Kabelvag church just before sunset, I almost posted an alternate version with slight difference, I will add that to workshop, waited a long time for both sunlight and the norwegian flag to be fully stretched, but it did not happen, the WS version has the flag streched but I like the sky less in that version. 15mm. focal length used here. This the Vågan church mentioned in the note below, an unusual architectural style for the region:
10km/6mi southwest of Svolvaer is Kabelvåg, where there are many of the holiday houses known as rorbuer or sjøhus. Here too there are a Fisheries Museum and the Lofoten Aquarium (fish and other marine fauna of the Vestfjord). The church of Vågan is the largest wooden church north of Trondheim.
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cpaton (547) 2006-12-09 14:55
Hi Tan, I think this is a great photo. Excellent light on the church and reflection on the water. TFS, Colin.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-12-09 14:57
I haven't seen the workshop yet but I can imagine the effect on your image...but ...hey...it is already such a stunning landscape..very very beautiful....excellent use of the polarizer....I am really in awe of this light.......
best wishes Kev
Newair (323) 2006-12-09 15:01
pat0500 (21561) 2006-12-09 15:04
Very good work for a very good result..!I also prefer this one.
Beautiful picture and very good point of view of this beautiful church to the beautiful colours. I like much...Beautiful galerie....bravo..!
Have a nice week end.
anesugur (18789) 2006-12-09 15:11
Bulutlar nefis bir ışık hazırlamış.
Senin gibi bir ustanın çekimiyle de harika bir manzara oluşmuş.
golden (2289) 2006-12-09 15:11
excellent shot with perfect POV and sharpness.
I love the cloudy atmosphere and the light that only hits the church.
Beautiful colors and reflection...
vincent24 (9060) 2006-12-09 15:16
What an unbelievable light!sure you've wait for the ray to touch the church,the WS is also good but the light seems more warn here and the sky more aesthetic,
very good job,
jaywalker (16101) 2006-12-09 15:21
Hi Tan, A beautiful shot with great depth & superb colour, sharp excellent light & very well framed, the composition is perfect, kind regards Wilson.
gilou530 (34) 2006-12-09 15:26
le ciel est fabuleux et donne cette sacré image ou le soleil éclaire juste l'église, superbe photo
jasmis (58100) 2006-12-09 15:37
Strong dramatic sky. Amazing landscape. Perfect shot. Regards.
marjan (6279) 2006-12-09 15:43
hi tan, wonderrful again. Yours motive and high qualitdy of photos are shortly excelent. good and useful notice.
Gerrit (51935) 2006-12-09 15:49
a surprising place in the high north with a remarkable fresh loohking wooden church. Beautiful autum light and colours.
Angelillo (9374) 2006-12-09 15:55
Great sun and light in this shot. It's a sun more soft that I usually see in Spain, but I like a lot its warm effect. The landscape is too strange. We wee a very little house ahead of this mountain, in comparison the church is really big, and it seems the mountain is very little. I like the perspective and this mesaure's contrast. The reflection is too very good! Great shot, Tan. Thanks. Have a nice sunday,
jjbach (9324) 2006-12-09 15:56
The light you captured is really fantastic. I like very much that only the church is in light and everything else is in the dark. Beautiful warm colours and fine sharpness. Splendid work!
VeeJayCee (2410) 2006-12-09 16:09
Such wonderful quality of light and beautifully saturated colours. The exposure also is excellent. I looked at the workshop and I think this posted picture is best. If the flag had been on the church then that would be best, but as it is to one side it takes the attention away from the main subject.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-12-09 16:30
Lovely shot, the light on this church and landscape is just so nice, outstanding, almost magical. Great contrast with the sky and surroundings. Also like the reflection on the water, rocks within and grass with different tones on the foreground.
The scene is just full of colour, very nice autumn tones and the sharpness is very fine. Threatening sky adds a good mood.
Well composed with this church off center.
Great shot for a desktop for example, or a postcard.
Very well done man!!
