Photo from a marsh filled with mist

Photo from a marsh filled with mist
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 4th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I was out walking in the nature and at midnight the sun disappeared behind some mountains. This mist started to form over the wetlands. It looked very ghostly and was a bit eerie, but at the same time very fascinating.

The tree is a small birch.

Have you ever experienced fog like this?

This photo got popular on Flickr and reached #79 on Flickr Explore 4th of July.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Ånstadbotn, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

25 thoughts on “Photo from a marsh filled with mist”

  1. I’ve seen fog like that in the morning in the higher elevations. It looks like a scene from an old legend; you half expect to see one of the Æsir striding across the field.

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  4. This looks like one of those early morning shots from an old European War movie… very eerie. Nice shot and well done on climbing so high on Flickr.

  5. BogG: Yeah I guess she is like a nymph.

    Taken from wiki: “The huldra is a stunningly beautiful, sometimes naked woman with long hair; though from behind she is hollow like an old tree trunk, and has an animal’s tail. In Norway, she has a cow’s tail. In some traditions, the huldra lures men into the forest to have sex with her, rewarding those who satisfy her and often killing those who do not. The Norwegian huldra is a lot less bloodthirsty and may simply kidnap a man or lure him into the underworld. She sometimes steals human infants and replaces them with her own ugly huldrebarn (changeling huldre children).”

    She sounds like an interesting person 😉

  6. Hey Thomas,

    I think this is one of your best pictures. That is saying a lot since all of your pictures are amazing. Thanks for the information about the Huldra as well. I certainly didn’t expect to learn about them when I came here 🙂

  7. I agree with Andrew on both counts: This is one of your best, and that is saying a lot!

    It must be so inspiring living near such wondrous sights.

    In our city of Derby (England) the fog is one of my favourite times…especially when it is like ‘pea soup’ and it could almost be centuries ago…

    ~biff~

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