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Not Just Crinkly Bits and Green Stuff

Adam Pierzchala

I am an amateur photographer and enjoy being in the outdoors with my camera, whether close to home or in exotic places further afield. Having relatively recently got into digital shooting I am now exploring how I can replicate and improve on darkroom techniques that I used when shooting film – which I still occasionally do.


Am I really here in this wonderful, beautiful setting? A classic calm fjord with crystal blue water lit by soft sun and stunning autumn colour all around? Yes I am, at Ersfjorden on the island of Kvaloya near Tromso in Norway, with a small group of old friends and some new faces. We’ve just arrived on a photo tour with Tony Spencer and David Ward and we were settling into our self-catering accommodation, beautifully located on the edge of and just above the fjord.

Still waters

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  • David OBrien

    Looks a fabulous trip, Adam and you have certainly come back with a very decent haul of images …….lots of variety on this trip for sure. The colours in particular are rich and eye catching. There ‘s always next time for assimilation although I am coming to the conclusion that only DW sees the world as he does!!

  • Adam Pierzchala

    Thanks David. I suppose I can have a brownie point as long as my work has at least some photographic merit. Now where did I hear that phrase before…

  • casgwent

    I can’t think of a more apt word than “magical” to describe the time spent in the misty woodland at Storvatnet and I concur entirely with the on-going dilemma you express at the very end.

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