Photo: Winter sunset over Værøy, Å I Lofoten, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 11, 2014. 15:11
The island of Værøy is located some 16km over the sea from the ending of the E10 in Å. With the winter sun setting towards the southwest, just towards the right of the islands, they are often illuminated in the in the days last light as the sun passes low overhead before sinking into the sea.
Sunset images over Værøy are a winter and late autumn event only; the sun rising too high in the sky and setting too far west/north at other times of the year. Often the lower horizon can be cloudy, so some of the best light will occur some 1-2 hours before sunset, particularly if the sky is partly cloudy.
With this image, I borrowed a friend’s 70-200mm lens and shot a series of frames at 200mm for a panoramic image.
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
3 images – left, centre, right