Eleven new pictures taken during the 2014 Annual meeting of the Norwegian Photographic Society, held in Elverum, Norway.
Eight new pictures in the gallery Nature – One old one from 2007, and seven new ones.
All pictures taken in Skjomen, just south of Narvik.
The new pictures were taken earlier this week, and in spite of a somewhat gray evening, there was still some light and colors to be found.
Three new pictures in the gallery Nature from a quick trip to Senja, Norway.
The dense clouds never lifted, so instead of chasing a potentially glorious sunset, the tone was set for a solemn and muted evening.
These two birds stayed on that stone for a long time, nodding off and taking life easy.
A reportage written in Norwegian can be found here.
The island of Skrova is located at 68.1673°N 14.6606°E, and the best way to get there is by driving to the town of Svolvær, and taking a 30 minute ferry ride.
The population of 200+ is concentrated on the west side of the island, and this is where the roads are located. There are a few km of drivable roads – enough to make it convenient to bring the car over on the ferry.
We stayed at “Skrova Rorbuer“.
Arriving late Friday, we didn’t do much in the way of photography before Saturday morning. Being mostly overcast, magic light was not in abundance.
I spent most of Saturday experimenting and getting a feel of the place.
Skrova is probably one of the few places that exhibit photographs in a tunnel. A very good exhibition titled “Tunnelsyn” (Tunnel Vision) with historical photographs from the island. Back in the day, Skrova used to be filled with several thousand fishermen during the fishing season.
Sunday started out as another gray day, but it changed into clear blue sky with sparse clouds. All together more inspiring with ample supply of light and shadow.
Even if the weather by no means was very harsh during our stay, this is undoubtedly a very windy place. The month of October brings temperatures close to freezing, and the more or less constant wind makes wind and water resistant clothing a must. The highest points on the island may not be suitable for the act of standing up, much less taking pictures with tripods – even without being close to anything resembling a storm.
All in all an enjoyable, if somewhat cold experience.