there myself, latest last year, a very beautiful place! Oh.. I have forgot to blog about them.. :O I have so many photos, but just a few are blogged.. from time to time.. I guess this is for you and others to..

    Enjoy my friend, your exciting time in the mountains..! 🙂

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    April 19, 2012 at 12:12

    • Yes, it’s the old mining town of Roros… what a fabulous place!

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      April 19, 2012 at 12:16

  6. Even industrial scenes can have a beauty of their own..

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    April 19, 2012 at 12:36

  7. there is much beauty 🙂

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    April 19, 2012 at 12:40

  8. Nice work with grey.

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    April 19, 2012 at 12:52

  9. all this snow, does it mean summer will be short, or just delayed?

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    April 19, 2012 at 13:32

    • It’s typical April weather I guess… Spring will be along soon.

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      April 19, 2012 at 13:43

  10. You’re so right that there’s beauty in the gray. They kind of remind me of pics of the west in the mid 1800. Cool.

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    April 19, 2012 at 13:54

  11. What a great set of pictures – a wonderful change from ‘over saturated chocolate boxes’!

    I really like them – I miss snow, cold and interesting grey skies!

    Stewart M

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    April 19, 2012 at 14:06

  12. It’s so lovely. It still looks cold. Take care.

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    April 19, 2012 at 14:51

    • It’s OK – I don’t live in the mountains of Norway, where it is very cold. I was just there for work.

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      April 19, 2012 at 14:57

      • I see. That’s good.

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        April 19, 2012 at 14:58

  13. Jeevan

    Absalutely beautiful! I really love the grey sky which brings cool showering. Nice shots from norway.

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    April 19, 2012 at 15:23

  14. Lady Fi,
    Somehow, you can make anything more beautiful….even Grey. x

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    April 19, 2012 at 15:32

  15. There is beauty in the grey! Beautiful photos and words. I love the monochromatic depth to these.

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    April 19, 2012 at 15:33

  16. TexWisGirl

    sure is. 🙂

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:05

  17. Gorgeous grey beauty!!!! Made me shiver though–since it looks so COLD there…. Brrrrrrr…. As much as I love winter and snow, I am really ‘into’ Spring now!!!!! Ready for some warm weather to stick around for awhile!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:06

  18. Yes, actually dressed in beautiful, charming.

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:34

  19. You’ve shown that there is much beauty to be found in the most unlikely of places if we only take the time to look for it. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:35

  20. so beautiful….!!

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:38

  21. Wonderful soft grey tones. I like all your photos. They are so beautiful !

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:42

  22. Wonderful sequence of snowy shots. I think gray days have a lot of beauty and you captured that so well.

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:43

  23. Herlig bildeserie fra Røros. Dette er et sted jeg kjenner meget godt!
    Jeg er enig, – mye flott i det grå!
    Ha en himmelsk kveld og ei fin helg!

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:48

  24. nice…it def has a barren feel for the old wood and stone, but also the snow…but you are right in that there is beauty there….

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    April 19, 2012 at 16:51

  25. I really love old mining sites in the American west. Your pics remind me of those.

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    April 19, 2012 at 17:05

  26. The snow is cold and I’m sure you’re ready for spring, but the snow does create a beauty of its own out of some of the most unlikely things! Terrific captures as always.

    Sylvia

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    April 19, 2012 at 17:22

  27. Brrreautiful!

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    April 19, 2012 at 17:22

  28. Pat

    These are beautiful! I like the small amount of color in each one.

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    April 19, 2012 at 17:32

  29. These look great! I like that some of the colors are secondary to the grey.

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    April 19, 2012 at 17:42

  30. Looks beautiful and the description was lovely!

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    April 19, 2012 at 18:20

  31. These are really beautiful!
    I especially love the way you composed the first one.

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    April 19, 2012 at 18:21

  32. Beautiful indeed 🙂 Nicely captured, Lady Fi!

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    April 19, 2012 at 18:28

  33. lindyloumacinitaly

    I think there is probably more beauty to be found here with the snow than without.

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    April 19, 2012 at 18:51

  34. Indeed, there is beauty in the gray and the little bit of color that accents each of these gray scenes make for great composition.

