The Sognefjord in Norway is one of the most scenic waterways in the world. Last year while traveling from Aurland to Gudvangen, our ferry passed the Royal Yacht anchored in the fjord. Queen Sonja was addressing people in the small village to the right as part of a celebration.
The picture was taken from a ferry so no tripod was used. A minimal of post processing was used to sharpen the photograph and bring out some of the colors.
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r021251 (3917) 2007-07-29 12:17
La coupe des montagnes superbes. La saturation est forte mais correcte pour cette photo. Le fleuve coule vers l'infini. La netteté est bien Bravo.. Réal.
evarol (196) 2007-07-29 15:33
This is such a grand picture. I like how the ship is like a dwarf next to the huge mountains. This photo shows how nature is superior to man. Great perspective and composition.
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-07-29 20:42
Roger, I like the square format, really works here. I saw this even before you commented on my Half dome. I think this shot of yours is a very strong one but that the detail in the distance is lost, and I can't tell if it is dof or exposure, but the high white draws the eye a bit then it's soft. I also know from experience that the original may be great and that all the detail doesn't come through which may be the issue here.
Good shot anyway as you know. the ship is very nice subject and the cloud or steam helps draw attention to it.
pablominto (53744) 2007-07-29 23:15
The light creates a kind of mysterious atmosphere in Sognefjorden this day, and it is like a spotlight on the Royal yacht!
Majestic mountains were the light has an outlining effect, very attractive...
Well composed image with a romantic touch, reminds me of some old Norwegian painteres like Tidemann and Gude!
dip (23520) 2007-07-30 11:20
very beautiful landscape,
I like the pov and the lighting on your photo,well done!
prumod (8300) 2007-08-05 11:14
it's a wonderful frame with nice colors... the bottom i like very much... steap mountains with rich greenery is ver y attractive....
MadraRua (887) 2007-08-17 16:45
the ship really puts things into perspective.
Well captured, as it has been said the light is perfect.