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Eternal valley by Trichardsen Eternal valley by Trichardsen
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The aurora was quite powerful, but only once did I get it in the fram of the composition I wanted, quite the daring wait, but worth it. :)

Image captured in Oksfjord, Northern Norway.
Nikon D810, 15mm.
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:iconkenziealexander:
I'd like to start off by saying this piece is, by technical standards, very impressive. Being able to capture the scene in such a dark environment, yet have it be that clear, is an achievement in itself. Night photography is nothing to scoff at.

That being said, I feel as though while the image is impressive, there isn't much of a vision to it. At least, how I'm defining vision, which is "what was the artists' intent for the viewer?"

I feel as though this is due to a perceived lack of focal point, from my eyes. When I first saw this image, I was taken aback by how detailed it was, but then after looking at it further, I started to feel as though the image was too 'crowded' in a sense. I feel like there's too much going on. We have the detail in the plants on both sides, the foggy mountains in the back, the clouds on said mountains, and the aurora in the sky. Out of those, which are we supposed to be looking at? What's supposed to draw our attention most? They all seem to be fighting for my eye's attention, and due to that, I start to feel almost overwhelmed while looking at it.

I feel as though the image would be better if the camera was repositioned. Possibly higher, to capture more of the mountains and sky, and less of the ground. Or, if the ground was the intended focal point, this picture might have been better done during the day, so the aurora and sky wasn't so distracting. Possibly moving further back on the trail, to minimize the sudden curve the road takes, would be a good idea as well. That could be throwing me off, admittedly. It seems as though the intent was to have the road loading to the mountain's peak in the background, but due to the natural curve of the road, this was lost. At least, in my eyes. Some could ignore it.

Overall, it's a very technically impressive photo as stated before, but the vision is unclear to me. Due to this, the impact suffers as well, which is a shame because as I keep saying: the image is very, VERY technically impressive.

Thanks for reading.
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artamusica Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, I can't agree with the critique below, because, especially with your title, this piece of work speaks to me. The leading lines of the path take us to the eternal vision/valley. SO each viewer will see something different, which is what makes art so interesting. For me, this takes me right into the center of the photo and then it is imagination which takes over as to what is beyond that path. 
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, appreciate it. :bow:
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artamusica Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
ALways appreciate your work!
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. :)
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martinemes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Nice, looks almost like daylight but still with the aurora and the stars.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Amazing 
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. :)
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:iconmithrilis:
Mithrilis Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist
I like the aurora with the colours of autumn from the forest
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. :wave:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible :)
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Redsterfish Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Photographer
:)
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WulfyWulfyWulf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)
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:iconeszk:
eszk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
You have continuously beautiful work, love this!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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ChristianGreenSage Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Seeing an aurora in real life is right at the top of my bucket list. Very nice shot:) (Smile) 
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)

I hope you do. 
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ForrestTree Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh, WOW! That looks like such a wonderfully peaceful spot. 
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)
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ForrestTree Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :D 
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ulqui-nyanXD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Student General Artist
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Photographer
:bow: :wave:
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edinaB Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
well done :clap:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Snofte Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutt nydelig!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Tusen takk. :wave:
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Desertedheart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Wow😍
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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MidnightBrunette Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me think, Its a path to an unknown world with mystery and magic ahead. I want to go and explore it :aww:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
I like that, and it was a simular feeling I had when shooting the picture. :)
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solrighal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply outstanding!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :bow:
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Tenkaido Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
The result of your efforts is certainly captivating. What impresses me the most is the fact that the auroras do not overwhelm the scene, but rather complement the scenery below (and vice versa). I guess the composition of the shot is just that good. Of course, other subtle elements like the thin veil of mist and various floral motifs further increase the impact of the scene.

Well done!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)

If the aurora did overwhelm the scene then there would be a mismatch and the image would not be as effective, really strong auroras is better done if the landscape compliments its power. :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016   General Artist
fantastic shot buddy!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Cheers bud. :wave:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016   General Artist
no worries mate :)
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful picture!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :boogie:
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome.
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CobaltOfMarch Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Lovely scenario!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you :wave:
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Cheers :)
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:) (Smile) 
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ghardegh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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