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Stave... by uberfischer Stave... by uberfischer
Saturday was such a great day. For the first time i had an entire day with nothing to worry about...except photography.

And i was gonna meet up with 4 amazing photographers who had come over from England a few days earlier. They had spent some days in the Lofoten Islands probably getting countless incredible shots...

A close friend of mine, Håkon, was supposed to join me, but he decided that it was much more fun to throw up and run to the bathroom every other minute...well....we all have our pleasures :-)

We had decided to meet on Andøya, one of the biggest islands in Norway. It is also a place with some wonderful coastal sceneries AND the aurora borealis is quite common out there. The plan sounded really good..

After a couple of hours driving i went over a bridge. I spotted some guys shooting the bridge. Since locals arent known to care much about bridges, i knew it had to be some foreigners.

I`ll cut the crap...all 4 where great guys. But they will cost me a lot of money. I`ve more or less booked a flight to England in autumn, and Andy almost got me convinced about buying the b&w polarizer..the one that cost a fortune. ahh well..i`ll settle with the one from Heliopan.

We spent the entire day driving & shooting. Mostly driving... And let me say this; Peter Spencer made me feel like i was part of an episode of Top Gear. For an englishman driving on slippery icey roads...you totally rule :-)

We did catch a great sunset at a place called Stave. I found a small area with plenty of ice. I had one wish for the day...to get some seascapes with ice and snow. I got plenty of them... This particular shot was fascinating because of the mix of hot and cold colours. The water was kinda rusty and the sun gave it even more of a warm glow...

This sunset had one hell of an afterglow, but i didnt manage to capture anything worth mentioning...

The evening was spent chasing the aurora. With no luck :-( Antony was getting desperate and kept seeing "hints" of the aurora on the lcd on some shots. I really, and then i mean REALLY, hope they get to see it before they leave...

Ah..well. We had a great day with lots of laughing. I finally had the chance to practice my english...hope i didnt sound too much like Thor Heyerdahl ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxpeCR4OX34 )

Andy had a chance to express his love for Freddie Mercury and Smokie....(ok...THAT was a joke), Gary was complaining about the norwegian landscape..(something about too few piers and bridges.......ok....THAT was also a joke)

i`m tired....thanks guys for an amazing day!



Technical stuff about the shot:

Canon 5d w/17-40mmL

17mm
f/16
0,6s
iso 50

Lee 0.9 & 0.6 Soft

Have a great day!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   General Artist
beautiful
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lakemans Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
lol, great tale.
met them all in Wiltshire, England, for a poppy field sunset last weekend.
Nice landscape image. Like the vastness of your wilderness. Love to go on one of Tonys workshops to Tromso but its way out of my league....
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xAgNO3x Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow... this is incredible!!! I'm gonna kidnap you! :glomp:
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Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
marvellous.
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Maciej-Koniuszy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Photographer
Great photo.
:+fav:
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webworm Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I featured this beautiful capture in my April journal! :love:
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photofairy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010   General Artist
a totally cute story :D i don't think we have anything remotely stunning as this to offer in UK (photographically), but you will enjoy the social life :)
great work, i am enjoying your gallery very much!
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K-Boyd-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Beautiful, lovely comp and colour :clap:
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webworm Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Beautiful...this sure is an amazing capture! :clap:
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Amazing scene. :-)
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