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Posted By: Rense, 07-20-2010, 06:30 AM

I just got back from my holidays in Norway-Denmark, where we went for a 800km bicycle tour. I have only started to process my photos, and this is only the first one. As a teaser....


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Wonderful shot IMO- beautiful colors as well as composition

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Nice and moody, my friend - I like the minimalist composition alot.

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I'm new at photography so please don't take my comment too seriously

For me there's a bit too much sky / clouds.

Maybe crop it to panoramic? Or maybe close to rule of thirds.

Nice colors but I'd increase the contrast and/or luminance slightly.

thanks for posting


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Wonderful shot IMO- beautiful colors as well as composition
Thanks Adam!

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Nice and moody, my friend - I like the minimalist composition alot.

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Thank you Jer!
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evocative composition rense... i can almost feel the wind sweeping across this vista.. the smell of the sea air... dave m
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A perfect photo, IMO. The sky really makes the shot, and the crosses and little church only help to emphasize how wide a space this is, and evokes a feeling of moodiness or even loneliness. A great teaser!
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Oh Rense, what a welcome back shot. Stunning. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for posting.
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I'm new at photography so please don't take my comment too seriously

For me there's a bit too much sky / clouds.

Maybe crop it to panoramic? Or maybe close to rule of thirds.

Nice colors but I'd increase the contrast and/or luminance slightly.

thanks for posting
Thanks for looking and commenting! I think the photo looses much of it's power when the upper half of the clouds is cropped out....

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evocative composition rense... i can almost feel the wind sweeping across this vista.. the smell of the sea air... dave m
Thanks Dave!

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A perfect photo, IMO. The sky really makes the shot, and the crosses and little church only help to emphasize how wide a space this is, and evokes a feeling of moodiness or even loneliness. A great teaser!
Thank you Tamia!
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Oh Rense, what a welcome back shot. Stunning. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for posting.
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Thank you Susan! There is more, and there will be more....
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Cant wait to see what else is up your proverbial sleeve, awesome stuff!
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Моя душа радуется от такого простора! Хочется кричать: Боже, ты меня слышишь!
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Excellent shot, Rense, a classic style photo.
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Cant wait to see what else is up your proverbial sleeve, awesome stuff!
Thanks a lot! There is quite some stuff around in the meantime. If you want even more: Stellaria.nl - "Where Light meets the Ordinary"

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Моя душа радуется от такого простора! Хочется кричать: Боже, ты меня слышишь!
Thank you dr! Your comments are always quite poetic!

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Excellent shot, Rense, a classic style photo.
Thank you Georg!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bodhi08 Quote
I'm new at photography so please don't take my comment too seriously

For me there's a bit too much sky / clouds.

Maybe crop it to panoramic? Or maybe close to rule of thirds.

Nice colors but I'd increase the contrast and/or luminance slightly.

thanks for posting
remember, while rule of thirds is a great technique, it's not an absolute must. Once you take many photos using the composition rules, then you start breaking them from time to time for a specific reason. In this case, as others have mentioned, it really evokes the vastness of the space and how small man is in relation to all else.

For me, the photo also begs the question, were these grave markers for those lost at sea, never to return home to their families? Great composition and balance Rense! The only thing that detracts a little for me is the slight halo around the church, especially on the left side. Unfortunately, that's not easily controlled with a bright subject against a darker background as it's usually lens related. You could get rid of it with a little "burning in" PPing, but that's way more work than I'd want to do. Keep 'em coming!
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