Panorama of the Southwestern Part of the Town Shortly after Sunset
Mt. Aksla in Ålesund offers some amazing photo opportunities. I think that most often photographers visiting that great spot go for a wide angle composition, showing the old part of the town with the Brosundet channel, the sea and the surrounding mountains. That is the classic view of Ålesund and if the light is great, you will have a beautiful photo. Taking a wide angle lens with you when you’re going there is definitely a smart idea. If you also take a tele-zoom with you, you should not regret it, either.
I took this photo with the very good Sony FE 70-200 F4 G OSS and it shows the south-western part of the town with the church. Surprisingly, this church doesn’t seem to have any other name than simply Ålesund kyrkje, meaning the “Ålesund Church” in Norwegian. It was designed by the architect Sverre Knudsen and built in 1909, five years after a great fire destroyed most of the town.