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Surrealistic Winter by torivarn Surrealistic Winter by torivarn
© 2013 Tor-Ivar Nęss

This is a winterscene from Nordreisa, Norway.
The technique used is High Dynamic Range (HDR). It's a technique that allows the camera to combine tonalvalues to compensate for it's own limitations.
While the eye can adjust to 15 exposure values (levels of brightness) the camera can't see more than 10-12.

I hope you guys like this one, eventhough it's not a classic winterscene :)
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At first glance this image appears to be a painting. The colors are bright, the way the snow has formed into shapeless mounds is unrealistic and the over all view of this image seems just to perfect. To learn that this image is certainly not a painting but a photo makes it that much more stunning. We think winter and many people think of the harmless landscapes of untouched snow. But the photographer here has caught the wildness and untamed beauty of nature. I must say amazing job to the artist in capturing this moment in such an astounding fashion and in a way that makes it seem like a fantasy landscape.
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Dmitiriy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist
!!!
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RunningFlames Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, but the horizon seems to lean to the right side, a bit disturbing imo.
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deerrose6 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is just beyond Charming. O.O
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ryanwaff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, 

This beautiful photograph has been featured by :iconstand-out-shots: here: stand-out-shots.deviantart.com…

Best regards.
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BezZeMad Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Absolutely stunning.
May I ask as to how many exposures you took to get the final image?
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot:) This image is 5 exposures.
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:iconladyjudina:
ladyjudina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Wonderful!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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ladyjudina Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
My pleasure dear friend! :iconpinkdancingflower::iconpinkdancingflower::iconpinkdancingflower:
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Music---Junky Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful! Love these little reminders of how beautiful the world really is... (:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
We do have some beautiful places in this world, yes :)
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arualcat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
This is really awesome!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so stunning! Fantastic shot! :iconohmygodplz:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot :D
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Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No prob! :iconcoolbabyplz:
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BrightenYourSmile Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool work!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot :)
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8AlnitakKaleids8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :-)
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TheWritingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooo beautiful :love: I love the HDR you did!!!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful ! i love the "couleur mandarine de paradis" (in french in the text) ;)
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the kind french words :D
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My great pleasure :D
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FaLLenFr34k Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow just ..... wow :[ ]
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers :D
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent scenery and nice details, especially on foreground and on the ice/water.
Is it me or is the horizon a bit crooked? You could fix that. ;)
Otherwise you've done a great job. :thumbsup:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
I think the horizon is straight, might seem crooked due to the frost mist and the fact that it's expanding towards the top right :)
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i8candy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the sunset and the orange background glowing behind the mountains. And the way the water is moving is just enchanting. This picture is marvelous, keep up the good work!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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evinca Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I really miss Norway when I watch your pictures... :heart:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the compliment :D
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ShootingStarBlue Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Wow Sooner or later you will come to see Norway it's BEAUTIFUL!!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the kind words :)
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rickthewolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
*speechless*
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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MarsiaMS Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something very engaging about this image. It feels dynamic and full of tension.
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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VictorCapone Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Done, realy liked it, keep up the good job!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks :D
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reekhavoc121 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I would sit there, no matter how cold it is, for a looooooong time. It's hard to come across landscapes as beautiful as these. Marvelous job good sir!
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the kind words :)
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely work interesting to see norway beaches.
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:icontorivarn:
torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Our beaches are awesome :p
People do actually go skinnydippin at winter (true story)
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They do that here too - a polar bear club.
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Pianocanival Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't know how you find that place, but the picture is incredible. Such a great photo.
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torivarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)
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Pianocanival Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure :)
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flame418 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Love this, also checkout [link]
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