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The Calmest Blue by bkm The Calmest Blue by bkm
Long exposure shot, with minimal postwork (Basically only slight light/contrast and slight crop, usm) I've submitted a couple of times from this area before, but this is a little different. This is an old lighthouse area, and in the past the buildings you see in the picture were used for accommodation by the men that were stationed there.
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sidetracked Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Those blue lines across the water (which is so surreal and smooth) and then the crisp houses .... contrast... lines... uhhhhh so amazing! :+fav:
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Veerena Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2004
Very nice photo... (I don't remember seeing it before)... The sky looks beautiful so does the sea... and I really like that light... looks very peaceful...I don't know why but this photo makes me sad....but that doesn't mean I don't like it.....it means it must be faved!!!
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ALIENLABS Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004   Photographer
Amazing. The bright spot of light in the center accents it well. Perfect time to shoot for the location.
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lostheart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
Atmospheric shot...just the way I've come to expect from you!
Beautifully composed with layers of smooth water, stark coastline and a lovely gradient in the sky.
The reflection of the light on the water from the lamp that illuminates the house is just one small detail of this highly detailed photo, that I've fallen in love with.
This photo showcases you photographic talent and there is nothing here that could be improved. I'd give this a 10 out of 10!
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kevinwoodPHOTO Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Professional Photographer
A very beautiful shot you've taken here. Was this a base? Or just a guarded port? Either way you captured it perfectly, as usual. Great capturing of that twilight sky.

Keep it up :)
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
It was a civilian installation, built in 1873 and 3 men were running and doing maintenance on the lighthouse. The lighthouse was automated in 1975, and today there is no one living there, but one of the houses is available for tourists etc.

Thanks :)
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kevinwoodPHOTO Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Professional Photographer
Wow ... thanks for sharing the story! :)

Keep up the great work! :)
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Titanica Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! It's beautiful, bkm.
Where (in Norway?) is the picture taken?
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
Thanks :thanks: On a small island in Norway, ikke så langt fra Ålesund, yes, here's a map: [link]
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Titanica Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Aha :)
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cinaminamina Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
this photo, an award for u....from nature!!! :giggle:
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mathieuj Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004   Photographer
amazing shot, so smooth and the colors are fantastic, incredible work.
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checkEddee Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
:clap: i thought i commented on this already, but im sure you know how much i love this photo :clap:
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Const Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004   Photographer
very beautiful work. love the smooth, calm blue waters. deservs more attention in my oppinion.
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
That's a nice compliment, thank you. I'm not very good at whoring my images I think, but yes I hope it gets as much attention as it can, it's one of my better photos in my own opinion.
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Meaner Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004   Photographer
ack! Stop being so brilliant!!! Gorgeous photo here :)
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
LOL, thanks mate ;)
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice shot of a great time of day as the sun fades :D
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MarkioS14 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
:wow: This is such a cool scene. The long exposure element really worked well on the sea. I love the small buildings and light, it give it focus. The colours are excellent too. :+fav:
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
Thanks man, I appreciate and like that you like it.
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pupasoul Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I love blue! :p

This is sooooooo beautiful!

Wonderful work Bjorn! :)
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
:hug:

Thank you!
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aquapell Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
just an extraordinary capture!!!!!!!!!!!!! :+fav:

did you use neat image with this? very smooth
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
I'm glad you like it man! :thanks: The image looks extra smooth because of the long exposure on the calm but moving water. The original had very little noise, but I removed a little of it. But unlike "Photophilous Night" which I deliberately smoothed out to make the clouds look fluffy, I only removed the noise in this one to make sure it ended up as close to the original capture as possible.
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aquapell Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
wonderful shot! my shots become so noisy after even a couple of secondes that i don't usually even attempt a long exposer.
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NeuralCord Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004   Photographer
Gorgeous, and very tranquil and peaceful :)
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nyres Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
really nice shot i like them and your country, with this wonderful places. :D
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2insane Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome back bkm ! glad to see u on dA again !
@photo:
the color of the water and the sky look awesome! The centered light gives it a cool touch! great photo!
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peskaa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Feels like I could sit here for hours.

Love the warm colour of the sky, just before day gives way to night.

Are those tiny stars up there too? :omfg:

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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Yes.

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ezustos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004   Photographer
its beautiful... very serene and peaceful to look at. and i really like the colouring, mostly blue with just a hint of orange. i'd love to sit there and watch it in real life - lucky you! :)
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
You know what, you're right. I was totally alone there, and I had an amazing time looking at the scenery and shooting pictures. Yeah, I think I'm lucky too. Thanks for taking your time mate :)
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rikausse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
Absolutly wonderful. The sea : a sky of water...
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elementality Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Professional Photographer
Beautiful colours and composition! Looks great :)
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nasht-01 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
just beautiful!

so sharp and noise-free!

I'm falling into it! :+fav:
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CrAzYmOnKeY Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
gorgeous shot...water looks so soft, very well composed with the eye drawn out from the centre light there :clap:
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s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow...the light of the house really draws you into the picture. The blues are so beautiful and all the gorgeous colors! :+fav:
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s0ngbird Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
very nice image :)
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LotteS Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Photographer
Wow Bjorn. This is a nice shot. :clap:
I love the calm atmosphere.
The water looks like there is ice on it....
The red of the houses is really great...
And the stars are amazing...
Love it!!!
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duende Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
awesome! i love the colours of the sky! really beautiful.. btw how are you? :)
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
Hey there! I'm...ok...Thanks for asking, I appreciate it. I hope you're ok too. Glad you liked the picture.
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Lucibel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Splendid, really !
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wallride Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Digital Artist
loking it well caught, v peacful
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flyKiWi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Amazing photo, just what the title says.. so soothingly calming! A love it! :+fav:
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chris-alex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Photographer
It'a a very wonderful picture, very stilling.
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monkstar Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Photographer
the sky and water looks soooo smooth, and i'm guessing that those are stars there right?

excellent shot! :D
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bkm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
You're absolutely right, those are stars up there. I didn't notice them when I shot the picture, so it was a nice bonus to see them in the picture when I came home. Thank you.
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mascotter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful picture
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Taajuus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Simply amazing photo once again. I dunno how you take this kind of shots, but hope i will someday be as good as you. :) Good job!
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A-Zim11 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
long time no post....very well done, love it
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Sep 30, 2004, 8:27:39 PM
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