Finding the Photograph

After a long day of hiking and photographing I finally reached my destination for the day in the heart of Sarek National Park. I pitched my tent next to the river and had a well deserved meal. I went for a short walk along the river in the last light of the day and enjoyed the sound of the rushing water. Sometimes being tired can be good for photography as I see things more clearly. I found the light to be beautiful and headed back to the tent to get the camera. 

I knew I wanted a composition with the river filling out the bottom part to simplify and create movement. I found this spot where I could step out on a larger rock which allowed me to do just that. I like how the river as well as the hill to the left leads the eye toward the valley in the distance. 

In these kinds of images where there is a lot of things going in I often find it to work best with a long shutter speed. It makes the rocks in river stand out more and actually picks up the light in a more pleasing way.