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Warm winter sky II

Warm winter sky II
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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: 2007-01-02
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon 50mm f1.8, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arctic Sunlight, Doug's favourite landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-04 11:24
Viewed: 4360
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another picture from the sunrise/set here above the arctic circle during the dark months of the winter. January 25th is the first day we see the sun again here, and that is just the top of the solar disk peaking up between the mountains for a few minutes before it dissapeares again. Of course this is celebrated each year with a return-of-the-sun-party where people dress up in hawaii shirts and shorts and celebrate (before they have to go home in the same outfit in -20C and snow, which is less fun)


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hi torbjorn,
nice shot,
lovely colours,
well composed.
sunlight on the clouds look lovely,
tfs & regards

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-04 11:33]

Hi Torbjorn

amazing colours here, excellent exposure and composition. Those mountains really do frame that sky brillinatly Your return of the sun party sounds great fun too!



Bellissimo scatto, molto colorato e ben composto.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-01-04 11:35]

an adventurous shot and showing the kind of atmospherics associated with the far north
i do like to see the sun sometimes during the day so it must be quite hard not getting the full disc.
good dramatic sky with the sombre peaks below

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-04 12:14]

Hello Torbjorn,
Wow ! what an impressive sky ! Light and clouds are powerful. The composition is smart with the snowcoverd mountains.
Well seen and well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-04 12:26]

Excellente photo,la prise est parfaiteet le ciel en feu est magnifique.

Hi Torbjorn ,
amazing colors.
very well done. well composition.
thanks and regards

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-05 1:46]

This is an awesome sky and the beautiful mountains act like a perfect backdrop. Well done & TFS!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-05 8:47]

Hi Torbjorn,
Very impressive colours for this sunset-sky. The decrescendo of the light from the montains to the clouds is very beautiful..I like this presentation a lot with the horizon drawn by the mountains in the back.
Best regards

Hi Torbjorn,
Another stunning photo with the amazing colered sky. I really love how the mountains seem to intersect with the sky. The sky could use a tad more contrast so that the colors will pop and the texture becomes more visable.

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-01-07 13:07]

Hi Torbjorn,

Wow, that's a very impressive looking sky!
Those colours are just amazing and the combination of the sky with those lovely mountains is great.
Beautiful shot!

Greetings, Nel

nice landscape,great work...

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-07 20:56]

Hello Torbjorn.

Excellent burning sky above the forzen hills. Interesting contast of colours and themes.
It's always nice to look at the way you present Norway!
Best greetings,

Hi Torbjorn,

Like the picture before, you have captured well the sky. The colors and details of the clouds are beautifull. The lighting was good as we can also see some details of the mountains even if the sun is behind it.

PC :)

Missed this one as well becuase I was in Sweden...

Great sunset... I think this was the day we decided to visit Uppsala and I missed a stunning sunset, glad to see someone made use of it. The peaks are quite something and I think I woudl have liked just to see a fraction more of them and lost a little of the top of the sky that has less of the colour in it, but that is just my opinion....

anyhow, great picture and TFS

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-01 14:36]

Hello Torbjorn,
Your entire sunset portfolio is very impressive. I like this one for the wide mountain range that's still not completely dark. The sky looks wonderful with orangish cloud formation that covers the frame. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-03-29 15:34]

Hola Torbjorn
Impresionante cielo en su ocaso, estupenda toma.

Hi Torbjorn,

Another beautiful shot! That sky is amazing, but just as good is your handling of the scene, no underxposure, retaining detail in the mountains - lovely :-)

By the way, I can't stop thinking that the little bright patch of sky right in the middle looks like a flying bird....

Hope you enjoyed your sun celebrations, bet there aren't any pictures from 25th Jan - or if there are they will be fuzzy!!


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