Larvikite occurs only in the Oslo-rift. It originally crystallised at a depth of 3 to 4 km below the earth’s surface. The rock is typically pale or dark grey in colour and is composed mainly of feldspar. The characteristic blue sheen seen in reflected light, is caused by slight difference in composition and layering of the feldspar crystals. Larvikite is an exclusive building stone used all over the world. In London the ground floor of Harrods is laid with larvikite also used as a facing stone on numerous other buildings.

The rock on this island was carved by the heavy glaciers during the ice age and created a magnificent landscape. You will find many of my seascape captures from this place.

This is a photo very similar to one I posted last year. As you might discover I have used a different processing this time and that together with the slightly different angle and composition made me post this view again. I can not quite make up my mind which version I like most but I believe I like the composition better on this one.


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  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago


  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, mate!!

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonover 5 years ago

    WOW, very special landscaping!! Wonderful composition, DOF and colors!! Also, thanks for the info. Great work. Very well done.

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 5 years ago

    very nice

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 5 years ago

    stunning color and curves

  • Tempe
    Tempeover 5 years ago

    informative and beautiful, what more could A RED BUBBLER need ?

  • yaDes
    yaDesover 5 years ago

    Looks really great!

  • dani05
    dani05over 5 years ago

    Amazing place & capture

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonover 4 years ago

    top shot..

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Fabulous Colours

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