Have a good weekend.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-12-09 16:47
Wonderful job. The lighting, this gold color is fantastic. Excellent framing too. Nice!
Cormac (26565) 2006-12-09 16:49
Stunning shot! With the sun on the church it looks almost like a spotlight on it with the dark clouds around it. incredible saturation and contrast, which gives a very dramatic look. Excellent!
Graymond (234) 2006-12-09 16:57
Great DoF, color and clarity. What an interesting setting and landscape. TFS.
veve (4189) 2006-12-09 17:07
Your picture has a very good colors,
contrast light/shadow and great details!
I like the reflection on the water..
lorak (227) 2006-12-09 17:11
Beautiful landscape I like the sky and the intriguing colour of the water.
Well composed picture.
mrcrow (3993) 2006-12-09 17:14
tremendous impact as one opens up the thumbnail
you got a good burst of sun there and used it to its full potential
i knew there would be a canon somewhere in the script
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-12-09 17:17
İnanılaz düşsel bir ışık nefis bir manzara, tfs
Silvio1953 (143240) 2006-12-09 18:12
Hi Tan, wonderful light, splendid church, enchanting composition with magic colors, great photo, ciao Silvio
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2006-12-09 18:37
Üstadım bu görünüm her yönüyle harikulade... Selamlar, saygılar.
AROBN54 (11475) 2006-12-09 19:05
Oh, my. What an incredible shot! The color and lighting are just breathtaking. The composition, detail and background are perfect. I am awed. Best wishes, Shelly
ChrisJ (114055) 2006-12-09 19:11
Wonderful reflections of the church in the fg waters, with excellent colour, & dark, sombre lighting. I like the brightly lit yellow facade of the church contrasting against the blue sky. Tfs!
asajernigan (21427) 2006-12-09 20:05
This is a wonderful photo. The color and lighting are fantastic. You captured good sharpness with excellent contrast.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-12-09 22:54
Beautiful picture with an excellent composition and light. Looks like you had a purpose made hole in the cloudy sky to project the light over the church. Even without the open flag, this picture is much nicer than the WS. Well done.
singuanti (15250) 2006-12-09 23:25
Hi Tan. This one sure is piling up the points in a hurry, eh? But I can sure see why. You hit a home run with the light, architecture and natural scenic beauty. That's a perfect lens for this situation. Fantastic work Tan!!
jjcordier (79297) 2006-12-10 1:58
Beautiful place and superb composition. Splendid light and fantastic colours. A great photo!
carper (96) 2006-12-10 2:13
a very nice one Tan,
the light is very nice, the composition is great with the good quality, the fine atmosphere, and the good pov, well seen and good job.
SamB (1948) 2006-12-10 3:09
i agree with you on the image selection--not only is the sky more interesting in this one, but the background hill is in shadow, drawing out the church more. The small piece of land in the foreground gives me some context as well as adding a strong foreground for the sake of depth. i feel more drawn into the picture than if it was lacking--it would seem too much like a zoom of a pretty scene without any place for me to stand, if you will. As a result the picture has great depth, and i can't get over the natural spotlight on the church.
DarkoG (8) 2006-12-10 3:21
Very drasmatic scene. Excellent light and heavy clouds produce this fine photo.
pady (4800) 2006-12-10 3:57
This light creates something very mysterious. I like your picture with this yellowish church.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-12-10 5:55
Miracles don't happen only in Basel I see, superb Captain's light here as well to make the papagolfade shine in a dramatic environment, excellent !
Have a nice day,
partha (14023) 2006-12-10 7:25
Great shot. Excellent lighting. The composition is well balanced.
I dont want to comment much to this outstanding shot.
Lix (0) 2006-12-10 7:51
it's a wonderful picture...very very nice and fantastic colors!
Well done, thanks!
Didi (60588) 2006-12-10 8:07
Very nice selective spotlight on the church with a dark dramatic sky on the back.
It's a very good composition.
Very well done.
