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autartic Trekking in Sweden/Lapoina - lots of pics

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by marlin, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. marlin

    marlin

    290
    Sep 12, 2008
    Munich, Germany
    Hi all,
    just came back from my vacation and want to share some pics. I was in the northern part of Sweden also known as Lapoina. Once you entered into the NP, there is no infrastructure for hikers, no huts, no bridges and only a view paths witch are mainly used from the animals. The weather was the most of the time very bad for photography, like rain, grey in grey, very strong wind and even a snowstorm in summer time. The only advantage of the bad weather was, that the mosquitos are not that present. But the weather was of course not all the time bad. Because of the weight of the backpack I didn't took a tripod with me. Very often I used a full drybag on top of the backpack, just as a beanbag. I took with me a D300, AF-S 16-85/3.5-5,6 VR and the AF-S 70-300/4.5-5.6 VR. The animal pics where all made in the night (midsummer) with ISO 800 and TV between 1/40 to 1/120 and mirror lock up.

    I hope you enjoy them.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Thanks for looking! thanks for showing wish I was with you.
     
  3. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Great scenery Peter - I am sure you will be talking about this trip for a long time..
     
  4. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    Spectacular - what scenery! Thanks for showing these - they're great!
     
  5. Great landscapes, looks like quite the hike to get those shots! Love the first rainbow picture, and how it follows the mountain as it arcs up!

    Only critique myself is that the masking on a couple caused the tops of the mountains a few times to be a little dark. Its just noticeable, and doesn't hurt the pictures. Just a nitpick!
     
  6. jadlh

    jadlh

    Mar 6, 2008
    USA, Michigan
    Nice series, with out this web site I would never see these views.
     
  7. marlin

    marlin

    290
    Sep 12, 2008
    Munich, Germany
    Thanks a lot!

    Oh yes, it was a perfect adventure. Thanks for yor comment.

    Thanks a lot.

    Yes, it was not always easy. The fact, that there are no serviced paths or bridges makes it some how more interessting but also more difficult.
    Thanks for your comment.

    Thanks for your comment.

     
  8. andrzejmakal

    andrzejmakal

    571
    Apr 30, 2008
    Poland
    Hey, very nice pics here, congrats!
    Cheers
     
  9. Rob Zijlstra

    Rob Zijlstra A Koffie Drinker

    999
    Nov 5, 2008
    Netherlands
    Thanks for sharing! When I was young:frown::frown:, I used to go every year camping in the north of Sweden/Norway/Finland for about 6 weeks. Lovely landscapes there!
    Brings back a lot of memories, thanks again!
     
  10. Wow..fantastic series. The rainbow shots are AWESOME! Looks like a beautifully, unspoiled area. I would love to pitch my tent anywhere in those landscape shots!!
    Hauling the D300 and lenses was worth it to get those shots. Thanks for sharing terrific scenery in some great captures.

    -Bill
     
  11. Lumagent Morple

    Lumagent Morple

    420
    Feb 14, 2009
    Alabama
    Fantastic set of pictures! #2 and #7 really reach out at me.
     
  12. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    Great photos - love them all! What a beautiful region! :smile:
     
  13. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    Great photos - love them all! What a beautiful region! :smile:
     
  14. What a sight that is! Great shots. Love the picture with the tent.
     
  15. Nice series. Awesome scenery.
     
  16. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Hi Peter,
    great series! I was almost freezing when looking at #2 and #3 :smile:.
     
  17. It looks like you had a great trip Peter. The images you came back with show the beauty of the area very well. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    God Bless,
    David
     
  18. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Breathtaking! Thank You For Sharing!!!
     
  19. marlin

    marlin

    290
    Sep 12, 2008
    Munich, Germany

    Thank you all very, very much for your comments!!!
    Some how I get some times a mail that I got a comment and some times not.
    That's why I am a bit late with my answere, sorry. I was really surprised as I checked now, that I had so many comments.
     
  20. Absolutely GREAT! Congrats!
     
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