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The Forsakar Nature Reserve is situated in the North-Eastern part of the Skåne province in south Sweden, in the Kristianstad municipality near the village of Degeberga. The 2.5 hectare large nature reserve was founded 1928 and mainly encompasses a 750 metres long and 40 metres deep ravine. The ravine runs from west to east and is likely a product of erosion during some of the ice ages.
The Forsaker Creek runs through the nature reserve and passes the Forsakar Waterfalls, the upper fall having a free fall of 7.4 metres and the lower fall having a free fall of 10.6 metres.
The June 2011 wallpaper was based on a photo I took end of May on the east coast of Sweden near the village of Grisslehamn. I promised in that post to show some more photos from that trip. Here they are.
The above text layered image is based on the photo below. This photo was taken at 11pm in the harbor of Grisslehamn. I had just returned from my evening tour at the coast.
The harbor was just 100m from my pension. The photo is built from 3 individual images, stitched together using Adobe Photoshop’s photo-merge to get a slight panorama effect.
Earlier during that evening I shot some seaside photos of the waterfront. The coastline is very rocky near Grisslehamn.
The next evening I went to the island of Singö, just north of Grisslehamn. This is the location where the June 2011 wallpaper was taken. The below photo is a wider framed photo of the same island, Svartklubben with the lighthouse, with a rock formation in the foreground.
Since I am spending some time in the province of Noord-Holland (in the Netherlands) I have the opportunity to visit the coastline on a regular basis when the weather situation allows for some sunset photography. Besides that I love to photograph sunsets I simply also enjoy just watching the sun disappear in the sea creating a wonderful mixture of colors in the sky.
The attached photos are all long-exposure images from resp. 13, 20 and 30 seconds. I have used GND (Graduated Neutral Density) filters to capture more detail in the foreground by blocking excessive light from the sky and exposing both fore- and background optimally. The images were taken near the city of Schoorl at Camperduin.
Although the colors are warm in the photos it was a cold experience taking them. All three photos were taken in the past few weeks and as it is still early in the year the temperatures were only around 5 degrees (C) with a strong sea wind making it feel like freezing. My fingers were all cramped when I left the scene.
I am considering choosing one of the photos for the free April 2011 calender wallpaper, but I am hesitant which one to pick. Which would you like to see as the April 2011 calender wallpaper? Please comment!