That time of the year

The nights are getting colder and darker. You wake up early and realize that the morning mist is just as beautiful as yesterday. Unfortunately you have no time to catch those first rays of the sun before you go to work.

One morning on my way to work I brought along my camera and had to stop for this image. I just love the clear reflections in the water and the colors in the sky. Especially when the colors are reflected in the water.

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Photographers best friend

Teddy is taking a bath

Teddy has soon reached 11 years of age. He has been with me on many of my journeys. When capturing beautiful landscapes, your pet might be what you need to get your subject in the foreground.

When I’m trying to frame a landscape, one of my tasks is to have something that your eyes can rest on while observing my picture. There are a lot of tools to help you out here. You might have heard others talking about “Rule of thirds” or “Golden ratio”. If you’re a Lightroom user you have those tools in the cropping tool already. Once you start to get familiar with there tools you will start using them without thinking of it.

And there are a lot of rules, but the most important thing is to try and learn while you do so. Being a theoretically good photographer does not help you out if you can’t translate theory into practice.

When you introduce leading lines you guide the observer through your image. And while the observer moves around it is often good to have something to stop or come back to. That might be anything, but I tend to use Teddy or maybe something more static like a separated tree.

Do you have any special objects that you place in your frame every now and then?

Going back

Often when I’m out on location the conditions aren’t exactly what you wanted them to be. The images will be acceptable, but you know they can be better. So I’ll mark my locations by the help of mymaps.google.com and go back when I think the conditions will be more exciting.

The sun had just settled behind the horizon and the sky turned into my favor. I’m very satisfied with my result.

A short introduction

I’ve been thinking of making a vlog for a long time now. Below you will find my first video on youtube. I hope you like it. It would make me very glad if you would like to follow my channel and comment some on my work.

Seascapes

I visited the southern parts of Norway recently and one of my favorites is the sea. This time I chose to do some long exposures. The weather was not that good, but the sun was trying to get through the clouds. The sea was quite calm, but there was enough waves to create the dreamy look around the rocks.

Trollheimen

One of my favorite areas is Trollheimen. It’s a national park just south of Trondheim. The area has everything from bare mountains to dense forest.

The area beautiful the whole year. During the winter the whole area is covered in snow and the temperatures can get as low as -20oC. The trees get a nice layer of soft snow and the uneven surfaces on the ground gets flattened out. The sun is visible only a couple of hours each day and when it is its very close to the horizon. The white snow and the low sun makes long shadows and contrasts.

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