Photo: August twilight, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 14, 2016. 03:00
The nights are finally beginning to grow dark here on Lofoten, a sign that the short arctic summer will soon be coming to an end. The streets grow emptier by the day as visitors return to their homes in the south while the mountain birch are beginning to show the first yellow of autumn. Even lady aurora has returned to the late August sky – though I have not managed any images yet – nights seem to be cloudy while I’m in the mountains.
Tired from two long days of hiking, I was awoken from my sleep and told I should come outside. This night was cold as a north wind blew across the mountains, shadows of clouds dancing around the nearby peaks rising beyond our campsite. With sunrise still more than an hour away the northern horizon held the color of dark amber in its struggle to hold on to the light of the ever sinking sun. Soon even this will be gone from the nights…
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8