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Hiked multiple days in a row through the rain along Norway's mystical fjords to the same location until the weather conditions finally satisfied me. First hike was accompanied by wind and rain so strong that rain droplets were actually flying upwards because of the winds gusting through the fjords. I sat in astonishment as droplets of rain floated in the opposite direction right before my eyes. Truly a phenomenon that only presents its self with the right conditions.

I first saw a shot of this location when i was 14 years old here on DA taken by Maciej Duczynski and on that day i was so truly inspired by his magnificent work i vowed to put a bit of spare change aside each year until i had enough to witness this cliffs beauty with my own two eyes. Five years later i found myself backpacking through Europe and decided there is no way i was leaving that continent without photographing Norway, this is my take on the preikestolen cliff and the end result. I give thanks to my patient buddy Alex. Norway will truly always be in my heart.

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-This photograph was also featured as photo of the day on Earthshot.org-
www.earthshots.org/2011/09/scandinavia-by-benjamin-hill/
-This photograph was also featured as photo of the day on Todaysphoto.org-
www.todaysphoto.org/picture-of-the-day/scandinavia/


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:iconruna-amanda:
Runa-Amanda Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I was there this summer, but didn't get any really good shots. But you did a great job! :) Sort of jealous ;)
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:iconabandonedsonofeve:
AbandonedsonofEVE Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Snakker du Norsk?
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:iconmhelenelund:
MHelenelund Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
That is truly Awesome!
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:iconluciaconstantin:
LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   General Artist
Good evening! You've received a feature in here: Homesick I do hope you'll enjoy it. Have a lovely evening! :}
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:iconfrobenius:
Frobenius Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely 100% magnificent! Holy WOW!
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:iconpelicanbear:
PelicanBear Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!!
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:iconantoniogouveia:
AntonioGouveia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot!
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:iconqnsansnom:
QnSansNom Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
awesome
great job



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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconb0rrach0:
B0rrach0 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Phenomenal shot. The silhouette on the cliff is just perfect :D ...as is the rest of the image. Love it.
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:iconullises:
Ullises Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Reminds me of a song by Bjork - Hyperballad. imho, a perfect soundtrack for this photo.

we live on a mountain
right at the top
there's a beautiful view
from the top of the mountain

every morning i walk towards the edge
and throw little things off
like car-parts, bottles and cutlery
or whatever i find lying around

Absolutly stunning photo. Congratulation
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Photographer
very true! thanks!
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:iconindojo:
indojo Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
wonderful shot, wonderful place, wonderful story :-)
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:iconbeautifulchaos94:
BeautifulChaos94 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful!!!
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconjcnproductions:
JCNProductions Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Superb superb!!!
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:iconpath2000:
path2000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Very powerful photo
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:iconhaydaad:
Haydaad Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Awesome shot and story. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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:iconsevanoz:
sevanoz Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love it
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:iconjimnightshade:
JimNightshade Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured in my journal.
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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:iconleashahooker:
LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Photographer
Wow!! :faint:
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:iconbatmantoo:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a shot that is almost exactly the same [link] but not as cool as yours!
It is stunning place and I am very glad to have been there and definitely want to visit Norway again. :)
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
One hell of a shot, young Squire :clap:
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:icondragondoodle:
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly beautiful shot! :love:
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:icontrinit94:
Trinit94 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Photographer
This picture is something incredible. It expresses the loneliness of nature, a loneliness that can be in beautiful places like these too. The black and white renders perfectly the meaning of the picture!
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Seriously appreciated, I'm glad!
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:icontrinit94:
Trinit94 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconanaojraiuga:
anaojraiuga Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
love it.
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:icons2shinobu:
S2shinobu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome photo :clap:
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:iconfallenangel3990:
fallenangel3990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Photographer
I've always wanted to go to Norway too! Beautiful work!
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:iconval-faustino:
Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot :clap:
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo!
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:icondorjejampel:
DorjeJampel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I ever wanted to travel to Norway. Now I want to go there for my honey moon!!! :D
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Photographer
I would highly recommend it!
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:icongreglief:
greglief Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Absolutely! you have fine work!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
looks great
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!!
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:icon0biber0:
0biber0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
wonderful photo :heart: I love norway so much!
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Photographer
;)
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:icondomagojkovacic:
DomagojKovacic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Very nice and cool picture :)
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:iconslippingbeauty:
slippingbeauty Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
haha stavanger man!! where I live:D
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:iconbenkhill:
benkhill Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Photographer
You're truly lucky!
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:iconslippingbeauty:
slippingbeauty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
yeah hehe;) did you walk up there?
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:icongreenramble:
greenramble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Fantastic shot well done :)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
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:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Stunning picture :clap:
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:iconthe-shining:
the-shining Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful capture.
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:iconindo-joe:
indo-joe Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Fantastic photo, The Black & white realy do it justice.
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