Arne Skinlo  

Drangarnir Duo by Arne Skinlo

September 2023 - Drangarnir Duo

September 2023 - Arne Skinlo


About the Image(s)

Here is the third and last picture from the Drangarnir sea stacks at Sorvagur, Faroe Islands. One day, I would like to go back and explore more of this fantastic area. The capturing and processing are about the same as for the previous pictures, so will not go through that again here. I used the technique I spoke about last time to remove haloes around the edges and it worked fine. Make a new empty layer, Blending mode Darken and use the Clone tool. Cloning will only be on the white areas.

Camera: Fuji GFX 100S with 35-70 mm lens at 42 mm
Settings: ISO 640, 1/200 sec., f/14

8 comments posted

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Oh brother, I've spent the last 15 minutes going back and reviewing the previous image of this local and just enjoying the series. So much impact, mood and simplicity. I feel awed, chilled and at peace all at the same time.

I love the ray of light filtering through the sky and striking the face of the rock. Almost like it is bouncing off the flat of the left rock and illuminating the rock on the right. Did you apply a graduated filter to the water so that it lighten as it reaches the rocks?

Hate to play with perfection, but maybe that little rock on the far left could be cropped off. I keep looking at it and I do not want to.

Thanks for this series--- it is the most joy I've had looking at a series of photos all year.

  Posted: 09/05/2023 15:31:18

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Thank you for your comment, Larry. I think you are right about the rock to the left. Yes, I have used a graduated filter in PS to make the light ray. Besides, I use hard masks to control the light in each area of the image.   Posted: 09/06/2023 00:23:36
Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Aha! This makes you not only a "fine" photographer but also a creator of "fine" art as well. A good modern photographer marches to his own beat.

Your masks work quite well.

  Posted: 09/06/2023 06:22:36

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
One more image for the museum... You have had a series of outstanding images from this area. To my eye, the processing is very well done. My eye is drawn to the surfaces of the stacks, and the light adds energy and interest to the image. I get a feeling of dark mystery. I agree with Larry about the rock on the left. I would consider either not cropping in from the right, letting the stack go to the sea and cropping in from the left to eliminate the rock or conversely cropping in even more from the right to give more weight to the rock on the left.
  Posted: 09/06/2023 11:14:37

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
Been thinking about this series of images and now I'm just dying to9 know. Were all the images of this series taken on the same day? If not, over what t9me period?   Posted: 09/06/2023 12:16:45
Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
All the images were taken during a boat trip that lasted for about 1.5 hours. Fortunately, we were the only passengers, so I could ask the driver to position the boat exactly how I wanted it. F.ex. the narrow separation between the small stack and the big one was crucial. A few metres more and the hole would disappear.

Should you visit the Faroes, SorvĂĄgur should be a must. It is close to the airport. If you take a boat trip, don´t take the rib boats but a proper boat.   Posted: 09/06/2023 12:51:55

Barbara Gore   Barbara Gore
Another beautiful and moody image Arne. I like how the filtered sunbeam was created along with the muted green colors against the blue/gray sky. It adds to the natural dramatic feel of the image. For me, I would have liked to see the edge of the stone on the right (as seen in the original) more than the rock on the left.   Posted: 09/17/2023 10:28:21

Diane Ferdig   Diane Ferdig
Beautiful moody fine art image! Great editing! The lighting is fantastic and your use of masks created the mood really well. I agree the what Michael says about the crop.   Posted: 09/23/2023 13:03:39


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