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Boundless moment

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At -30 degrees celsius every step you take sounds like its louder than the last, but it is very interesting to photograph when its that cold, especialy the light seems to change a little, everything twinkles a bit more than usual.


Image captured in Nordreisa, Troms, Northern Norway.
Nikon D810, 15mm.
Image size
1200x801px 698.13 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D810
Shutter Speed
25/1 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
15 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Dec 28, 2014, 10:25:01 PM
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ariya-saccaStudent General Artist

Beautiful shot!

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ZorroPoroStudent Interface Designer
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This, sir, is simply stunning. While I have seen a lot of pictures of this kind, this one caught my eye due to the great colours initially. I wasn't surprised to see there's more to it than just that..

First of all, the most noticeable thing is the contrast between the beautiful colours of the sky and the dark mountains that naturally divorce the two bright sides. There is an overall balance; where it is too bright, there is something to equalise it and vice versa. The angles have a wide tilt that gives the impression of the round earth. Everything in this picture is smooth and light. I love the conceptual part of it as well, a tree lit by the starry sky and around it the rest of the trees labelled as "too usual, too everyday-like". I adore the overall composition, nothing too exaggerated, nothing too simple. The point of view, as I already mentioned, makes a big -and positive- difference to how the viewer perceives the picture.
I do feel that the photo could have been taken in a vertical way, since the eye focuses more on the area on and above the tree, rather than the rest of the sky or the mountain. Perhaps taking a picture from a closer ditance to the tree would have been idea. What's more, the snow is too "dirty", a little bit too poor when compared to the glorious colours of the sky (could be completely intentional, but this is my opinion I'm talking about). The cold colours emit some coldness which on the one hand put me in the position of the photographer, but on the other hand it collides with the contrast, making the shadows too bright.

In general, I find this picture to be of extreme quality, a beautiful picture of the star-ful sky. It stands out mainly thanks to the POV, but falls back in colour. Tiny details that maybe don't even matter, when someone lays their eyes on this breathtaking skyscape. Great work!
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InspiredDesigns33Hobbyist Digital Artist
far above and beyond my friend of those that have a camera, even a professional one and call themselves a Photographer..... not always the case... as you can use a camera and not be a true photographer.......  but with you that's not true. You are an artist and photographer and your skill shows... that picture is epic and despite its small flaws as pointed out it is still stunning. I can only imagine how glorious that shot was to be there in person to take it.

found a new favorite and will be watching for more. :-)
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Thank you very much for this critique.
I like what you have pointed out and I also did shoot this vertically, but the issue became with what was excluded as compared to included, it just became too interest outside just the tree, which would normally be ok, but not at this location.

The snow was dirty, I removed a bit of it as much as I could without sacrificing the integrity of the details, but I had to leave a bit.
Getting a perfect balance when shooting in such conditions are never easy, some sacrifices has to be made, having the shadows a bit brighter was one of them as it gives the snow more a "white" apperance than having the shadows darker.

I am pretty much agreeing with you on all counts, just offering the explanations as to why and again thank you for this, it is much appreciated. :)
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ZorroPoroStudent Interface Designer
I secretly wish I could shoot like that, but don't tell anybody xD
You're so very welcome, I am new to this kind of photography and you're a great person to learn from, in my opinion.
I usually tell people "Keep up with the good work" at this point, but to you I'll say: Gimme more!
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Oh, that is a road every photographer has to travel, it takes a while from starting out before you start to get some kind of control, I am still learning every single day and I know I will never fully comprehend all that is photography.

But learning the technical bits isn´t the hard part, the real test is to develop your own unique style that I find takes a lot longer than anything else.

Thank you and I will do my very best to provide as good images as I can. :)
sam1902's avatar
Hi,
How can I download this image as my desktop's wallpaper, I don't see any "Download" button D:
Btw, I like your pictures alot !
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Thank you. :)
Due to having had issues with images being used in various ways without permission I have disable download on my images.
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Growlie26Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous shot!
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Growlie26Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. 
Traumkratzer's avatar
All the lights are there in the endless space,
the galactic sea, every being a reflection of what has been born out of their dust that we can see,
purple light and blue haze, this beauty is pure as the snow, the tangible image of the highest grace.
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
And standing there makes words ring true- :)
Traumkratzer's avatar
Yes, nothing beats first hand experience!
Gather Information is good, but an atmosphere can only be understood and perceived when going to a place.
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Exactly. :)
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GopalArt General Artist
W O                W ~
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Many thanks. :bow:
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GopalArt General Artist
most welcome :)
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MythicalNineHobbyist Digital Artist
I can stare at your photographs for hours! They never fail to make me amazed by nature
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Thank you very much. :bow:
Nature is amazing in all aspects, its why I make sure to have a remote trigger to my camera so I dont have to look through the viewfinder when taking pictures, I can just press a button and keep staring at the stars, sunset, mountains and so forth. :D
Ankelwar's avatar
Beautiful! :love:
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Thank you :)
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mariekedekokerStudent General Artist
W.O.W. :o just wow.
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TrichardsenProfessional Photographer
Thanks so much :bow:
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