Philippe (11836) 2006-12-10 8:59
Hi, Tan. You've captured a very dramatic sky here. It allows the well-lit church to stand out very well. The dark river in the foreground also underlines the beautiful scenery. Very good light.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-12-10 10:26
Harika bir mazara ve temiz bir fotoğraf. Uşık , bulutların etkisindeki, gölge ve renklerle harika bir kompozisyon. Ellerine sağlık. Selamlar...
IgorDeleze (585) 2006-12-10 11:47
Great picture with amazing lighting!
Excellent composition and very nice framing.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-12-10 12:23
Great tones and colors in this shot.
I really like the ray of light emphasizing the church and the river border.
jrj (34843) 2006-12-10 13:54
Good to see Tan that you also tried the little roads off from Svolvær. The setting here typical for the place but captured under the best light and weather. Very good work - I've been here many times but not under such fine photo conditions..
Cpamoi (10391) 2006-12-10 14:07
Great light and fantastic colors!
hergi (4541) 2006-12-10 15:48
cherryripe (21033) 2006-12-10 16:45
Difficult to have it all but as usual, you managed to have the usual fantastic light with dark clouds and a ray of sunshine to light up the lovely yellow church. Of course it would have been perfect with the flag.
Angshu (56758) 2006-12-11 4:01
The light is just superb as it falls on the church revealing it's beauty against the surroundings. The dark clouds lend a dramatic effect here & the soft reflections on the river in the FG is also very nice. Superb!
sergio1 (12152) 2006-12-11 5:42
Wooow place and magnific light control. I love the compo and pov. Good frame and pretty landscape.
sleon (9402) 2006-12-11 5:45
This shot really exudes Captain's magic! Both versions are excellent though the main posting appears to have a bit more contrast and warmer hues. The touches of sunlight add a magical feel against the impressive sky. Fabulous - your wait really paid off here.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-12-11 6:13
Wonderful photo with great POV. The colour and lighting are very nice. Everything is perfect.
Paolo (41222) 2006-12-11 11:41
Hi Tan, amazing view with an excellent light on the church and on the reflection on the river.
excellent POV and a wodnerful dark sky on the back.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-12-11 12:31
Lovely place. Great capture in this sunset light. Impressing church immitating the hill behind it :). Nice colours also.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-12-11 14:32
Une lumière comme tout photographe peut en rêver sur un paysage merveilleux. Le ciel est des plus photogéniques avec de beaux nuages. Excellent !
fayeulle (27827) 2006-12-11 16:40
Wahat a light here ! Very great wide angle shot ! You are very lucky when you travel but you are also very good eyes !
john_c (24666) 2006-12-12 10:57
You may not have caught the flag unfurled in this one, but the image is spectacular. The rich warm tones of the church blend so well with the landscape, with the water, reflections, and sky superbly rendered. You are right about the WS version with the flag, as not only the sky but also the large hill has less colour. This is first rate.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-12-12 11:53
Hi Tan - the light is incredible here, with the church so brightly lit & that dark sky behind it. Excellent shot, well done.
jemaflor (97305) 2006-12-12 12:13
I know this church, very nice but you have chosen the good angle and the light is wonderful, a great shot bravo !
leiju (1697) 2006-12-12 13:04
Woah. What can I say that has not yet been said?
Perfection is one of the rare words that come to mind when looking at this. Truly excellent.
TFS this more than brilliant view!
Scharan (14144) 2006-12-12 15:02
Esta foto é um encanto. O lugar é lindo e a igreja se destacando lindamente nesse tom de amarelo é um show; o ponto de vista é ótimo.
Bom trabalho meu amigo.
Stepan (27210) 2006-12-12 15:06
Strong place, strong light, strong mood. As usual...
You were at the perfect place at the perfect moment. Well done.
marietom (34609) 2006-12-12 16:19
quelle lumière, un régal pour les yeux, cette photo !
pasternak (15185) 2006-12-12 17:17
Fantastic picture again, Tan, the church looks fluorescent, so much light it catches...
sebcz (2345) 2006-12-13 3:39
Wow! What a lucky photog you were while shooting that! What a light! It falls just where it is needed. Great shot.
