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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-09
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Mamiya Leaf, Secor 150mm F2.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-12-10 8:39
Viewed: 1954
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another shot from the famous Sognefjord in western Norway. This area of the country is simply unbelievably beautiful.

I am spending a lot of time on these photographs painting light so that the backgrounds as well as the foregrounds have more interest and move the eye from one place to another. When I was studying Ansel Adams and reading of his technique he did a similar thing in the darkroom. In this shot I left it slightly underexposed then used the Adjustment Brush to paint light where I thought it would bring out the subject which in this case was the house so the snow on the roof and on the mountain above the house was made lighter as well as the snow on the ground leading up to the house. To give the mountains some extra interest I made the mountain on the right slightly darker and sharper then made the middle mountain a little lighter and finally the mountain on the left slightly darker. This gave the shot a more three dimensional appearance similar to the Dodging and Burning technique of the old film photographers.

I won't be able to answer comments until I get home but I appreciate all the nice words. Thank you.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-12-10 9:22]

Beautiful photo, a picturesque place, these mountain are imposing and the house so small, very well done
regards Ryszard

Hello Roger

I love your note and technique. The plan and result are nice. I can see some of the limitations from over using the burn/dodge tool. Still once mastered, as you seem to have everything else. I can't wait to see the art you produce. Like to see your work out of the studio.

would like to see the original in workshop


Boa noite Roger
Beautiful place very well captured.
There is magie on this cold place
Um abrašo

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2013-12-10 12:07]

Hi Roger,
an excellent note detailing the techniques used, the house really stands out and as the basement blends in to the BG it appears to be floating. I must watch some tutorials on the uses of the Adjustment Brush

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2013-12-10 12:59]

Hi Roger,
Just absolutely beautiful !! Julie

Hi Roger

What a magnificent landscape. I do like the effect achieved by your light painting experimentation. The white of the snow on the rooftops stand out against the dark shadows of the mountains and I like how only the houses are red while the rest of the image is b/w.


Bom dia Roger,
You are a doctor and for me there is a commonality between the two, medical or photographic activities: a scientific vision. As for us, laypeople, a beautiful landscape is a beautiful landscape, while for a doctor and a photographer of your size, it is to find and correct or improve what prevents the better functioning of the body, in the case of medicine, or vision and emotion in the case of photography.
This gorgeous red!

Hi Roger, I like the effect of the darkening on the mountain, its like there are clouds floating above blocking the sun. Is that trail above the chimney smoke or just a slip of snow? Fiona

bonjour Roger
The house really catches the eye, and your post processing has done for it
nice view

Artificial but still inspiring. Mountain's details are very attractive and the dark slope at the right side, has put the building in sight. Very well managed. TFS.

Hi Roger,
A beautiful landscape from Norway!!
I like the composition and presentation,
WELL DONE ..as usual..and beautiful place...

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