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Fading into Oblivion

By hwatt  
Reine, Lofoten, Norway.

One of my biggest regrets this year, thus far anyway is missing out on my annual trip to Norway in search of inspirational snowy images. Unfortunately global warming means that snow and even cold weather is in decline in Scotland and last year we had virtually no snow at ground level at all. I suspect this shot will polarise opinion. I love it mainly because it transports me straight back there and I recall the near white out blizzard conditions and I remember deliberately searching for a shot with virtually no dark tones that I hoped would complement the conditions yet still provide a pastel palette of satisfying hues from cool to warm. I hope you like it.

Fuji XT-1, 55-200 zoom for a compressed perspective and also to allow me to stay far enough away to keep the verticals reasonably straight.

Tags: Lofoten Norway Snow Winter Landscape and travel Reine

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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1840 England
9 May 2020 3:35PM
I reckon that I give my UA to around 50% of your shots, because they're so good... Clearly, with a Marmite image, I'm likely to be in the minority - and I immensely admire John Blakemore's minimal use of tones in some of his pictures.

I'm envious of both your eye and your technical ability. And I am very glad that you have them!
Alffoto Plus
6 259 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2020 10:53PM
Sometimes less is more and I find that is certainly the case with this image, beautifully done!

Alf
29 May 2020 5:33PM
Well seen ! The abominable snow man could hideaway in that weather quite easily. Beautifully done ,
Cheers Walt

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