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Kon-Tiki Morning

By EllieEdge  
On the way to work yesterday morning I stopped by the museums area for a few snapshots.
Since Kon-Tiki is believed to be an old name for the inca sun god Viracocha I figured it could be a suitable name for the picture. There is some slush floating in the water, after a cold night.

Used the AEB function on the camera (0,-2,+2), and merged the three shots into HDR in Photomatix.

I used ISO 200 by accident, which may have made it possible to capture the wave in the picture. But I am working on this theory that high ISO's makes the sea look strange. (Not to mention that HDR and moving water is not really a good idea at all...)

More about Thor Heyerdals expeditions in english here:

Tags: Norway Sunrise Lighthouse Sea Oslo Landscape and travel Bygdoy

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12 Feb 2008 8:03AM
Nice one.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
12 Feb 2008 8:04AM
Lovely light and tones.
peugeot406 15 7 1 England
12 Feb 2008 8:07AM
Excellent, well done
StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
12 Feb 2008 8:09AM
really nice colours & tones
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2008 8:22AM
Great landscape
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2008 8:57AM
Lovely shot
12 Feb 2008 8:58AM
Great shot, love the tones. Good use of HDR tonemapping.

Well done
Cormy 14 3 England
12 Feb 2008 9:40AM
Amazing image,fabulous light.
SuperRoo 15 63 2 Australia
12 Feb 2008 12:21PM
Lovely warm colours and I love the detail and shadows in the foreground rocks. Some HRD images can look over-done IMO, but you have done a great job here in creating an image that looks completely natural... and I for one would not have known if you hadn't mentioned it.

Overall... a super image that has been well captured and presented. Smile

canadamon 14 4 Canada
12 Feb 2008 1:24PM
Great image, well done
JASPERIMAGE 16 55 1 Scotland
12 Feb 2008 3:00PM

Quote:Lovely. I am wondering whether this might also work well without HDR, an I am not sure the green area in front adds much value. Perhaps it steals attention and could just as well have been black. But just a thought!

Hi Eli

I always use HDR format as this stops me having to use Filters which crop my lens capability.

You are into HDR yourself and you have some fantastic photos. I am impressed with same.

Shroomer 15 14 167 England
12 Feb 2008 6:37PM
Lovely tranquil shot I can see why you stopped
Nice capture
12 Feb 2008 6:47PM
Great lead in and a beautiful scene
inkarts 18 61 2
12 Feb 2008 7:17PM
A classic, why not try other ISO's, noise is grain to me.
EllieEdge 14 15 42 Norway
12 Feb 2008 8:32PM
As mentioned the ISO was an accident... :-( That is why not.
nickyv32 15 135 England
12 Feb 2008 9:38PM
Glad to be 30, well deserved. Lovely shot and love the way you have caught the wave rolling in.

jdh2 16 1 1 United States
13 Feb 2008 1:01AM
colors capture the mood just right.

steviehutch 15 18 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2008 8:25PM
beautiful image ellie; great work

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