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Here are some winter landscapes from my A7RII Torture Test trip to Kuusamo in Finland. Photographed during 4 hour period during one day with constantly changing light conditions and fog. Our week was 6 days of "bad" weather and one day of sunshine which we decided to put into use despite of pretty nasty conditions.

I picked these five to show the variety of light one might catch there. All images except the first one are vertical stitch (with tilt) panoramas with Canon 90mm TS-E.

1. Finnish national colors
http://mjkoski.1g.fi/kuvat/Landscapes/Muumilaakso/Michelin.jpg/_full.jpg

2. Frosty Cluster
http://mjkoski.1g.fi/kuvat/Landscapes/Muumilaakso/Cluster.jpg/_full.jpg

3. Monolith
http://mjkoski.1g.fi/kuvat/Landscapes/Muumilaakso/Monolith.jpg/_full.jpg

4. Overlord
http://mjkoski.1g.fi/kuvat/Landscapes/Muumilaakso/Overlord.jpg/_full.jpg

5. Blue Effect
http://mjkoski.1g.fi/kuvat/Landscapes/Muumilaakso/Blue_Effect.jpg/_full.jpg

We do not have the majesty of grand mountainscapes and such but winterscapes can be rather funky provided you get some passable weather. Hope you enjoy them!

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Feb 28, 2016 at 07:49 PM
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As you said, there is quite a variety of light there! Wonderful images and a joy to view.
Keith W.



Feb 28, 2016 at 08:03 PM
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kwilliam8 wrote:
As you said, there is quite a variety of light there! Wonderful images and a joy to view.
Keith W.


Thanks. The place is magical during the day but gets a bit scary at night You can feel the shapes crawling around you and you cannot really see them if there is no moonlight or auroras around. Light pollution up there is close to zero.



Feb 28, 2016 at 10:51 PM
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Wow, what an otherworldly place. Great compositions and I love all the variations of light. Well done.

Heron



Feb 29, 2016 at 02:10 AM
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OregonSun wrote:
Wow, what an otherworldly place. Great compositions and I love all the variations of light. Well done.

Heron


Thank you. I have lots of material from cloudy days as well. Will post another collection soon.



Feb 29, 2016 at 11:31 AM
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Best set of images I've seen in a while. Really some magical stuff there. #4 is my favorite but all are really good.


Feb 29, 2016 at 12:42 PM
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Beautiful and magical. Wonderful work.

Birdie



Feb 29, 2016 at 01:41 PM
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Nice compositions and lovely light. I really like them all.

Boris



Feb 29, 2016 at 06:36 PM
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Feb 29, 2016 at 07:09 PM
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Very well done. I saw these fantastic snow and ice covered forms on David Attenborough's Frozen Planet just recently.

~George.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


Beautiful set. The structures in the back look almost human in some of the images.
The #4 is striking to me. Congrats on all compositions. It was worth freezing for it.
Best,
Fred



Feb 29, 2016 at 07:47 PM
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Thank you gentlemen! Yes it was totally worth freezing there. I guess it was also fun to watch me composing with my Sony. One guy passed by on pair of skies and with no less than three(!) Canon bodies hanging around his neck. He laughed at my efforts


Feb 29, 2016 at 08:22 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


I love these frozen trees. You've done a great job here!

Wayne.



Mar 01, 2016 at 08:37 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


These images make me cold! Don't think I wold have spent the time to make them in that kind of winter environment, so I'm glad I could look at your very fine images (while it is 24C here in Texas today).

Good work!

John



Mar 01, 2016 at 08:53 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


Aaand thank you too Shame that the weather didn't play so well for the rest of the week as rest of my pics are more or less "Fifty shades of Gr...white". Nevertheless, if you for some reason would like to visit Finland and see these trees, you need to time your trip from late december to the beginning of february. When the temps go up that hoarfrost shell cracks quickly and falls off. Especially so if wind picks up.


Mar 01, 2016 at 09:00 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


WOW, these are beautiful! In the last one I can see human forms. Bravo, well done!

Carolyn



Mar 01, 2016 at 01:39 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


Wow, these are amazing. I really enjoy numbers 2, 4 and 5.



Mar 01, 2016 at 02:10 PM
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Truly special, fantastic job. #4 is beautifully eerie in a weird way. Love them


Mar 01, 2016 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


These are all great!


Mar 01, 2016 at 05:51 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Sleeping Sun (A7rII torture test)


Thank you Carolyn, ajkessler, Javier and Gary

My own favorite is number 4 as well. The formation in the foreground was *Huge*. I will try to find some time to post more material from the week soon.



Mar 02, 2016 at 02:43 PM
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