Photo: Winter sunrise and empty cod racks, Toppøy, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 3, 2014. 09:20
My second morning on Lofoten and the wind was screaming in from the south, cold and bitter; I had not quite gotten used to the north yet, having been in t-shirt and shorts just a few days earlier in California.
There was a clear spot on the horizon where the sun should rise, but it was racing a huge rain cloud blowing in across the fjord. In near perfect unison, they met in a 2 minute flash of light, sky glowing bright orange and pink as heavy drops of rain began falling from the sky.
I was beginning to run for shelter but turned around for one last image, before my camera and lens became completely soaked (it was that super heavy, big drops type of rain). Not an ideal composition, but about all I could manage given the conditions. And something different from what I usually seem to photograph.
Nikon 85mm f/2.8 tilt-shift