The Road to Å

During our first visit to the Lofoten nine years ago, I was not able to take this shot with my DSLR and a panorama head for reasons I can’t remember, but now I was able to take it with my phone.

Our first stop was at the city of Henningsvær, where we strolled around the harbour in the early morning for a while before we continued our road-trip. Along the way we stopped at the Viking Museum (because why wouldn’t you) and eventually arrived at in Å where the road ends.

During the ride a stupid amount of Lamborghini’s (apparently there was some kind promotion thingy going on) crossed our path, but somehow I’m still more impressed by the couple coming all the way from China. But that’s just me.

Anyway, a few more pictures from the last day will be coming up soon(-ish).


A Stop at Kabelvåg

After spending the first night of the trip along the way, we arrived, after about 24 hours of travel on the Lofoten islands first in the city of Svolvaer and a bit later in the village of Kabelvåg where stayed for the night.

After a visit to the aquarium we put up our tents on a camping ground and continued the trip the next day.


There was a lot of dried fish on the Lofoten, but this one at the Glashytta was a rather stunning one.


Ramberg Beach

It was rather stormy that evening, and at one point we started to wonder whether the tent would stand the wind. Suffice to say, it did. Once everything was set up, I walked the 50 meters to the beach and took some images.

As before, had worked well when I used it.

After a restful night the wind had calmed down and we woke up to the soothing sound of the waves and with the clouds hanging low between the surrounding mountains.


Another beach, this time in Vikten. performed great.


Eggum View

We’re just on the way back from the Lofoten with the direction to our home in Finland . We’re not in a hurry and we use the chance to stop now and then to explore and enjoy some of the scenery, as we did right here in Eggum.


This is the way we the clouds have been most of the time for the first few days of the trip. It is amazing how low clouds can get in this area, also is it always surprising how different the conditions are around there. Whilst driving under blue skies, it seemed that only this part of the island is covered under clouds.


We haven’t been spending much time there, but during the course of our stay, the conditions cleared up a bit, and revealing some of the mountain tops. I could imagine this to be a wonderful site to photograph in more stormy conditions, with big waves crushing on the coast. Maybe one day.

After now almost one year I’m still have some processing from this trip to do. Let’s see when I will have finished those, but a few more images you can of course view in my galleries over here.

BTW: I just “re-visited” this place in Google Maps and it seems they had some better conditions then.


Lofoten Summer

It has been a long day at this moment already, and we’re still searching for the location we have noticed in the distance. Still without success, and as it will turn out, we will never find “the spot”. Along the road though, we run into a few other beautiful scenes. Such as this one.

It is a wonderful and silent place, and I take my time composing a few images. A few of them turned out to be successful, well at least in my opinion. If you are interested you read and see the images in this post or here in the galleries.

I find myself occasionally cropping the images slightly. Landscapes in portrait orientation I almost always crop into a 8×10 aspect ratio, and occasionally I crop landscape oriented images into 16:9. The latter somehow emphasizes more the wideness of the scene without feeling too much like a panorama, and obviously I prefer this crop for this image.

And talking about aspect ratios… this actually reminds me of an interesting article on aspect ratios by Joe Cornish which you can find over on the highly recommended site Great British Landscapes.


Storvatnet Reflection #1

Lofoten Islands, Norway, June 2010

The outing for tonight is almost over and we are just on our way back to the beach where we planned to stay to stay the night. The horrific conditions of the previous day are long forgotten and this night had been full of good photographic opportunities.

Storvatnet Reflection

Just on our way back we pass this beautiful and silent lake. The sun is by now high enough in the sky to throw it’s light over the mountains and wonderfully light the mountains in front of us. Located in a valley the slight wind has no chance to mess up the reflections in the lake.

I pull over the car and start looking for a good viewpoint and once I succeeded set up for my image. I adjust my filters to get a decent exposure and compose two frames. These are the last two images for today and the road leads us back to our camp and some hours of good sleep.

This image had been in my galleries for quite some time already, but I just recently re-edited it slightly to take advantage of some lens-correction features in Lightroom and some new techniques that I got to know of.