Interesting Photo of the Day: A “Traditional” Norwegian Photograph

This is one epic portrait that also doubles as a picture-perfect postcard from Norway. Fifteen-year-old Andrea Weka, from Sogndal, Norway, climbed hundreds of feet up Slogan Mountain to find the most gorgeous backdrop for her portrait taken by photographer MA Ortiz. Many have dubbed this “quintessentially Norwegian”:

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A girl dressed in traditional Norwegian garments poses against a beautifully stereotypical background of the soaring Fjords. (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

The 5,000 foot mountain is found in the Sunnmore alps, in the south-west part of the country. The mountain range has been a popular area for hiking, mountaineering, and climbing since the late nineteenth century. Apart from the breathtaking fjords and steep mountains, the area is home to quaint fishing ports, soaring waterfalls, and the  impressive Art Nouveau city of Alesund.

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2 responses to “Interesting Photo of the Day: A “Traditional” Norwegian Photograph”

  1. Howard says:

    She risks her own and photographer’s life to he a portrait where you can barely see her face. Without her in the picture, it’s a great scenery shot. With her so small in the photo, it’s a failed portrait.

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