Photo: Tree silhouette, near Fredvang, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 4, 2014. 14:27
For the month of May I be focusing on panoramic images for each week’s Friday Photo. I don’t shoot as many panos as I used to, I tend to go square more often than not these days, but they still make up a sizeable portion of my work.
Heavy rain had soaked the islands during the previous 24 hours. But as the storm cleared and morning passed into afternoon the islands grew still and quiet. A light layer of cloud filled the sky, giving a warm glow to the low winter sun. The mood felt almost tropical, as low, misty clouds hugged mountains and filled valleys. The silhouettes of the distant mountains looked more like something out of China – the place where you see all those images of the cormorant fishermen guys.
The shoreline wasn’t as scenic as I was hoping, but the light was interesting enough that I thought it would be a waste not to take any photos. While I would have preferred snow, I found the silhouette of this tree to be somewhat interesting to create an image that isn’t stereotypically ‘Lofoten’ looking.
Nikon 85mm f/2.8 tilt-shift
3 images – left, centre, right