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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: Nature
Camera: Mamiya Leaf, Secor 80mm F2.8
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-11 4:50
Viewed: 1635
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a panoramic shot of Gudvangen Norway combining four images and then recoloring the image with the Adjustment Brush. I am using some theories from Ansel Adams who believed that the photo should move the viewer's eye from areas of light to dark then back to light, etc. In this case I darkened the water and increased the intensity of light on some of the snowy areas.

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  • swerM Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 32] (403)
  • [2013-12-11 5:43]

Hi Roger
This light-dark-light is really visible and effective here. IMHO (as a layman with little experience) I feel that the water is a bit too dark. However, I am eagerly waiting for other comments. Otherwise an excellent PP work. Tfs.

Hello Roger

I don't know what happened between this and the last image. But this is tops. Wow. The valley going one way, then the river heading another. Awesome work on this image. Not sure on the dark water, still a gallery piece.


Wow! An image worthy of a postcard. So beautiful but it look so cold. I like the effect of the low hanging clouds on the mood. Well done, tfs.

Hello Roger, interesting notes about the way that the eyes move around a picture;Ansel Adams was right!
Spectacular scenery.Fantastic PoV and DoF.
Regards Jean.

Hi Roger,
Another brilliant piece of photography and PP work. I personally like the dark water, I think it adds an element of depth when these fjords are typically very deep. I wouldn't expect them to be light to look at on a gloomy day.
Tones are exceptional and your work in black and white continues to leave me speechless.

Hi Roger, now even on a dreary winters day that is a view I would be happy to just sit and gaze at...I like the dark water, hiding under the clouds yet still a clear reflection.. Fiona

hello Roger,
Beautiful panorama, mist adds to the charm

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