Photo: Winter sunset at Å, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Feb 2013
I now have a new gallery up in my archive of my Lofoten images from February. 68 images total.
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Overall, I think I have more variety this year than in my February 2012 trip to the islands. Although this trip was really saved by the Northern Lights during my first week on the islands. Without them, I think my collection would be a fair bit boring-er.
As the islands become more and more familiar to me over the years I try and put more effort into taking ‘new’ images. It’s always temping for me to take the same photos over and over again, or ‘better’ versions of scenes I have already photographed. To visit Lofoten in different seasons is one way to avoid repetition, though there is probably a limit somewhere of how many images of Olstind I can make. But trying to look for new images can also be a bit frustrating as I’m no longer picking the low hanging fruit and needing to get to the fringes more. In Summer or Autumn, this means I try and spend more time up on the lesser hiked of photographed mountain peaks while hoping the weather cooperates. In Winter, this proves a bit more difficult (I can’t ski for crap) and I often return with nothing for my effort. Perhaps I just need to try a bit harder, as I know there are thousands of more images out there waiting for me…
Photo: Vatterfjordpollen, Austvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Feb 2013