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These were captured with my D5100, please view large:


A day in mid October, the sun sets over the ocean outside Nyksund in Vesterålen, Northern Norway. At this time of the year the sun does not set in the west, but more to the south.




(12-24mm @ 14mm  f/9, 1/320s)




A light drizzle of snow on the ground lights up the landscape.




(12-24mm @ 24mm f/9 1/40s)




Nyksund is situated on two islands; panorama after sunset.




(A stitch of two mostly overlapping images from the 10.5mm fisheye, f/8 1/40s)




A wider view of the ocean.




(stitch of two 10.5mm fisheye images at f/8 1/40s)


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Guest Bjørn J

Nyksund is an interesting place, and it has a special history. I was there myself in September this year.

I like photo nr 3 a lot, it shows how the place is located by the sea. But I find your photos a bit dark in the shadows.

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It's nice to see a place I never thought it exists.

#3 is lovely.

I find them a bit dark too.

Thank you for sharing.



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You are a loser when you quit".
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I particularly like the last two, as they are very well composed and remind me of some beautiful places I have visited in Norway with NG/FZ friends.  But I agree with the others that some parts could be less dark.

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another vote for the last two  , fascinating place !



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Thanks for the comments everybody,  #3 is my favorite too. I use it as one of my desktops, and it came nicely out in FHD aspect ratio almost without cropping. Bjørn J, atpaula and Anthony, I agree with the comments about  dark shadows, perhaps with exception of #3, once they got onto white background it looked different than while editing on a gray one. I will make an attempt at better versions a bit later. 


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Thanks for the comment Akira. Here is an update of the images to bring up shadow some more in these high contrast scenes, again click for large versions:


#1, edit2 (shadow protection now up at 96%!)



#2, Edit2




#3,edit 2, not much change, but I corrected a slight stitching error:




#4, Edit2 (bigger version than before):







Just for reference, here is the original frame of #1 before pulling shades:




Pulling shades (VNX2/CNX2) that much can result in problematic oversaturation of some of the tones but not others as seen here:




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