The Classics – Lofoten Post 7

Some Lofoten classics from Moskenesøy island. You could point your camera in every direction, and there’s busloads of photographers who are, and so it’s now time to get off the beaten track …

DP3M0675
Olstind, Reine, Lofoten | Sigma DP3 Merrill | richardjwalls.com

 

DP0Q0943
Olstind, Lofoten | Sigma DP0 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
DP3M0700
Olstind, Lofoten | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com
DP0Q0961
Olstind, Lofoten | Sigma DP0 Quatto | http://www.richardjwalls.com
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Hamnoy, Lofoten | Sigma DP0 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
DP0Q0990
Nusfjord, Lofoten | Sigma DP0 Quattro | http://www.richardjwalls.com
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Ramberg Beach, Lofoten | Sigma DP3 Merrill | http://www.richardjwalls.com

Shooting Notes 

Shots taken with a variety of Sigma cameras, some on a tripod, some not, all ISO100, all post processed in Lightroom. The shot of Hamnoy is a Lightroom HDR of 4 shots.

The biggest challenge of photography in Lofoten is avoiding the hoards of other photographers, nice enough individually, on mass the devil incarnate! Transported around the islands by a high powered fleet of mini-buses, camera’s primed, they’re ever ready to jump out like shock troops and trample a scene to death. The day before the above shot of Ramberg beach was taken it was snowing as we approached, promising pristine conditions, but  pulling into the parking area two mini-vans of shock troops arrived, piled out and immediately trampled the snow; a perfect scene ruined! Later that day on Uttakliev beach I counted  23,734 tripods before becoming bored and walking around the cliffs and away.  I understand why people run these tours, and why people come, but part of Lofoten’s (and landscape photography’s) charm is its isolation and these trips will soon ruin it as a destination.  It’s Greenland next 🙂


9 thoughts on “The Classics – Lofoten Post 7

  1. You really have an amazing sense of photography! And all yours photographs are worth praising 🙂 Thus this becomes one of the most beautiful blog I have come across resulting in hitting the ‘follow’ button on it 🙂 Not to exaggerate but really your work is very appreciable. Keep it up! I too have some of my photographs and poetry which are showcased on https://armytalesblog.wordpress.com . Hope you too would like to view my work and let me know how you found them.. I’ll be more glad if you would like to follow my blog to get to see my upcoming work 🙂 Happy Posting 🙂

  2. It’s cold outside. Looking out of the window, watching the snow fall, six inches so far today. But it’s warm inside the cabin 🙂 This is a wonderful place to visit, and perhaps to live

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