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Posted By: Pål Jensen, 10-22-2008, 05:10 PM

I made several trips to this pond during 2006 and 2007.

Image 1. Sunset. I like the way the pattern of the sky mirrors the vegetation in the pond. So I went for a symetrical composition.

Image 2: Another amazing sunset. I spent hours waiting for the light but had low hopes. Storm clouds were gathering but the sun broke through at the last minute. There is rain in the air making the sunset even redder. The dark storm clouds were spectacular and contribute to a mysterious feel.
An angry otter was keeping me company during the shoot. Peeking its head above the water from time to time.

Image 3: The whole pond with alpenglow on the mountains. Somewhat strong affect of the hard, 3-stop, split nd-grad filter I used. try to tweak it in photoshop one day...

All images shot with Pentax 645NII with the FA645 33-55/4.5 zoom lens on Velvia 50.

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10-22-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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I can see why you went back Pal. Awesome images. Is that Valhalla I see in #3.


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As I said in the first post, these are outstanding images. Of course, you must mean a split neutral density filter, right? I can see from the last image, the scan does not do justice your slide.


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Three amazing shots. Thanks for sharing. If Valhalla is in number 3, surely Mordor is peeking over the mountains in number 2.

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Stunning work, Pål...

ya gotta go digital and do composites...

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These are all awesome photo's. JIM
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very nice images and worth the time and effort you put in to get them!
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stunning shots


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Love the third one. Well done.
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Spectacular colour.
Serene imagery captured perfectly.
Thanks for sharing.
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Really beautiful photos! My favorite is the #2, excellent colors.
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I really love #1 & 2 - Absolutely Stunning!
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Wow, the colour is stunning in deed!
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so beautiful!!!
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Comong back for a second third fourth...... look and still its the colours that draw me here,I am a fan of your work Pal keep shooting


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