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Vøringsfossen - view from the top of Måbødalen



Vøringfossen lies at the top of Måbødalen in the municipality of Eidfjord in Hordaland, Norway. It has a total drop of 182 meters, and a major drop of 163 me...
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Vøringfossen lies at the top of Måbødalen in the municipality of Eidfjord in Hordaland, Norway. It has a total drop of 182 meters, and a major drop of 163 meters.
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adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart February 02, 2016
What a fabulous vista and landscape !
christoszoumides
christoszoumides February 21, 2016
thanks a lot!
brianadamson PRO+
 
brianadamson February 05, 2016
Great shot. Love the colours.
christoszoumides
christoszoumides February 21, 2016
much appreciated!
anz200
 
anz200 September 07, 2017
So Beautiful!
christoszoumides
christoszoumides April 01, 2018
Thank you and sorry for the slow response!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at the top of Måbødalen in Norway and shows the spectacular valley created by Vøringfossen, a waterfall with a major drop of 163 meters.
Time
This is one of my favourite landscape photos, taken on June 6th 2015 at 13:46, during my tour around Eidfjord.
Lighting
It was a cloudy afternoon and I only had very limited time. The viewpoint to the waterfall attracts many tourists and I had to wait for a bit. Once the view was clear, I balanced my camera on the supporting fence, I checked my settings and took the shot.
Equipment
The shot was taken on a Nikon D750 using the 24-70mm f/2.8 @24mm, f/9.0, 1/200s and ISO 100. No other equipment, such as filters or tripod, was used.
Inspiration
There many places in the world with spectacular landscapes, but for photographers, two countries are particularly fascinating: Iceland and Norway. If you every have the chance to visit Norway, try to get out of Oslo and you will find endless inspiration and well-kept secrets for landscape photography. Along the beautiful and mystic Norwegian fjords one will come across epic mountains, winding turquoise rivers, quaint farms, even the infamous Atlantic Puffins.
Editing
In this particular case, I only had one RAW file and I used LR for post-processing. A Graduated Filter was placed over the sky to reduce the highlights and make the clouds more dramatic. Shadows and Dehaze were slightly popped, as well as Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation. To give a more crispy result I finished the editing by Sharpening modestly.
In my camera bag
The typical lens that is on my Nikon D750 is the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8, or the 50mm f/1.8. For landscape photography my favourite lens is the Nikkor 14–24mm f/2.8. For portraits, I enjoy shooting with the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 – the lens compression creates awesome compositional choices that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. For my macrophotography, I use the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR and the spectacular LAOWA (Venus) 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens, along with a defused SB-900 or with Nissin MF18 Macro flash. The most recent addition to my gear is LEE SW-150 Mark II, the Big and Little Stopper, and a 0.9 Graduated Filter.
Feedback
Norway provides endless opportunities for landscape photography, particularly during the less rainy and cold summer season. Having said that, planning and frequent weather forecast checks are advisable. With a good set of neutral density filters and a sturdy tripod, the photographic opportunities increase exponentially under daylight conditions, yet the best light is at dawn and dusk.

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