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    Sunsets

    Seeing Ned Bulken's beautiful pictures inspired me to share a few of my own from my trip to Norway.

    I recently was blessed with the opportunity to spend two weeks on M/S Gann during the Woodturning Cruise 2011 demonstrating for Hunter Tools. What a fabulous trip! I highly recommend this trip for its access to world class teachers and for the beauty of Norway which during two weeks of cruising up and down the fjords along its west coast I have learned to love.

    Since most of our departures from the 12 ports where we stopped were around sunset I was able to get some incredible sunset pictures over the waters of the fjords and ocean that we were upon.

    Here are a few.....

    The last picture is of a moonrise over Sortland which is one of the ports where we stopped during our cruise. Sortland is known as the "blue city" of Norway because so many buildings are painted blue. I thought it quite poetic that this blue sky heralded the moon's rising as we left port.
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    Last edited by Mike Stafford; 10-09-2011 at 04:29 PM.
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    Wonderful pictures Mike, Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great cruise.

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    Mike, thank you for the compliment, your work speaks volumes as well though. simple beauty in every shot!
    -Ned

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    Mike, thanks for the pictures. I never get tired of seeing sunrises and sunsets and the photos of same. Isn't nature Great!
    Cheers, Frank

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    Beautiful shots, Mike.

    Now, how about some pics from the cruise?
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

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    Some great sunsets there Mike, bet that cruise was a blast.
    Darren

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    Demonstrator pics....

    Here are some pictures of the professional demonstrators who were on board. Having spent two weeks with these people clearly illustrated to me the difference between a weekend amateur such as myself and true professionals.... With the exception of Rolly Munro, the other demonstrators worked in pairs so that they shared their demo time while in port.

    In the order of presentation:

    Asmund Vignes, a Norwegian turner who specializes in the hook tool and can really make it sing. A very funny guy also!
    Bonnie Klein, a wonderful turner who chased down every child who came on board and made sure they left with one of her tops. She is an ambassador supreme for woodturning.
    Glenn Lucas, an Irish turner who attacks wood with such ferocity it screams on the lathe. Glenn turns 3000 bowls annually.
    Jimmy Clewes, one of the most friendly guys you could ever hope to meet as well as being a remarkably skilled turner and teacher.
    Mark Baker, editor of Woodturning magazine in England and a highly skilled turner as well. Loads of fun to be around.
    Nick Agar, another English turner who does decorative and creative turnings unlike anything I have seen. He is a real cut up both on and off the lathe.
    Rolly Munro, a New Zealander who has his own line of tools and is one of the more creative turners I have ever met. He worked harder than anyone as he had to demonstrate the whole cruise without a break. And he did it with a smile on his face.
    Terry Scott and Mike Hunter, Terry is another New Zealander who happens to be a friend. Terry is tirelessly creative and does amazing things both on and off the lathe. Mike Hunter is the owner and developer of Hunter Tools and to whom I am grateful for the opportunity to demo on the cruise.
    Richard Raffan, Richard is one of the greats and watching him for two weeks confirmed just how great he is. The amount of stuff he produced was prodigious. That is me with him and I was indeed fortunate to be able to learn at his elbow.

    All in all a very nice group of people willing to share their skills. it was truly a learning experience of lifetime for me.
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    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Beautiful photos, Mike!

    My favorite things to photograph are sunrises and sunsets.

    Now, with you and Ned showing some of your photos, I guess I need to follow suit!
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    Thanks for the pics, Mike. That looks like a great way to spend a few days.
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