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Cloak and Dagger
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Cloak and Dagger
Cloak and Dagger
Vareid, Lofoten, Norway

I played a very long game of cat and mouse with this scene taken from the far side of the fjord at Vareid looking back to the mountains around Flakstad. It was both exciting and very frustrating and this is the result of nearly five hours at the location. Snow hail and sleet would whip in from the sea with tremendous force obliterating the view. I found that for just a few seconds before this occurred the sun would light the mountains making them look utterly majestic so I timed my photographs for that very same moment. I got wet and cold but the whole event was surprisingly motivating.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia, 0.45ND grad, polariser, f/22 at 1 second.
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Jill Odice
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    THis should have loads of comments! Wow! What a gorgeous image Ian! Congrats, I know this one will make it to the Winners Circle!Into my Favs BTW!

7/30/2012 1:57:53 PM

 
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Excellent lighting!

7/30/2012 3:47:19 PM

 
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And you got a beautiful image

7/30/2012 3:50:54 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
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Just plain Excellent Ian.

7/30/2012 8:43:03 PM

 
Mary Alston
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What a beautiful image and a great story to go with it. Without the description,there would be no way of knowing what you went through to make it.

7/31/2012 8:33:18 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Hard work and patience paid off for you Ian. Marverlous. Congratulations on your deserving win.

8/1/2012 1:10:17 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Amazing!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Huge congratulations, Ian, on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!!

8/1/2012 4:47:11 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnn...tastic Ian!

Congratulations on this wonderful Second Place Winner! Sooo well deserved too!

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8/2/2012 8:21:59 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations!!!! Well worth the effort Ian!

8/3/2012 8:18:01 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Ian, this is such a great photo. No wonder it's a winner. Congratulations, Bill

8/22/2012 11:47:10 AM

 
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