By the time our tour boat returned us to Stavanger from Lysefjord, the overcast had given way to mostly sunny skies. Thus, my afternoon photographs of Stavanger were much more satisfying than the ones I presented to you last week.
We took advantage of the change in lighting by staying in the more colorful Old Town section of Stavanger.
Here I had a lot of fun with even the more mundane, everyday stuff one finds in any city, such as manhole covers and streetlamp posts:
Make sure you point your camera upward, or you’ll miss out on images such as these:
These photos were taken in the colorfully picturesque Port of Stavanger:
And this image was taken near the port area, a bit farther north and one street in from the water’s edge:
This is one instance in photography in which I did not mind the gray overcast, as it gave a sense of drama to the granite cliffs towering overhead:
The muted grays of the sky and the cliffs stood in stark contrast to the bright green foliage:
Lining the fjord were numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs and into the waters:
On the return through the fjord the clouds began to open up, giving better light for some of the farms and towns along the way:
But there was still plenty of photographic drama awaiting us:
We still had one more tour stop to make before exiting Lysefjord to head back toward Stavanger and the Vision of the Seas. It was time for a light lunch, and a Norwegian specialty awaited us at the Lysefjord-Helleren restaurant. Despite the name, this establishment is not actually on the small island of Helleren, but rather it overlooks Helleren from a smallish outcropping jutting into the fjord just to the east. Here we dined on waffles served with strawberry jam and sour cream, and it was delicious: