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Paradise of Ålesund by IwanGroot

I live right out the left corner, and used 3 exposures to blend the shadows and highlights to get all the great colors. I exaggerated the colors and contrast so you can see turquoise colors in the water, and the pinks that are appearing in the sunset. I like the quality of it resulting from f8 and gave a nice controls og light. I especially liked how the fog was flowing over the mountain right over where I used to live. This area is called olsvika is is like the suburbs of Ålesund.
enjoy the view.

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Sedov by IwanGroot

Sedov the Largest Sail Ship in the world from Russia visited Ålesund for Tall Ships Races 2015, and this is the fine art piece I made from it, very complicated and annoying since the ship moves a bit.
I didn’t manage to completely get rid of some people so I tried to obscure them as much as possible by averaging out the photos and filters. Therefore the vectorama format and a stronger composition. though Im not a huge fan of making such tall photos and I feel so unusual to look at when the photo is so tall.
Ill post another version of this shot where I didn’t do as much editing which I will submit for 500px Prime and hopefully get approved since this won’t be able to make it because of creative filters and banding edges.
If you want to see a lot of Great images from this whole event make sure to check out Geir Bjørndal Srisoi’s Photos.
and he got some great ones of the norwegian ships visiting Geiranger Fjord.
If I had known they would head into geiranger I would have definitely made a trip in there.
Btw I used HDR and focus stacking in this shot with a few uses of “Soft Light layers”.
Any Way enjoy! =D

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Windy in the City by IwanGroot

For some of my followers you might have noticed that my Page “Iwan Groot Photography” which was for portraits has been merged with this page. So you can expect me to upload some of those portraits, but will be mainly my Retouched Portraits and my fine Art portraits, I dont think I will included my regular photoshoots,
I also have just moved to Ålesund so you Might see a bit more of the city from now on.
The Stairs up to the Fjellstua were rebuilt this year So for my Photo “Twilight above Ålesund I & II” I went up a different path since this one was closed and shot from higher up.
I Mainly went up here since I had some time to spend and since the clouds were very blah I thought I would just take some test shots to plane my next shoot here. But towards the end of my time here on the Stairs, the clouds started to break showing the patterns of how the cotton candy of the sky was flowing over the mountains and splitting apart to let some light through. This oppurtunity gave some clouds I really liked. I believe this types of cloud is called Stratus.
I like shooting lower to get some foreground, aswell as getting a several different poses at the edge and the wind provided some nice movement to my hair. The angels from this postion I find more complimentary, also the stairs going back and forth making s curves at the bottom of the fram give a unique image. This Panorama is made out of 4 tiles each with exposures, and to emphasize the colors I was seeing coming through the clouds I used two different white balances. For some it might be too much editing as it isnt straight out of the camera, But Im trying ti show what i experence, when I look i see color, I see contrast, I see Movement and a moment. I see a composition rather than a view, I see nature that can be captured in the Fine Art of Photography. I think you will see some fine art portraits from here in the future, if I can get models. =D

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