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Above the clouds


Above the clouds
Copyright ©2006, Erik Aaseth ¤

On the Dyrhaugsryggen mountain ridge, in Jotunheimen National Park, western Norway, 10. oct 2006. The highest peak in the background is Storen, the third highest mountain in Norway, 2405 meters high.

Photographer: Erik Aaseth ¤
Folder: eaaseth
Uploaded: 2006-Dec-21 05:25 EST
Current Rating: 10.00/10 (Weighted rating: 9.43)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus ED 7-14mm f4.0
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Focal Length: 7 mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Drop dead gorgeous image.

I might have cropped a little off the right side and it seems a bit over sharpened, but that's a minor nit pick.

Beautiful image - well done.

Tom Francis ¤1 at 08:13 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


That looks razorsharp. It's getting cold here, thanks to this picture. Very nicely done Erik.

theo keijzers HoF ¤ ¤1 at 08:14 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]



Grant Mundell ¤1 at 08:30 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


Magnificant. Absolutely stunning and beautiful.

1 at 10:00 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


Fantastic! I love these colors, sharpness and the sight!

Sevastien Y. ¤1 at 10:56 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


Fantastic! I love these colors, sharpness and the sight!

Sevastien Y. ¤1 at 10:57 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]

Great Photo

Thanks for taking us up there! Beautiful photo, lightning, detail, moment are great. I wonder if you have more with the alpinist shadow.. It would be interesting...

Fernando Guzman ¤1 at 11:46 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


a picture one would only dream of taking ...wish i were there ;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 12:38 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


Love the atmosphere!!! a WoW shot. :)


JonPaul Douglass ¤1 $ at 14:18 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


only thing that occurs to my mind...


Ricardo Lamego ¤ ¤1 at 14:44 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


yes, it is fantastic!

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $1 $ at 17:27 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


Thanks a lot for such positive respons, folks! We went almost all day in dense and winddriven fog, but here a 45 sec glimpse of sunshine flew by, so I surely was in a hurry. In addition fog and moisture immediately frose to hoar on the lens surface, so I had to clear that off as well, but the outcome wasn't that bad after all...

Tom: I don't want to crop here, because I think the ridge disappearing into the grey and foggy shadow adds depth into the composition. And the sharpening might seem heavy at first sight, but I believe that's due to the very "sharp" texture and impression of the hoarfrosted rocks. A closer look at the smoother parts of the picture tells that the sharpening is (at least in my view) almost ideal.

Fernando: According to the description above, I did not have time for more pictures here. But I do have more from these mountains, so I'll post some others later...

Erik Aaseth ¤1 at 17:54 EST on 2006-Dec-21 [Reply]


I missed this when it was originally posted but I was just commenting on "The King and I" and I thought I would have a peak at your gallery. Wow, this is an awesome site! The ridge disappearing into the fog and the diagonal formed by peaks and the fog are great. The position occupied by your fellow climber works very well. Excellent timing on this capture. I agree with Tom about the slight over-sharpening but there is enough wow in this image for me to rate with a 10.

Brad Kargus ¤ $1 at 00:45 EST on 2006-Dec-28 [Reply]


and of course I meant "sight" and not "site" :)

Brad Kargus ¤ $1 at 00:47 EST on 2006-Dec-28 [Reply]


Thanks Brad! And make no mistake about it - I can assure you that this ridge is an awsome site too! ;-)

Erik Aaseth ¤1 at 02:30 EST on 2006-Dec-28 [Reply]


very impressed - one of the best pictures i have ever seen.

Bernhard Sedlmaier1 at 05:29 EST on 2007-Jan-23 [Reply]



Jeremy Sanson Win ¤1 at 17:11 EDT on 2008-Sep-12 [Reply]