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Hogklint Sunset

Posted by
Yonatan (New York, United States) on 15 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

I've been absent from your blogs for the last week because my fiancee has been visiting me in Stockholm and we have been quite busy. As you read this, we are now in Copenhagen! I've been taking some time to look at your wonderful pictures and will hopefully be back to commenting shortly.

This photograph was taken about 6km south of Visby in Gotland at a point called Hogklint. I drove my rented moped to this nature reserve made popular because of the beautiful view of Visby that you are afforded from atop its 50 meter high cliffs. It is also the location where a legendary bandit hid out after raiding merchants in Visby.

This shot was executed using a Cokin graduated neutral density filter (I don't keep track of how many filters I applied or how many stops of light the filter used was) to hold back the bright sky and retain some detail in the rocks. I've been capturing all of my shots from this trip to Sweden in raw format and this allowed me to use Lightroom to lighten up the foreground rocks just a bit more.

OLYMPUS E-510 3/2 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 14 mm

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3/2 seconds
ISO 100
14 mm