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    April 19, 2012 at 19:43

  35. These stark photos have character. I know gray well.

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    April 19, 2012 at 20:54

  36. Nydelige bilder fra Røros!
    Vi besøkte gruvene der da barna var små, gjett om det var populært.
    Ha en fortsatt fin kveld.
    Mette

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    April 19, 2012 at 21:01

  37. Nice , nice! Very good pictures…beautiful motives

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    April 19, 2012 at 21:44

  38. jbcuvelier

    There sure is beauty in the grey! And you found it! Looks very quiet there.

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    April 19, 2012 at 22:05

  39. sandy

    These remind me of the American west. I thought at first they were black and white, but then spotted a bit of color. Very nicely done, Fiona.

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    April 19, 2012 at 22:53

  40. Lady Fi, even with the grey sky your photos are beautiful. Wonderful capture, happy skywatching!

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    April 19, 2012 at 22:54

  41. You really do see the beauty in everything Fi …. That’s because you look for it ….. A delightful post!

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    April 19, 2012 at 23:26

  42. En absolutt praktfull serie! Nydelige motiver og flott komponert! Jeg liker virkelig bildene dine!
    Ha en fin helg:)

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    April 19, 2012 at 23:53

  43. The snow has made these scenes look very interesting indeed. Great shots.

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    April 19, 2012 at 23:55

  44. I have never been to a location with snow and snow all around. The images talk and say I should visit location where there is snow.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    April 20, 2012 at 01:05

  45. Wonderful photos!! I like them all 🙂

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    April 20, 2012 at 01:36

  46. Al

    I love snow, as you can tell from my blog. Lovely shots!

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    April 20, 2012 at 02:11

  47. Brrrr! I truly believe you can find beauty in anything!

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    April 20, 2012 at 02:45

  48. Very beautiful!!

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    April 20, 2012 at 03:33

  49. you see show share the beauty so well

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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    April 20, 2012 at 05:00

  50. What an interesting place to visit! Hope you had a wonderful time:)

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    April 20, 2012 at 05:50

  51. Interesting how snow turned a negative landscape image into a positive photograph. Lovely scenes and sky you have showed us today.
    Joyce M

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    April 20, 2012 at 06:00

  52. Terrific shots.

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    April 20, 2012 at 06:53

  53. Lovely in its simplicity!
    I can feel the crispness that must be in the air as I look down at that cold running water.
    You indeed captured the beauty in the grey.

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    April 20, 2012 at 07:27

  54. Oh yes, these are stunning photos!

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    April 20, 2012 at 07:30

  55. Nice photos! I enjoyed them very much.

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    April 20, 2012 at 08:39

  56. beautiful indeed: well done. I like it!
    BShell

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    April 20, 2012 at 09:10

  57. de magnifiques photos,et ce paysage sous la neige est tres beau

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    April 20, 2012 at 09:18

  58. readerwil

    Flotte bilder! Jeg vet hvorfor jeg elsker Norge! Ha en god weekend!

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    April 20, 2012 at 09:28

  59. Ohhh…thank you for your prompt visit!
    You are an early person like me… I like to start the day early in the morning!
    Again, Thank you!

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    April 20, 2012 at 09:30

  60. Beautiful and secret place. I am greeting

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    April 20, 2012 at 09:41

  61. Beautiful captures. Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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    April 20, 2012 at 09:54

  62. What a great eye you have, yes, these are starkly beautiful scenes indeed.

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    April 20, 2012 at 10:28

  63. Grey makes the mine look kinda bleak.
    But I love this feeling. 🙂

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    April 20, 2012 at 10:56

  64. Thhese photos are interesting along with your narrative Fi. I enjoyed them – Dave

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    April 20, 2012 at 11:18

  65. Linda

    What lovely photos! The scene is very charming and your description gave me the feeling that I was there!

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    April 20, 2012 at 11:43

  66. Great grey shots! And, the short descriptions enhance the beauty.

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    April 20, 2012 at 12:19

  67. I love those almost grey shots. Tehy show nicely what the place was all about. 🙂

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    April 20, 2012 at 12:21

  68. There sure is beauty in Grey and White, and you’ve shown it. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 20, 2012 at 13:50

  69. These are beautiful photos.
    Thanks so much for dropping by and visiting me.

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    April 20, 2012 at 15:00

  70. Captured perfectly, so beautiful!

    My Sky shot, have a great weekend!

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    April 20, 2012 at 15:13

  71. Grey is beautiful, and what great captures.

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    April 20, 2012 at 15:25

  72. indrani

    Yes, grey IS beautiful!

