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Haukland Beach

Haukland Beach
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-03
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: A photography trip on the Lofoten
Date Submitted: 2012-06-23 6:20
Viewed: 4529
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am not a real beach bummer, but when I arrived at Haukland Beach, I found my muse and was sold to this wonderful location. I made several photo at daytime and decided then to return at sunset.

Arriving just in time and needed to rush, as always, setting up the tripod and attaching filters. There was still a rather bright are near the mountain on the right, so I decided to add an extra grad filter of that area. Although it resulted in a dark mountain, it did hold back the extra light.

The moments spent on this beach were magical, the sky was amazing and the silence was perfect.

Niek Bouwen Photography

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-23 6:53]

Hallo Niek,
Schitterende foto van deze zonsondergang. Goede scherpte, mooie kleuren, maar vooral de richting van de wolken maakt dit tot een prachtige compositie.

It's a real pleasure seeing you post one of your fabulous landscape images once again, Niek. You have always given TN a unique flavour and having you not there hurts. Please don't drop off again!
This part on Norway looks so pristine. Thanks for sharing this great image.

Hi Niek,
A magical landscape, colours, light and sky combine to give that feeling of stillness. Good control of light and contrast. A very nice landscape.
TFS and have a nice weekend, regards Bill.

Hi "beach bummer" (be it only temporary). : )

I was happy to find you here this morning. You captured the essence of Norway with the mountains right at the water's edge and all the blues. That sweeping sky and shimmering water are lovely. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hi Niek,
Wonderful dusk scenery, as the fjord with mountains "frame" the water on sides.
Light managed superbly.
Enjoy a anice weekend,

Hello Niek,

Pristine, gorgeous composition - like being there. The light ray like clouds are literally the icing on the cake though. They enhance the magical landscape & add a further sense of paradise to this moment. Well timed & taken.



Hello Niek,
an extraordinary landscape with great DoF, which is essential for landscape photography. good control over the exposure make this picture priceless.
best wishes.

Hi Niek,
beautiful place. Excellent photo. Perfect white balance. Very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-24 4:51]

Bonjour Niek,
I'm not a beach bummer either, but this picture has something very inviting and like you say peaceful. Fine point of view chosen and a magnificent composition with this large and fine-clouded sky. Fine colors too. Trčs beau!
Kind regards

What a stunning scene. Simply beautiful!

Hello Niek
Fantastic landscape.Peaceful,serene atmosphere.Great light management.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Hi Niek,
Excellent capture, your gallery is excellent.
All the best.

Hello Niek.

Thank you for that picture of unusual beach.

I appreciate mainly the atmosphere which you offer us through this photo .

The composition is very good, with an excellent position of the main subject.
The point of view is excellent with the “game” between the mountains, the water and the snow.
The sharpness is excellent with a good depth of field is in all the picture.
The colors and contrast are perfectly natural.

A very peaceful and exceptional moment in the life !!!.

Thank you for the sharing. See you soon on trek nature for other pictures.

All the best.


THIS is what i saw "silence" you did indeed capture this. (thanks again for your help with my landscape) So much to take in, and so worth the effort :0) TFS

Hi Niek,
Gorgeous landscape as always from you. Fantastic composition in your unmistakable style. I also really like how you balanced the exposition: no oe on the whites when the blacks are not totally silhouettes. Majestic job. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-18 11:32]

Hi Niek,

This is really a beuatiful shot, give the feeling of being at the far corner of the world. All seem so peaceful and calm in this pristine nature. I love the moode you have captured.


Great choice of composition here. I like the diagonale lines of the thin clouds very much. The big open spaces creates an atmosphere of the nature's freedom. An spendid landscape image.

Hi Niek,
A beautiful landscape with an amazing sky. Although the mountains goes a bit dark because of the filter, the photo is still wonderful. The white foreground, water, mountains and the cloud patterns give a serene feeling.You are lucky to have such wonderful landscapes.
Best wishes,

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