Staying up all night and photographing water.

The last couple of days I have challenge the photographer in me to capture water in any form. Something I not tend to do very often. The town I am currently live in just happens to have lots of beautiful places which I have explored and taken advantages of.

Summertime in the northern parts of Sweden means there is no such thing a “dark”. The light from the sun is always present, which is a good thing for photographers as myself where the light is essential. The photos below are taken in the middle of the night but with this kind of light, it’s more like an endless sunset. The drawback on the other hand, is the mosquitoes. They were eating me alive. Literally!

Warm sunset by the river in Skellefteå
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
@ 40mm • 1/25 • f/7.1 • ISO 200

Sunsets like this one are to die for! When I walked along the river I almost fell down in the water a couple of times since I had my focus on one thing only - and it was not where I was putting my feet. See those houses in the middle of the river? I wanna live there.

Rocks in the river by the waterfall
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
@ 40mm • 1/10 • f/16 • ISO 100

This one was interesting! I stood in the river on some rocks and had my focus on the floodgate. When I looked back on the path I walked on just a few seconds ago, it was covered in water. I wondered, would I also be covered in water soon? Luckily I wasn’t.

Soft waterfall, Skellefteälven
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
@ 40mm • 1/15 • f/7.1 • ISO 100

This place was cosy! I sat on a wooden bridge with this “waterfall” on one side and the rest of the river on the other. I felt a soft breeze of the summer air to my face and didn’t ever wanna leave.

River and rocks
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
@ 40mm • 1/13 • f/7.1 • ISO 800

This one was fun! I was forced to climb over some large rocks to get to the middle of the river (and try not to fall in the process). At the same time as I was uncertain if the water lever suddenly would rise, because last time I was here the water level was definitely higher.

Peaceful river in Skellefteå
Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
@ 40mm • 1/10 • f/22 • ISO 100

When I found this place, it was like stepping into a zone of total peace. I could hear a distant sound of pouring water, the birds were singing and dancing in the sky and the sun gave off a warm, pink light.

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