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    I took this photo in july 2014 at Trollstigen in Norway. Standing there alone in the fog, I was waiting for the view to become clear. And then it happened, the fog disappeared and though it was 1 am already, one car came slowly up the steep serpentines. It was my dream for a long time to take a photo of lighttrails like this in Norway - and it was just an awesome feeling that it worked out on the most beautiful and famous street. A few minutes later the fog returned, even thicker than before.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 49
    Lighting 44
    Creativity 55
    Story 28

    Often landscape photographs can be rather boring when the photographer simply points the camera at a scene and just includes everything. Christophe solved that problem by going to one of the most interesting roads in Europe in absolutely horrible weather and taking a picture at just the right time. I can't believe that he was able to capture the trail of only one car driving this entire distance. The light trail reinforces the unique nature of this incredible road.

    Daniel Westergren
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 18, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2014
    Location: Bø, More og Romsdal, Norway
    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Focal Length: 11 mm
    Shutter Speed: 30/1 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Christoph Schaarschmidt
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: Wow! What an Adventure!, Exploring Time, Epic, Follow Me, Primary Colors, Sense of Place
    Contests: 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year