I drove to Ljungdalen in the morning, the target was to hike up the Södra Gröndörrstöten fell that I missed in the summer. I took the pilgrim trail towards Helags and I got rained on at first, but it was just showers that drew by quickly so I was spared from the same misery as yesterday. Now I was just waiting for that beautiful ray of light, but even when the biggest clouds drifted away, there was still a thin veil in front of the sun so all I got was diffused light at best. But after the downpour yesterday, diffused light sure looks better than no light. And it only takes that little bit of sunlight to make the colours glow, so even if it was difficult to find anything to shoot, it was at least a very pleasing landscape to look at.
Getting on top of the fell was easy, it’s not a very high mountain and the slope was very gentle. The wind was very hard though but as long as the sun was out, it was tolerable. I took a few shots, walked down the mountain and then splashed my way back through the mires, brooks and mud pits that were quite numerous now after all the raining. I will need to brush my pant legs after they dry up because they are covered in mud!
When I was driving down to Mittådalen from Flatruet, I came across a large herd of reindeer. A couple of bulls with massive antlers, I tried my best but options are a bit limited from the car. And getting out of the car was out of the question, you do that and the animals will be gone before you can lift up the camera!