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Entrance to Hustadvik Bay

Entrance to Hustadvik Bay
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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-07-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/22, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2008: Norway
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 3:17
Viewed: 2096
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Time and weather still isn't allowing me much time to make new photos, so I have to do with what I have left in my archive. This normally means that those photos are not the best of what I have made.

This is a photo from the summer of 2008 when I spent my vacation in Norway. It should therefore add to my travelogue automatically.

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 disappointed me because it was almost flat.

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

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Hi Niek,
your landscapes are always wonderful - and this one is perfect with the silky effect of the moving water and the angry sky.
I like it so much, thanks and have a nice weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wonderful captured. BR Joerg

Hi Niek,

Sureley tl's touch of Ansell Adamsfor today.

Tones and lights in this bw composition work very well.
The little clear waterpond in front ads a little flavour the overall compisition

Truly a photo worth more then the 2 points I can give you


Hi Niek

Nice landscape shot, when I see shots like these I always think that I need to try more B&W but never do.
Like the rocks in the foreground with the pool of still water in the centre and the movement of the sea from the 1/4 second exposure.

Regards Derek

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  • sande Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 1 N: 4] (2)
  • [2010-02-13 8:26]

Hoe maakt iemand een topfoto als deze. Uit je verhaal dus ook met een beetje geluk en vooral kundigheid.
Een mooie rustige opname in mijn ogen helemaal in balans.

Groet Ben

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-02-14 19:43]

dear Niek,
lower dark rocks on the sea and upper bright gray cloud in the sky are well contrasted in this wide view,
and this feeling of wide lens effect is my favorite, it makes the view more wide and attractive,
distant rock island with tower-shape rock is nice eye catching point,
a beautiful B&W image, thank you,

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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2010-02-26 9:21]

Great B&W shot! Nice composition, good contrast and lighting. There’s a good bit of detail in the sky and rocks. Going by your note this is an example where going from colour to B&W is the right choice.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-03-01 7:17]

Hello Niek! Very moody shot, I love the diagonal composition and the pov. The foreground is beautiful. Well done, thanks!


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