JudyHess
JudyHess

The Long and Winding Road



The famous trollstigen road in Norway

The famous trollstigen road in Norway
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LUsherLamacraft Premium
 
LUsherLamacraft January 28, 2018
Fantastic capture!
djLeki
 
djLeki February 01, 2018
magnificent!
carnivaloflust
 
carnivaloflust February 15, 2018
Oh my!!! mesmerizing!
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick February 25, 2018
Excellent photo.
John256 PRO
 
John256 February 25, 2018
That is some road, love the angle of view and the colors.
davidjacobs
 
davidjacobs March 02, 2018
Great capture, light is divine.
Naomije
 
Naomije March 02, 2018
Beautiful where my family is from :) i remember going up that road to the top of the mountain brethtaking
aj250gto
 
aj250gto March 02, 2018
Looks like fun!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 12, 2018
Beautiful!
grandmaof7 PRO+
 
grandmaof7 March 13, 2018
Very cool photo! The road on the right looks like a zipper! :)
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden March 13, 2018
Congratulations on your Wins, a spectacular photo...
gallmese
 
gallmese April 13, 2018
(((((((((((:::::::::
brandydement PRO
 
brandydement May 15, 2018
Spectacular!
eliesethogersen
 
eliesethogersen July 20, 2018
Sure is a feat of engineering.Great shot.
eelcovanroden PRO
 
eelcovanroden December 24, 2018
Again my congratulations!
judykarendal PRO
 
judykarendal December 24, 2018
Congratulations! Well deserved!!
LifeForcePhotography PRO+
 
LifeForcePhotography December 28, 2018
Truly amazing! Congratulations!
LittleBitCountry PRO+
 
Wow . That is quite a road. Nice capture.
randyblack PRO+
 
randyblack Jan 27
Wonderful image!!
Lisetta3
 
Lisetta3 Mar 19
Beautiful and dramatic
eddierogers PRO
 
eddierogers Aug 04
Stunning capture.
KarineEyE PRO+
 
KarineEyE Aug 21
Gorgeous capture
keepclicking
 
keepclicking Oct 14
Fabulous photograph
rikpoo
 
rikpoo Oct 15
the colours are beautiful
Elsamcam
 
Elsamcam Oct 15
One of the most beautiful images I've seen on Viewbug. Astonishing.
AMHelloPhotography
 
Congratulations on your win, This is an amazing photo xx
janicks
 
janicks Oct 16
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Behind The Lens

Location
This shot was taken at the famous Trollstigen Road in Norway. It lies at the outer edge of the Reinheimen national park, where it leads to the small city of Åndalsnes.
Time
We arrived at this road in the mid afternoon that day around 3 PM. At this time we couldn't even see the valley nor the road for all the fog. But just one coffee later it had fortunately cleared up with some remains of the fog lingering between the mountains beautifully.
Lighting
As this is all natural light I did not have any impact on it. But the cloudy sky makes for a nice moody feeling with soft shadows and yet intense colors.
Equipment
This was my very first trip with a freshly bought DSLR. It is a Canon Eos 60D with a 30mm f/1.4 Sigma lens. As this focal length was way to big to capture the whole scene, I took lots of pictures for a panorama.
Inspiration
When we arrived at this spot on the Trollstigen viewing platform we were simply amazed by the landscape unfolding in front of us. I just wanted to capture the pure immensity of the mountains around us, with the valley stretching towards the horizon. The road winding down the mountain side and into the distance underlined the whole scenery so perfectly as if it was just built for photographs.
Editing
As this is a handheld panorama consisting of 15 or more single images, stitching software was my biggest ally for this one. Apart from that there were some contrast and color adjustments done to bring out the beautiful tones of the landscape. I also sharpened the image in post and intensified the shadows and highlights of the road to make it stand out more.
In my camera bag
Not much yet, as I bought my DSLR last year in Mai and my budget as a student is quite restricted. I Carry my 60D, a 30mm lens, and a 70-300mm lens. As I shoot mostly landscapes though, the 30mm is what I use 90% of the time. Aditionally I carry a Rollei C4i Tripod, a circular 64xND filter, as well as a remote-control release. My next purchase will definitely be a wide angle lens with a focal length around 15mm and a polarizing filter. Also a good camera backpack is a must, which I still lack.
Feedback
If you see something that captures your attention just go for it. Try different angles and perspectives and focus on the subject that made you get the camera out in the first place. I think taking lots of pictures and experimenting is the most important thing (at least as a beginner), as there will be some good ones in there eventually. When I stood on this platform I was far from sure, that this would turn out as imagined or if it would even be possible to stitch the panorama. I almost didn't even post-process this one, as the single images didn't look that promising at first. So never give up on a shot too early, as it could turn out much better than anticipated in the end.

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