I'm Ingunn. This blog is about learning to make photos instead of just taking them. This is where I collect and express ideas and thoughts, and sometimes I might get sidetracked, too! There is so much to be learned. I have an urge for making life better, simpler and tastier. My picture galleries are in the sections travel and portfolio. I write in English, but I am Norwegian, and comments are most welcome in both languages.


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Entries in summer (3)


Sense and Sensibility in Devon

This Summer Little Sister, Middle Sister and me took a day trip to the location for the BBC series based on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, the 2008 version. We found it purely by accident on the Internet, and decided right away that we had to see it. It is a hidden gem, tucked away at the wild coast of North Devon. It was every bit as romantic and beautiful as we thought, and I'm so glad we went. Rather reluctantly I'm giving away the adress because I would be very sad to see this secluded spot ruined by too many tourists. The location is at an estate called Hartland Abbey, west of Bideford and Barnstaple in Devon. 


Travel | Finnmark 2008

Three years ago my daughters and I went to Finnmark to visit my dad's new place in Porsanger - Seljenes. We also visited Alta, Hammerfest and the North Cape. Luckily we had beautiful midnight sun several of the nights, and the weather was good in general. I fell in love with the area, and I really want to go back soon and take more pictures! I'd love to go hiking, at least on day trips. The light is incredible, the landscape beautiful and full of interesting details I'd like to explore. Since 2008 I have developed a much deeper interest in photography, and I also have a lot better gear now - back then I only had my Ixus. Still I think these snapshots convey some of my enthusiasm for the area, and my new gear isn't making me a better photographer. My experience and ability to observe more closely is. I actually think one or two of these photos are taken by my dad, but I hope he won't mind that I publish them here!

Please view the pictures large in the gallery if you're interested. I also highly recommend my dad's flickrstream with photos from the area.



I've spent a few days on this peaceful place every year since 1990. It belongs to my father-in-law, and we are very lucky to have access to a place like this. I always take a lot of pictures. You can also see these photos and more in the gallery if you want to study this any closer. Remember to click on them to enlarge them.