22 September 2009

Autumn tradition

It must be called tradition by now. Nearly every year I go to Rendalssølen to photograph autumn colours. That's how it started out, anyway. The first experience made me want to go back. And so did the second experience, when I did go back. This was the fifth time I returned, and it won't be the last if I can help it.
For two years now, I have had my eye on a watershed in a broad valley, right in the heart of the area, and have been wondering whether it would be traversable by canoe.
Long story short, it is.
And quite probably the most beautiful stretch of canoeing I have ever done. Quiet, meandering rivers and streams, wide wetlands with birds and beavers. All the animals were very shy and difficult photographic subjects. I will keep that in mind for later, but for now I'm content with the harvest of landscape shots I got this time. I will post a couple as I get around to process them.
Here's one shot from the first evening's campsite, the title is the name of the lake.

Pentax K-7, DA*16-50/2.8 at 50mm
1/4s, f/16, ISO 200, tripod.
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Frank M. said...

Wow... that's one excellent photo!
Even the canoe is in the perfect position!

Anonymous said...

How soon autum begins in Norway!
here in spain we must wait a month or so.
A very, very nice shot, as usual.