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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: 2012-07-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5DIII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Photos that I would love to be mine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-31 10:25
Viewed: 1960
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday we arrived in Reine Norway, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Reine is located above the Arctic Circle and off the coast of Norway.

I was here before and tried to get a photo from this angle. I totally failed. It was grey and raining with almost no sun. I used a 70-200 mm lens and was unable to get the perspective I wanted.

Yesterday afternoon we arrived and for a short time there was great light. I used a 135mm F2 lens and the smallest aperture possible. I turned the camera vertically and took about 20 shots to capture this huge scene. I put what I could together in Photoshop but there was a lot that the program couldn't handle because as the camera was tilted up for the tip shots and down for the bottom shots there was distortion which confused the program.

A better way to do this and more accurate would have been to use a 90mm Tilt Shift lens and keep the camera completely vertical throughout all the shots.

Because of the number of shots required this photo is 85" x 36" at a resolution of 240.

I have included the black and white version which in some ways is stronger and more dynamic.

baddori, inaam, dipsybee, vlada, brech, jean11-3, mesquens1, parasbhalla, colvert has marked this note useful
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Unmistakable Norway.
I wanted to live young.
The character of the people, the quality of life, the beauty of the area.
The ability to achieve constructive refetto isolation.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-07-31 10:54]

Hello Roger,

The mountains are magnificient and you've beautifully caught in comparison with buildup areas to scale. A wonderful panoramic view. Fine details, natural colors and excellent luminosity. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing an impressive shot.

Kind Regards,

Hellow Roger,
What a fantastic view, DOF, exposure and composition to perfection, what an experience.

Another amazing landscape from Norway. I was interested to read your note about all the hard work put into taking this image but the result is certainly worth it. I know nothing about tilt and shift but the detail and depth captured is superb. I looked at the b/w version in the workshop but I like the colour one better, I like the contrasting tones between the green and the red of the houses. You say the image is large. Would it be possible to upload it as a panorama so we could see a larger version?


Hi Roger
stunning scenery. fantastic clarity and sharpness of mountain peaks at the far distance. a wonderful photo with fine depth and pleasant colors.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-07-31 11:45]

Splendid photo, typical northern light, fantastic mountains, great DOF

Hello Roger,
What a beautiful image and so well composed. I often prefer B&W but in this case I definitely choose the colour version although your workshop one also is very impressive. I do not know what you mean by "... turned the camera vertically ..." and I am rather puzzled. The lens pointing straight down to Earth? Surely cannot be. It seems to me the camera was pointed virtually horizontal. Would you mind helping me out of my confusion? Best wishes.

Hi Roger, I preferthe BW version - just a great scene with the dramatic Mountain peeks and the little villaages nestling on the water.
Very well done - kind regards Monika

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  • vlada Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (217)
  • [2012-07-31 12:13]

Hi Roger,
in my humble opinion the BW version is more impressive. I admire top PP work.
Greetings, Vlada

Hello Roger, this is inded an impressive PoV.The buildings seem so small in comparison with the mighty mountains surrounding them.
I understand what you mean about the b/w version for its dynamism, but I do like this one with its colours.
You sound as if you are having a wonderful time, looking forward to seeing more!
Tfs, regards Jean.

Boa noite Roger
Wonderful scene. First of all an insuperable POV/DOF. Clean, neat, sharp and effective picture.

Awesome panoramic view of this landscape. The mountains are very sharp. Great lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-31 22:54]

Hi Roger.

Certainly a stunnin scene, can undersrand the return for this shot. Amazing rock detail and formations. tfs

stv ;o))

This is a well caught landscape with such amazing details, Roger!

The picture is razor-sharp and the contrast within the image are nicely maintained.
Good natural colors and well caught daily life scene too.
Great job!

Kind regards,

somptuous panorama with large dof thanks to f22; the houses give the scale.I prefer here the coloured version


Olá roger
Difficult to choose between color and B/W. Your note iis superb...I will keep it. So unique this place, this view..it gives a great emotion to look this...I like so much the definition of these photos. It is as you undertood the secret of these mountains.
um abraço

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