Desolate, Lapland, Sweden – August 2013
This image was made during a hike in the mountains of Kebnekaise in August last year. I remember seeing these clouds coming from my campsite and decided quickly to get up on a (not so high) peak to get a somewhat higher vantage point. Usually as the clouds roll in the light goes away but it wasn’t the case this time. It stayed around and I got a wonderful hour or so with magnificent light.
For this image I used a 90 mm tilt-shift lens and used the shift to make two horizontal frames which I then stitched together in Photoshop to get this slightly wider format. In this case I think the format is key to the success of the image. The whole concept of it being the sweeping movement horizontally and the feel of light and shadow as it brings shape and form to this otherwise flat landscape.
The name of the plateau is Cievrraláhku and is one of my favorite ways to get into the mountains in this area.