Monday, December 2, 2013

Reflections on the Water...

I spent a blustery fall day in the Skäralid National Park in southern Sweden in the beginning of November. My self-appointed theme for the day was reflections, and as I took pictures a song from my childhood played in head.

Season Suite: Fall

Reflections on the water like shadows in my mind
Speak to me of passing days and nights and passing time
The falling leaves are whispering winter's on its way
I close my eyes remembering the warmth of yesterday

It seems a shame to see September swallowed by the wind
And more than that it's oh so sad to see the summer end
And though the changing colors are a lovely thing to see
If it were mine to make the change I think I'd let it be...

But I don't remember hearing anybody asking me...

John Denver (1972)

You can hear it here starting at 2:54.

And as certain as winter is coming, there will be a spring; and in the meantime there are always a few die hard optimists who refuse to let a little wind and rain put a damper on life...

All images taken with Canon 6D and 24-105/4L iso50. A neutral density filter allowed exposures up to 30 seconds.


  1. Inga större fel på färgrikedomen i det området, inte. Gillar hur vattnets rörelser under långa exponeringen ger bra motlägg till sceneriets statiska natur. Denver var väl knappast min favorit på 70-talet men vissa låtar och artister växer under resans gång.
    / Deerhunter

  2. Oj oj sååå läckra bilder. Passar på att önska God Jul och Gott nytt år också !

  3. Hej Michael!
    Vilka underbara bilder och fantastiska färger.
    God Jul & Gott Nytt År