Trollstigen More og Romsdal, Norway
This must be one of the most beautiful drives in the world! With eleven hairpin bends and narrow sections, it was definitely not the most relaxing. However, when surrounded by such magnificent scenery, there is certainly no sense in rushing! It was a challenge to keep my eyes on the road ahead and not allowing myself to get too distracted by all the sights!
Thankfully, we had the opportunity to visit this location twice. The first time around, the whole scene was covered in low hanging clouds and rain. I could hardly see 100 meters in front of me. Photographing it would have been impossible. We were rewarded the next day with blue skies and puffy white clouds. The valley was cleared of any fog and visibility was fantastic.
Always thinking of new perspective for such an iconic location, I decided to hike up to a higher vantage point and capture a bird's eye panorama from above. Viewers are also able to follow the twisting roads all the way to the valley floor. The cars on the road provide a sense of scale. Stitching such a wide angle panorama became quite a challenge, especially on my laptop which certainly struggled to process the 62 megapixel image. I had to make several attempts to get Photoshop to work the way I wanted and I am finally pleased with the results. Hopefully, you will agree that my patience pays off!
10 exposure panorama, stitched and edited in Photoshop.