Eggum Nights

Moonlight over Eggum Lofoten Islands Norway

Photo: Moon over mountain, Eggum, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  Feb 2012

Eggum is one of those places that I’ve been to a fair amount of times, yet generally walk away without any photos.  I’m not sure if its because I don’t find Eggum as immediately scenic as say Utakleiv or Unstad, so I tend to shoot those locations when the light is good and leave Eggum for the not-so-good days.  This time however, Utakleiv and Unstad were crap most of the time, windswept with dull grey light, and so I found myself at Eggum just hoping to shoot something, anything.

It was here that I first started to notice how cool the frozen lakes looked.  I’m used to frozen lakes being covered in snow, but since there wasn’t much snow upon my arrival to the islands, many of the lakes were clear.  The cracked surfaces often made better subjects than the dull brown grasses or barren trees of winter so I found myself spending a fair amount of time nervously walking around on ice during this trip.  It was a bit eerie to stand around in the moonlit silence listening as the moved and cracked about the lake as the nights temperatures dropped.


Frozen Lake Eggum Lofoten Islands Norway

Photo: Crack in ice on frozen Nedre Heimdalsvatnet, Eggum, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  Feb 2012

2 replies
  1. Cody says:

    Thanks Carolina. I got a bit lucky with the moon and some cool clouds, and I’ve never seen ice frozen on sand like that before. There was even an otter cruising around on the rocks that almost walked into me before it must have smelled me and ran away…

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