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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-02
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/16, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: A photography trip on the Lofoten
Date Submitted: 2011-07-30 8:09
Viewed: 4312
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Time for another photo from my photography vacation on the Lofoten. The landlady of the rorbuer I was staying told me that I needed to see the high peak topped with the most pristine icing. I drove by the mountain at day time and looked for a spot to capture it from. After dinner I returned to the spot waiting for the light to cast it last rays on the peak. It was a bit of a wait and the strong cold wind was making it a rather long wait. Eventually the light became good and even a little cloud started to form over the Austnesfjorden. It allowed me to balance the composition.

It was a bit of a struggle to keep the exposure correct as the clear white peak became a very bright spot compared with the shadowed landscape in front of me. I allowed for a slight over exposure so to not get a completely blackened landscape. The strong wind was also a struggle as the shutter speeds were getting slower and I was afraid that it would also move the camera during an exposure. Luckily I brought along a bungee cord and attached that to my bag and tripod.

Niek Bouwen Photography

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Hallo Niek,

je hebt echt een mooie reis gemaakt door Noorwegen.
Heb diverse mooie foto's gezien.
Dit is niet de mooieste van je reis maar wel gewoon mooi.
Goed van scherpte en compositie.


Hello Niek !
Do you want to know the big differences between us ? Your photos are too perfect and mine too much imperfect...kkkkkkkkkk What can I say about your pic here???
But I thankyou so much for trying to help me and I am still looking for a perfect shot! Thanks for sharing this lovely landscape with us!
Have a nice week, Niek!

hallo Niek
super scherpefoto met veel details en zo veel licht verschillen
de kleuren zijn prachtig
bedankt groetjes lou

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-07-30 10:27]

Hello Niek,
What a wonderful landscape and as always you have captured it superbly. Very difficult exposure well executed, thanks for the tip about weighting the tripod with the camera bag.

Hello Niek,
Your galerry is full with beautiful landscapes. This one is an exemple what can nature make. Great exposure, lovely colours and wonderful composition. Well done!

Ciao Niek. Fabolouse perspective from the low POV. Excellente contrast and wonderful tones.


Hallo Nick
Absolutely viewing pleasure! So beautiful, I am actually a bit jealous, but not in an ugly way. The colours in this scene is spectacular. This is indeed one of my favourites in your portfolio. Congratulations on excellent camera work. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

It is a beautiful photograph with superb depth and fine color gamut Niek! I think however, that the dark foreground can reveal a wonderful detail if some corrections are done. Please visit my workshop and compare with your version! Hope you like the balance there!

Hi Niek,

Wow what a splendid landscape you have here my fiend, well first i must say is the dark but detailed foreground works for me, and in so saying that it doe's not compete with the focal point being the lake to the mountains and the interesting Sky, nevertheless both of you (workshop included) have missed the un-level horizon line Hmmmm, however Niek a powerful image and worth its accolade,
Best regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-30 15:35]

Hi Niek,the best moment whit this magic light and the best point of view to create this neverending perspective.I like the perfect camera settings and the beautiful view too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

A well controlled picture of this pristine and awesome area in Norway, Niek, and that too under trying conditions.
The white exposure on the mountains is just right and the immediate landmass creates a lovely contrast with the placid and glassy waters of the fjord.
Thanks and regards.

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