Fall is giving the season to winter

This weekend I was out in the forest by a lake called Nelaugsvannet. Here we had the experience of being totally alone in the forest. At breakfast a moose passed by the window. It was good to spend the weekend in the cabin.

My idea was to get some different landscapes, as I of lately mostly have been shooting around the fjord in the blue hour for my artistic project, as mentioned in an earlier post.

Equipment I brought with me:

  • Benro tripod
  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
  • Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM
  • Lee Filters; Big Stopper, Small Stopper, Gradient ND filters and Sunlight filters

If you are a frequent reader you see I still bring the 70-200mm with me. I do however still find it to be unpractical focal length, and I have after this weekend decided to put it out for sale, and then use the money to partly pay for something like 16-35mm F2.8L or 16-35mm F4L IS. I do not really know if I do need the 2.8 aperture as most of my photos are taken with an aperture of 11-16. But that is a thought for later. The 70-200mm is no bad lens, but the focal length is not something I use much. For landscape it is often a bit to long and for nature, birds, animals it is to short. There I have the 300mm F2.8L IS with both 1,4x and 2x teleconverters.

Well as we came to the cabin on Saturday it was almost dark. It gets dark really early now. Shot a photo on the walk towards the cabin.

Canon 1D Mark IV, EF 24-70mm F28L @ 25mm, 1/50s, f/9, ISO 250

I did some attempts on the moon during the night. It was really beautiful sight. With a golden circle around on the clouds. It must however have been rather windy up in the height, as the clouds moved “really fast”.

Canon 1D Mark IV, EF 24-70mm F2.8L @ 45mm, 1/10s, f2,8, ISO 6400

The next day it was sun, clear sky and the night temperature had been around 6 to 8 minus degrees, which had frozen the shore areas of the lake with a thin layer. At the current it didn’t hold a person, but in a few days it may.

From the early morning I got this shot as the sun came over the hills in the horizon and really took the landscape out of the frost.

Canon 1D Mark IV, EF 24-70mm F2.8L @ 27mm, 1/50s, f/10, ISO 50

I did also go for creating different looks, catching the mood of the moment, the totally stillness, that most humans never or at least very seldom experience.

28mm, 1/50s, f/13, ISO 50
25mm, 1/30s, f/13, ISO 50
27mm, 1/20s, f/13, ISO 50
27mm, 1/30s, f/16, ISO 50

And some more creative edit, or not really, but more B&W tones.

27mm, 1/80s, f/14, ISO 50

 

I also ended up with one landscape shot with the 70-200mm lens, this however I could have achieved with the 24-70mm as well.

75mm, 1/250s, f/5,6, ISO 50

 

It was  a nice weekend out in the forest. Something to be done more often. A fantastic feeling to be out there totally alone, with nature all around.

 

 

 

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