Arne Skinlo  

Lundegubben by Arne Skinlo

July 2021 - Lundegubben

July 2021 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

It is only a few days since I captured this image. It is from the Jostedalen glacier, the biggest glacier in Norway. It is more or less impossible to get to this spot, so I used the longest lens I have with a 1,4x converter, all together 840 mm. It is taken at early evening when the sun was in the right position. As you see, I also had to crop quite a lot to get the composition I wanted. Actually, I am impressed by the sharpness of this rather inexpensive lens. Another advantage is that it is very light compared with f.ex. an original Canon lens.

The post-processing is first of all, cropping and then some adjustments of light, using luminosity masks.

Camera: Canon 5D mark 4 with Sigma 100-600 mm lens at 600 with 1,4x converter
Settings: ISO 200, f/16, 1/200 sec.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Less than 10 years ago there were locations in the high Rocky Mountains in Colorado where I could hike and even in late July I could find snow and ice masses. I spent hours photographing these area in all types of light and into the night. Now, due to global warming, they are all gone. You image brings back fond memories and in the end, I feel that is what a photo should do. If as a photographer you can connect with your audience it should be a victory.

For using such a deep crop on that lens you really captured a pretty sharp image. Getting white ice to look sharp is hard, yet you have managed to retain some detail in the ice that helps the image. Personally, I wish the rocks looked a bit sharper, but that is my preference. I do feel the contrasts in the image create impact that will draw the viewer into the scene.   Posted: 07/09/2021 12:04:36

Richard White   Richard White
This is a great shot of the Glaicer. Pretty sharp considering the distance and the lens. I believe your crop was well done. Diddo on Larry's comments regarding connecting with your audience.   Posted: 07/10/2021 11:38:27

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
I actually like the original and the cropped version. In the original I like the icy water coming off the glacier and the color of the sky against the ice. It would look nice with a panoramic crop. For the cropped version I agree the glacier has nice detail especially being heavily cropped. I also like the blue tones in the ice. Nice job.   Posted: 07/11/2021 19:23:23

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I like the cropped version. Nice detail in the glacier (easy to blow out) against the dark blue sky. I agree with Larry's comments about the softness of the foreground and would consider not darkening the detail as much, but do agree with your choice to move attention away from the foreground. To my eyes it looks like the sky was darkened with a brush not quite all the way to the glacier so I see a bit of a halo effect. It could just be my laptop.   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:27:26

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
I actually like the original version a little better than the cropped version, partially because of the loss of detail in such a close crop and also because I thought the little stream coming off the glacier added interest. To my eye both the glacier and the foreground rocks seem a little soft. I messed around with your crop to see if I could get it sharper using some selective sharpening, but the result look over-processed. I am attaching a crop that I thought could work better, but it may not be what you had in mind, so take it with a grain of salt. I did do a little selective sharpening on the cracks in the rock and a little on the glacier and stream.   Posted: 07/12/2021 23:59:15
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