Comments on: Filtvet Lighthouse Norway Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:44:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:03:53 +0000 Thanks, I’m glad you liked them :-) You take fantastic photos yourself!

I’ve tried different camera brands, but I must say that I return to Canon’s cameras. It’s something with the light in the photos.

My cameras are:
Canon Ixus 80IS (for the pocket)
Canon Powershot S5 IS

I’m VERY pleased with both of them!!!

#1 reason for me to not use DSLR’s are that they’re too heavy for me and that makes me wanna leave it at home all the time… Plus, I’m a bit lazy, I don’t wanna change lenses.

I did try out a DSLR (or more like a kind of hybride?): Samsung Digimax Pro 815, were you have all in one lens, but it was too heavy for me and I wasn’t totally pleased with it.

There were some other reasons too, but I don’t recall them right now.

Good luck with your camera buy :-)

By: Cecil Lee Cecil Lee Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:20:02 +0000 I’ve seen your uploaded photos of Filtvet lighthouse in Hurum which are really fantastic! I didn’t realise your are great photographer as well… Big THUMB UP! Cheers!

p/s: mind to share your camera model? I’m shopping for a replacement for my ageing NIKON 4100.

By: Jack is traveling Jack is traveling Sun, 12 Oct 2008 11:31:35 +0000 Really neat pictures, I’ve never actually been in a lighthouse, but they’re interesting to me. Wish I’d been with you checking it out. Now I’m thinking of taking my wife out to the English coast to find a lighthouse, so many thanks for the inspiration :smile:

By: DianeCA DianeCA Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:52:57 +0000 I just love lighthouses. I am so happy you could have some days with Tor and Anna and they could show you around. It looks like you had a really good time.

DianeCAs last blog post..Hiking in the Rjukan valley of Norway

By: TorAa TorAa Sat, 11 Oct 2008 18:10:43 +0000 Yes, we were lucky to have the opportunity to go inside the Light House. And see how it really worked and realizing it was a home for a family for more than 140 years.
In fact, this firehouse was even important for my family, back in the the very early 1960′ies, when we went down the Oslofjord (even to Sweden) and returned home during Nights with my fathers 20 feet boat. You have seen it, the Hurum pennisula and the narrow sounds to the inner part of Oslofjord and to the west the even more narrow Drammensfjord (Where Holmsbu is situated).

You have posted excellent photos, even of the Filtvet Palms
The only Palm Trees in Norway – LOL

As grown up on a penninsula and in a nation with extrordinary traditions as Seafarers (Vikings), I know the importance of Lighthouses. And Fog Bells.

By the way, did you know: In Saintes, SW France (yes it’s in Charante de Mer, the Departement de Cognac) they mounted for the first time Church Bells and when the weather was bad, they rang the Bells to help the Fishermen to find their way back home. Have we been there? Yes. Beautiful Church at the border of the Charente river.

Lighthouses (and before that: burning woods) has saved thousands upon thousands of lifes. And the “Lighthouse masters” and their famlies around the Globe, lived very isolated and had a very hard life, combating the force of the Naturevery day. They are and were heroes. Saved lifes.

have a wonderful weekend.
PS. Felicia is missing Mrs Lifecruiser

btw. Just returned from the summerhouse. The car filled up with this and that, you know. And even several kg of blue grapes. My mother is 89 tomorrow. We will bring her “A yellow Widow” Champagne tomorrow together with some more surprises.

TorAas last blog post..PhotoHunt: Lazy – Oct 11 – 2008

By: SwordMama SwordMama Sat, 11 Oct 2008 15:30:02 +0000 It’s a beautiful lighthouse! I would love to spend the night in one. The lighthouses around here have lots of ghosts. I’m assuming a lot of lighthouses have ghosts. I love all the stories. Your pictures are awesome!

By: Caroline Caroline Sat, 11 Oct 2008 12:16:08 +0000 What an interesting post – love the photo of the lighthouse.

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By: Ling Ling Sat, 11 Oct 2008 08:24:00 +0000 That looks like a great place to just sit around and spend a quiet afternoon. As for humans being attracted to lighthouses, consider it as a bigger version of a dog being attracted to a fire hydrant. :)

By: Maribeth Maribeth Sat, 11 Oct 2008 06:21:09 +0000 Beautiful. I grew up on Cape Cod. There we had several Light Houses. I loved to go and tour them.

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By: Comedy Plus Comedy Plus Sat, 11 Oct 2008 03:20:27 +0000 It’s a beauty too. Well, I love lighthouses, but I love anything to do with the sea. They are indeed awesome. I would love to see this one in person. Have a great weekend Captain. Big hug. :)

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