Dark clouds over Dovrefjell
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-08-09 7:06]
glad to see that you are back with your lovely landscape shots, very nice landscpae,liked the colors , the pov and the composition, the nd filter has done the job well,
tfs & regards
These unusual ways of placing stones is an mystical touch...here in the west it was done at my first learning in boy Scouts as a trail mark..and various ways in which the stones are put meant different things as if in a code which was explained by our Scouting manual. Native Americans also did this as did earlier pioneers...and surveyors in the 1900's used these as well...and still today up win the wideness I have seen a number of these in strange locations and piled quite differently. could you possibly explain this one? Is it simply something you did or is it something which you now nothing about?
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-08-09 8:56]
Niek, welcome back with the landscape shot. Perfect landscape with superb lighting/POV and colors. Well done. Ganesh
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-08-09 9:24]
Excellent picture of a very nice scene. You managed to reflect the beauty of state of nature (weather) perfectly. Amazing cloudy sky and very impressive shadows on the land. I like fin composition and framing of the image, great DOF and excellent details of the scene. Well done and kind regards.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-08-09 10:00]
Well, how rude is that... to rain on you during your holiday!!! I rarely complain about rain unless the sky is completely clouded over. So long as there is a bit of blue sky there is often good photographic opportunity. The sky here makes the image. Got to love that 10-20 lens! Good use of the ND filter. ( I never know which one I have used either) It is a nicely balanced composition with that curving road taking us further on your journey.
I have Jerry WELL trained. He grabs the tripod and umbrella. When he is all set up then he gets me and camera with the umbrella and holds it over me!!!!! Ahhhhhh! That's the way to do it! We have a big one for car photography and a small umbrella for hiking!
Evelynn : )
- horia (16656)
- [2008-08-09 10:08]
Another very beautiful shot from you and also a great presentation of this place. Since you say it's a big national park, i hope to see some wildlife or interesting plants, too, at some point :)
I like this shot better than the other one. The feeling and the color palette is gorgeous and the vertical composition works superbly in showing the best of the FG and the BG alike.
The perspective is lovely (definitely enhanced by the road - even if it's not a natural element) and the clouds surely add some more drama to the shot. Be careful not to wet your camera too much, though :))
Cheers and TFS
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-08-09 15:52]
I like these dark clouds. Beautiful place...
Interesting note. Dovrefjell and the rain;-)
- mohaiminawang (2)
- [2008-08-10 4:56]
Great cloudy landscape shot.I like how your farmed the composition. Nice colour.TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-08-10 11:31]
The setting of Ibsen's Peer Gynt is a place I always wanted to visit but I haven't yet had the opportunity! It looks very beautiful here and I like your low POV from behind the heap of stones and the colours are wonderful. Excellent DOF too and a beautiful light over the mountains.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-08-10 22:54]
Isn't this a typical Norwegian atmosphere? It reminds me of some memorable hikes on those marvellous highlands in Norway where you need all types of clothes: for sunny, rainy and windy conditions. Sometimes, even in summer, for snowy ones, too. Your picture shows a simple, yet very pleasant landscape scenery and the "stone-man" (Steinmännchen in German) points to the horizon as well as the curve of the road. Even if these two objects are signs of human activities, I don't find them disturbing in this picture.
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-08-11 4:57]
Hello Niek. Being a landscape fan, I'm sure glad to discover your gallery, I like the way you captured this perspective in tall frame. The foreground is well lit and the turning road creates excellent depth leading to the horizon with vibrant sky. Clever play with light and shadow and thanks a lot for sharing. Best regards. Jusni
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-08-15 23:31]
Delighted to hear from you after awhile and how are you!
Many thanks for sharing this beautiful landscape with a powerful sky!
very impressive fg interest and a great distance view with the nice curve of the highway!
take care and sincere regards from NZ
Seems like we had coffee at the same place this summer, hehehe! Well, not much choice up there I guess...
Did you see the musk oxes? I guess they are no so easy to find this late in summer, but we came across a couple in May when some seek lower altitudes for the calving. Unfortunately I didn't bring the long lens but the WS will give you an idea...
And I like your capture of Dovrefjell, hopefully you had better weather some of the time!
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-08-07 5:35]
very dramatic shot. I like the dark cloud forming in the sky. The stones and rock give a good effect too.
The white line created by the road allows this shot to be impactful.
Exciting composition which could be normal witout good thought.