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Dancing In The Dark

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Antonio Montanha
Published in Landscapes 17 days ago

Buoakirkja - The Black Church - Iceland

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15 Comments:

Eric Stevens avatar.

Eric Stevens 251 • User

Curated 7 days ago

Great photograph, Antonio. The lighting is particularly good and the position and intensity of the aurora borealis adds so much to the image. Congratulations!

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Klaus Gremmels avatar.

Klaus Gremmels 13206 • Guru

Curated 11 days ago

Alles positive zu diesem Bild wurde schon von den anderen Kommentatoren gesagt. Ich schließe mich dem einfach mal an. Ein sehr sehenswertes Bild! Gruss Klaus

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Everything positive about this picture has already been said by the other commentators. I just agree with that. A very worth seeing picture! Greetings Klaus

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Mark Riedy 11073 • Guru

Curated 11 days ago

I love this photograph Antonio. Wonderful color composition and sharpness. For my money there’s nothing to improve about this photograph

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Manzano Guilhem avatar.

Manzano Guilhem 63 • User

Curated 12 days ago

I like this classical image. the aurora is on the right place with the church, and the wall give a good perspective. Congratulations.

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Pierre Boisgontier 358 • User

Curated 12 days ago

Un très belle prise d'aurore boréale. Même si le sujet est classique, il est ici à mon avis très bien traité avec l'église et le mur. La lumière est particulièrement ien travaillée avec l'éclairage sur l'intérieur de la cour et le début du halo vert sur le portail d'entrée. Belle réussite

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A very nice catch of the aurora borealis. Even if the subject is classic, it is here in my opinion very well treated with the church and the wall. The light is particularly worked with the lighting on the interior of the courtyard and the beginning of the green halo on the entrance gate. Great success

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Olivier Schram avatar.

Olivier Schram 168 • User

Curated 12 days ago

Fantastic and very oniric composition Antonio! This green wave of Nordic light, mixed up with the shining stars and the dark blue of the sky are just incredible. I like very much the position of this little chapel, set up on this kind of natural altar, as a gift donated to the sky or the night. A very inspiring image indeed.

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Arthos Li avatar.

Arthos Li 5219 • Photographer

Curated 12 days ago

Hallo Antonio, ein aussergewöhnliches und wunderschönes Schauspiel der Natur perfekt zu einem Meisterwerk komponiert !! Sehr gut gefällt mir die Linienführung mit der alten Mauer welche dein Motiv sehr schön umrandet!! Gratuliere zu dieser gelungen Aufnhame :)

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Hello Antonio, an extraordinary and beautiful spectacle of nature perfectly composed to a masterpiece !! I really like the lines with the old wall, which frames your motif very nicely !! Congratulations on this successful recording :)

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Ellen  Lichtenheldt avatar.

Ellen Lichtenheldt 529 • Scholar

Curated 13 days ago

I love the composition, the center position of the church bothers me a little, but it is necessary to have the aurora completely in the picture. The stars do look a little artificial, but that doesn't bother me. Colours of the aurora are amazing.

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Serge Mion avatar.

Serge Mion 22576 • Master

Curated 14 days ago

Hello, I agree with Lee about the composition but not for the rest! The first thing that bothers me is the stars at the top of the picture that does not look realistic and give me the impression that they have been added on postprocessing! Di you add those stars have they look very symmetrical? The sky is oversaturated and the church looks completely dark but from the ground around it, a spotlight is shining on it! Very strange look for me and I have to reject it. Try to reprocess it.

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Hengki Lee avatar.

Hengki Lee

Curated 14 days ago

Absolutely brilliant! Really a high quality landscape photography you took Antonio. Love everything in this frame, the composition, the exposure management, the lighting, and especially the Aurora moment! The postprocessing is also done very well and effectively enhanced the artistic impact of this photo. Congratulations!

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Anna Simbula avatar.

Anna Simbula 5005 • Photographer

Curated 14 days ago

A nice shooting point, as already said by Wolfgang, the guidelines of the wall bring the eye to follow the whole image. The light of the northern lights makes a nice contrast with the shape of the church. Congratulations.

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Niko Benas avatar.

Niko Benas 3676 • Student

Curated 14 days ago

Great composition of this top spot in Iceland. The luminous northern lights in combination with the black church and the barren terrain, very well chosen! Perfect framing, very well done, Antonio!

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Marina  Poushkina avatar.

Marina Poushkina 6385 • Photographer

Curated 15 days ago

Perfect in evey way! Agree with Wolfgang. Just the small addintion to his comments. The aurora looks like a light curtain. That illusion is evern stronger, because the "curtain" seems attatched to the gate on one side and to the mountain on the other side. Very beautiful!

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Wolfgang Moritzer avatar.

Wolfgang Moritzer 7874 • Photographer

Curated 16 days ago

overall a wonderful capture of this iconic place, especially in combination with the aurora and the stars. you did a great use of leading lines, created by the wall, that opens into the frame, but helps the viewer to ancher his vision. the curch takes this opening of the frame and creates a harmony.

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Joao Soares avatar.

Joao Soares 14085 • Guru

Curated 17 days ago

Well executed shot of the black church under the Northern Lights, Antonio. If you zoom into the church or even the stars, there seems to be a ghosting effect taking place, maybe a small problem with the focus (it is notoriously difficult to get a proper focus in dark nights like this) or maybe this is just an artifact that appeared when you uploaded your picture. Great composition, in any case.

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