Deep Woods

... with a late fall depression! 

Winter is coming

During this time of the year, the days are getting shorter, darker, colder and wetter. The rivers are rushing like theres no tomorrow and the clouds lay like a thick white blanket above us. I always find this period between fall and winter as a challenging time. The camera is gathering dust while waiting for the weather to become more intriguing, or maybe it is just me that gets demotivated. I always seem to need some weeks getting used to this period. As soon as the snow lays it's cold white prints of magic around us, my motivation is back. But this period, when it's all grey and colors is a word from a foreign dictionary seems longer then winter itself. 

I don't know if I will ever feel that it is normal to shot a sunset at 4pm. Sunrise at 8am however is not that big of a deal, I'll never complain about 4+ hours extra in my warm comfy bed! 

While my camera stays home during most of these days, I often find myself hiking in the nearby area, hoping to stumble across something I can photograph or just to clear my head and inhale that crisp, fresh air. I'm trying to be positive, and not let this short season get the best of me. At least there is nothing quite like the fresh air. The smell of winter. The smell of fireplaces warming a family enjoying their waffles. The crisp air that tightens it's grip around you. The slightly blue fingers pulsating because you left the gloves at home. Maybe this time of year isn't that bad after all? Maybe it's a time mend for building the excitement for winter. Maybe it's just here to ease the transition.

Nikon D800 + Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 ISO100 - f/11 - 10 sec

Nikon D800 + Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 ISO100 - f/11 - 10 sec

Every now and then I do find myself in a location where the camera is needed. Like this place.  While the rivers are aggressive and non-photogenic, small creeks like this awakes from a season sleeping. Following the creek to see where it ends up is an adventure itself. You never know what you'll find along the way. Either you find a piece from a fairytale or a creepy old house, a story is always to be found.