Photo: Summer twilight over Bunes beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 16, 2013. 23:04
If you’re like me, and you like twilight, then even late summer on Lofoten leaves little time for sleep. Only my second day on the islands and still jet lagged from travel, I was a little lucky to nap in the afternoons and not fully rise until the light was beginning to fade.
Bunes is a big beach! I typically camp at the back of the beach, on the soft, grassy dunes, but from here it can be a bit of a trek before you actually reach the water’s edge. What this means is that it’s usually not a simple task just to wander out for a photo or two, then head back. It’s better to commit yourself for a few hours at a time, else you’ll spend more time walking than photographing.
I was lucky. While the clouds were racing overhead, the wind on the beach remained calm. With barely a glow left on the horizon, it was perfect lighting conditions for what I like to photograph on Lofoten. Maybe a little more color could have been nice, but I still like the near mono-tonal quality of the blues.
Nikon 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift
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