THE Traveler: Mark H. Weber of Eden Prairie.
The scene: Sunrise sets the water and sky aglow outside Alesund, a port city on Norway’s west coast. The Sunnmore Alps rise across the fjord; boathouses painted the traditional Norway red nestle along the shoreline. “I tried to capture in one photo the magic of Norway: fjords, mountains, fishing culture and winter beauty,” Weber wrote in an e-mail.
The trip: “Alesund, Norway, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe,” he wrote, explaining that it was rebuilt in the art nouveau architectural style after a devastating fire destroyed most of the town in 1904. He traveled there in February with his wife, Cynthia, to visit their 250-year-old family farm.
How he got the shot: The two were taking a morning walk along the Hjorundfjord, just outside of Alesund, when the sun rose over the distant alps and this scene emerged. The striking contrasts of color and light caused by the morning sun enhanced this panoramic view.
Equipment: Weber used his Apple iPhone to get the impromptu shot.
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