This photograph was taken in Sweden, where I stayed a few days in the Black River Valley to enjoy the wonderful nature there.

It needed a 1 second exposure for the water to be perfectly mirroring, but then the slightest breath of wind during that one minute would move the higher leaves and blurr the shot, so I took 5... 15... 50... and could never get it right!

Which is when I realized I needed to change my approach. So I programmed the remote control of my camera for a one second shot every second and a half as long as there would be some space left in my memory card... and installed an empty memory card.

Somehow then it seemed that the almost perfect silence of the lake's border was breathing at the rythm of the camera tiny sound which I could still hear even though I had the mirror locked up. And I stayed for an hour or so, reading nature's calligraphy all around me.

Later that night, I found only 3 shots were perfectly mirroring and still out of the many hundreds taken, and this was my favorite.

A lot of my friends see a grasshoper when they look at this photograph... maybe you can too? :)

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