Lofoten Islands, Norway: Remaining snow at low tide in Flakstadpollen. Friday Photo #212 - 68 North. Lofoten Islands Photography and Travel

Friday Photo #212 – Flakstadpollen Winter

Lofoten Islands, Norway: Remaining snow at low tide in Flakstadpollen. Friday Photo #212 - 68 North. Lofoten Islands Photography and Travel

Photo: Snow formations in Flakstadpollen at low tide, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 16, 2016. 15:35

A day that had started with brilliant color (see Friday Photo 183) ended with the typical winter blue of heavy clouds over the snowy winter landscape.

With a heavy amount of snowfall in west Lofoten over the previous days, I had seen the possibly for this scene to form a few days previously. But with other places to go in better light, it had to wait for the right time. And more importantly, the right tide.

So in the fading darkness of late afternoon, I headed east from Ramberg to see if my intuition was correct. And it was. Often this area fills with cool and interesting ice formations, but the snow, which had partially melted away during the incoming tides, gave a slightly different look to the scene and interesting elements to use as a foreground.

The scene was utter chaos though, something which I don’t always work well with. So it took some time to find a composition that I felt wasn’t too busy and had a bit of direction to it. I’m not 100% sure if I succeeded, but I think the final result turned out ok.

Camera Info:
Nikon D800
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
14mm
ISO 100
f 14
1/8 second
WB Daylight

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