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    April 20, 2012 at 16:29

  73. Honnestly I prefer blue skies and no snow, lol !

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    April 20, 2012 at 17:32

  74. Very beautiful monochromatic landscape like Indian Ink paintings.

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    April 20, 2012 at 17:42

  75. Certainly beautiful and a definite contrast to the lovely spring weather we are having in Toronto today.

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    April 20, 2012 at 19:18

  76. JM

    The beauty of cold. Awesome shots!

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    April 20, 2012 at 19:31

  77. really beautiful ~ really like the touch of red on the buildings among all the grey.

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    April 20, 2012 at 21:03

  78. Incredibly beautiful!

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    April 21, 2012 at 00:42

  79. Nancy

    Love the contrast of the brick in the last photo. 🙂

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    April 21, 2012 at 02:11

  80. Your painterly photos have me missing the snow!

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    April 21, 2012 at 04:32

  81. Hey, I’m so glad you said there’s beauty in the gray–as I have some! 😛 Lovely photos!

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    April 21, 2012 at 14:23

  82. It’s indeed a very beautiful site,love the brick tower.

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    April 21, 2012 at 14:36

  83. Jeanie

    You always amaze me with your ability to find beauty in whatever you see.

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    April 21, 2012 at 17:42

  84. The snow not only covers up a multitude of “sins” but also creates its own unique beauty out of them.

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    April 22, 2012 at 00:42

  85. Beautiful series, love the B&W in these pictures.

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    April 22, 2012 at 13:57

  86. i wish i could catch a sky as dramatic as this someday.
    truly a beauty. ^0^
    hope you’re enjoying the weekend.

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    April 22, 2012 at 16:24


  87. · Beautiful photos. I love snowy landscapes.

    · hugs

    CR. & .LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    April 22, 2012 at 21:36

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  90. jenjilks

    And today we have snow in S. Ontario! Respect wildlife!

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    April 23, 2012 at 20:13

  91. Very beautiful!

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    April 24, 2012 at 16:13

  92. New post on My Opinion by me (http://letssharemyopinion.wordpress.com/)
    after all its the IPL season
    and
    dont forget to make a comment after all its my opinion and ya IPL too

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    April 24, 2012 at 18:01

  93. Your day will not be gray now that you’re happily Freshly Pressed!

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    April 24, 2012 at 18:03

    • Oooo – thanks for letting me know! How exciting!

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      April 24, 2012 at 18:09

  94. Nice photos!

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    April 24, 2012 at 18:19

  95. Love the stark beauty of your photos! . . . Congratulations on being “Freshly Pressed”!!

    http://arabianmusings.wordpress.com/

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    April 24, 2012 at 18:41

  96. Carlie Chew

    Gorgeous!!!

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    April 24, 2012 at 19:04

  97. Incredible photos! Isn’t it brilliant how your mind sets your eyes out to grab hold of any color available. Your quest to find color has turned into a blog full of great beauty. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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    April 24, 2012 at 19:18

  98. Hafsa K

    Simply beautiful!

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    April 24, 2012 at 19:28

  99. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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    April 24, 2012 at 19:37

  100. Nice!

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    April 24, 2012 at 19:50

  101. Thank you for tis brilliant post!

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    April 24, 2012 at 19:59

  102. so stunningly amazing!! wooww!!! 🙂

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:02

  103. Upon reviewing the photos I took in Whistler Canada – a friend asked whether they were in black and white. They were not; it was natures beautiful grey pallet.

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:20

  104. i love grey snowy days – it’s surprising how evocative just a few muted colours can be, and your photos capture that beautifully!

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:22

  105. love the beauty of grey

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:27

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  107. jamieaaron03

    i bet it’s pretty when the grass is green and the sky is blue too 🙂

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:32

  108. That is truly majestic.

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:47

  109. jillsygirl

    Congrat LF on being pressed! Wonderful shots!

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    April 24, 2012 at 20:54

  110. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us all. 🙂

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    April 24, 2012 at 21:09

  111. “Yes my friends, there is beauty in the grey” ~ love your outlook on life. 🙂

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    April 24, 2012 at 21:10

  112. Looks lovely!

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    April 24, 2012 at 21:19

  113. Wow, that first photo reminds me so much of where I’m from (the Palouse) even though it’s nowhere close, haha. Very nice shots!

