<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2008: Norway
Theme(s): Your favorites, Best of World Heritage Sites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-27 3:56
Viewed: 2614
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a view from the new viewpoint platform at Stegastein near the end of the Snowvegen (Snow road) looking out on a UNESCO world Heritage site, the Nærøyfjord. This fjord was included to the list together with the Geirangerfjord.

Justification for Inscription

The West Norwegian Fjords are classic, superbly developed fjords, considered as the type locality for fjord landscapes in the world. They are comparable in scale and quality to other existing fjords on the World Heritage List and are distinguished by the climate and geological setting. The property displays a full range of the inner segments of two of the world’s longest and deepest fjords.

The Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord areas are considered to be among the most scenically outstanding fjord areas on the planet. Their outstanding natural beauty is derived from their narrow and steep-sided crystalline rock walls that rise up to 1400 m direct from the Norwegian Sea and extend 500 m below sea level. Along the sheer walls of the fjords are numerous waterfalls while free-flowing rivers rise up through deciduous and coniferous forest to glacial lakes, glaciers and rugged mountains. There is a great range of supporting natural phenomena, both terrestrial and marine such as submarine moraines and marine mammals. Remnants of old and now mostly abandoned transhumant farms add a cultural aspect to the dramatic natural landscape that complements and adds human interest to the area.

Source: www.UNESCO.org

Reflex, Saba, MARINER, mvdisco, cunejo200, Teresat, liquidsunshine has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Niek,

Terrific landscape. How beautiful those fjords are!

The composition is perfect, i would say unbeatable.

In my modest opinion the trees have a good amount of light, but the background is a bit over exposed. Just a personal view.



HI Niek,
this landscape is so beautiful and I love the view so much. A pretty glance on the surface of the water, it's so fresh and peaceful, thanks.
Warm greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Beautiful light and good choice of the POV for a spacefull composition !
Best regards

  • Great 
  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-12-27 4:50]

Greet Niek :)

This fiord looks in Your formulation magnificently.
It looks beautifully, pretty colours with good light and splendid sharpness.

My best wishes.

Hello Niek!
Such a beautiful, marvelous and attractive picture of this landscape. Very good DOF. A very nice POV. I love this one really!
I would love to add it to my fav!
Indeed a perfect shot!


  • Great 
  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-27 6:03]

Hello Niek
The dof takes us into the unkown but with such beautiful scenery its a delightful trip.
The entrance into the frame has great color while the mist adds to enhance the shot.
Great shot

Hello Niek,

Beautiful landscape and fjord

you know how to pick up the beauty of the world and surrounding light .

Very good work , laurent

Hi Niek,
WoW! What a beautiful landscape!!
Great composition and very well taken and done,
great colors and light,
Lovely west Norway Fjords with and excellent point of view and fantastic landscape..
Très jolie photo..
All my compliments

  • Great 
  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-12-27 7:54]

Indrukwekkend mooir plaat, Niek!
Onverbeterlijk standpunt, een schitterende compo en mooie natuurlijke kleuren.
Groet uit Zeeland,

YESSSSSSS... dit is echt MIJN plekje!
Ik vind dit echt de mooiste plek in heel Noorwegen. Hier MOET ik naar toe als ik in Noorwegen ben.
We staan dan altijd op de camping in Flam. Er is echt heel veel veranderd in deze omgeving, maar het uitzicht blijft altijd hetzelfde! Je hebt het werkelijk schitterend vastgelegd...
Ik ga eens kijken tussen mijn foto's van dit jaar... en ik post vanavond nog mijn versie! Ongetwijfeld met zware bewolking... hahahahahah

Schitterende foto Niek. Prachtig!


Hi Niek,
Great view, well captured. The trees in the forground creates a perfect depth in this image. Excellent balance of brightness and contrast. Superb posting Niek!

  • Great 
  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2009-12-27 9:12]

a beautiful scenery...
good details and very impressive pov...

Hi Niek,

A gorgeous vertical landscape. A dream of mine to visit this and other World Heritage Site. I admire your restrained temperament in pp work. Wishing you a grand 2010.


Beautiful landscape Niek!! The vertical format fits the scene well - nice to see the fjord winding through to the distance... I'd possibly just 'burn' the sky a little but as you know I have this thing about bright sky (you saw how I failed in my last upload!!)


A magical vista - colours and sense of distance and perspective are well captured.
A ND filter would be good to bring down some of the brightness in the upper part of the shot and allow more saturation and detail in the lower, perhaps?

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-28 13:18]

Hello Niek, what a view of those fjords! Well composed, high quality shot, well done! Thanks!


Boa noite Niek
Great light of this amazing landscape. A perfect work.
My regards

Hello Niek,

It has been a long time. I am well thank you, you?. It's good to see you're still here and still posting images of the highest quality.

I had a look at your first page of recent posts and this image really stands out for me. The lighting is spot on.

The POV is absolutely fantastic. Putting a viewpoint platform there for everyone to enjoy the fjord is great. was this handheld? Stunning colours and sharpness.

It's good to back and see posts like this.


Calibration Check