Sunday, Sept 8, 2013. Rovaniemi, Finland.
This was one of those totally lucky, spur of the moment shots. I was the designated driver for some drinking friends and, for a change, remembered my golden rule of always taking a body and wide angle with me. It was a "nice" afternoon for the most part, getting cloudier later in the afternoon, but nothing outrageous. And even though Finland is full of lakes, I haven't come across a spot yet that had the right ingredients for a great "mirror image" shot that I've seen so many other photographers shoot, but had been so elusive for me. Driving back to Rovaniemi with the guys in the car, we were heading north on the E75, and just about 5k south of Rovaniemi on the way over a small flat bridge I looked left and BOOM!!!. There it was, the perfect spot, with the perfect clouudscape and mirror image in the lake. I jammed on the brakes so hard that everyone in the car said the same thing, WTF!!. I pulled off to the side, parked where there was no parking, grabbed my camera and this is the result. I named it Martha's Mirror in memory of Martha, a jewelry designer in Florida who made a Mala for a friend of mine who then gave it to me as a gift at the beginning of my trip a few years back. Martha, at only 54, left this earth a few weeks ago in August 2013. RIP Martha.
This is a 5 shot bracket handheld set, shot on a Nikon D700 with a Tokina 19-35@20mm.