Photo: Ice forms on Vatterfjordpollen, Austvågøya, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Feb 15, 2013. 16:12
As the last light faded from the short February day I found myself passing Vatterfjordpollen on the way back towards Svolvær and in search for a car-bivy spot for the night. I was actually thinking of maybe checking out the Lofoten meeting of the Norwegian Alpine Club, but the hotel looked a bit to posh for me, as so I passed on by.
When the temperature is sufficiently cold, some of the tidal fjords will begin to freeze. Sometimes this creates something interesting and sometimes not. The days thus far in the heavy overcast sky had mostly been a waste. Another ‘weather’ day for Lofoten. But in the darkening sky I wandered down to the fjord’s edge.
By far from my best image from the trip, in those first days on the islands I’m always anxious to take a picture of something, anything. And as I drive in circles and see the needle on the gas tank fall, knowing next time I pull up to the gas station I’m going to blow through $100+, that desperation grows even further. Sometimes I don’t have the patience to park in one place and read the day away, even though I know I should.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8