Autumn view from Hoven, Gimsøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Friday Photo #95 – Hoven In Autumn

Autumn view from Hoven, Gimsøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Photo: Golden colored autumn landscape from the summit of Hoven, Gimsøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  Sept 26, 2012.  12:13

Hoven is something of a unique mountain on Lofoten in that it stands completely alone, surrounded by the flat, marshy lands of Gimsøy.  I’m not sure what geological effects resulted in its creation, but today it sits, despite its low height, as one of the most recognizable mountains of Lofoten.

As autumn progresses and the land fills with color, Hoven provides a scenic view over the surrounding landscape.  Though it is a landscape under threat.

The planes with Widerøe airlines currently flies to Lofoten are no longer in production.  Thus Lofoten will require a longer runway in the near future.  It is possible to extend the runway at Leknes, but this comes at the jealousy of Svolvær, who like to think of themselves as ‘the capital of Lofoten.’ And so they talk of building an airport at Gimsøy.  Brilliant! Ruin a whole island because of a pissing match between two provincial towns…

Camera Info:
Nikon D800
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
24mm
ISO 100
f 9
1/125 second
WB Daylight

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