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Looking towards sunset



Standing on top of the world, on the summit of Klakkur at the Faroër islands, looking towards the setting sun, witnessing the end of the day...
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Standing on top of the world, on the summit of Klakkur at the Faroër islands, looking towards the setting sun, witnessing the end of the day
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Contest Finalist in People Hiking Project
Contest Finalist in On The Edge Photo Contest
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Magnificent Capture
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The Selfie Photo Contest 2019Top 20 rank
The Selfie Photo Contest 2019Top 10 rank week 2
The Selfie Photo Contest 2019Top 20 rank week 1
People Hiking ProjectTop 10 rank
People Hiking ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Our Amazing Planet Photo Contest xpozerTop 10 rank
Our Amazing Planet Photo Contest xpozerTop 10 rank week 1
Never Stop Exploring Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Never Stop Exploring Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
On The Edge Photo ContestTop 10 rank
On The Edge Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
On The Edge Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Anything People Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Anything People Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1

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Behind The Lens

Location
The picture was taken at the top of Klakkur mountain on the Faroer islands where I stayed for almost two weeks in May 2018
Time
I hiked to the top of the mountain a few hours before sunset and stayed there until the sun disappeared behind the horizon. The image was taken just before 10 pm.
Lighting
The image is taken on manual mode with a large depth of field. I counted on the high dynamic abilities of the camera. No filters were used. The exif is ISO400 and f/11 with a exposure of 1/125 sec
Equipment
I used my Canon EOS 5D mark IV with a Laowa 12mm f/2,8 zero-D. The camera was placed on a Gitzo Traveller tripod and triggered by self timer
Inspiration
The view from this mountain top was amazing and the light truly magical. The combination of clouds and sunlight was all that I could wish for. I wanted a self portrait on that place, as a reminder but also to have the human element in the picture. Fortunately the sunset was in the right place.
Editing
Post processing was fairly simple. I lifted the shadows and pulled down on the highlights in Lightroom and added local contrast in Photoshop. A little bit of saturation was added.
In my camera bag
Besides the EOS 5D mark IV I use a EOS 1Dx and a range of lenses from 16mm up to 400mm. I love using longer lenses in landscapes and I use those a lot. But for shots like these a wide angle is the best you can have. Therefor I took the 12mm I normally use for nightsky imaging.
Feedback
Be careful. Going there is no problem, but returning can be tricky. The twilight can hide the dangers of walking down the mountain sides. Always have a flashlight with you and if possible go with two persons. But on the other side; if you don't take a little risk, you'll never be rewarded with these stunning views. But be carefull (again), because no matter how beautiful the scenery or picture can be, it's not worth a life.

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