Frans Gunterus, QPSA  

Flam – Village in Norway by Frans Gunterus, QPSA

October 2021 - Flam – Village in Norway

October 2021 - Frans Gunterus, QPSA


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Flam “ Village in Norway

Canon EOS 6D, EF lens 24-105 mm @ 105 mm, f/4 L is USM @ 1/320 at 4.5

I cannot tell the exact location of this scenic village. My camera was not equipped with GPS. However, I know for sure it was between Hamar and Flam in Norway. It was a bright day at 9:56 AM. So you can see strong shadows here. This is an area that famous for its fjords. One of the most beautiful and scenic places in Norway. Unfortunately, the the bus cannot stop. So I captured this image from a slow moving bus. It took me many years to learn LR and PS before I could bring back the color and mood of the scenery that I saw at that time. Sometimes I have to carefully remove the bus window reflections in the image.

Please compare the Before and the After images. Thanks to Color Balance tool in PS with luminosity mask by Lumenzia. I could have softened the shadows a bit but it does not look really realistic to me. Any comments?

2 comments posted

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Hi Frans,
I remember a picture Flam that you took during a tour, in a bus) - your submission of Oct 2019!
On your initial image, the air humidity and the bright overcast sky were responsible for the glair and poor contrast of the upper and upper left portion of your image. On the other hand, your cropping decreased the nice mirror image from the bright hills on the fjord.
Your crop helped to focus on your main area of interest.
I decided to work on your initial photography and see if I can improve the initial image. I used 2 angled progressive filters decreasing the hightights, whites, haze and increasing the saturation on the left top corner. I then use on oval gradient and reduced the highlights on the left bright corner of the lit area. I then increased the contrast and saturation over the whole image.
I think that your version is better than mine..   Posted: 10/14/2021 08:42:37
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Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Pierre,
Thank you so much for your genuine comments. I admired how you remember my post in Oct 2019. Indeed, it was in the same road of journey. I got Accepted several times for that image, and try my fortune for this image.
Warm regards from Indonesia
Frans Gunterus   Posted: 10/15/2021 20:56:09


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