Behind The Shot: “Flowerbow” by Olar Barndõk – Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy

Meadow with flowers in the valley between the hills was covered with thick layer of fog. There was cold night with minus temperature. After sunrise fog started to disappear and I saw that huge fogbow started to be visible for 10 minutes. Picture is taken in Italy, Sibillini Mountains National Park. 2 stitched images are used because 24 mm lens was too narrow. Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon TS-E 24 mm 3,5L II, tripod, ISO 100, f11, 1/200s

“Flowerbow” by Olar Barndõk

I spent my holiday in Italy where I also visited Monti Sibillini National Park. I read from the web that June is a good time to visit as there are lots of flowers, nights are cold and days are warm. This means that mountain valleys are covered with fog and at sunrise you can get good light. I did not expect more than that!

On the first evening there I drove with a car through the valleys, and I made a map about places where I could go the next morning. In the morning there was a very thick layer of fog, and after sunrise it started to lift. I was taking pictures from a little village on one of the mountaintops when suddenly I noticed a huge fogbow had appeared. It lasted about 10 minutes and then the fog bow disappeared. Two stitched images were used because the 24mm lens was too narrow. – Olar Barndõk

To see more of Barndõk’s work, visit his website at Find more of his images from Monti Sibillini here and you can follow him on Flickr.

Equipment and settings: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II tilt-shift lens – 1/200th at f/11, ISO 100.