Photo: Ice covered rocks at Vik beach, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Feb 16, 2013. 16:40
I’m not quite sure what it is, but I often find myself to focus on certain places on any given trip to Lofoten. In the past, I have driven past Vik beach quite literally dozens of times, yet never stopped to take a photo. However in February 2013, I seemed to be photographing at Vik nearly every other day. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with a particular location being more ‘in condition’ than other areas, or that I’ve just grown weary of other places over the years and look for something new.
Anyhow, while passing Vik on the way to camp at Utakleiv for the night I came across this scene. It had been cold for several days and a few lights snows had fallen. Had the ice on the rocks not been present, then I probably would have driven straight by this scene. And while I feel the balance of the image is a bit off, I like the contrast of the white ice against the blue water, helping to and depth, and cold, to the image.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
B+W 6 stop ND filter