Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 8

It’s another beautiful day on Harakka so let’s join Ice Swimmer on his walk around the island.

Chapter 8 – Ponds on the Rocks on Sunday (2)

Wind Power in HDR ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

A HDR photo is generated using multiple photos with different settings from the same view. It is suited for stationary objects. Or when you want to play with things.

Look Back Northwest ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

While it was sunny, there was also fog in the air.

Turning into a Bog? ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The moss and plants may turn the ponds into wetlands.

View to East ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Somewhat familiar views in the East.

Cracks and Debris ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Debris and rubble collect in the cracks.

Next installment is again an interlude, this time into colours.

Harakka in Autumn – Chapter 7 (link to previous post)


  1. says

    Many of these photos have a natural Saikei aesthetics to them, like the third looks like a miniature model of a lake surrounded by trees.

  2. voyager says

    Another set of beautiful photos. I love the colours around the deep blue ponds, especially the ‘turning into a bog?’ photo. All the photos have such a wonderful mixes of textures. You have a very good eye for composition!

  3. Nightjar says

    This and the last chapter are absolutely wonderful, Ice Swimmer! These ponds look full of life and the rocks are beautiful.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, all!

    Charly @ 1

    I hadn’t heard of Saikei, but after doing a few searches, I must agree.

    Anne @ 2

    Embroidered on gray, coarse, woven and felted fabric made of a mixture black and white sheep’s wool? (The fabric is called sarka in Finnish, and is something like frieze, hodden or baize.)

    Voyager @ 3

    One of the things I pay attention to when editing the pictures is getting them to look “right” by cropping them in the best possible way.

    About the phenomena in “Turning into a Bog?” picture: Bogs can form on top of rocks. There was/is such a bog near the primary school I went to in the same forest that the running/ski paths were in. I went to check the bog out, at least once.

    Another thing is lakes in bogs or lakes getting overgrown with Sphagnum moss and turning into bogs. The moss can spread on the shores and in the bottom. There was a lake turning into a bog in the middle of forest some kilometres from the farm of my grandparents and I remember going there once as a kid with grandma. We ate some sandwiches, drank the water and then went swimming in the small lake.

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