Photo: Camping on summit of Reinebringen, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. September 25, 2013. 20:44
You can read a bit more about what lead me to the summit of Reinebringen on a late September night in my Friday Photo #43 post – but the main idea was for me to camp on top of the mountain in hopes of shooting some Northern Lights.
There is not much room for a tent on the narrow ridge of the mountain, but there is enough. This was now my 2nd night on Reinebringen, my first being in August 2010 on a perfect Summer day. This night was was as perfect as Autumn gets; crisp clear skies and a light wind. Temperatures dropped to a few degrees above freezing, but that is to be expected at the end of September. Had this been 2009, then I would have been camping in Snow!
I have mentioned elsewhere, that I think it is important to attempt to get new perspectives on an increasingly photographed world. Over the last couple years I have witnessed an explosion in the amount of photographers on the islands. But often burdened by huge bags of gear, few seem willing to venture to the top of mountains, and even fewer still, willing to spend a night on top. It might not always result in award winning images, but you will no doubt get something slightly less common than the previously scenic views which are now overflowing from every photo sharing site on the net.
So, next time you’re on the islands, grab your tent and head up high for a night or two. There are still thousands of spectacular views which are seldom photographed.
For info on the hiking route to Reinebringen: CLICK HERE
Nikon 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift
2 images – top, bottom