Photo: Pink sunset over Stamsund, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. July 22, 2010. 00:51
The year 2010 was my first summer back on Lofoten for four years, having spent my last few trips getting to know the islands in the other seasons. As usual, my first stop on the islands was the Stamsund hostel, where I had arranged a meeting with a German friend whom I had spent some weeks with during the previous autumn: a fellow Lofoten addict.
Despite the village of Stamsund not being the most interesting place on Lofoten, there is still something of a wild and unspoiled coast just a short distance from the harbor beyond the hostel. I have stood upon these rocks dozens of times in all sorts of weather. They are one of those places where I can be sitting inside and eating dinner and then Roar will come knocking at the window, ‘ Come outside, the sky is pink!’
And so I gather my camera and run out across the rocks, sometimes a little slippery if it has been raining, and head towards the sea.
This evening a bitter wind was blowing, but the light was brilliant. I found a somewhat sheltered spot on the rocks to take this photo, the waves crashing at my feet.
Nikon 16-35mm f/4