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    April 24, 2012 at 21:47

  114. I like your technique. The buildings all look so fragile against the landscape. Check out my latest post.. a bit different, finding beauty in smallest places. http://searunner.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/follow-the-roving-aphid/

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    April 24, 2012 at 21:48

  115. Lady Fi: spring & its changing tones and intensities of light reminds me how beautiful half-light can be…thx for sharing these beautiful photographs! RT

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    April 24, 2012 at 22:42

  116. sorrysoverysorry

    SNOW makes EVERYThing more beautiful

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    April 24, 2012 at 22:50

  117. kzackuslheureux

    Thanks for sharing Norway with us.

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    April 24, 2012 at 23:26

  118. Those pictures are breath-taking, Norway s on my list of places to visit.

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    April 24, 2012 at 23:34

  119. lovely!

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    April 24, 2012 at 23:36

  120. rmnvr

    picturescue and serene photography of true nature..great indeed..

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    April 24, 2012 at 23:37

  121. rmnvr

    Reblogged this on rmnvr.

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    April 24, 2012 at 23:44

  122. Love the pictures.

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    April 24, 2012 at 23:47

  123. I love the comfort of a dreary day. It is the one time that I can actually find myself slow down.

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    April 25, 2012 at 00:00

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  125. walkingwithHim

    Beautiful.

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    April 25, 2012 at 00:02

  126. Røros is so beautiful, isn’t it? I went there myself last year and it was just gorgeous. I wish I was better at taking photos, though.

    http://karenswalks.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/roros-norway/

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    April 25, 2012 at 00:03

  127. I’d say pewter rather than grey. Wonderful!

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    April 25, 2012 at 00:06

  128. Love it and miss it!

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    April 25, 2012 at 00:34

  129. Love the use of color here.

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    April 25, 2012 at 00:45

  130. Stoic images, so cold and still. Love your poetic spirit! I invite you to visit my world/blog…a bit more sun and flowers to cheer your day! 😉

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    April 25, 2012 at 01:12

  131. Very nice! I love the gray scales. great job!

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    April 25, 2012 at 01:26

  132. Gray is my favorite color, so you can understand how much I find interesting your pictures, they offer a really charming atmosphere!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Artphalt (http://artphalt.wordpress.com)

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    April 25, 2012 at 02:28

  133. Reblogged this on destyekaputri and commented:
    Love The Grey One

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    April 25, 2012 at 02:35

  134. Unspeakable beauty.

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    April 25, 2012 at 03:51

  135. Your words are just so beautiful! As well as your photos — stunning.

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    April 25, 2012 at 04:42

  136. Beautiful captured..

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    April 25, 2012 at 05:53

  137. I’ll grant you poetic licence to be romantic about the blanketing snow’s beautification of the slag heaps. But doesn’t it make you cry that they were left, just like that – raw and ugly and foreign to that pristine place? Though, I grant you, the log cabins of the workers are indeed beautiful, in their way. Nevertheless, congratulations. Well done.

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    April 25, 2012 at 06:18

  138. inc0h3rent

    Oh wow. Beautiful!

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    April 25, 2012 at 06:26

  139. Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    April 25, 2012 at 07:23

  140. amazing photos 😉

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    April 25, 2012 at 07:55

  141. I loved the monochromatic theme…The photos look beautiful…Thank you for sharing…

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    April 25, 2012 at 08:50

  142. nice photos..it would be a great place to be alone and gather yourself once in a while..

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    April 25, 2012 at 09:08

  143. Photo Media

    Nice shots !

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    April 25, 2012 at 10:58

  144. shooting in flat / gray light and coming up with great shots is hard to do. Great Job!

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    April 25, 2012 at 11:53

  145. calmyourbeans

    Reblogged this on calmyourbeans.

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    April 25, 2012 at 12:06

  146. wonderful black and white captures

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    April 25, 2012 at 12:16

    • Thanks. They were actually taken in colour, but the weather was so grey that it created this effect.

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  147. There’s beauty in everything, if you just know how to look. It seems that you do. 🙂

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    April 25, 2012 at 13:18

  148. great set of photos!

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    April 25, 2012 at 13:25

  149. Looks amazing. I love the way snow and ice transforms a landscape.

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    April 25, 2012 at 13:39

  150. yen

    What a beautiful poetic post! I loved how you showed us a different side of grey.:) Would love to visit this place one of those days.

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    April 25, 2012 at 14:11

  151. Nicely done! Good job!

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    April 25, 2012 at 14:35

  152. lijiujiu

    Amazing. Great photos. I love snow so much.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    April 25, 2012 at 14:54

  153. James

    I love these pictures

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    April 25, 2012 at 15:07

  154. This is so beautiful – and it’s an old mining town? How interesting! As a photographer shooting an area not many people have shot makes everything more magical!

