Frozen water

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    Shot this one one a frozen water not too far away from Tromsø on 3rd of November 2010.

    The temperature was below -10 degrees celsius, you could see your breath
    turning to steam when breating out, and it was really silent in the woods.

    The only thing you could hear was the ice freezing together, and for those of you
    who have experienced this know it is a really awesome sound!

    I had to stand on the ice because there was lots of trees making it difficult to
    stand on shore, and this was very exciting. The ice was crisp clear beneath you,
    and If I had to guess the ice was mabye 10-15cm thick.

    I would of course have liked to have the foreground razor sharp, but obviously
    this is not easy when shooting wide open in complete darkness,
    and focus set in hyper focal area to achieve sharpness on the aurora, stars and the mountains,
    at least not in a single exposure which this is.

    This was one was shot at a location I have been thinking about many times
    but never tried. Will definitely be going back here soon if aurora shows up
    to get more shots.

    Canon 5D Mark II + Canon EF 24mm L f/1.4 II

    Hope you like it,


    PS! PLEASE PLEASE no flashy big group icons!! Real comments are always welcome, positive and constructive negative, but PLEASE spare me of those fancy flickr-idol logos!! Comments with huge pictures/logos in it will be removed.

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    1. Arild Heitmann Photography 53 months ago | reply

      keep it up, Ole....really nice work as always!

    2. Dangerous Dave Astrophotography 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot. Winter comes early in Tromso!

    3. Tor Magnus Anfinsen 53 months ago | reply

      This is a really nice picture of beautiful Norway. I will rate it to 10/10.

      Seen by a member of Beautiful Norway Group

      Please join group if you have not already
      and share your beautiful photos of Norway for all to see.
      Cold night
      Beautiful Norway

    4. Jazorer 53 months ago | reply

      Fotón. Quien pudiera ver eso en directo ........ Una suerta, la verdad.

    5. didalbino 52 months ago | reply

      parece um cenário espetacular do mais bonito sonho, aquele que estou no paraíso...

    6. Migtor 52 months ago | reply

      Great shot, congrats. Love the smooth reflections on the ice, and the colour tones of the aurora, green, violet...
      I can't decide if I would like it even more without the tree branches in shadows in the foreground... They definetly add something to the shot as well. Very nice.

    7. mseema 51 months ago | reply

      wow!!!! speechless beauty of nature!

    8. neatmummy 50 months ago | reply

      Truly amazing! I don't know what to say. Simply WOW... :O

    9. Little Grey 50 months ago | reply

      spectacular photo and colours!

    10. David Cartier 49 months ago | reply

      Damn, Yes ... Fantastic ...

    11. Teolian 49 months ago | reply

      you have the most amazing shots of Norway! living here for 3 years i've never come close to such beautiful scenery! great work =D

    12. Robson Bento 49 months ago | reply

      Hell yeah! This is soo perfect!

    13. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Pretty image with nice composition

    14. Runar Eilertsen 46 months ago | reply

      Fantastisk bilde!
      Jeg flytter tilbake til Tromsø nå til høsten og har tenkt å kjøpe inn 24mm f/1,4 til bla. nordlysbilder.
      Bildene dine er god reklame for den linsen...

    15. Steen Nielsen 45 months ago | reply

      Simply an amazing shot, thumbs up !

    16. Lightspectral 45 months ago | reply

      This is so impressingly beautiful!

    17. razorfish666uk 40 months ago | reply

      I really really love this picture. I hope to follow in your footsteps next year and see this for myself. I'm planning a trip to Tromsø next winter. I love your work. I'm myself is starting out in photography :)

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