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Twillight on the Valdresflya

Twillight on the Valdresflya
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Copyright: Ruud van den Berg (Robespierre) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 2 N: 329] (1424)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 12-24 mm f/4.0 G (IF)
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 10:33
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Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I can't help folks.
Again a Norwegian Valdresflya photo from my side.
I love this area. It is a very unspoiled mountain plateau at the edge of Jotunheimen National Park.
Rough, unspoiled, poor soil with an alpine vegetation, and very often very beautiful skies.
Just go there, park the car and walk for a few minutes. Look for a nice scenery and only take pictures. You will get results like this. How simple it can be.

Nikon D 200
Nikkor 12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0 @12 mm
Tripod : Manfrotto 055MF3 + 488RC2

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-09-14 10:51]

Hi Rob,
such a great environment and fantastic light. That has to end up in a lot of pictures.
Probaly taken late at night?
A very fine picture...

groeten, jacob

Well, I guess it is pretty simple, when the camera is in your hands! The very limited palette of colors is stunning as is that glass smooth water. The lighting is beautiful. How fortunate to have this scene close by!

Evelynn : )

This is a great scenery Ruud! Colors are stunning and you chose a good exposure and DOF. This reflection in the water is magical. I love the movement created by the use of wide angle and this composition. This is very nice! Thanks,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-14 11:18]

Wondeful landscape! Stones look like asteroids in cosmic computer games... Great colors and reflections

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-14 11:26]

Hi Rob,
you certainly made the most of this stunning scene. Excellent light and composition, the tobacco like colours in the cloud are beautiful. Great shot.

Hallo Ruud,

The water on the foreground looks like glass. What a great shot. The hole enviroment of Norway have you captured. The colors, mirroreffect, the sky and clouds, in one word PERFECT. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-09-14 12:56]

Hi Ruud

What a fantastic refection and a superb landscape! No wonder you can't help posting photos from this location.. :))

I really love the way you balanced the light here as well as the lovely colors you managed to get everywhere due to the correct exposure.
The details everywhere are impeccable, too and i especially like the small patches of lichens on the rocks from the FG - they attract just the right degree of attention to this segment, too.


Hi Ruud,
Splendid visual effect!
Excellent definition, pretty composition.
Light very well worked.
Well done!
José Roberto

Hi Ruud,excellent composition.I like the reflection in the water.It's a marvelous shot,verry well done

Hello Ruud,
My compliment towards this outstanding landscape of mountain!
perfect low pov with sharpness, vivid colour and details
well composed and well seen indeed
thanks for sharing

Hello Ruud,
Beautiful colours, and the calmness of the water is amazing!
Well composedc image, with the rocks in front to create depth, pleasant reflections!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Ruud,
Nice wide angle shot.
Excellent compo...

bonjour ruud
c'est simplement une vue magnifique,cela donne l'impression de voyager a la vitesse de la lumiere comme dans les films de sciences fiction.

Hi Rob
Fantastic landscape. Perfect mirror shot. Great composition (I like the big stone in right down corner) Great sharpness, absolutely perfect exposure and most of all great moment
Very good job
Best wishes

Hi Ruud, wonderful landscape with splendid colors, superb perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-15 6:43]

Hello Ruud,
What a wonderful sight!
Excellent light and beautiful composition, mixing earth and heaven. And some stones to jump from one place to another in your picture. Très beau.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-15 13:18]

Ruud, it's not difficult to understand why you love this area.

Excellent composition, sharpness and dof.

I enjoy saturation too.

An excellent job.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-09-16 11:57]

Hi Ruud,
Dit ziet er prachtig uit. De weerspiegeling in het water is gewoonweg fantastisch. Door de rotsen, bergen en de wolken lijkt het wel of je oneindig ver kan kijken (wat waarschijnlijk ook zo is - heel anders dan ons dichtbevolkte Nederland).
Prachtig licht en kleuren.
gr. Paula

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-16 12:54]

A truly stunning wide-angle PoV.
FAbulous colours and details, wonderful textures

Magnifique ce paysage pitoresque avec le reflet du ciel dans l'eau et les couleurs très riches.

Hi Ruud,
What a spectacular shot. It seem to a good nightmare (if it is possible...)
Very good composition, POV and DOF

Hi ruud!

My heart is beating higher: one of the highlights of my trip to Norway this summer was the evening and the night spent at Valdresflya. And I'm almost sure we've captured the same spot! I soon will post some pictures of Norway and also from the Valdresflya.

The mirror effect, the lightning and the sharpness underline that magnificient picture.

Best regards

Hoi Ruud,
Ik denk dat ik in de aankomende maanden je foto's van Noorwegen goed ga bestuderen. Mijn zomer vakantie gaat namelijk naar Noorwegen. Misschien dat ik je tegen die tijd ook wel om een paar tips vraag.
Dit is zeker een super mooie foto. De sfeer in deze foto is erg rustgevend. De weerspiegeling in dit meer is erg mooi, vooral ook omdat de rotsen de spiegeling breken. Het vlakke en dan de bergen in de achtergrond is prachtig. De lage zon geeft de foto een prachtig warm gevoel.
Scherpte en compositie zijn perfect.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-20 11:43]

wow magnificent shot! It is a beautiful capture with perfect DOF and exposure. The light and reflection are wonderful and it seems to stretch for miles



Hello Ruud,
a wonderful reflection and perspective. The golden clouds are so well inserted in the lake, all the shot has a dreaming taste. Well done.

Hello Ruud
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect lighting,reflection and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2007-10-09 11:44]

Deze plaats blijft magisch, staat in het geheugen genoteerd!! Indrukwekkend om met ander licht te zien en weer een upgrade qua camera. Het betere werk!
Groet reina

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