Behind the shot: Road the Moskenes, Lofoten Islands, Norway

May 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome back to Behind the shot! Photos of me 'being a photographer' courtesy of my partner Kate, alongside the images I got from last year's epic trip through Iceland and Scandinavia.

This week is the wonderful Lofoten Islands. The landscapes in Norway are breathtaking, and the sheer scale of these mountains which rise out of the ocean has to be seen.

Road to Moskenes, Norway Road to Moskenes, Norway Road to Moskenes, Norway | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 21 Aug 2013.

Moskenes is at the southern end of the Lofotens, and filled with the characteristic red rorbu, or fishing huts. The sweep of the road into town led in nicely to the mountain range overlooking the harbour. The sun kindly illuminated the mountain side too, creating some stark contrast to the moody sky behind.

Behind the shot: Road to Moskenes Behind the shot: Road to Moskenes

You can see how even though Kate is standing a fair way back from me, my image gets pretty much the same field of view, thanks to my ultra wide angle lens - 16mm on a full frame body. I love shooting really wide with landscapes, and my 16-35mm lens rarely sees the 35mm end.

Quite often I'll bracket 3 exposures to blend later on if required, but after a test shot or two I could tell that I was getting enough dynamic range from this scene.

I've found quite a few of these shots of me from this trip, so stay tuned for more next week! In the meantime, check out this Norway post for some more of my images from this beautiful country. And don't forget you can find some of these shots in my portfolio and order prints direct from my website.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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