The Dark Light

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Comments (20)

top spotter on November 10, 2009

Hi Amelia Another shot that could have been taken in The Scottish Highlands I like this one it for my Favs Regards Alan :))

Amelia Royan on November 10, 2009

Thank you Alan, especially for the Y*. It is indeed very like Scotland. This lake never sees the light of day in the winter, and with the temperatures as they are at the moment, I suspect it will soon freeze over!

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 10, 2009

Thanks a lot dear Billy - 10, 000 years ago this lake used to be part of a larger lake behind it. The retreat of the glaciers brought down huge boulders, and formed a massive terminal moraine barrier. It is supposedly the largest rock fall in Europe :))

tassos papanas-Lydia on November 10, 2009

Wonderful picture!! Greetings from Greece. Lydia

Suzi in Oregon on November 10, 2009

All of these new images are wonderful, Amelia, but this one appeals to me the most - so restful. Y*, and thanks for the geological information above :O)

Nick Weall on November 10, 2009

I see a keyhole in the water :)

Amelia Royan on November 10, 2009

Thank you Lydia, it's so nice to see you here in Norway! I am so pleased that you like the dark valleys of Norway :)))

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 10, 2009

Dear Suzi, thank you so much for your compliment and of course the Y*. I have tried so many times to get a decent photo of the other side of this glacial moraine, including today, but I have never been happy with my efforts. One day I may get it right :))))

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 10, 2009

The keyhole is my escape route back to Copenhagen dear Nick - I may need a quick sharp exit in case M is on my tail again :)))

Nick Weall on November 11, 2009

I had a sneaking feeling that it could be, but mums the word ;)

Ria Maat on November 11, 2009

Good morning Amelia! How are you doing today?

I like this photo of yours! the light is so mysterious and all is so neat and perfect that it looks as if it was created to be photographed! So it became a beautiful photo!

Friendly greetings from RIA

Amelia Royan on November 11, 2009

I'm fine dear Ria. The God of glaciers probably thought that this day would come along 10,000 years later, and created this glacial moraine to trap the lake and form a wonderful scene :))

I have travelled along this road several times and never seen it look so good, thank you for your lovely compliment my friend :))

Groetjes, Amelia

uni* on November 12, 2009

What a wonderful shot Amelia. Minimum colours and really very close to black and white. So well captured.

Best wishes uni*

jac hendrix on November 12, 2009

Amelia mysterious picture, very special shot, well done.


Amelia Royan on November 12, 2009

Thank you uni*, you have described so perfectly how it felt in this valley, which no sun reaches at this time of the year :))

Warm greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 12, 2009

Dear Jac, behind this lake there is a huge scree rockfall, supposedly one of the largest in Europe, and dating back to the retreat of the glaciers. Even in the height of summer it can be quite dark. You are right my friend, it is indeed mysterious :))

Groetjes, Amelia

beegood on November 12, 2009

Amelia Royan I'scared by darkness but this one is so very consolingly compensated by the light blue of eternity ~ love it, Y*. Hugs from Maja

Amelia Royan on November 13, 2009

Hello Maja, what a lovely description - thank you my friend, and many thanks too for the Y*. I'm pleased you liked this dark place :))

Hugs from Amelia

SlobaSerb on January 6, 2010

This is a special photo in every sense. It brings a peace and harmony.


Amelia Royan on November 7, 2010

I am so sorry to have missed your comments here dear Tonia and Slobaserb. I am really very happy that you liked this photo :))

Greetings to you both, Amelia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 9, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/11/09 11:55:02
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash