Serenity, Lofoten, Norway – February 2012
What makes landscape photography so fascinating is that you never really know what to expect. You never know what will be thrown at you in terms of weather. I find that the most exciting times to photograph is when weather is shifting rapidly, but it makes for a challenging endeavor as well. Landscape photography can be slow and methodical or, when things are changing fast around, a bit of a sweaty guessing game to try to be “at the right place at the right time”.
It was just that kind of game that I played this winter evening in Lofoten. An intense snow front was coming in from the west and passed, luckily, just south of me. It went from light to very dark in a minute or so. I made a few exposures during this time but they came out to dull. However, as the front moved further to the east light returned and I managed to make this image before the clouds moved away and the magic was gone.