Photographer's Note

From the same location as my last shot, just straightened my back and turned 45 degrees right. This area up the valley from Nyhammar has a type of forest that we call "tallhed" (Pine-moor). The reason for this kind of forest of high straight pines lies in the geology. As the ice cap withdrew some 10000 years ago large deposits of sand and gravel where left in some places. The pine trees have deeper roots than the spruce and grow better on this dry surface with a ground water table a few metres down. The ground is a bit poor in this areas and the is often almost no undergrowth at all or just a thin layer of moss with the mineral soil visible between the turfs.

The lakes in such areas are often small, just one or a few hundred meters across and have no visible inlets or outlets as the water runs through the coarse grained soil instead. That way the water is very clear and clean as it is filtered in the soil. These particular lakes, or tarns, north of Nyhammar are used for put&take troutfishing and quite popular as such.

It was hard to choose between color and B&W in this one as the color were quite nice with a warm afternoon sun but I finally thought the graphics of it came out better in B&W.

Cropped the top as it was too centered with that in the alternative to crop the reflection was sort of a boring cliché.

The rock turned out to be important, I have pictures of other parts of the same stretch of land without the rock, just uniform shoreline with no extra thing and they are just not the same.

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Viewed: 1916
Points: 26
Additional Photos by Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 732 N: 1910] (9625)
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