Aurland

This is a small village along the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord (which are fingers of the world's largest fjord, Sognefjorden).

 

There's an interesting story behind this photo. I parked the car along the roadway (E16) and walked up the road to get a better vantage point. The road is quite narrow, with guard rails on each side. I decided that, if a car or truck were to come while I was on foot, I would simply step over the guard rail and wait on the shoulder until the traffic passed. As I was walking, a very large freight truck approached. Just as I had planned, I stepped over the guardrail to get off of the very narrow shoulder. Well, what I didn't plan for was the electric wire that was installed to keep the sheep off the roadway. I got zapped, which stunned me for a second. Then, I had no choice but to just stand up against the guard rail as the truck passed. This was pretty scary.

imagejoe, floralgal and 9 more people faved this
  • imagejoe 3y

    HUge !!!! FAV !!! JOE>
  • dbarronoss 3y

    Lol, yeah...I imagine it was ;) shocking...simply shocking
  • floralgal 3y

    Oh this is stunning!
  • Anuj Nair 3y

    Awesome view ! Great shot, Dear David !
  • Chris Hamilton 3y

    Beautiful image and scene great depth.
  • Hovsep Kevorkian 3y

    awesome shot, now that you're ok guess it's worth it.
  • Ian@NZFlickr 3y

    Beautiful shot but very risky!
  • Andrea 3y

    beautiful view,great shot
  • bibi.barbie(張麗芬) 3y

    Beautiful image !
  • Marcel 3y

    Fabulous view!
  • Trevor Leyenhorst 3y

    this photo has a certain magical electric appeal
    love all the different elements making up the landscape
  • Pauline Kehoe. 3y

    What a shock that must have been, wonderful capture, beautiful.
  • Nikographer 3y

    Beautiful photos David.
  • e-sun1 3y

    Haha!! Good lesson learnt!! Thanks for sharing your experience, I always wanted to stop by the roadside to take a good shot like yours when I see one, unfortunately have no chance yet, but at least your story alarmed me bout the planned & unplanned incident!! ;)) anyway, this shot certainly pays back all!!!
  • Maria Scott 3y

    oh, this is just beautiful..... and your story! wow, I can only imagine how scary that was!
  • Fat_Fingers 3y

    unreal!! All your images are stunning! Amazing work!
  • Bernard Giordanengo 3y

    Very beautiful view !!
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Taken on June 28, 2011
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