Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cold Arctic Evening Light on Lofoten Islands

A wonderful beach full of textures and cold colours with a final moonrise to complete the evening shoot.

Aurora Borealis, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Posting these Aurora shots a bit out of sequence but I know one or two folk will be wanting to see them straightaway - sorry to make you even more envious. Not the most spectacular display I have seen but the location made up for it. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fjord Reflections, Lofoten Islands

Reflections on the fjords are so transitory - this one was there for only five minutes before the wind ruffled the surface and it was gone. The close ups are of the salmon farm enclosures; in the last image a flock of Eider ducks floated past making their haunting calls.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hamnoy Bridge and Sakrisoy Lofoten Islands, Norway

These images were taken within an hour and yet the colour of the light was so different it makes white balance adjustment very tricky and I am not at all happy with the results - the blues tend on the cyan side and if corrected the images look 'muddy'. I only have Lightroom while travelling but I am looking forward to trying some of the Nik suite on them. Of course, Ian will remind me that I should have been travelling with a colour checker passport! The last pair of images are shot at 0.5 sec and 30 secs (using a 10-stop neutral density filter.

Hamnoy Vilage Lofoten Islands

These are the cabins that were our home for three nights - moving back to Leknes area for the next four nights. Again the photos show the early morning blue light that gradually changes. Getting a bit behind with photo log!! Dawn shots from 28th to follow.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yellow and Red Houses, Lofoten Islands

The traditional fishing huts on stilts come in two flavours, yellow and red - both excellent for landscape photography. The cliffs scenes are from A the most northerly point of the Lofoten Islands. Night scenes from around our cabin.

Reine District Dawn

We went out to watch the sunrise on a bridge overlooking Reine - not a great hardship as first image taken at 9.30am. There were snow showers and then clearer periods. We then returned to our cabins and the sun the came out for us. The images are in chronological order showing the changes in the light. The last image is home for 3 nights - more of these to follow.

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