Photo: Late Summer twilight, Stamsund, Vestvagøyå, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Aug 24, 2012. 00:59
Even one month after the Summer’s first sunset, the northern horizon of late August still glows throughout the night.
After several days of turbulent weather, this evening, my first after arriving at the hostel in Stamsund, was eerily calm. With clear skies, I stayed up late in hopes of an early appearance of the Northern Lights, which had appeared a few nights prior.
Finally, on one of my trips up the small hill behind the hostel I came upon this scene. I’m not sure what in particular I was drawn to, and perhaps at some other period in my life I would have passed this photo by, just content to be an observer. but the stillness of the night was rare for Lofoten and as I had only been on the islands for a few days, I was still eager for photos.
More effort of my behalf would have perhaps led me down to the shoreline to shoot for a few more hours, but I think a comfy bed was calling my name by this point in my travels. Still was a night to remember.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8