Photo: Winter clouds hang low over mountains of Vestvågøy from Nappstraumen, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 11, 2021. 14:30
After an unusually calm and snow-less start to 2021 the weather seems to have finally shifted to more normal storminess (is that a word?) over the last week – bringing some days of wind and new snow across Lofoten. Enough so that my road was closed from an avalanche for the first time this winter – though I suspect this was more to do with the wind, as there still isn’t that much snow in the mountains.
Yesterday afternoon a wave of snow was concealing the mountains in the image. I headed outside to shoot a time lapse, as I could see that the low clouds would soon pass and the mountains would emerge again. Though I shoot this scene a lot, once I went back to collect my camera I took a few more photos, as it seemed to be looking extra-moody. Though by this time, Himmeltind had already disappeared behind the clouds again. Yet I still like the mostly empty and abstract nature of the scene.
If you head over to my Instagram account: @distant.north – you will also see what the time-lapse looked like.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8