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The Pink Hour by jViks The Pink Hour by jViks
An amazing sunset over Ersfjordbotn in Northern Norway... The skies were dull and completely overcast the whole day, and even at sunset, it didn't seem like there would be much action going on. I was giving up, but how wrong I was! The clouds started to break apart, and as the sun set overl the mountains to the left, a breathtaaking display of colour started to unfold in front of me... This is the shot I planned and hoped for, and the sole reason I traveled to Norway in the first place. Seing the scene come to life like that was really one of the best moments ever :)

Technical info:
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4
Focal Length: 12mm
Speed: 1s
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
3 shot panorama
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Every time a see a photo from Norway, it makes me want to go hiking there. This photo is of no exception.

First of all, great timing. The clouds look great and not to imposing, which helps create a certain smoothness to the image. The pink colours also reflect that feeling.

Although mountains always look good in any season, you can't beat snowy ones. The landscape looks great, and I love the way the two mountains dip in the horizon, creating a long valley, which is where the eye is drawn to thanks to the lines created by the mountains, the reflections and even the rocks.

The sky and lake are nicely seperated at the half way point, and the reflected sky and mountains work well. The relfections are blurry and not sharp, but I find that this adds to the smoothness that I talked about earlier.

The only draw back for me is the rocks in the foreground. With this kind of landscape photo, you need something in the foreground to give your photo depth, and although these rocks accomplish that task they feel out of place.
The rest of the photo is very smooth and peaceful, but these rocks are jagged and sharp, giving the photo "hardness" that we don't want.
Smooth rocks would have been perfect, but you can't have everything. Maybe long exposed grass would do the trick as well, but even grass doesn't grow everywhere.

But all in all it's a very good photo. Well done.
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Absolutely amazing! love the colors!
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senthea-tczl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning
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Wizardinc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great image....I have featured it here on my page. [link]
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
like out of a dream- wonderful!
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Khatchadour Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
beautiful shot
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hekla01 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
bare nydelig aa se paa!
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Absolutely breathtaking! This is a awesome photo!
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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
featured: [link] :hug:
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ;)
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
gorgeous!
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:iconmarydenton:
MaryDenton Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fabulous!!!
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Dystant-Thunder Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
it is amazing, truly amazing, I love the colors here!
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ClairutPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured Here :hug:
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
your fantastic photography has been featured in :iconnaturalworldartists: [link]
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Seb-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice scape :)
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Shoayb Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
really amazing capture , i like it :)
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

This wonderful works have been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of September 2012
Feel free to :+fav: the article to make it more popular and get your work out there!

Have a nice day,
:heart: =Shadowelve for #SkyAndNatureClub
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LeneEide Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Så innmari veldig vakkert! Himmelen, hvordan fjellene speiles i vannet, steinen i forgrunnen, det er bare helt perfekt. :heart:
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
God bless google translate :D
You live in an amazing country, and being able to witness its beauties was really a priviledge. I'm really glad you like the photo ;)
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LeneEide Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sorry, I thought you were Norwegian, haha!
Norway has some amazing nature, indeed. :) Thanks for sharing your picture.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this wonderful shot in my WATERSCAPES - collection![link]

I hope you will agree and enjoy!:iconnemoplz:
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I Appreciate it ;)
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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My pleasure!
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful :)
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured :) [link]
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! It's really an honor.
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SoNnIcA13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
gorgeous!!!
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ;)
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SoNnIcA13 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
no problem :meow:
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AlfaKappa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Dear jViks. I love your shot and I would like to use this picture on postcards for a Dutch NLP Training Institute ( together with a quote of S. Taylor; We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams,
only the time we are here.)

could you please let me know if you're alright with that? (mail astrid@ak-art.nl) I will use a crop most likely, since we are making the cards in portrait. I will put a link to your deviantart profile or website if you like?

Thanks for your reply,
Astrid Karsten

www.commitments.nl - www.alfakappa.nl
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Shizuru1462 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing... :+fav:
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ;) Much appreciated
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Shizuru1462 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. :)
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joergens-mi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excdellent
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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KIMB00P Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are truly amazing!
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This is amazing, so beautiful, gentle, majestic, and calm--some adjectives you wouldn't think would fit together. Thank you for sharing this.
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You managed to express exactly how I felt there :) Thanks a lot, It's really amazing that people get the feeling I was trying to capture...
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful :clap:
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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kuban7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
exellent !!!
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ;)
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xmeerzx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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papersunsets Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is the most amazing photo i've ever seen. i love the reflections in the water
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you a lot for your kind words!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work! :aww:
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:iconjviks:
jViks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it ;)
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