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Icy wind



Snowshoeing in Norway, near Finse, facing the icy wind.

Snowshoeing in Norway, near Finse, facing the icy wind.
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9 Comments | Report
assane
 
assane January 04, 2016
This photo remember me a movie EVEREST
michelefornaciari
 
michelefornaciari January 09, 2016
fabulous picture!
sinpotion
 
sinpotion January 25, 2016
Nice angle Sir
virginiesavage
 
virginiesavage May 08, 2016
Amazing shot wow! Love the angle.
Mish55 PRO
 
Mish55 October 17, 2016
Stunning capture! Congrats on your challenge win!
sebastiao_chaves PRO
 
sebastiao_chaves November 14, 2016
Superb!!
mikecarr8
 
mikecarr8 November 25, 2016
Fantastic picture
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 03, 2016
like it!
Neckbone
 
Neckbone August 04, 2017
Great shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken during a snowshoe hike in Norway. The second week in March we walked from hut to hut in Hordaland, near Finse. As you can see on the photo the path was marked by branches that were stuck in the snow.
Time
In March the winter season has just opened. It can still be bitterly cold and snowstorms are not excluded. Although it was sunny on the day I took this photo, the wind was blowing hard, right in our face. It was in the afternoon when we reached the highest point of the day.
Lighting
I saw the snow that was blown against us, was lit by the sun. Backlight often brings a special atmosphere in your photo, that is what I looked for in this one. To minimise overexposure as much as possible I underexposed two full stops.
Equipment
Because we could take little luggage, I was not able to take a lot of photo equipment with me. All I had was my camera (a Nikon D800) and two lenses (wide angle 14-24 mm and telephoto 70-200 mm). This photo was taken with the wide angle lens at 14 mm; ISO 100; f/18; 1/640.
Inspiration
I led the way up the mountain when I was enchanted by the light, the wind and snow. I grabbed my camera as fast as possible to capture my friends in this fabulous frame. I wanted to show the harsh conditions in this picture. Therefore I chose the lowest possible position to bring out the silhouettes extra strong.
Editing
The original photo is in full colour. I changed it to black and white with Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software, because I think it enhances the drama.
In my camera bag
A Nikon D800, with a 14-24 mm, 105 mm macro, 70-200 mm and the 2x extender all by Nikkor. In special occasions or holidays I take the heavy 400 mm with me. Apart from that sometimes I use a Gitzo tripod or a Manfrotto mono pod, or a bean bag. For my 14-24 lens I have got the LEE SW 150 filter system with some ND-filters and the big stopper.
Feedback
When you experience a moment that lasts only briefly, act fast! To make this photo timing is important, as well as position and exposure technique.

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