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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5DIII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-28 14:16
Viewed: 1830
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Svolvaer Norway, on of the most picturesque places I have ever seen. This shot was taken around midnight yesterday and shows the midnight sun.

There was a little processing but very little. This place is so beautiful that there is no need for photoshop!

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Hi Roger,
Beautiful POV. and DOF. with great tone of colors and light,
Beautiful sky, reflection and place.
My compliments...

I like the mood you have managed to catch in this shot taken during the Norwegian midnight hours, Roger!

Good focus and well caught contrasts in the picture.
The light and exposure are well handled and colors are natural.
I like the cloud formation which adds great drama in here.
Well done!

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

Hello Roger, this is such a beautiful picture,and yet it looks unreal!I guess that it is the lighting.
Colours, sharpness and composition are all excellent, what more can I say?
Tfs, regards Jean.

Norway is a very beautiful country and your image captures this perfectly. This is a lovely composition with excellent reflections and light. I have never seen the midnight sun before but your shot of this place brings back good memories.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-07-28 14:31]

Hi Roger,
Beautiful color tones in this panorama. A splendid capture of a glorious mood! Very dramatic sky and such clear water with a marvelous reflection in it!
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-07-28 15:02]

Hi roger,
I love the composition with the BG and clouds reflected in the water. the elements in this shot make a quality shot that you should be proud to add to your gallery. Well done & TFS

I have a friend in Alaska and she tells me about the midnight sun, I still can't grasp the concept maybe I should visit for personal experience. Beautiful and there's no need to photoshop such an image. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Boa noite Roger,

Fascinante luminosidade, lindo reflexo, excelente perspectiva.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-28 23:02]

Hi Roger.

Very impressed at the richness of detail and the light management. The mirror reflections to the water gives a clean, crispness to the image, the sky adds much too. ts

stv ;o))

Hi Roger, this is beautiful with the clear reflections.I like the ripples from the fishing boat breaking up the otherwise perfect reflection.Is that smoke from the boat in front of the rocks next to the boat?Fiona

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  • vlada Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (217)
  • [2012-07-29 5:31]

Hi Roger,
beautiful "night" shot. I like the light management and interesting composition.
Greetings, Vlada

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-07-29 12:58]

Excellent photo with beautiful blue colors and fantastic reflections, very impressive

Hi Roger

Amazing place indeed, would love to visit one day! Glad you have decided to try to keep the photo as natural as possible. Nice POV and DOF with enchanting mirror reflections adding to the very quaint and tranquil mood of this composition.

Nicely done!

Kind regards,

Hi Roger,
Great to see a familiar place. I visited the Lofoten last year and was really impressed with its natural beauty. You've captured a beauty here with the wonderful colors of nature and the addition of the boat and shed. Where in Svolvaer did you take this? It was my home for a week.

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