This image was taken on a very rainy day in the Karri Forest along Caves road in the South West region of Western Australia.
I had some great success with this image here in Australia and the state and national Print Awards run by the AIPP.
It was a risky image to enter into the print awards because, well, it’s mostly black!! not something that is known to be a winner 😉
I loved the image and decided to enter it, netting a Gold and second place overall in the state landscape awards and a Silver Distinction in the Nationals.
Prior to entering the image I was told by many people that it was risky to enter but quite possibly innovative enough to do well.
For me that’s what I love with such things and images, I’m often creating images that come from some weird wacky place deep within me and this was one of those. I never set out to create this look, I did know I wanted a blurred effect but that was about it, the final image was something that just happened.
That kind of image creation is the most fun I have when in post 🙂
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Today it is more peaceful on Trælanípan, it is possible to enjoy the exceptional view southwards across the sea, where the islands to the south are clearly visible. The birds build their nests on the cliff face, and when there are breakers it is fascinating to see the surf break along the cliff face.
Photo is showing the lake “Leitisvatn/Sørvágsvatn” which is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. It is situated on the island of Vágar between the municipalities of Sørvágs Kommuna and Vága kommuna. In size it is 3.4 km2, more than three times the size of the second largest lake Fjallavatn, located on the island of Vágar.
The name Leitisvatn means “The lake by Leiti (the name of the east side of the lake)” and Sørvágsvatn means “The lake by Sørvágur”.
Among the locals, there is a debate regarding the name of the lake. The inhabitants of Sørvágur take pride in naming the lake after their village. On the other hand, the inhabitants of Miðvágur and Sandavágur call it “Leitisvatn”, because the east side of the lake alongside the body of water is called Leiti.
Though the village of Miðvágur is situated closer to the lake than Sørvágur, there are indications of the lake being named for the latter because the faroese Landnám Sørvágur was settled before Miðvágur. Sørvágur; alongside Bøur and Sandavágur—is considered to be one of the three original Landnámsbygdum (original settlements) on Vágar. The three Landnámsbygdir divided the land on the island among them into three equal sizes of 60 marks. A division of the island into three equal portion will bring Sørvágsvatn firmly inside the boundaries of Sørvágur and therefore the lake has been named after this village.
The locals mostly refer to “Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn” simply by calling it “Vatnið” (the Lake). Among the inhabitants on the island everyone knows what “the Lake” is, and it is mostly when people from other parts of the Faroes refer to the lake—either by calling it Sørvágsvatn or Leitisvatn—that the debate will occur.
The lake is located very close to the ocean, but its surface is about 30 meters above the level of sea. It is surrounded by a higher cliff which prevents it from emptying into the ocean. The water exit is the waterfall Bøsdalafossur.
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This photo was taken at sea caves in Protaras, Cyprus 05.35am. I was driving for an hour or so before. I was supposed to shoot the milky way that day but unfortunately it wasn’t visible, due to bad weather conditions.
Anyway, i really hope that you like it.
Thank you for your visit and if you like my work do leave a comment.
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“The camera is not only an extension of the eye, but of the brain. It can see sharper, farther, nearer, slower, faster than the eye…Instead of using the camera only to reproduce objects, I want to use it to make what is invisible to the eye, visible.” – Wynn Bullock
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Today is our last day in Alaska. Can’t believe this 2 month trip is finally ending, it went by so fast yet looking back at the beginning feels like years ago.
After over 35 nights in a tent, 25 hitch hiking experiences, 50 or so freeze dried meals, and tons of bars, I am definitely ready for a break, my bed and more consistent meals and showers. And not carrying a crazy heavy pack every day!
If I had to pick a favorite part of this trip it wouldn’t be where we went or what we saw, but the incredibly awesome people we connected with along the way, took us in and even become friends with. You can’t trade that experience. The hospitality up here is top notch and we thank you for making our trip above and beyond what we expected. So thanks a million Jussi, Andrew, Andrea, Heather, Brandon, Billy, Colleen, Mik, Alasdair, Dan, Patrick for the friendship, laughter, and company! We’ll be back.
The photo attached is something I had my eye on before coming to Alaska. Ice Caves! Juneau has so much to offer, thanks to Adventure Flow for showing us around.
Now… back to the Bay!
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