Photo: Tent and mountains at Horseid beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. March 3, 2014. 16:40
With each visit I make to Horseid beach, I’m more and more convinced that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and perhaps my favourite (non-mountain) place on Lofoten. Even though you are not that far from civilisation, there is something so wild and rugged about the place and you could as well be on some lonely island on the edge of the world.
It was a snow-less winter this year, which made access to the beaches quite easy, relatively speaking on general winter conditions. With a good weather forecast, I decided to take an overnight trip to Horseid. My favourite camping location is on the grassy hill at the far end of the beach, right above the water. The view from here is one of the best as you look back towards the mountains now in the far distance.
In this image I tried to capture a sense of the scale of the mountains and my tent. I would have shot with a longer lens to give more compression to the image, but 85mm is as long as I typically carry these days, so I had to make due with that.
Nikon 85mm f/2.8 tilt-shift
3 images – left, centre, right