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Entrance to Hustadvik Bay

Entrance to Hustadvik Bay
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-07-16
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/22, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2008: Norway
Date Submitted: 2008-09-29 8:41
Viewed: 4465
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had to turn this photo into black and white for two reasons. The first was for the use of two Cokin filters. It resulted in a heavy magenta hue in the sky. Second, for the lack of good light which caused a bit of a dull image. On the good side, the photo had good contrast so it would work as a B&W.

This is the entrance to Hustadvik Bay which is a deserted bay with only a small fishing harbor and a small seaside resort. There isn't much written about this place on the internet so its hard for me to get any more details about it.

The walk to this place was nice, but not great. It was the only day we were this close to the sea and I was really hoping to capture some great wave action. So as you can imagine the anticipation to get to this point was great. At first I couldn't see the spot and had to climb several large rocks and small hills. That part was still great. But finally seeing the ocean disapointed me because it was almost flat.

I was lucky to capture this, because me walk back to the car meant a walk through heavy rain.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-29 9:02]

Ha Niek,

Het zwart/wit werkt goed hierzo en het geeft eens een ander blik op landschapsfotografie,fraaie contrasten ,voor mij toch nog een kleurrijke plaat,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-29 9:19]

hi niek,
yes, this looks better, why, very good in b&w. how about in sepia tone, like the old world images. your trip was worth enough for this image. you showed the way, what doesn't work in color may work in b&w and may be in sepia. tfs.

Hi Niek!

A typical Norwegian atmosphere... well reflected with the black and white conversion. I prefer immobile subjects for b&w, but your subject suits this technique quite well. From my point of view, the contrasts are a bit harsh, but on the other hand they represent this "Norwegian reality" quite well.

Kind regards


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-09-29 19:58]

Hello Niek,
This is a wonderful picture, very nice composition, the B&W
is very appropriate, great POV.. Well done


Hello Niek,
I do agree with your concept for having this shot converted to B/W! from the groomy weather in the shot I know poor is the light was!
the pov is great with depth and a good effect on the waves with the f/22!
many thanks for the sharing
take care

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-30 4:23]

Hello Niek, Very well shot and with a different objective. Good landscape and nice picture. Ganesh

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-30 4:50]
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Hi Niek,
i think that you could've made more of this spot to shoot from to be honest. Obviously you cannot control the weather or conditions, but i think perhaps composition wise, those rocks in the foreground could maybe have featured a little more prominantly, it's what the 10-20mm excels at in my opinion. Of course, this is just personal taste though i guess.
The B & W conversion has worked very well though and you made the most of the constrast in this shot - a wise choice indeed my friend.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2008-09-30 5:37]

Hi niek.

The black and white works very well, with a good variety of tones and nice strong contrasts.



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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-01 6:03]

Hi Niek,
What you deem as disappointment, to me you have rescued an unfortunate photo opportunity it some very beautiful. This black and white image has tremendous composition and the foreground rocks with the low surge on them are the highlight. Great camera work, especially like the shutter speed chosen, thanks Niek.

pas mal le N&B sur ce genre de vue et cette météo..!!! pas mal du tout !
bien vu, bien fait !

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