Photos can turn out as good or better, but not always (or never) the way you planed, especially when it comes to landscape photography. There is just to many variables you can’t control.
My trip to the Hällingså waterfall was very well researched. The plan was to catch the sun when it rose just at the other end of the canyon at 4 o’clock, and perhaps get som nice rainbows and reflections in the ever present mist over the fall and down the canyon. I even waited en extra day to get a more favorable weather forecast.
It was not to be. Half an hour before sunrise a heavy cloud cover moved in and took all the colors and magic away.
Luckily I had arrived early and taken a few test shoots in the darkness. It was so dark that I had to use the light on my phone to read the aperture ring on the camera.
More to get familiar with the settings, and finding a good place and composition, than anything else.
I think these first test shoots tured out rather well with the first flicker of dawn (even thought it is still two hours until sunrise) at the horizon.
Not as planned and intended, but perhaps even better. Who knows.
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This post is part of my project to publish my favorite new image every week during 2017. Shot in the previous week.
Hopefully will this be an inspiration to get out and shot and to bring the camera with me wherever I go.
Previous week: Week 31. Dawn in the mountains
Copyright: Lasse Thomasson 2017