Photo: Winter view from Hoven, Gimsøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. January 21, 2015. 11:53
With another one of mid January’s fantastic winter days, and the day after I hiked up Offersøykammen, I found myself a bit bored again, so I headed up Hoven, a small mountain on Gimsøy.
Luckily, I again had a few footprints in the snow to follow, taking away any difficulties in winter navigation. Though even in winter, Hoven is a relatively straight forward and simple hike, it’s always nicer to have a path to follow, if only to save on time.
By the time I reached the summit I was down to a t-shirt – so much for arctic circle in the heart of winter! But a moderate breeze was blowing, so I quickly returned to a down jacket once I stopped moving and started shooting.
The southern sky, with the noon sun low on the horizon was glowing a bright orange. At this time of year, the sun is so low in the sky that only southern facing aspects of the islands receive any direct sunlight, and that’s only if their not blocked by any mountains.
I liked the reflection in the water below, and the contrast between the cool blues of the snow and the warm sky.
Nikon 70-200mm f/4