Ann75 (0) 2006-12-13 23:40
The church basking in the sunshine is so beautiful and the surrounding scenery is stunning! What a wonderful place and you have captured it in all its beautiful and serenity! Great composition, beautiful colours, geat details and excellent lighting!
nico80 (628) 2006-12-14 3:04
Beautiful light, compo and colors. very sharp to. Well done :)
vincz (19113) 2006-12-14 4:09
Wonderful shot with such a magificent light under this dramatic dark grey sky. Simply fantastic!
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-12-14 11:49
Superb photo. Deserves every bit of the accolade it has got. Excellent landscape with strong colours. the church in yellow really stands out.
With Greetings from India
nicole80 (2163) 2006-12-14 16:39
The light is terrific ! I light this dramatic sky !
Well seen !
flory (4848) 2006-12-15 3:38
what an unbelievable light!I like that only the beautiful church is in the light and everything else is in the dark...nice colours/reflections,too..
have a good day,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-12-15 15:24
Wonderfull light and incredible contrast with the cloudy sky.
This picture is a great succes.
Very well done
axiotea (21651) 2006-12-15 23:25
I like the way the sunlight illuminates the facade of that pretty church and the lighting effects in your compo. The cloudy sky is gorgeous and the colors well rendered. I've seen the 2 others photos in WS and I think I prefer the 1st post. Good DOF as well...
cbrman (21675) 2006-12-17 9:13
Les couleurs dans cette image sont splendides. La lumière du soleil semble mettre le feu aux façades de cette église perdues dans la végétation !
banyanman (7789) 2006-12-17 14:26
Wow, you've caught the light just at the right moment, Tan, to create a great photograph in your well saturated/polarised trademark style. The play between the light and shadow is most impressive, and perfect composition as usual. Cheers . . . David
PS: Your WS shot is excellent too, but I prefer the original because having the mountain under the cloud makes the contrast with the light on the chgurch more striking.
laxpix (686) 2006-12-17 14:29
An amazing shot. I will add it in my favourites. Everything are perfect. I love the sky, the reflection and the color of the water, the way that the light give these beautiful colors everywhere on this photo.
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2006-12-18 16:35
Rüya gibi bir atmosfer,fotorafa baktıkça Derinleşen bir güzellik.Eline gözüne sağlık.
MIG13 (0) 2006-12-19 5:34
A beautiful combination of architecture and nature, Tan! Great composition! TFS! Regards! Miguel.
abulafia (4900) 2006-12-19 5:50
Wonderful warm colors! a shame about the flag, but i suppose you can´t get it all.
balatrek (7455) 2006-12-19 17:43
Excelente imagen, los colores y contrastes son perfectos, has creado una escena mágica y de gran calidad técnica, me gusta como contraste el intenso cielo con el resto de la escena, la luz es impresionante, buen trabajo!!
bakes888 (18499) 2006-12-20 4:03
Hi Tan. Great photo. I too prefer the posted photo, I think the sky has more drama and the river a little more life. Too bad about the flag but you can’t have everything. Well composed with great light. Thanks for sharing.
elmec (12210) 2006-12-20 14:01
Wow! This is wallpeper photo!
Lovely light, colours and compositon!
gramma (3519) 2006-12-25 8:28
Wonderful atmosphere with these light. I like the effet of the great-angle. Well done !
ptibelo (3380) 2007-01-04 17:16
J'aime beaucoup cette photo...pour l'architecture et la couleur de l'église...l'éclairage sur l'église et les nuages sombres et une belle maitrise des contrastes...one words : superb...
amitiés de Corse
keribar (43841) 2007-01-06 1:28
Clouds my Trademark ? Are you kidding ? I may come way back after you. You are blessed with the most wonderful clouds I have ever seen ! Take this one for instance, the best light one can ever hope for and great clouds again. Add the golden reflections and here another prize-winner !
