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Old Nov 22, 2009, 1:54 PM   #1
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Default Fairytale-land = The entrance:

The entrance to Fairytale-land:

Since Norway is a maritime country - after all, we have the longest coastline in all of Europe - the entrance to our fairytale-land has to be of water, and you will have to use a boat to get there.

Her it is:

994 x 464 pixels for those with lesser resolution.


1280x484 pixels:

BTW - The original is 4519 x 2050 pixels and consists of alltogether 6 exposures. 2 HDR's stitched together with Panorama Maker 4 and it looks good on a 26" HD-monitor!

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 2:29 PM   #2
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Great picture, Walter,

and very skilfully postprocessed. It is said about the rounded cliffs of our (west) coast(s) that they appear at the same time very light and very heavy and that it's the hallmark of a good artist to manage to depict that duality

Someone described the lightness with the lightness of papier-maché. How would you describe the heavyness

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Old Nov 22, 2009, 2:35 PM   #3
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Beautiful work Walter!! You are the master of this technique!!!

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Makes one want to grab the oars and meander through the inlets. Very nice!
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wow...I envy your photos so much

I haven't had sun in 2-3 weeks. Only grey all around and the humidity has been 95% and more also.
Unlike your pictures which actually features sun and sky mine is no good for anything, hehe.
That's weird to me since I live not more than 100 kilometers south of you.
Can't wait till the first snow arrives. not only for my own benifit for pictures but I would also love to see your surroundings in the snow, Walter
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 12:43 PM   #6
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Default All of you!

Torgny, Bob (bhammitt), Walter_C and Acapulco!
Thank you for your ever so kind words of appreciation regarding this last shot here.
I just realized I have posted the wrong picture.....
...since I make far too many different examples in different softwares, I easily get distracted and file them with names..... I no longer remember and can keep them apart of which is which (a sure sign of early Alzheimers....) and this time I copied the wrong one onto here.
But, never mind, this example isn't too bad neither, so I just leave it the way it's turned out.

Thanks again!
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 1:38 PM   #7
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Hehehe, that used to happen to me earlier... But since I started using Picasa I now have a bulletproof way to organize my online photos.
You should give it a go

Hope to see "the real" post soon, mate
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I'll post another one here. It's the one I had planned on posting to start with - before 'Altzheimer' got to me....

This one is more 'fairytale'-inspired and I kept the pink tones that were lighting up the sky that evening with warm and gentle tones from the setting sun. I thought it was too much and did some de-saturation on the first one in post#1, but thats really what the sky looked like that evening, nothing added, not much changed.



Well, I agree - it's a bit 'over the top'....but then, sometimes it's nice to go all the way. After all, it's a fairytale!



And finally the ever so neccesary middle-exposure of this HDR / Stitch:


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wow, what magnificent color
Can't stop staring at it, absolutely stunning !
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I really like the way that you highlight certain colours to the limit. They way you balance the colours on the "edge" is skillfully done, just a little more and the picture wouldn't appear natural.

Lovely picture and wonderful work.
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