Photo: Abandoned Rorbu, Vestvalen, Moskenesøya, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Feb 17, 2013. 17:12
Like last weeks Friday Photo, this is a location I’m so familiar with that I’ve never thought of taking a photo of it before. I’ve stood in front of this building a dozen times or more, with my camera pointed at Olstind – one of my favorite locations to shoot Olstind from as you can get away from all the power lines – yet I’ve never turned around and given much though to the building itself. Perhaps I just needed the right conditions.
I find something haunting about this image. It is dark and subtle, far from the typical ‘hero’ type Lofoten photos I and others normally take. It feels lonely and forlorn, yet with a glimmer of something. A future.
Perhaps on most occasions I would not have even been here as the last traces of light faded from a February day while a gentle rain began to fall just as I put my camera in my backpack and wandered back to the car. I was merely killing a bit of time before being graciously invited by another photographer I had met for a cup of tea in his Rorbu just down the road – an invitation not to be passed up while sleeping in a car in winter. And so, I ended up with what is probably one of my favorite images of the trip.
Nikon 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift
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