Photo: Winter farm, Vestvågøya, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Feb 16, 2013. 14:21
It had now been several days of heavy, mountain concealing clouds covering the islands. Exactly the opposite of what I want, but often what is there. At least it was still cold, and the snow remained, so there is that to be thankful for. But it was one of those days where the needle on the gas tank drops lower and lower, yet the camera rarely makes it out of the bag.
I’ve driven by this lake and farm a hundred times or more, and never taken a photo, likely since I was headed towards something better. But for some reason on this particular day, a day of otherwise almost nothing photographically, the emptiness of this scene caught my eye. There is almost nothing but white and gray, save for a single farmstead. Somehow I can almost feel the cold and the bleakness of the Lofoten winter in this image. I’ll probably drive by a hundred more times and never take another photo.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
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