Best and Happy New Year - Izzet
coco (30439) 2007-01-17 17:38
Your landscapes always have a special and touching light. And this is not an exception.
Well composed and good exposure too.
UnTrained (0) 2007-01-18 10:42
marvelous. Great light effect and excellent DOF. The landscape has such a beauty -> is it real? Looks like "created".
Wonderful colors and details. TFS
Jaune (324) 2007-01-28 8:09
Great light! It makes a nice contrast with the sky. Thanks for the note
salvator (19110) 2007-01-29 3:33
Tek kelimeyle olaganustu bir fotograf. bakis acisi, kompozisyon, renkler hepsi muhtesem, ama o bulutlar yok mu? o yansimalar, ustaca cekilmis MUHTESEM bir fotograf. Eline saglik. Iyi haftalar, selamlar. Salvator.
guillaumejm (0) 2007-01-29 16:15
What an extraordinary light!. Sky is so great and contrasts so nice. Colours in hilighted parts are beautifull. The dof is as good as the sharpness.
An artistic picture.
cimcim (3712) 2007-02-13 5:04
Merhaba Tan Bey,
Işığı öyle güzel yakalamışsınızki harika bir kare çıkmış ortaya, zaten başarılı tekniğiniz sayesinde en kötü ışıkta bile iyi iş çıkaracağınızdan eminim. Manzara zaten harika.
lucinka (9976) 2007-02-15 17:50
Hello Tan, I was quite busy lately so I am catching up with older photos from TE. This photo has striked me for its fantastic light and outstanding landscape scene. If I could add a comment, I'd probably cut that foreground grass however the shot itself is really beautiful and powerfull. Keep travelling and posting!! Lucie
Nina (4971) 2007-03-17 5:49
Amazing light makes this scene and you captured it beautifully Tan.
JCG (35129) 2007-03-31 4:45
Your photographs are really extraordinary and of an irreproachable quality. I like much the sets of shades and lights here which nicely emphasize this small church. The landscape is fabulous like is Norway. The colors are superb and this sky gives much relief to the image. Congratulations and thank you Tan.
With my all friendships and a good WE,
vero07 (1781) 2007-04-06 9:52
I like the light of the sun that you captured over the church and the strong colour of the reflections in the river. Lovely sky.
Very well done! and TFS.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2007-06-01 17:37
Hello! Very nice picture, interesting lights and colors, great composition. Good work! Andrzej
Mokina (262) 2007-07-10 1:11
this photo is spectacular!!!
krakowiak (4762) 2007-07-10 2:00
I've never seen such an amazing location for church. Technically your photo has flawless quality. I suppose that every little thing is perfect :) time of the day, position of the sun, weather, clouds, just everything :)
iddavid (14) 2007-08-01 10:03
amazing colors, stunning view ...simply beautiful :) thank you for sharing!
zumoduvas (2069) 2007-08-09 10:51
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
MichaelLevy (651) 2007-08-19 10:33
Great photo. Incredible light, reflection. Excellent composition.
TFS this beautiful view.
richiegimmel (258) 2008-01-24 15:38
Stunning. Perfect light and sky for your photo and your wide angle captured it all well.
jmdias (64470) 2008-04-22 17:39
the church, the shape of that mountain, the stormy weather and the water are fantasticly united in this compo where the light is the great creator of art. Very nice job
kyzer (341) 2008-06-08 19:52
if you have to call something perfect in Photography then we can give this image as an example..
Excellent architecture with surrounding landscape..
Very good lighting.. thanks for showing us this place.
daddo (26788) 2008-07-29 18:35
Merhaba Tan.Great "light show". The darkness around, in both clouds and water, makes the sunlit church appear like a chosen place by God and man.I too prefer the blue section of the sky in the original. I must add that the altered image no.2 has a nicer left bottom section-not as dark as the original. nevertheless, the original is highly dramatic. Selamlar. Klaudio.
fds (9364) 2010-10-12 12:06
very beautiful light very nice church i visit this in august 2008
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Kev's favourites 2, Impressive Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-09 14:52
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