Sunday photoblogging: Sognsvann lake, Oslo

by Chris Bertram on January 26, 2020

Sognsvann lake, Olso, Norway



Blessing Akajiaku 01.26.20 at 3:12 pm

Beautiful scenery. Sunset in the horizon


Alan White 01.26.20 at 4:40 pm

Quite striking!


Dr. Hilarius 01.26.20 at 7:10 pm

Nice color and nice not to see color saturation pushed to cartoon level. I’m envious, you do get around.


ph 01.26.20 at 11:47 pm

@3 The question, of course, is – did CB correct the saturation/hue? If so, I’d say too much so. You’re right that the snap doesn’t reach cartoon-level clownishness, but is that really the benchmark we wish to use?

The Sunday snaps are most welcome and thoughtfully chosen and usually CB gets the color correction just right. Ordinarily, I’d refrain from quibbling about work I very much appreciate, but not on this point.

We couldn’t find any non-saturated calendars to purchase as gifts this year, even from usually reliable publishers, in part because so many featured images had been so radically saturated and tinted, which suggests that we’re all being ‘gas-lit’ to accept CGI reality as ‘normal.’ Back to B/W?


Glen Tomkins 01.27.20 at 12:46 am

Surely this is Oslo. Olso sounds like a nice name for a place, though.


Chris Bertram 01.27.20 at 7:32 am

@Glen – oops

@ph most of the saturation comes from setting the exposure compensation at -1 ev when I took the shot. I used the vivid profile in LR, but the saturation is actually dialled back by -17 (and vibrance by 0).


Stevenz 01.28.20 at 1:26 am

Following on from above, might you sort of routinely note technical stuff for we photography nerds? Like equipment, settings, pp. Thanks.


Chris Bertram 01.28.20 at 5:14 pm

@Stevenz: most of that is available on the Flickr page if you click “show EXIF”


ph 01.30.20 at 2:43 pm

Hi Chris, thanks for the reply. I like your snaps. Cheers.

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