Vella Kendall  

Fjords of Norway by Vella Kendall

November 2020 - Fjords of Norway

November 2020 - Vella Kendall


About the Image(s)

Took this a few years ago on a trip through the Scandinavian countries. We were on a ferry boat traveling through the fjords. I processed mostly in Lightroom with exposure, highlight, vibrance and texture adjustments. Then I took it into Color FX for Darken/Lighten where I lightened the center and darkened the edges.

Canon 5DIV Canon 24-70 2.8 ISO 2000 F/9 1/250 sec 24mm

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11 comments posted

Joseph Hearst   Joseph Hearst
I've never been to Fjords, but this shot makes me want to go there. Having been cooped up in the house for months, the view of the water in front of us (of course I really don't know if you were moving in that direction) seems like a great release.   Posted: 11/11/2020 12:14:48
Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Thanks Joe. The fjords are beautiful. I know what you mean about staying home. The more cases go up the more we stay confined.   Posted: 11/13/2020 09:30:43

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Vella, those fjords are really a photographers paradise with the variety of images possible. This landscape evokes a lot of calm and silence. The presence of the fog and clouds at a very low position adds interest to the image. Your PP really brought out a lot of color. The use of a polarizer filter most likely would have improved the image removing most of the bright reflections on the water.   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:18:29
Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Thanks, I think I had a polarizer on but have never mastered it.   Posted: 11/13/2020 09:35:43

Guy Davies   Guy Davies
You did a great job with bringing out the colour and making the weather look a lot brighter than it appears in the original shot. Like Joe, I have never been to the Norwegian fjords, but I don't have the excuse of long distance as they are just across the North Sea from where I live. The image is very sharp and clear - not easy when you are on a moving ship. I agree with Isaac about the use of a polariser to cut down the bright reflections, but my experience of photographing from a moving boat or ship suggests that although you are moving quite slowly, the scene changes all the time and if you stop to fiddle with the lens or fit a polariser you miss the shot. It is normally a case of see it, snap it!   Posted: 11/13/2020 07:57:50

Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Thanks, you are very lucky to be so close to wonderful photographic scene.   Posted: 11/13/2020 10:09:21

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Vella
Having lived my life either side of the River Mersey and being lucky to regularly use the Mersey Ferries I can confirm it is extremely difficult to get such a sharp image from a moving boat,so well done.
As already stated you did a fantastic job of getting so much colour out of the hillsides and the positioning of the low clouds adds real interest and contrast to the image.
I had 2 thoughts the first was I wondered if a crop from the bottom to just below the hillside reflection may cut out some of the highlights and looking at the original this could make a very moody mono image.
A great shot and a wonderful memory for you.
  Posted: 11/16/2020 14:23:00
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Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
I agree with your more cropped version, it looks better. Since I enjoy working with black and white I will definitely do that.   Posted: 11/17/2020 14:53:44

Erik Rosengren   Erik Rosengren
The water reflection line guides the viewers eye into the background and on that journey all subjects will be viewed. The image is sharp, providing good color. The low clouds creates relaxed eye candy and additional interest. I agree with Ian's crop.   Posted: 11/19/2020 13:08:46

Vella Kendall   Vella Kendall
Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate them. I agree with the crop also.   Posted: 11/20/2020 20:44:08

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
You certainly made some lemonade out of lemons. These type of situations can be extremely challenging. My primary objection was the horizon line was too high. I felt the greens in the hillside could use some boost along with the clouds in the sky. I made a few adjustments in NIK Viveza.   Posted: 11/21/2020 09:49:36
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