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A cold image

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Hardangervida hoogvlakte Hardangervida hoogvlakte ArFU / Frans van Bragt

In the blog item 'September on Sicily' 'the question was 'How to show the heat in an image? '.
For this item the question might be 'How to show the cold in an image?'.

The image was taken on the Hadangervida plateau in Middle Noway. Hardangervida is the largest plateau in Europe and is almost completely above the tree-line. Because of that the wind, blows unrestricted from the North pole. It scrapes the icy top-layer from the snow and blows a storm of icy needles onto travelers who dare to go outside. ArFU blog Noorwegen 01At the same time the sun gives some -fake- friendliness to the image emphasizing the contours of the landscape.

The composition of the image is along classical division in thirds: the horizon is on 2/3 of the height and the road away from us is on 1/3 of the width.