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Ronny Nilsen

New member
Hello all.

I'm from Norway, and my main interest in photography is landscape and some wildlife.
I like to travel, and one of the most fascinating places to photograph for me is the US south west. And judging from previous trips I guess I'm not alone in thinking that. Photography is a hobby, and between my family and my daytime job, I don't have much time left, but I try to use the time I have on photography. :)

Here is a an image of Svalbard reindeer, taken in Spitsbergen (Svalbard).



Ronny
 

Doug Kerr

Well-known member
Hi, Ronny,

Welcome aboard.

Hello all.

I'm from Norway, and my main interest in photography is landscape and some wildlife.
I like to travel, and one of the most fascinating places to photograph for me is the US south west.
Yes, indeed. In fact, today my wife and I are going on an outing (with a partially photographic motive) from our home in southern New Mexico. It is a fabulous region.

[quote And judging from previous trips I guess I'm not alone in thinking that. Photography is a hobby, and between my family and my daytime job, I don't have much time left, but I try to use the time I have on photography. :)

Here is a an image of Svalbard reindeer, taken in Spitsbergen (Svalbard).

Thanks.

I'm not sure if the image works the way you had in mind. It is almost white-on-white - maybe that's the idea. Your "signature" is white-on-white as well, with an "ethereal" quality to it. But again maybe that's part of the design plan.

Again, welcome aboard.

Best regards,

Doug
 
Hello all.

I'm from Norway, and my main interest in photography is landscape and some wildlife.
I like to travel, and one of the most fascinating places to photograph for me is the US south west. And judging from previous trips I guess I'm not alone in thinking that. Photography is a hobby, and between my family and my daytime job, I don't have much time left, but I try to use the time I have on photography. :)

Here is a an image of Svalbard reindeer, taken in Spitsbergen (Svalbard).
Hi Ronny,

Welcome to OPF. And what better intro than with an image.

I like the idea of portraying the quest of an animal to find food on a huge almost empty plain. Is this a solitary bull, or is the rest of the herd following close by?

Cheers,
Bart
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Hello all.

I'm from Norway, and my main interest in photography is landscape and some wildlife.
I like to travel, and one of the most fascinating places to photograph for me is the US south west. And judging from previous trips I guess I'm not alone in thinking that. Photography is a hobby, and between my family and my daytime job, I don't have much time left, but I try to use the time I have on photography. :)

Here is a an image of Svalbard reindeer, taken in Spitsbergen (Svalbard).

Ronny




Welcome, Ronny!

Great way of showing yourself, through something you love. I have never seen a reindeer outside of a zoo, so I'm pretty impressed with the open spaces and challenges this magnificent creature has to face.

Welcome to OPF. We all look forward to more of your work and exchange!

Asher
 

Ronny Nilsen

New member
Thanks for the welcome. This image was taken on a snowmobile trip between Longyearbyen (main Norwegian settlement at Spitsbergen) and Barentsburg (Russian settlement). The Svalbard reindeer is the smallest subspecies of reindeer. Taking the image was cold: it was -20 C and a heavy wind. These animals live in really harsh conditions. The rest of the herd was close by, but I think showing only one animal better portraits the harshness and loneliness of the living conditions for these animals during winter. This is a color image, but the environment and these animals is really all about shades of white.

Ronny
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
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Ronny Nelson: “Svalbard reindeer”
Spitsbergen (Svalbard)
Ronny,

This is indeed remarkable as a photograph, with or without photoshopping!

Your return is delightful in itself but also allows us to reflect on the remarkable animal that most folk think are just “legendary” and fantasies of Christmas’s Story telling and customs!

Great now we have confirmed reindeer’s are real, next the Unicorn, LOL!

Welcome back!

Asher
 

Peter Dexter

Well-known member
Welcome indeed! The image perfectly portrays the cold and isolation. Must be quite a challenge photographing under the conditions you describe.
 
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