    Great and interesting post!
    Katie
    Japan is so amazing – the colors, the culture, the characters; simply amazing.

    Katie
    http://katieraspberry.wordpress.com/

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    April 25, 2012 at 15:16

  155. Gorgeous

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    April 25, 2012 at 15:20

  156. Congratulations on being featured on Freshly Pressed Fiona! Lovely photos – especially the first one. Indeed there is beautify in the grey!

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    April 25, 2012 at 15:39

  157. amazing!

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    April 25, 2012 at 15:47

  158. beautiful photo’s, they are very engaging and calm. http://www.geordiesgirl.com

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    April 25, 2012 at 16:15

  159. Yup, I prefer black and white photography myself. Color photo somehow distracts whereas even the simplest black and white tells a story..:)

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    April 25, 2012 at 16:58

  160. Wow, I really thought those were black and white photos until I scrolled down to the third one! Then I went back and noticed the tiny slips of color. Nice!

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    April 25, 2012 at 17:09

  161. Simplistic color palettes can be very striking, especially from a great perspective such as yours. Congrats fellow freshly pressed alumni!

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    April 25, 2012 at 17:09

  162. Reblogged this on bittezine and commented:
    Beautiful. As someone once told us, “grey is all colours”

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    April 25, 2012 at 17:15

  163. Love this post! Beautiful pictures…

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    April 25, 2012 at 17:38

  164. Stunning photographs!

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    April 25, 2012 at 18:51

  165. Wonderful Images!

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    April 25, 2012 at 19:09

  166. Absolutely lovely. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

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    April 25, 2012 at 19:21

  167. Lovely images! Well done!

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    April 25, 2012 at 19:25

  168. beautiful photos.

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    April 25, 2012 at 20:08

  169. Such a desolate but beautiful landscape! Thanks for the pictures.

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    April 25, 2012 at 20:19

  170. Reblogged this on blankpolitician.

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  171. Reblogged this on blankpolitician.

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  172. Yes, you’re right, it is beautiful scenery. My greenygrey.co.uk site also tries to promote the aesthetic qualities of grey…

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    April 25, 2012 at 20:49

  173. Beautiful!

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    April 25, 2012 at 20:54

  174. Utrolig flotte bilder …. liker fargetonene. Det er Røros, er det ikke?

    Irene

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    April 25, 2012 at 21:55

    • Yes – this is Roros a couple of weeks ago.

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  175. how beautiful, and serine.

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    April 25, 2012 at 23:54

  176. ediciondevideonocturna

    Beautiful images.
    I like very much the aesthetics of the cold.

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    April 26, 2012 at 00:32

  177. Color is nice but grey brings out textures and depth – it makes you “see” something in a completely different light. Thanks for the images

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    April 26, 2012 at 01:10

  178. very coolll…

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    April 26, 2012 at 02:41

  179. haciendatreasures

    Oh my! You are such an artist with a camera.

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    April 26, 2012 at 02:56

  180. Lovely words. Lovely photos.

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    April 26, 2012 at 03:13

  181. Really beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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    April 26, 2012 at 04:32

  182. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!!!

    ♥ Love and light ♥

    ~ Jennifer

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    April 26, 2012 at 05:19

  183. If we could talk to one another with the same nuances as all the different tones of gray, people would understand each other very easy 😉

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    April 26, 2012 at 07:25

  184. Nice words to know.fantastic usage of the language

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    April 26, 2012 at 09:52

  185. Beautiful, atmospheric & poetic. I love barren, wild landscapes too. Wonderful.

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    April 26, 2012 at 09:57

  186. Two colors dominating the scenery, yet it is still captivating! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    April 26, 2012 at 10:20

  187. Hello, Lady Fi… your pictures said it so eloquently. The scenes are beautiful indeed. They’re quite refreshing especially for the likes of us who are roasting in the tropical summer heat, ahaha. Thanks for sharing this and regards! 🙂

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    April 26, 2012 at 11:50

  188. Some people tell me that seeing a winter landscape makes them depressed because they think of everything being dead. I, however, agree more with you. I find the grey and white beautiful. For some reason, it actually is something that fills me with hope when I see it. The second image is my favorite of the three. I hope to see more of your beautiful pictures.

