Photo: Kvalvika Beach Friends, Moskenesøya, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Aug 26, 2012. 16:00
While I typically choose to exclude people from my landscapes, sometimes a human element helps make a scene. I can’t remember exactly what I was doing at the moment, probably wanding around the beach to collect driftwood, when this group of people showed up and caught my eye. And so I pulled out my camera to see if anything interesting might happen.
I would have preferred the beach to be clear of footprints, but what can you do, other than hiring some models to re-create the scene at low tide. As the 3 friend sat and chatted for a minute, before one of them went diving into the water, I grabbed a couple quick photos. Somehow the 3 of them standing there helps show the massive scale of Kvalvika beach, to me the cliffs in this image almost look bigger than they are in real life.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8