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Old Jan 2, 2010, 2:40 AM   #1
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Default December-colors by low sun

A series of light, colors and moods.


Two days before Christmas I stood and watched yet another sunrise. Not so early by clock really, as sunrise occures as late as 09:45 in the morning in Mid-December, due to the northern latitudes. But bitter cold, with an nasty northerly wind making it a challenge to stay there exposed to the elements.

It is getting all winterly here in the South of Norway. Most of the snow near the coast is blown away by the ever-present wind, but the streches of open water between the islands in the Skerries are becoming smaller and smaller, as the ice is gaining more momentum every day. This is a hard time for water-birds, ducks, swans, etc. as their feeding ground are rapidly dissapearing.

#1 - Single shot. HDR.




#2 - Panoramic shot (2-stitch) HDR.




#3 - A 2-stitch panorama. HDR.



#4 - Single shot. HDR.

Maybe these icecold shots have the power to warm som viewers heart here at Steve's?


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Old Jan 2, 2010, 3:31 AM   #2
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Walter, I think you've done a really great job again - these pics are really stunning!

I love the different layers - the snowy, icy rocks in the foreground, then the frozen water, the houses and trees in the background an finally the absolutely beautiful colors of the sky!

These shots convey exactly the mood you wanted them to convey, Walter - they warm me up like a nice cup of hot chocolate

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Old Jan 3, 2010, 6:43 AM   #3
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Very kind of you, maggo85, but they are just average pictures, really. I was intrigued by the yellow sun, the bluish ice, the contrast between the warm and cold, but to really make an impact I should have had a longer tele-lens, because the contrasting action was going on way out there, beyond the reach of my 45mm (90mm equivalent) kit-lens.

This is actually the first time I really needed a longer telelens.......



Oh, well - some day when I get more money, perhaps......
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 7:59 AM   #4
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Every one a post card. Great work Walter.
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Superb. Colors, framing, etc. The clouds are incredible.
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Walter, thanks for braving the elements up there to bring us more beautiful shots.
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#1 is my fav here. i love the lines from the windswept snow in the foreground and how they interact with the shoreline and the frozen lake.

#2 is my 2nd fav here as i love the texture of the rocks in the foreground and the texture of the sky. don't care for the powerline on the horizon.

#3 my least favorite, too suburbia.

#4 great colors. but just a little light on other elements for my taste.
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#1 is my fav here. i love the lines from the windswept snow in the foreground and how they interact with the shoreline and the frozen lake.......
Thanks again, Hards80 - for honest comments here.

Funny how different we all are. I had 4 shots to post, and I thought: "...nah, it's to much as they are all taken from the same position. Better drop one of them, and when thinking of which one to drop, I thought of #1 (!!). Then I said, no, it doesn't matter, I'll just post all 4 and see....

In other words, your favorite was my 'least favorite'....

As I said before, I was not 100% satisfied with the frames as I needed a bigger focal length to picture what I saw and what was interesting to me.

Thank's again!
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Every one a post card. Great work Walter.

Thank you, Bynx!


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Superb. Colors, framing, etc. The clouds are incredible.
Your kind commets are much appreciated, Ordo. I didn't make the clouds, I just saw them and pushed the shutter....


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Walter, thanks for braving the elements up there to bring us more beautiful shots.
Glad it pleased your eyes, Walter. I'll do it again if I have to.
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