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Ramberg Beach

Ramberg 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: 2011-05-01
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: A photography trip on the Lofoten
Date Submitted: 2011-07-17 7:51
Viewed: 4233
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No it is not taken on a tropical beach, but high up north in the Lofoten above the polar circle. It was only 9 degrees Celsius, and there was a icy wind.

I was only my way to the end of Highway 10 to the village called Sørvågen when I came along the wonderful pristine white beach. I decided to stop and have lunch on the beach and enjoy the glorious view. The beach is positioned almost at the end of a large bay surrounded by high peaks. The water so extremely clear and may give you that tropical feel. Just put your bare toe in the water and you are immediately reminded that you above the polar circle.

While strolling along the waterline, I came across this little patch of seaweed and thought that it might be something of use for a photo. I opted for a more creative aperture and used a CP filter to reduce the glare and darken the sky. For the rest it was just a short waiting game for the right wave action.

Niek Bouwen Photography

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It is a very different scenario, Niek. The hills in the background with snow on them dispel any assumption of this being a tropical beach. The sky too gives away the location as the polar circle. The calmness and serenity of this aspect of earth does not compare with anything else.
It is good to see you posting occasionally here on TN. Reminds of the older times.
Thanks and all the best!

Hello Niek!
Wow! Are you sure this photo was not taken in a tropical paradise????
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Ok ! I´m just joking ! As Ram told "The hills in the background with snow on them dispel any assumption of this being a tropical beach"...Lovely landscape with your trademark!Bravo!
Best wihses from,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-07-17 12:42]
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Hi Niek,
As always your photography is superb, but here the incredible scene steals the show. Mind you if you had done such a fantastic job on the composition the beauty may have been lost. One small nit just above the seaweed you have what looks like dust on your pickup.
Always great work Niek.

Ha Niek,
Wederom een prachtig plaatje
fantastische compositie met prachtige kleuren, scherpte en diepte

TFS Thijs

Hi Niek,
impressive photo. I like connection between mountains and beach. Great point of view and depth of field. Amazing natural colours.
Have a nice week,

Hello Niek,

It is a shame I haven't yet visited Lofoten, as the seems like the rest of the world has..!
And of course the number of fantastic motifs are abundant up there, but still you have to know what you are doing to get good results...
Like here, a breathtaking composition indeed!

Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-18 1:52]

Bonjour Niek,
A very fine picture of a tropical beach in the North. Amazing! You have well chosen your vertical framing and the presence of the seaweed gives to the shot a litte accent and allows also a super depth of field (repoussoir).
Fine colors and sharpness as usual.
Take care!

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2012-08-27 6:20]

Hi Niek,
I don´t know why cold places some times seems like tropical ones... Maybe the glaciers and the tone of the icy water. I saw this picture and remembers some places of my home. And it also remembers the last photo exposition at the Ushuaia Mountain Cinema Festival, where I saw some pics of Norway... amazing.
About your pic, what captures me is that clouds goes by one side and the water by other, cross winds perhaps?
thanks for share this amazing pic and place.
have a nice week

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