This is a follow up to the previous post - a wider view of the Arctic Cathedral. Named for its grandeur, it is, in fact, a parish church, not a cathedral. The building was designed by Jan Inge Hovig and constructed in 1965.
The first winter sunrise takes place in Tromso in mid-January. I went there a week later, when days were about 3 hours' long. I wanted to experience the polar night but with a short break each day for taking photos. I was, in a way, disappointed as, with 3 hours' long days, night didn't last for 21 hours. The twilight began about 3 hours before the sunrise so, most of the day, it wasn't really dark. But I did appreciate the time I had for dusk photography - 3 "blue hours" at each end of the day!
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dkmurphys (46508) 2013-01-13 10:59
Spectacular detail, I like a lot your idea and the result. Good work, have a nice week.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-13 11:31
Great POV, Kasia, with the stained glass and arched roof complementing the treeline and standing out nicely against the dusk sky. Is that a whale in the stained glass? That would certainly make sense given the location, but I'm not sure I've ever seen a whale depicted like that, and certainly not one as large as that must be! Thanks - looking forward to more from Tromso!
Ilducabianco (940) 2013-01-13 11:57
outstanding contrast between the multi-coloured church and the rest of the image, almost a B/W (with some photographic filter application).The gelid atmosphere is well expressed and the church peering out from behind the trees, with its many colours, seems to represent a warm lure.A photo taken when it's a quarter to two PM with this light would be rather uncommon at my latitude....Very nice photo!
Romano46 (16580) 2013-01-13 13:34
Una composizione di tutto rispetto. La forma triangolare della chiesa che si intravede ben contrasta con la cima dell'albero.
Un risultato affascinante.
GiovanniG (2375) 2013-01-13 21:56
What a splendid capture of structures in light and nature as a counter point. Well done Kasia!
emka (73471) 2013-01-13 23:46
Witaj, Niesamowite światło. trzy godziny blue hour to jest coś. I świetnie je tu wykorzystałaś. bardzo arktyczne zdjęcie. Ta nowoczesna architektura bardzo tu pasuje. Ładny witraż i piekne pokryte śniegiem gałązki.
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-01-14 1:37
chyba nie latwo tam sie mieszka.Nie tylko jesli chodzi o niskie temperatury i snieg,ale bardziej o tak krotkie dni.Chociaz z drugiej strony dla turysty-fotografa 3 godzinny blue hour to marzenie:)
Jesli chodzi o samo zdjecie to bardzo podoba mi sie jego kolorystyka-naprawde wyjatkowa.Do tego sama Katedra i jej podswietlenie pieknie kontrastuja z reszta sceny.Bardzo ladna kompozycja.
timecapturer (45323) 2013-01-14 3:40
like this! Although Christmas is history now this has a distinctly Chritmassy feel about it. I like the imaginative crop and the light is just so beautiful at imparting atmosphere. A real sense of winter and a mix of man and the elements of nature. Wonderful!
Have a great week - Brian.
Sonata11 (33163) 2013-01-14 12:19
Pieknie udalo Ci sie wykorzystac ten moment na zrobienie pieknej kompozycji, oswietlonej katedry oraz osnizonych galazek drzwa ktorej dodaja wspanialego uroku do tej kompozycji. Poza tym ten poswietlony witraz jest przepiekny w tem zdjeciu. Sliczna praca oraz dzieki za ciekawa informacje.
Graal (95425) 2013-01-14 23:18
ladnie skadrowalas zdjecie. Mimo, ze widac tylko szczyt fasady katedry to odczuwa sie prawie swiateczny klimat m.in. dzieki tym kolorowym swiatelkom. Interesujaca notka. Ciekawe czy zorze polarne tez fotografowalas.
lousat (72543) 2013-01-15 1:56
Hi Kasia,what a atmosphere in this pic,you take all the charme of the magic winter of the north of Norway,dark and gray but whit the magnificent lights of this church,perfect exposure,details and colors and very original cut.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-15 2:39
Wonderful composition with so clever look.Nice colors and lightning usage!Very good job.Well done.TFS
All the best
Sergiom (54801) 2013-01-15 6:17
De plus en plus, je découvre une photographe de talent en regardant tes compositions. Ici le jeu de lumières dans l'heure bleu est remarquable et parfaitement cadré.
holmertz (37231) 2013-01-15 8:17
Another stunning and almost dramatic composition. There is a very attractive contrast between the trees and the well lit triangular façade of the church. The "blue hours" light creates a fine atmosphere. I also like very much the light falling on the tree seen in the lower right corner.
cornejo (28193) 2013-01-15 11:53
Hi Kasia, I love this great shot of the beautiful and interesting composition of this beautiful postcard winter we offer here. A charming and interesting image, captured with very good technique and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ourania (26652) 2013-01-16 13:35
a lovely image with the mildly luminous triangular stained glass facade emerging among the snow covered trees. I like very much how the shape and patterns are outlined and the luminous colours stand out in the exquisitely harmonious and calm blue hour. The mild lights interrupt quite discreetly the homogeneous blue tint they make an integral part of the harmonious atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Thursday,
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-01-30 11:18
Hello Kasia, I've been in Tromso area but it was in the summer. This is so beautiful in the heart of the winter.You chose a great time to take this picture and the light is amazing in contrast with the icey snow!
Hansaphotos (6415) 2013-02-20 11:16
An original way to present the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø. Beautiful blue hour lighting. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
- Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) (5002)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/11, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favourite foreign photos from Norway [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 10:52