Photo: Afternoon light at Utakleiv beach, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 28, 2013. 18:14
For the last few years I’ve tried to tell myself that I have enough photos of Utakliev beach. Yet, like clockwork, each time I’m on the islands I head out there, ‘ just the check things out…’ Often I find the place windswept and barren. Yet on certain days, where the rest of the islands are under gale force winds, Utakleiv can be the place where a tripod wont blow over.
This was a particularly blustery summer day. I had stopped at a few different locations, but most were more windy than I would have liked. The clouds were moving fast through the sky and the fleeting moments of sun were separated by spells of heavy, sideways falling, rain.
I headed out to Utakleiv in the rain and waited in the car until I could see the rain beginning to pass. Soon enough a bit of sun began to shine in the distance. Looking to the left, I could see the next front quickly approaching. I had time for a few photos and then drops of rain began to fall again while the distant mountains disappeared behind the clouds.
Nikon 24mm f/3,5 tilt+shift
2 images – top, bottom
6 stop B+W neutral density filter