Roy Mangersnes - On the edge


Sometimes it can be difficult to show the greatness of a landscape. By using a reference object, like a person, it is easier to judge the dimensions of the scene. This is the famous Pulpit Rock not far from my home in south western Norway. The cliff is hanging from the mountain and it is a 700 meter vertical drop down to the fjord below. Great place with a stunning view – when the fog clears…

Location: Lysefjorden, Forsand, Rogaland, Norway

Tags: in, Landscape, Lysefjorden, Norway, People, Pulpit Rock, roy mangersnes

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  1. Knut-Sverre Horn said:

    22/03/2011 09:30

    I've seen literally hundres of pictures from this very cliff, and this one stands out to me - it conveys a scary feeling of getting fatally lost.... Nice classic z-composition and fine depth.

  2. Bruno said:

    23/03/2011 20:15

    Very cool and effective image, I can feel almost my legs shivering...;-) I bet is a best-seller of yours! Perhaps, I would have pointed the camera a bit more downward and move the corner with the figure even more on the upper left hand side: IMO it would accentuate even more the steepness.

  3. Sven Zacek said:

    24/03/2011 11:18

    I too have seen a lot of photos from this place. Sadly I have not been able to see it for myself yet. A mistake I plan to correct in the future. With fog this place looks even scarier, because of the uncertainty about where you are.

  4. Jaak said:

    12/04/2011 18:53

    3 years living in Norway and I never managed to get there. Barely recognized it from the this pic, but it's probably alike with all tourist attractions - photographers have to be early or very late, and then you see the different perspective in these places. Good job, Roy.