There is a funny story to this picture. It is taken at the western-most point of Norway on a very windy day. The clouds were blowing across the sky very quickly and the light was changing almost every second. Even so, the quality of the light was not very good, it was the constant and rapid change that made the scene so dramatic. I knew that no matter how many pictures I took, I could never capture that "drama" on film. In sheer desperation I went back to my car and fetched my sunglasses and held them in front of the lens as I took the picture. So maybe that is cheating. Or maybe not! This is not what I saw that day, but every time I see this picture I'm reminded of that magic moment.
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CedarBough (74) 2003-03-01 6:58
Very dark, and obviously you like it that way. The shot is a lovely natural landscape, the only thing to link it to the modern world being the railing on the right. HOwever the railing does a good job leading our eye into the image, and balances it compositionally.
benbroug (743) 2003-03-01 8:48
Very nice composition and colour. You just cannot beat the colours that nature provides!!
By the way I think we all cheat a little by using filters, but if it improves on the picture as a whole - why not??
Be carefull when putting a frame to the picture - a frame can draw the eye away from the subject.
ronners (10) 2003-03-02 20:54
This is a great shot. You could have actually introduced the toning durng post-processing, but sunglasses also work! I like the way you waited for the water to be highlighted, and the cloud texture is good. It's not too dark on my monitor, and I don't really need to see the foreground detail anyway - you are only using it for compositional purposes, and to see any more than the reflection on the guard rail would spoil the power of the shot. You might like to clone out that bit of lens flare on the mountain nearest the center.
Bayleaf (1484) 2003-03-31 9:52
I agree with the others that the shot is a little dark, but it works well, hilighting the sky and the reflections in the water. The railing adds interest to what would have been a boring area without it.
The sunglasses were a wonderful idea.
Curioso (9271) 2003-07-22 18:13
I'm really impressed by your balance of colours. It's really spectacular and I justlove it like this.
Great shot !
jte (74) 2003-12-28 14:32
For ett vidunderlig flott bilde som ble tatt.
moshe_mosk (37) 2006-05-01 9:02
That's a dramatic and warm sunset. The patches of reddish orange color leaving the skyline are wonderful. And it contrasted against the incoming late evening sky.
- Copyright: Helge Erik Storheim (helstor) (113)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-00-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus OM2n
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sunsets~n~Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-03-01 3:57
- Favorites: 2 [view]