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Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

Spanish photographer, Oriol Casanovas, travelled from his home near Barcelona to Scandinavia to document sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Oriol took with him the following LUMIX equipment: GH1 camera, 14-140mm lens, 7-14mm lens, 45-200mm lens, GF1 camera.

This cloudy industrial landscape in the mining town of Røros, Norway, demonstrates very well the characteristics of this area. The water of the river (today no longer polluted) was used in the smelting process carried out in the building shown. The brown‐smoked landscape was created after centuries accumulating copper debris and by the smoke from copper smelting. Shutter: 1/1600 sec Aperture: f/4 ISO: 100 Focal Length 12mm

Behind each of “Our Place” photo shoots there’s always a lot of preparation work. There is usually a long history or correspondence and meetings. Contacting the appropriate person to receive good advice and assistance at each location is fundamental to the success of the project! This picture of Ole piloting the plane in which he flew me over the buffer zone of Røros, Norway, is my tribute to all those who have helped the “Our Place” team in their work. Thanks a lot to every one of them. Shutter: 1/200 sec Aperture: f/4 ISO: 100 Focal Length 7mm

A World heritage site is inscribed for its outstanding natural or cultural importance. However, UNESCO World heritage places are not always pristine and beautiful locations. Sometimes the sites are important because of the history of the human development of that place. This aerial shot is of an abandoned mine in the buffer zone of Røros, Norway. Shutter: 1/400 sec Aperture: f/4 ISO: 100 Focal Length 45mm

Usually the first shot is the good one. After the first click you try different options, frames or camera settings. But usually later, once the work is checked in a big screen you realize that the best one was definitely the first. In Røros I took hundreds of pictures. This was the first of all of them. Sometimes, love at first sight is the truest. Shutter: 1/640 sec Aperture: f/5.8 ISO: 100 Focal Length 140mm

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Old Rauma
Røros Mining Town and the Circumference
Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki
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