Magic of Fjord


© Olga Aroyan

Photograph by Olga Aroyan, (portfolio)
Location: The Geirangerfjord, Norway (google maps) (wiki)
Date: July, 2011

Camera: Canon 5d Mark II (amazon)
Focal Length: 50mm
Aperture: f/16
ISO/Film: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Tripod: Yes

Note: Olga Aroyan captured this image in The Geirangerfjord, Norway. The The Geirangerfjord is one of the most visited tourists locations. It’s very narrow and has no habitable shore area, but does have a few farms that have hazardous access by the winding steep roads and bridges bolted into the side of the mountains.  There is so much detail in this photo from the cruise ships to the distant waterfall on the farside mountain.  Very nice lighting and mood captured by Olga!

Tip: Olga used a shutter speed (wiki) of 1/40 in combination with a tighter (smaller) aperture (wiki) of f/16. The higher the aperture number, the sharper the distant objects will be. By using a higher # aperture, your camera lets in less light. To properly expose the photo, Olga slowed the shutter speed down to 1/40 of a second to allow more light into the camera.  When using slower shutter speeds (under 1/100 of a second) it’s good to use a tripod to avoid unwanted blurriness.

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