Photo: Twilight over Reine from summit of Reinebringen, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. September 25, 2013. 19:48
Clear September skies and hopes of a repeat of the previous night’s Northern Lights led me to the summit of Reinebringen on this day. Otherwise, I perhaps would have hiked some new mountain somewhere, but the chance at seeing the Aurora fill the night sky over Reine was something I had to go for. And of course, the view from Reinebringen in one of the best and most iconic ones in Lofoten, so it’s easy for me to find an excuse to go up there.
The clouds that had filled the sky during the afternoon faded away as Twilight and then the blue hour arrived. My last night on Reinebringen had been in the Summer of 2010, the nights still too short for any really darkness to arrive, so seeing the streetlights come on as the world darkened came a bit as an unexpected, but scenic surprise to me.
Without the lights, the blue tones, and lack of much contrast would have left this scene lacking in contrast in my opinion. Still scenic, but not special. The warm glow of the street lights, running across the islands like a slithering snake lead my eye through the image and give overall depth to the scene. An image I was never expecting to create, but something I’m quite happy to come across. And I’m sure this won’t be my last night on Reinebringen…
Nikon 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift
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