Stormlight, Lofoten, March 2014
After two weeks of leading intense and really fun photo tours in Lofoten I headed out for some time by my own. I didn’t feel very well, some kind of flu had me in its grip. The weather, however, looked so promising that I couldn’t stay inside.
I have probably written this many times before but what really fascinates me with places like Lofoten is the shifting weather and this day had it all. I was at one of my favorite spots along the coastline when another photographer showed up. The weather was pretty bad and I laughed and said hello. The wind was howling so I didn’t here every bit of what he said but I understood that he didn’t like the weather at all. I remember replying “this is really what you want”. He left and I stayed.
I walked back and forth on the beach with the rain and wind surrounding me. I knew from experience that something might happen with the light and surely it did. After half an hour or so there was a hint of light back on the horizon from there everything went really fast with the sun peeking through the clouds for just a minute or so before it disappeared again. I managed to do this simple composition with some wave action in the foreground. These moments are what I love most about photography and when I feel most alive.