I found a new waterfall favourite – the Livsäterån creek. I didn’t have much of an idea of what to expect, except that I had read that it was a scenic creek with some waterfalls. As it turned out, it was absolute and pure bliss for a waterfall photographer! The weather had turned out just as forecast, overcast with some light drizzle. Perfect. And although at first I thought that there was very little water in the creek (not much rain lately), it was actually quite nice in the end – sometimes less is more. So I hiked down the creek with frequent photo stops, and then up again. At first I used the polariser filter but then I thought that I should try some longer exposures, so I added the ND8. Silky smooth water is not everybody’s cup of tea, but I love it. So what I thought would be a quick trip took no less than 5 hours, of which only about an hour was spent on walking to the creek and back. Time really does fly when you’re having fun!
I had originally planned to continue with waterfall photography at another location, but I figured I had pretty much had my waterfall fix by now so I just took to the road leading to Flatruet, hoping to catch some autumn colours in afternoon/evening light now that the sun was starting to break out. It was still very patchy light though, blink and you’ll miss it, so by the time I got the camera ready the light was already way gone. Then when I was nearly giving up hope, the clouds cleared enough to give me a proper opportunity and I made full use of it. It was still patchy light, but that just adds mood to the picture.
Such a brilliant day, this is what I dreamt about when I booked my holiday!