Photo: Hamnøy in Winter, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. January 17, 2015. 10:06
A classic view of Hamnøy from the bridge. This view has become one of the more popular compositions of Lofoten over the last couple years, coinciding with the growing popularity of Lofoten itself as a winter destination and the fact that many photo tours base themselves on Hamnøy, only a few minutes walk away. It seems that every time I drive across the bridge, there is a row of tripods setup.
But it is a composition that suites itself particularly well to the soft light of winter – and the more snow the better, of course.
The final image is a composite of 3 images shifted vertically with the 24mm tilt-shift lens. I knew I wanted a vertical composition, but I don’t really like 2/3 crop vertical images much these days. So with the tilt-shift lens, I can shoot multiple images and crop to 8×10, without losing any file size.
Nikon 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift
3 images – top, middle, bottom
6 stop neutral density filter