Photo: Stormy winter mountain sunrise, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. January 31, 2015; 10:46
Following on last weeks image, here is a wide angle view of the same scene a little while later. Quite a difference and hard to even tell I was at the same location. And even though 30 minutes or so had passed, the slowly rising sun of the arctic allows for a lot of time to work with the light – assuming no clouds get in the way.
Though I was only part-way to my goal of Ryten for the day, the wind was already beginning to pick up as I gained elevation. I thought the shadows formed from the wind sculpted snow created an interesting foreground element to the scene, while the sun just rising over the distant hill adds a bit of balance to an area that would otherwise feel to dark to me.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8