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ShruthiShankar
 
ShruthiShankar December 02, 2013
Beautiful capture!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs December 02, 2013
cheers
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life December 03, 2013
WOW !! you nailed this one, my friend ! :):)
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs December 03, 2013
feels like the scenery does most of the work ;-)
leighjg
 
leighjg December 21, 2013
that is fantastic!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs December 22, 2013
so beautiful there
hollyh
 
hollyh January 06, 2014
beautiful picture. I love the contrast of the colors in the snow
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs January 07, 2014
:-)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 January 28, 2014
This is so beautiful! Awesome clarity, color and composition!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs January 28, 2014
why thank you
Blue-Maddness PRO
 
Blue-Maddness February 08, 2014
Great Composition!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs February 08, 2014
:-)
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek February 13, 2014
wow, amazing colours, great composition and POV! Well done!!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs February 13, 2014
thank you very much!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 07, 2014
Nice shot. Congratulations.
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 07, 2014
fantastic
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 07, 2014
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK June 07, 2014
Stunning shot! Congratulations on your Feature!
ishikatarin_9493
 
ishikatarin_9493 June 07, 2014
Nice shots!!!
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock June 07, 2014
storybook! Gorgeous
KimSalazar
 
KimSalazar June 07, 2014
Absolutely incredible!!
zoomstudio
 
zoomstudio June 07, 2014
awesome
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud June 07, 2014
Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your feature.
brentmorris
 
brentmorris June 07, 2014
Superb composition
debhall PRO+
 
debhall June 07, 2014
Wow...would love to see this in person. Congrats on your feature...well deserved!
malijohn
 
malijohn June 07, 2014
Falleg!
malijohn
 
malijohn June 07, 2014
Falleg!
AymanSaadedin
 
AymanSaadedin June 07, 2014
congratulations... well-done :)
RoyNorthumbrian
 
RoyNorthumbrian June 08, 2014
Stunning photo the colours are so vibrant
lauraphotography
 
lauraphotography June 08, 2014
i love photography like this
stillmovingphotographs
 
stillmovingphotographs June 08, 2014
thank you fellow Viewbuggers :)
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter June 08, 2014
Beautiful shot. Congrats. - Jake
thewrightthings PRO
 
thewrightthings July 16, 2014
Knew this looked familiar. Was just there. Great shot.
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs July 16, 2014
:)
ilmar
 
ilmar July 26, 2014
Was there but did not look this beautiful. Great capture.
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs July 27, 2014
thank you!
beegeebelle
 
beegeebelle August 16, 2014
Stunning. :) Blues and yellows, my fave :D
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs August 17, 2014
cheers :)
dareco PRO+
 
dareco February 05, 2015
Lovely colors
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs February 08, 2015
:)
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 08, 2015
Fantastic capture!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs February 08, 2015
ty
emontay
 
emontay February 20, 2015
this is crazy good
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs March 06, 2015
thank you
claudia_lothering_1704
 
claudia_lothering_1704 March 05, 2015
The more I look at this picture the more it captivates me. The blue tone of the mountains and the lake enhance the colour of the houses and buildings. It looks so fresh yet homely and happy. The tin roof in the front is a bit distracting but yet it is still at masterpiece. Congratulations!!!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs March 06, 2015
I agree about the tin roof, total distraction and i remember thinking that at the time as well but not having anyway around it.
mfayne
 
mfayne March 05, 2015
Wow, fantastic capture. Stunningly beautiful. Well done
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs March 06, 2015
thank you
exquisitEXPLORATIONS
 
exquisitEXPLORATIONS May 06, 2015
Makes me wish I were there!! Gorgeous!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs May 07, 2015
me too!! :)
gareth1304
 
gareth1304 May 15, 2015
Breathtaking composition !
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs May 15, 2015
:)
Bob5253 PRO
 
Bob5253 June 11, 2015
Love the shot and would love to visit here someday!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs June 11, 2015
do it!!!!!!!
HelioConceicao
 
HelioConceicao August 17, 2015
in love.. such a perfect town
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs August 17, 2015
me too!
khuni
 
khuni August 20, 2015
fantastic one!
stillmovingphotographs
stillmovingphotographs August 20, 2015
thank you
adavies PRO
 
adavies August 05, 2016
Great capture! Really well done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Peaks and Valleys challenge:)
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo is taken atop Halgrimskirkja Church in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland in November 2013.
Time
I had been walking around since about 6 a.m. and the sun began to rise very slowly around 9-10 a.m.
Lighting
Just natural low light of a cold winter morning in the North.
Equipment
This is shot with a Nikon D800 and a 35mm prime lens on my Miller tripod. I shot this HDR with ND.09 at f/22 so I could make each shot a long exposure from 10 seconds down to 3 seconds between the 5 shots. I used my wireless shutter release to minimise camera movement.
Inspiration
I am simply inspired by Iceland full stop, especially in the winter with the blue light and blue water. I wanted to capture a moment that looked like what it felt like to be there at the time, which is to say, like a pop up story book. I feel like I can reach out and touch the city, walk amongst it like a giant in a dream world. Edinburgh in Scotland is also a place I have been that lends itself to this effect.
Editing
I combined 5 underexposed shots in Photomatix Essentials and then increased the sharpness, contrast, and clarity in Lightroom to really make everything pop out at the viewer. I increased the colour and changed the levels of the shadows and highlights to achieve the desired exposure. I really like the effect you get from blending long exposures.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800, 14mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 28-300mm, ND .09, Polariser, wireless shutter release, Miller tripod.
Feedback
I would say a remote shutter is a must for the best, if not the most convenient way of shooting HDR to avoid unnecessary camera movement. A prime lens is ideal because that will also minimise movement. The only other thing I can think of is go on adventures to find places that inspire you so you can take photos that make you smile and want to go back out for more when you look at them. I can't wait to go back to Iceland.

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