This was an image ten days in the making. I arrived at the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway at the same time as a bad-weather front, and spent nine agonising days shut-up watching rain trickle down my windscreen, occasionally rushing out during dry spells to try and make the most of the unbelievable scenery. No colour, no dramatic light, no blazing sunsets for a full nine days. Finally, as my patience began to wane and I considered packing up and calling it a day, the front broke for a brief few hours around 6pm, and some of the most powerful lighting conditions I have ever witnessed followed. I'd spotted this composition and potential early after arriving, so when the time came it was simply a case to rushing to the spot, setting up and fine-tuning the view, before savouring every second of glory.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D |
|Lens:||Canon 17-40 f/4 L |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Uploaded:||6 May 2008 - 10:35 AM|
|Tags:||Arctic circle, Coast, Colour, Drama, Ice, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Lofoten, North, Norway, Ocean, Rugged, Sea, Seascape, Snow, Sunset, Waves|
|VS Mode Rating||
101 (100% won)