These pictures go along paths and over bridges, through forests and beside rivers. This isn’t so much a walk as a hop, skip and jump. So we’ll start with the short hop beside the Faluån. It’s not exactly a forest but it’s well wooded with a lovely range of colours and the hint of a bridge in the background.
Autumn colours beside the Faluån
Then we skip along to Värmland and the beautiful pathways at Alsters herrgård. They swing along through the gardens, down to the river and then along to Lake Vänern.
Alsters herrgård, the path to Vänern
Alsters herrgård, the pathway up out of the forest
Alsters herrgård, beside the river
Lastly let’s jump into the misty and mythological woodlands, pathways and forests of Bohuslän. All of these pictures are taken around Äsperöd in Uddevalla, within 15 minutes walk of our apartment, so I count myself as extremely fortunate to have such wonderful nature all around me.
Autumn Pathway at Äsperöd
Downstream reflections on the Bäveån
The bend on the Bäveån
The lamp in the forest, Äsperöd
There really was a lamp hanging in the forest in the last picture, I didn’t put it there …
This past few weeks in Sweden I’ve been using my Fujifilm X100F exclusively. It always takes me a while to adjust to new light and compositions and the switch from late winter in South Africa to late summer in Sweden is quite drastic. That’s one reason why I’ve been using monochrome – it’s helped me to capture the light.
When we arrived I opened up my parcel from Fuji with the wide and tele conversion lenses I’d also bought. We went out berry picking on the first weekend to a beautiful location called Karlsbo – it’s about a half hour drive from Falun in Dalarna. I was keen to use the wide angle converter and so I screwed it on to the standard lens and took a lot of pictures that day – this is one of them. It is a vertical panorama of two images one stacked above the other.
Karsbo Panorama, Dalarna
This second picture was taken on the beautiful Bohuslän coast at Ramsvikslandet. It was a stunningly clear day after a major storm had passed through. Everything I was seeing was swept clean. The granite rocks and islands were scraped bare by glaciers and the sky was a clear blue with hardly a cloud. For this picture I used the tele converter so as to zoom in on the cottages at Fykan across the close cropped grass in the foreground.
You couldn’t get much more of a contrast than with this next image. It’s taken late one evening after sunset and it’s a view of the Bäveån that flows through Uddevalla. The river has a series of old mills along its course and this one hunches above a broad sweeping curve with the rapids in the background.
Bäveån Mill Pond, Uddevalla
The last couple of pictures were taken from the outlook above Gustafsberg – it’s has a lovely outlook west over the fjord to the Uddevalla Bron and east to the harbour entrance.
Uddevalla Bron from Gustafsberg
Uddevalla from Gustafsberg
I’m really pleased with the results I’ve got and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them.