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    April 26, 2012 at 11:50

  189. At first I thought this was about the Fifty Shades of Grey book series. Guess I was mistaken, but the photos are haunting none the less.

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    April 26, 2012 at 17:10

  190. I have been a black and white photographer for years. Color always seems so garish in comparison to the subtleties and textures found in the pure white through grey to pure black spectrum. There is nuance in the bi-chromatic spectrum which one can only find by studying its extremes and contemplating them through the grey transition zones. This is very much the heart of the Tao, which understands and holds the polarities, yet finds itself truly manifest within the relationship of transition between the two. And, yes, well, having lived in Europe, I find europeans much more able to enter into those grey zones.

    Lovely work. I did a similar series in an old, brick, broken-down, rubble heap of one of the many abandoned paper mills that dot the landscape here in New England america. Thanks, really enjoyed the perspective and tonality. I could study the subtleties in these photographs for hours.
    Which, I know, is exactly how they were made.

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    April 26, 2012 at 19:46

  191. I absolutely adore this!

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    April 26, 2012 at 19:48

  192. great shots!

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    April 26, 2012 at 20:57

  193. raganjane

    My life has felt quite gray lately… this is beautiful. Can I print one, frame it and put it on my bookcase?

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    April 26, 2012 at 21:18

  194. lockestocknbarrel

    These are amazing!

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    April 26, 2012 at 23:01

  195. It seems a very melancholic place.
    As if the snow’s coming is the final word
    in the final act
    of the play of life.

    Winter is cold and still
    in Norway.

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    April 27, 2012 at 00:05

  196. Simply Beautiful

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    April 27, 2012 at 00:57

  197. beautiful poetry, words, and movement

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    April 27, 2012 at 01:13

  198. Thank you for making me feel better about my wardrobe… Which is chock full of grey, black and white clothing!

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    April 27, 2012 at 01:15

  199. Stunning photos… I think I would freeze there though!

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    April 27, 2012 at 04:24

  200. Nice. I’m assuming it’s an abandoned mine…..great pics.

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    April 27, 2012 at 04:34

  201. would love to know what kind of camera you are using!

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    April 27, 2012 at 04:53

    • I use a DSLR Canon 500D with a zoom lens.

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      April 27, 2012 at 05:42

  202. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos…you captured it all perfectly.

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    April 27, 2012 at 06:23

  203. Love the photos.

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    April 27, 2012 at 08:21

  204. readerwil

    Yes, Roros is also one of my favourite places in Norway. I stayed there in a hotel with a Norwegian cousin. I also dedicated several of my posts to this wonderful little mining town.

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    April 27, 2012 at 10:32

  205. homessavannah

    These are amazing pictures

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    April 27, 2012 at 20:42

  206. Flotte bilder Fi, sier en Brit som bor i Norge 🙂

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    April 27, 2012 at 21:44

  207. Very nice. Just like everyone else, I like a nice summer day but you just can´t beat beautiful winter landscapes.

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    April 28, 2012 at 00:07

  208. Nice shots!

    http://olicheldesign.wordpress.com/

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    April 28, 2012 at 01:19

  209. These pictures are really stunning!

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    April 29, 2012 at 16:56

  210. Bellas imagenes…!!!

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    April 29, 2012 at 18:23

  211. kpadhnan

    beautiful pics…

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    May 6, 2012 at 13:03

  212. superb and beautiful pic’s…

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    May 14, 2012 at 13:09

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  215. This is close to what my world looks like right now… 🙂 You found beauty in the dreary.

    (These images are classic you, Fiona, but I still wonder what made this post your most popular… you have so many that are stunning.)

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    January 28, 2013 at 17:17

    • This post was Freshly Pressed by WordPress – i.e. picked as one of their top favourites – hence the crazy number of visitors!

      Lady Fi wrote: > New comment on your post “The beauty in the grey” > Author : Francisca (IP: 92.115.140.230 , host-static-92-115-140-230.moldtelecom.md) > E-mail : viewthrumygloballens@gmail.com > URL : http://viewthrumygloballens.blogspot.com/ > Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/92.115.140.230

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      January 29, 2013 at 05:57

      • AhH, nice! Then you probably got many more hits than comments on this post, too. My “most popular” post has few comments, but I suspect the subject is one that is often Googled. 🙂 I trust you have healed well from the frostbite. Take care, Lady Fi. (I don’t have enough free time to blog these days, but hopefully will be able to post now and then.)

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        January 29, 2013 at 08:37

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