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The Winter Storm by pheelfresh The Winter Storm by pheelfresh
The Winter Storm

Sunrise during a winter storm on the southern Norwegian coast

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Location: Mølen, Vestfold, Norway
Date: January 19th, 2008
Light Conditions: Cloudy
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
Focal Length: 17 mm
Flash: --
Flash Mode: --

Shutter Speed: 30.0 sec
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 100

Panorama: --
Tonemapping: --

Tripod: Manfrotto 055PROB
Tripod Head: Manfrotto 488RC2

Filters:
- Cokin Z-Pro Z121S ND Grad (ND8)

From a trip to a magical place called "Molen" (Mølen) by the southern coastline.

Molen is a long round-stone beach with an aura of mysticism about it. Along the beach are at least two
ancient grave mounds.

I've been to this beach a couple of times now, and both times the conditions were less
than optimal. This time, I had to struggle with strong gale winds and the waves breaking the rocky
shoreline. Foam, water and wind right in my face. Continuously cleaning the camera of
the salty water. With such strong winds, particles of water travel pretty far onto the beach. Some 50-60 meters
at least. Because of this, I didn't manage to get as close as I wanted to the water.

This and another different type of shot were the two keepers from this session.

Tricky exposure as well so this time I had to do some serious blending work using masks. The main exposure is 30 seconds and the darker exposure which I layered and masked is 17 seconds.

Believe me, 30 second exposure during these conditions are incredibly tricky. I held the tripod with both hands while the wind shook me. I was lucky, because most of the other long exposures I shot here suffered from blur.

Color temperature/white balance adjusted. Curves used for contrast enhancement (masking a few parts).

Not as tranquil as my last few shots have been, but personally I really like this.

Thanks for looking.

- Anders

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:iconjentario:
jentario Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Awesome.
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:iconkamikadx:
kamikadx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
kool
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:iconpurplelikerain:
PurpleLikeRain Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a powerful shot! It gives me the chills by looking at it!Amazing!And the landscape...everything it's brilliant!
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:iconerozja:
Erozja Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Hello! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link] :heart:

Have a nice day! :aww:
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:iconellie-s:
Ellie-S Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Featured here [link]
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:iconkaustavmeister:
kaustavmeister Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009   Photographer
that place looks magical indeed! great shot:)
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:iconunknown-dark:
unknown-dark Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photo is featured here: [link]
Hope you'll enjoy the article and please take the time to :+favlove: it :aww:
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:iconnordicheart:
nordicHeart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009   Photographer
featured here:

[link]

awesome winter scenery!!!
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:iconvampir16:
vampir16 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
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:heart: again ^^
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:iconvfirefalcon:
VFireFalcon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008   General Artist
This is stunning! All of the texture in the landscape looks beautiful, and the colour on the horizon warms up what otherwise would be a cold (although still beautiful) colour scheme. Absolutely gorgeous. :+fav:
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:icont4l0n:
T4l0n Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
wow 0.0
:+fav:
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:iconariescis:
Ariescis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there are no words.......
master
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:iconvallhund-abstraktion:
Stunningly beautiful shot.
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 41th.:wave:
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:iconerlynn:
Erlynn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Gorgeous.

:+favlove:
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:iconjamest4all:
Jamest4all Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
These rocks looks amazing in front of this stormy clouds, and then the sunrise, Great!!!

I've done my first storm picture a few weeks ago, not nearly so good as your's but hope you like it: [link]

Your pic need's a :+fav: ;-)
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:iconks-esther:
Ks-esther Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
this is gorgeous! amazing colors.... and the sky is very impressive!
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:iconmichaelthewolf:
michaelthewolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks real clean, but perhaps a tid underexposed
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:iconlesnyswietlik:
lesnyswietlik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Amazing!
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:iconlesnyswietlik:
lesnyswietlik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Amazing!
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:iconlightronin:
lightronin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008   Photographer
Yes this is very impressive and i watch it over and over again. Very impressive work anders!
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:icondsslved:
Dsslved Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Sensational!!

I have also featured this in my journal.
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:iconjarencja:
Jarencja Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
:clap:
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:iconviking-love:
Viking-Love Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
very nice capture. I like the look of the rocks with the mist comming off them. the strip of sunlight is perfect and really draws me into the image.
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:iconjongoldie:
JonGoldie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Very imposing vista, wonderful description of your process which is really great, makes us appreciate your efforts, skill and determination to achieve this shot, cheers :)
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:iconlightronin:
lightronin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Photographer
Whoa!!!!! Superb! I lote it! :worship: :+fav:
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
:wow: I love the whole atmosphere of the place... but it is nice to view it indoors with a warm cup of coffee!!! :w00t:
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:iconselley:
selley Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Truly amazing, this is one of my favorites for sure!
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
:worship:
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
reminds me of my time in norway many moons ago!!..great shot...
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:iconthe-shining:
the-shining Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the clouds... They are so strong... :)
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:iconwiidlund:
wiidlund Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Totally crystal clear :+fav:
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:iconratafluke:
Ratafluke Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Such a heavy, oppressive sky. You can really feel the storm approaching! Love how the eyes are drawn to the red edge, very ominous! At first I thought that was snow on the beach, but then I realized it's foam. Much better for the heavy mood to have the black stones, too!
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:iconkirliancamera:
KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
:clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Featured in my journal [link]

:-)
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:iconshueshine:
shueshine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
EXCELLENT composition
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:iconachello:
Achello Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply incredible!!
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:iconnikel:
nikel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Student Photographer
Fantastic atmosphere and great use of the rule of thirds Anders.
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:iconbamako:
bamako Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
This is simply wonderful. It kind of gives me the feeling that everything is closing in. I like that small red reflection on the rock in the center, it really catches my eye, don't know why it should but it does. :)
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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:iconbergersen:
bergersen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Wow! Fantastisk! :)
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:iconmilla-valkeasuo:
Milla-Valkeasuo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
simply gorgeus
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   Photographer
Thanks Milla.
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:iconmilla-valkeasuo:
Milla-Valkeasuo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
No probs. :)
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:iconedgueinart:
edgueinart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Great work.
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   Photographer
Thank you my friend!
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:iconvedran-v:
Vedran-V Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Very beautiful :)
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   Photographer
Thank you!
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   General Artist
sweet shot :D
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:iconpheelfresh:
pheelfresh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   Photographer
Thanks Dan
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Jan 19, 2008, 8:02:03 AM
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