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Old May 13, 2011, 3:21 PM   #1
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- No, this is Norway...

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Addet later: Camera = Panasonic LUMIX GF1 with 20mm f/ 1.7 "pancake"-lens.
Settings: ISO 100 - f/8.0 - 1/15th sec. - Aperture priority
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I love that great, little camera!







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Old May 13, 2011, 6:08 PM   #2
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Yet another example of your skill and artistic/photographic eye. Enjoyed seeing your portfolio as well. Very nice!
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Old May 13, 2011, 8:36 PM   #3
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Hi Walter!

Thanks a lot for your kind words here, and also for the nice and appreciated entry in my portfolio's guestbook!

Have a nice Weekend!

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Old May 13, 2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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Fantastic place and time of day. The light is excellent and shadow levels only compliment the entire scene.

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Old May 14, 2011, 5:41 AM   #5
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Outstanding work Walter!! I second Kevin's comment about the shadows, beautiful scene!!

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Old May 14, 2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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I keep coming back to this image and shake my head in amazement. I can only imagine different conditions like fog or after a rain when colors are rich and saturated. Is this a path you walk much?
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First of all, guys - Kevin and Bob - thanks for your kind comments here. I appreciate this.

To Kevin's question. No, I never walked this path before, ever. It was a real chance encounter, really. I was doing a bit of a family-obligation that day. Taking my wife for a sunday late afternoon drive to a café we have been visisting before. Only this time I looked at the map and found an alternative road through som heavy and dense woods. A road I have never driven before.

As I drive along (my attractive new LUMIX GF1 in my SlingShot-bag always with me) I noticed this rather low and strong sunlight breaking through som heavy clouds, shining at some crazy angles into the woods.

My photographic reflexes took over, stoped the car, grabbed my tripod and run into the woods - knowing that this light would not last for long. I got some 10-15 shots before the sun was gone, so was the spell.

Just a chance encounter and a ready camera nearby sometimes gets you a good one...

Thanks again and in a few days I'll post another one of these chance encounters. One that took place i april, again at an unknown place along another road, when we stopped the car for my wife to have a cigarette (I gave up smoking 3 years ago and took up photograpy instead!). Again, no more than 5-10 minutes the sun played up a crescendo of light and colors that where just unforgettable - and I happend to spot a beautiful motive.

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Great picture, natural looking
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Ah, the right place at the right time. That combined with a good eye makes for great images which is what you have here. Very nice.
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Incredible shot! What a happy chance that took you down that road with a camera - a good reason for having one with you all the time. And yes, the more I play with photography, the more I realize that it's all about the light - from that comes shape and color.
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