Photo: Evening sun over Norwegian sea from Ryten, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 26, 2012. 20:38
An hour after I took last week’s photo, the sun was finally beginning to near the horizon. It had been a long, cold wait on the summit after being rained on while only having my fleece, but as every minute passed the light got better.
The sea was actually pretty calm as the only wind was up high on the summit. A few rain showers still threatened, but they remained out at sea fortunately. One more and I probably would have given up and hiked back down to the warmth of my sleeping bag.
The simplicity of this view, sea and sky, might not be something that exists forever. While the current Norwegian government has (thankfully) put a stop to oil exploration off the Lofoten coast, these waters are still under threat and one day this view might be blemished by a row of oil platforms. A tragedy in my opinion!
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8