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Winter Storm

Winter Storm
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Copyright: Torbjorn Williams (TBW) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 80-200 1:4.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 10:25
Viewed: 3349
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry for posting winter pictures in august, but I live in northern Norway and I have to prepare myself for the winter soon coming. Today it is a sizzling 13 degrees centigrade here, so there is my excuse.

This picture was taken in january. It is picturing the same mountains as seen in "Autumn Waves I & II". This week in january, northern Norway was so lucky to be host to a winter storm called "Narve". Not as strong as the US hurricanes, this was only a storm - albeit a strong one! And when it is aready minus 25 degrees centigrade, such a storm is chilling!
I shot this picture early in the morning, before the sun was up (actually the sun dont come up in january, but it will create a sensation of light around lunch time..). I thought the image of the snow blowing off the mountains in the dark morning showed just hat a storm is felt like in january up here above the arctic circle. It is beautifull, but still.... best viewed from a warm living room!

Post processing:
I had a lot of difficulty with noise, because of the low light. I cropped the image to a panoramic version, converted to B&W, adjusted HUE and satuaration, and solved the noise problem by blurring the sky.
I dont know just yet if I think this was the best way to present the picture, but I think it is kind of nice anyway :)

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I guess the sun not coming up will make photography quite difficult something I had not thought about before! I guess you just have to make the most of the summer sunshine and very long days then...

I'm not sure what I am actually looking at here, though having been caught in such storms on mountians I can guess, and I suspect that is the problem here.

When does winter start to 'hit' you then?


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-24 20:40]

Hello Torbjorn,
I like well composed landscapes with some ideas behind. And your fits this category perfectly. I think it is very much under-rated. I love this simple low-key composition based on just two colours. It's very gloomy and moody, and illustrates well what may be the winter storm in Tromso.
Best greetings,

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