Photo: Return of the sun! Nesland, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. January 12, 2017. 12:07
I was sitting down writing this text for another photo thursday morning, the sky grey and misty looking north towards Volandstind from my office window. Another indoor day I guessed. However, my empty tea cup took me on a trip to my kitchen, with southern facing windows. Sun! For the first time in more than a month!
I ran to my room, got dressed, grabbed my gear and hit the road. They sky was mostly full of clouds, so I knew I wouldn’t have much time. I first stopped just down the road in Skjelfjord, but there wasn’t enough light for a very interesting composition, so I headed around the corner to Nesland, and a little piece of coastline that has been pretty good to me over the winter.
The wind was blowing out of the south and the sea was nice and rough. I first tried a long exposure with a 6 stop ND filter. But requiring 10+ seconds, it was too long, and the sea lost its drama. Luckily it was still dark enough to get a second+ exposure with no ND filter – especially as I don’t have any for my 14-24 lens.
The dark rocks on the right side of the image feel a bit heavy to me and perhaps I could crop in a bit. But overall, not a bad image for a day I thought I would be tied to the computer…
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8