Photo: Winter sunrise at Bunes beach, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 25, 2015. 07:48
Bunes beach has mostly been good to me over the last few years, and this year was no exception. Although there is often a bit of payment required, in this case, one rainy night and one super windy night, if you are to be rewarded with some good light.
While access to Bunes is relatively strait forward, even in winter, camping is pretty much required if one wants to shoot the beach at either sunrise or sunset. After a rainy evening and night, the sky finally cleared sometime in the early morning hours. Of course I knew this had been forecasted, otherwise I would not have been there, but one never really knows on Lofoten.
With low winter sun, the mountains first receive a highlight of pink as the sun rises on the eastern horizon. The beach was nearly entirely covered in a layer of ice as the temperatures dropped after as the sky cleared, making the journey from camp to the waves a slightly dangerous trip – I almost decided to put on crampons at one point, to walk across a beach!
Nikon 24mm f/3.5 tilt/shift